When your song comes on…

By Anita Garner

This is the view of The Grand when the Peep TV theme song came on.  This would be about 2006.  I wish I’d had a phone with video back then because toddler hip action is sort of tiny J Lo and Shakira.  No holding back.

As soon as the music started, she jumped up to dance.  Anyone in the room was welcome to dance too – either join in or get out of the way.

She’s waving around a blue plastic bowling pin.  As we’ve learned recently from watching movers and shakers at the Super Bowl, props are also important.

I see this picture and am reminded how joyful the combination of toddler and music can be.  And how much fun it is  to just get up and dance because your song is on.

Click the picture to hear the Peep song.



6 thoughts on “When your song comes on…”

  1. Too cute! But there are times regardless of age a song will do that to me too. When I was little it was The Ballad of Davy Crockett. Now, shoot if I didn’t think I’d hurt myself, I would be dancing the whole time I was putting my show together.

  2. For some reason I was thinking of my favorite songs from my own childhood just this morning. I’m in good company with Bruce Grieve because the Ballad of Davy Crockett is one I didn’t think about until he mentioned it but it is a favorite and we’re in the same generational head space. The original Mickey Mouse Club theme song came to my mind unbidden and it was followed closely by When You Wish Upon A Star.

    My son was a Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers kid. My grandson and I sang Mickey Mouse Clubhouse together. Thank heaven we all skipped the Barney period.

    Never heard of Peep until now but that song is pure country. I’m going to commit it to the memory of my heart.

  3. I think I know all the words to every kids’ show on TV and that was before Caedan Ray came along. Why are they all so memorable? When You Wish Upon A Star gets me misty-eyed every single time, every version. All the Disney ballads do. One day a couple of years back Caedan Ray showed me a video of one of her favorite singers, Brendon Urie, strumming his ukulele and singing “A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes” in his studio, taking a break from preparing a new album (and a concert tour Caedan got to attend with her Mom in the Bay Area) and that’s a song he chose to relax with.

  4. Listening to the Peeps song I thought that voice sounded familiar. Taj Mahal of course!!
    Dave Williams YES Mickey Mouse Club opening song I sang right along with it whenever I got to watch it. All of the Disney music it seems was beautiful and memorable.

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