Thursday, May 22, 2014

The Crabby Critic: Ben Critiques Some 80's Hits

Four year old Ben has an opinion about everything.  Sometimes I amuse myself by playing him songs and asking what he thinks of them.  Today I'll share his reactions to some 80's songs that came on the radio.

Song:  Missing You by John Waite

Me:  Ben, do you like this song?
Ben: No
Me:  Why not?
Ben:  I don't like it. It's not good music.
Me:  What about it don't you like?
Ben:  Everything. It's a bad song. I said to you already that I don't like it. I wish you would stop this song.

Song:  Sweet Dreams by Eurythmics

Me:  Ben, do you like this song?
Ben:  No
Me:  Why not?
Ben:  The music part, hear that?  It doesn't sound good.  And that lady?  I think it's a lady singer?  She has bad singing.
Me:  So you don't like it at all?
Ben:  I don't like the music parts and I don't like the singing parts.  It's, the whole thing, it's not a nice song.

Song:  Down Under by Men at Work

Me:  Ben, do you like this song?
Ben:  Yes
Me:  Why?  What do you like about it?
Ben:  The singing is good and the rest of the sound of it I like.  I hear drums and this other sound I like but I don't know what it is.
Me:  Do you mean the flute?
Ben:  I already said that I don't know what it is.

Song:  Rosanna by Toto

Ben (doing finger-pointing dance):  I like this song!  I really like this song!
Me:  You do?  Why do you like it so much?
Ben:  Two reasons: one because of the good singing and two because of the music
Me:  Cool!  What do you think this song is about?
Ben:  This part tells me what it's about.
Me:  Which part?  The "Meet you all the way" part?
Ben:  You know which part.
Me:  So you know what the song is about?
Ben: Yes, I know everything about this song.
Me:  What is it about?
Ben:  I'm not telling you.


  1. I'd love to hear his review of I am Woman!

    1. I am working on another post of him being a music critic. We aren't getting to I am Woman this time, but maybe soon. My guess is he won't like it. He tends to prefer male singers. *sigh*