As I listened to a random selection of songs, I was presented with two in a row which had little kids lending a hand with the chorus. Intrigued, I tried to make a whole tape, but fell short of ideas. Since a web search has so far proved fruitless, this node is to share how far I got, and also serves a plea for help at the same time.
Often the use of kids in pop songs is slightly inappropriate, but (in these examples at least) it undeniably enhances the catchiness. I'm reliably informed that Terrorvision got into a fair amount of trouble for their morally dubious use of kids to enhance a song about drinking Mexico's finest. I'm not surprised though, just imagine the fuss if Tequila advertisements had eight year-olds in them.
Anyway, here's the list as it stands:
The Obscure Indie Synth-cheese...
Your kind contributions thus far:
Demeter said, "Christmas":
Quizro said, "turn around, bright eyes ... at some point":
Skoob said, "Your omission ... is almost criminal :)":
drownzsurf / vehudas said, "you need" / "you forgot":
Martian_Bob said, "kids for a while in one of the choruses":
Tabs said, "another addition":
BrianShader said, "a recent update":
Others from the University newsgroups send word of more:
Tony Jenkins said, "Nauseating all":
And Hannah D suggested an, "interesting 6 CD Carl Orff boxed set", about which Ali Scott warns me I could, "at least get a conviction out of" if I was to do the translation.
- Alex Growcoot said, "Off the top of my head (there must be loads)":
Any glaring omissions? Apologies to BrooksMarlin, who had this idea for a node too, and did it first but didn't get as much attention.