In the McKinnon household, music tastes run up and down the charts. Fortunately our family comes together over a few albums everyone agrees on. When these pieces start floating over the sound waves, the singing of little voices together is music to my ears.
#1 - The Beatles, 1
This album is our number one family album. Everyone is happy when this CD starts to play. And we all have our personal favorite song;
Dad - We Can Work It Out
Mom - Paperback Writer
Big Guy - Yellow Submarine
Sweetie - Hello Goodbye
Pretty Girl - She Loves You
Pirate - Get Back (the "Jo-Jo" song)
#2 - Michael Jackson, Thriller
Never underestimate the power of Beat It to a pair of young boys going to a soccer game. Or the dancing moves that emerge to Don't Stop Till You Get Enough. We all love this album.
#3 - Hans Zimmer & James Howard - The Dark Knight
We still don't understand how our kids are so crazy about music for a movie they have never seen. The kids unanimously request this album at least 1x a week.
#4 - Strong Bad - Strong Bad Sings
No, this isn't a joke. We just like Homestar Runner that much. And PS - we're lip syncing "Dangerous" at our next New Years Eve Party with Greg's family. All we need are some "cool, cool glasses".
#5 - Rodgers & Hammerstein - The Sound of Music
The kids aren't fans of Climb Every Mountain or the song when the Captain falls in love with Maria ("Ewwww! Mom, can you please forward this one??") - but they cheer every other song on this album.
Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley - Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory
Yep. Oompa Loompa songs make our house a happier place.