No, it's Superman. Yesterday's Johnny Wakelin tune had me thinking that this week should be superhero week and today I am going to cover Clark Kent's alter ego Superman. My little one loves the REM song and cracks up all over the place when Cosby tells his really cheesy joke. Now remember the super 70s disco hit "Superman" by Herbie Mann. (Get it? Super Mann. Ugh.) It is such a ridiculously silly dance tune, perfect for the kids to hustle to. And it's got flute! (It is Herbie after all.) I've included John Williams' theme to the Superman movie (which sounds soooo much like his theme to Star Wars, but whose paying attention really?) This one is super for the kids as background music to their own imagined movies starring them as their super hero of choice (My daughter: Super fairy princess!) Lastly I included XTC's "That's Really Super, Supergirl" because I love XTC and I thought Supergirl should be representing. Don't know how good it is really for the little ones, but it's worth a try.
REM, "I am Superman"
Bill Cosby, "Superman"
Herbie Mann, "Superman"
John Williams, "Theme from Superman"
XTC, "That' Really Super, Supergirl"
Note I did not include such non-super Superman songs like those from Eminem, Wesley Willis or Good Charlotte. I could have included the Scrubs theme (Lazlo Bane) or the fab Flaming Lips' "Waitin for a Superman," or the Kinks "(Wish I Could Fly Like) Superman" but my kid doesn't care for them and she is my arbiter of kiddie taste.