A song you love to sing in the shower

Monday, November 28, 2011

Pretty much whenever I'm at home, I sing in the shower. I even sing whenever I use one particular bathroom in my house. I'm sort of conditioned to sing in these places, and it's usually whatever song is currently stuck in my song.

However, one album does immediately come to mind when I think of songs I've sung in the shower, and that is "Music Box" by Mariah Carey. I know I've written about this album previously and I've said that I had two copies of the cassette tape because I listened to the first so much that it broke. Well, the reason the first one broke is because I would play it in the shower and sing along to it ... every single day.

Although I resumed playing the cassette from where I'd left off the previous day, for some reason the song I remember singing the most was "Anytime You Need A Friend." This wasn't my favorite song off of the album -- not even close, so I have no idea why this is the song I remember the best. Maybe it has something to do with how "strong" the song is in both message and musically? I can definitely imagine 9-year-old me singing into a shampoo bottle to this.

Other songs I sang in the shower a lot when I was a pre-teen: songs (and scripts) from the show "Kids, Incorporated." I would make audio tapes of the episodes as they aired on Disney and then would play them in the shower. Mind you I only had about 6 episodes on tape, so if you were to play me certain episodes of the show today, I could probably recite the entire show to you from beginning to end, songs, script and theme song included. 

Since we're on the topic of "Kids Inc," this is how I was first introduced to Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (I think):

Simply awful. And yes, that is Momma Carol Brady.

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