Scene: driving Grant to his football game last night. I am punching through radio stations, looking for a good song. Grant pipes up from the back seat…
Grant: “Mom, do you want to know what my favorite song is? Born To Be Wild!”
Me: “oooo! Nice one!”
Grant: “And also? No Sleep Til Brooklyn.”
Me: “The Beastie Boys! Excellent!”
Grant: “And my other favorite? Satisfaction.”
Me: “The Stones? Duuuude! Cool!”
There’s a slight pause. (…and looking back at the conversation, I’m not sure if he’s thinking or if he’s embarrassed to say it…)
Grant: “Do you know what my last favorite song is…?”
Me: “There’s 4? OK. What’s your last favorite song?”
Grant: “Copa Cabana.”
Barry Manilow. Got it. Everyone needs a guilty pleasure.
Tell him it’s ok. I love Barry!
Love this kid! He is so funny. Great choices by the way. And at least he didn’t say something like **** in the box from Saturday Night Live. Lol
Nina Patricia @ The Adventures of Nina Patricia says
Her name was Lola, she was a showgirl…
OMG I love your kiddo
Ohmagah. I didn’t see that one coming. LOL!
Now I have No Sleep Til Brooklyn stuck in my head. Love that one.
too cute!! I just happen to love those songs too..Barry Manilow…well lets just say he was in my generation..uh oh..telling my age!!! lol
Great songs! I also now have the Beastie Boys stuck in my head.
that is fantastic! her name was lola.. she was a showgirl… ok, let me stop 😉
One of these things is most definitely NOT like the others! But overall I’d say Grant has good taste in music! 🙂
Date Girl says
hehe, I have a secret love for Copa Cabana too. But I think it is mostly due to that time Rachel on Friends sings it at Barry’s wedding.
Grant has wonderful tastes in music!
Coco Cabana makes me smile for sure!
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Good Time Charlie says
You are obviously teaching him correctly. A well rounded taste in music is necessary to be an interesting adult. So far, we are four for four. It was a criteria of marrying into my husband’s family that I be able to sing and recite at least a dozen stones songs and know some history of the “legendary band”. Born to be Wild was my ring tone for a while, I loved the Beastie Boys so much in High School that I wore out at least 3 of their tapes. I am not ashamed to say I can sing (even the bad words) most of their songs word for word still. As long as Grant doesn’t start referring to himself as “Rico” and wanting his friends to wear Yellow Feathers in their hair and a dress way down to there, and doesn’t figure out what “Brass Monkey, that Funky Monkey is”. We are all good.
He’s got great taste and quite the variety
~ Laura says
Varied taste is essential to being a well rounded person!! You and your hubby are teaching him right!! 🙂