What are the kids listening to these days?
I have a “little sister” through Big Brother Big Sister. She’s eleven. I visit her once a week during lunch/recess. Recently we’ve been going to the gymnasium and playing with things like scooters. The gym also has a sound system and microphone. She likes to plug the microphone in and give commentary on our adventures. Last week we decided to play a bunch of the CD’s that were around the sound system. It was mostly Jock Jams kind of stuff. She was amazed that I originally had “You Can’t Touch This” on cassette tape!
Anyway, I said that I’d make her a CD of current music for this week’s visit. Unfortunately, I listen to country (I got annoyed with popular music about 5 years ago), so I had a bunch of Taylor Swift, but not much else. I had to go searching “Now That’s What I Call Music” for the past year or two to discover “what the kids are listening to.” How old am I?
I actually did recognize a lot of it. Here’s my little sister’s playlist that I had for her:
I can’t believe that (a) I have Miley Cyrus on my iTunes now and (b) it’s actually a kind of good song . . .
When the Britney Spears song came on, she said “Oh this is that girl. You know, the one that shaved her head . . .” BRITNEY SPEARS! She is not just that girl, SHE’S BRITNEY SPEARS! My how times have changed. I should also bring in my own CD’s. My friend and I agreed that, even though it’s 15 years old, the Clueless soundtrack is still very relevant and I should expose my pre-teen sister to it.
What songs do you like that are currently popular? Any other great songs to rock out to?