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    Or am I just too, too old fashioned, but their "theme" song that they play at their assembly on Friday is Bad to the Bone.

    To me, this is HIGHLY inappropriate. My granddaughter and most all the other kids (she is six - first grade) were dancing around to this ... er ... suggestive song...and even singing some of the words!

    Soooo, I found the principal afterwards and said I was dismayed because it's a vulgar song, especially for little children to be singing, and that I was horrified last year when Hazel was singing it in the grocery store once when we went together.

    The principal was immediately on the defensive, said they've been playing it for five years and no one had ever complained, and that the kids love it.

    She did, however, say I could make some suggestions and she would consider them.

    So far, I have only come up with "Wipeout." It has that goofy laughing at the start, that kids would like, right? (She said the "b-b-b-bad" part was what the kids loved most about it ... and the great beat ...) but surely there are some other rock 'n' roll songs that I just can't recall.

    I do't see what's wrong with some really great children's music, but she said it had to be something to get them all worked up and full of school spirit. Er. Whatever.

    Their mascot is an eagle so maybe some song by The Eagles, but I can't think of one.

    Suggestions please! And as far as I'm concerned, don't limit it to rock 'n' roll. Personally, I love the 'I Love to Laugh' song from Mary Poppins, but I don't think it'll go over very well with this woman. Or the kids, either. The school goes through 6th grade ( 12 years old?).

    Hmmmm...Born to be Wild?? I can't remember all the lyrics...
    Last edited by removed10; 22-07-2011, 11:23 PM.

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    I agree Susan it it a bit much for little children!! I will have a think of a song for you, big hugs x
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    • #3
      Gee, what about the theme music from Indiana Jones? No lyrics. That might be good?

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      • #4
        One of our kids assemblys at school had them singing Pink Floyd The Wall I have to admit I really enjoyed it. My kids go to a RC school so there is a lot of other songs sung aswell including hymns, in fact I have never heard of a school here having an anthem. If I'm honest I really don't see the song in question being all that bad as after just reading all the lyrics it's basically about a lad who is bad to the bone, loved himself and all the girls, ladies liked, kind of like a poser the bad boy for eg: James Dean, Danny from grease or the fonze. I guess it's really just what you want to intereprate from the lyrics. In comparison to some modern songs this is positivly cerificate U, I wouldn't even consider it a PG rating. It has a catchy upbeat tune to it aswell.

        Personally I wouldn't stress over it. The kids probably won't even see it as maybe an adult would perceive it and if the kids are enjoying it and are smiling then what harm is it really doing?

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        • #5
          No, changed my mind about the theme from Indiana Jones...too many symphonic parts...

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            Hey....if they'd rather have George Thorogood and the Destroyers to Britney Spears.... let 'em!!
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            • #7
              I can imagine all the kids singing "b b b b bad, baby" and strutting around making kings and queens step aside - my nephew loved the song when he was little. It's one of those songs you just start bopping to.

              It's less insipid than some of the songs friend's kids warble along to, and far, far less aggravating than that hakuna matata thing! I wouldn't worry, Susan.
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              • #8
                Good morning!

                I don't remember b-b-b-bad baby...are we talking about the same song?

                Well, I'm going to suggest Wipeout and burn a CD of it for them, and see if the principal likes that. I can't really think of anything else.

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                • #9
                  George Thorogood sort of ad libs it in the middle, possibly in a live version, "I'm b b b b bad, baby".

                  Don't think Z Z Top do though

                  Wipeout - that's a goody, all that surfing action will get them up and moving to the beat!
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                  • #10
                    If the Head likes the tune so much what is to stop her putting different words to it. That should solve the problem.
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                    • #11
                      What amazes me with schools is that they allow a song like this but nursery ryhmes are banned in case it causes offense as said children do not interpret the words and their meanings, the world has gone mad.

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                      • #12
                        Don't know how that happened but posted the same reply twice

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Critchley View Post
                          If the Head likes the tune so much what is to stop her putting different words to it. That should solve the problem.
                          That's a really good idea, they could write lyrics that are specific to the school so they could sing it with real pride.
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                          • #14
                            They don't sing it at the assembly...they just play the song in the background, making it louder or quieter here and there as needed for attention control, but you can understand the words enough that the kids go around repeating bits of it later.

                            While it's playing, they have "teacher of the week," "student of the week," "fun word to say" (this time it was molybdenum), school announcements, etc., and they increase the volume here and there as sort of a "tah dah" and as a way to draw the kids' attention back...the whole thing really is boring and they all just want to go home.

                            They really try to whip the kids up into a frenzy for some bizarre reason.

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                            • #15
                              Totally agree with Caroline, banning certain nursery rhymes as they may be deemed 'Offensive' unbelieveable !
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