Monday, July 14, 2008

I Like to Make the Girl Sing

One of the great pleasures that I get from being Alissa’s dad is listening to her sing. When she has the headphones on she sings without realizing that the people around her can hear her. When she was younger it was Veggie Tales Songs. Now it is Hanna Montana. :(

I sing in the car when she is with me, but not with anyone else. Sometimes she will sing with me if she likes the song. So I decided to make a fun CD of “old songs” that she would sing with me. The trick was to try and select songs that I thought she would sing. I did pretty good. I was 8 for 9. She doesn’t like “Joy to the World”. I thought all kids liked “Joy to the World”. Her favorite song is not really an oldie, but it has the oldie sound. It is called “Chick Habit” by April March. You will find on my player if you want to check it out.

Alissa’s and Malathionman’s Sing A Long

1. Chick Habit- April March
2. Stuck in the Middle with You- Stealers Wheel
3. Long Tall Glasses- Leo Sayer
4. ABC- The Jackson Five
5. I Can See Clearly Now- Johnny Nash
6. Joy to the World- Three Dog Night
7. Misty Blue- Dorothy Moore
8. Lean On Me- Bill Withers
9. Build Me Up Buttercup- The Foundations


VENTL8R said...

We've been known to belt out "The Hairbrush Song" with the windows down in heavy traffic.

Great fun....

Elizabeth said...

What a doll she is!
I just may have to steal this cd idea from you. No offense or anything. ;)

Guinevere said...

I loved 'Joy to the World' when I was a kid! My uncle would sing it with us. Any song he taught us, we thought was way cool just because he was in a band. And his band used to perform 'Joy to the World' among others that he taught us. Great memories!

Stacy said...

What great songs. I love that she knows these old songs too. My kids crack me up when they come out with a new version of an old song and they can't understand that I know the words. LOL

Rigel said...

Mal, you have a precious daughter. I'm glad you love to sing with her. Father/Daughter bonding is so important, and girls need their daddies. Kudos!

White Hot Magik said...

That is so sweet. I can hear the collective ahh.

Steph said...

I don't cry easy but for some reason this one got me. You made a CD so she'll sing to it? How sweet is that?

P.S. - Love the photo and the playlist!