Discussion Why are kid's songs so catchy?

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  1. cutiebinkie

    cutiebinkie ☆Procrastination Personified☆

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    Why are kid's songs so catchy?

    Like the Baby Shark song...
     
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    MisterBubbles [The Omnipotent No. 2 at Everything]

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    Because they are designed to be sung along with. It is much more fun for kids if they can sing along- which means it needs to be catchy (or easy to learn) and more upbeat music and flashy colors (that's why kids movies/shows/music videos are like this) are like crack for the kid's brain (i'm not joking, the way their brain physically reacts to it is crazy)
     
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    otaku31 Well-Known Member

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    Repetitive beats. Upbeat melody. Simpler lyrics. Easier for kids to remember and also for the equally short attention span adults of today.
     
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    Baldingere Roseau pensant

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    Not all of them are tho? The children songs I remember weren't overly catchy. They did stay in one's head. The main point of children songs were that they told stories.
    Maybe it's the difference between the writers? The songs I grew up with were written by adults who made shows for schools. Baby shark is a pop song from a young idol or something right? Mondialisation at work.
     
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    lnv ✪ Well-Known Hypocrite

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    Cause they are made to hypnotize people into obedient subjects
     
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    asriu fu~ fu~ fu~

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    catchy? dunno~ different age this cat mean generation lol~
    simple? yes
    it also depend on culture, really~ as cat who grow up on various place this cat think..... there not really catchy some indeed, it also not always up beat or fast some even slow~ the similar trait for children song : they are short, simple lyric, rhyme. hmm go try listen to traditional children song from your country~
     
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    *the backyardigans theme song repeats on head*
    They may or not be catchy but if you remember them is coz you liked 'em...
     
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    catchy songs gives you that happy vibes, Childhood are supposed to be a happy time. Happiness begets happiness?
     
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    Bad Storm »Because I dropped your hand while dancing«

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    And yet some children songs got dark meanings. :blobdog:
     
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    because it reminds us of our memories when were kids, where there's no problem and we don't think much
     
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    Exactly, but the children might not know the meaning at the time. Ignorance is a bliss :aww:
     
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    I think because they are made to be catchy
     
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    I don't understand it either that it's Rank 1 on YouTube. Maybe a bug.
    It overtook despacito and oppa Gangnam style.
    But it's funny to Show it to people who didn't know it
     
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    TotallyNotAnAlien Not an alien!

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    Nobody mentioned it yet? It's to catch the children's or your attention.
     
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    Jevanka926 Grumpy and Awkward <3

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    Because they are meant for kids. Kids like fun things (tones), even better when it's simple.

    Give me an example
     
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    Bad Storm »Because I dropped your hand while dancing«

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    Ring around the Rosie is one I could get on top of my head. It's about the Great Plague in London around 16 hundreds.
     
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    Jevanka926 Grumpy and Awkward <3

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    oh wow, I never knew that
     
  19. Fulminata

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    If I'm not mistaken, the lyrics was a reminiscent of the black death.


    Omg we're in the same page
     
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    Bad Storm »Because I dropped your hand while dancing«

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    Yah, I think there was a line in the song "a pocket full of posies", posies of herbs are meant as protection against the diseases and a way to conceal the smell.

    So umm, I did a quick search and this is the first article that showed up. Read if interested. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.va...Disturbing-Origins-of-Popular-Nursery-Rhymes/