This song plays over and over and OVER again in our car. No, really.

favorite songYou know that moment when your favorite song comes on the radio and it’s like awwwwww yahhhhh…hands go up, you start car dancing, you know…like it’s the first time you have EVER heard your favorite song before right?! Yah, well that has happened in the most obsessive way with our three year old daughter.

Last year, many months before we took her on her first official trip to Walt Disney World, I wanted to get her ready. The Haunted Mansion is one of my favorite rides at Magic Kingdom so of course it NEEDS to be hers too right?! I kid, I kid. But in anticipation of her riding the sort of scary ride, I looked on Amazon for the Haunted Mansion song. Yep, it has a song. A soundtrack if you will. Truthfully, I wanted the part where the narrator speaks in the elevator and then also the song which is called Grim Grinning Ghosts but the actual Haunted Mansion soundtrack was out of my price range. Apparently, it’s some collector thing now because they only made 999 of them. However, they did have another Haunted Mansion two song version. Side note …the Barenaked Ladies covered the Grim Grinning Ghostdisney3 song for the Haunted Mansion movie with Eddie Murphy. I didn’t want her to be scared of the ride on her first time and the song is so fun and I thought it would get her in the mood. So the CD came before our trip and she fell in love with it. Love might even be an understatement. Obsessed really. The funny thing is there is literally only two tracks on it, a sort of ghost story and then the Grim Grinning Ghost song. Well, all she wants to do is listen to it over and over and OVVVVVER. No joke, ALL OF THE TIME. She knows all of the words and she is obsessed. As in every single time we get in the car, it’s the first thing she asks me to do. “Mommy, will you please put on Haunted
Mansion??!!!” It’s been almost six months and her love for this song has not waned one bit. She even has her older sister totally into it too. Ok, who am I kidding?! Our whole family dorks out when it’s on because it’s just so dang silly and fun and it makes us all smile!

What is that song that you could listen to it 1000 times and you would never tire of it? In fact, every time it comes on, you start that in seat tushie shaking and singing like you are Mariah  Carey in the car? Comment below with your favorite sing in the car song!

XO Surviving Mommy

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  • Jerrye Lail says:

    I have a couple of songs that really get me either dancing or singing…For dancing, there is We Built This City by Starship…For singing, it is Bonnie Tyler’s Total Eclipse of the Heart…Love them both…Just love music in general…I can rock out to Wild Wild West or Hey Ya!!! And I must say for a 73 year young great grandmother, I am still into Rock ‘N Roll…Love your Blog…And your sweet family…Thanks, Cindy!!

  • Michele says:

    I love Manhime Steemrollers music. Especially the Christmas songs. I also love Carrol of the Bells. I love Christmas songs in general. They are just fun and uplifting! I start listening to Christmas music the day after Thanksgiving. My daughter loved it so mush that it is a tradition she has started. Not a day before Thanksgiving!

    • Josie Long says:

      OMG! Your daughter, and I have something in common!!! I ABSOLUTELY enjoy listening to Christmas music before the month of December!!! My mom, and I have Sirius XM in our car, and during the entire month of December (starts after Thanksgiving) Sirius XM Velvet is Sirius XM Holly, and I just LOVE annoying my mom with it! Lol. .
      The funny thing is though… My mom doesn’t like it when they start playing Christmas music early, or when the 25 Days Of Christmas starts early (on Free Form/ ABC Family)… However, she absolutely LOVES Christmas decorating early! Funny right? Lol. She started decorating, even before Thanksgiving! 😀

  • Tami says:

    I don’t really have one. But, my dearly departed dad sure did. I’ll never forget this. Our whole family was over at the parents’ house, including the two SILs oh about a couple of years before the Big C took him. I was asked to bring over some of my ever-growing movie collection over. I thought he might like “Benny & Joon”. He not only loved the movie, he asked us to play over and over and over again the main song “500 Miles” by the Proclaimers ( He would throw up his right index finger straight up in the air and make a sort of finger dance to the beat. My ex-SIL got tickled over his obsession and the finger dance. So whenever I hear that song, it sends me waaaay back and quickly to that sweet and fun night. Dad was also obsessed with Cyndi Lauper’s song “Girls Just Wanta Have Fun”. Hysterical thinking back on it since he was mainly a classical music lover. LOL

  • Katie Walton says:

    Ella’s is “Shake it Off” which I love because I think of you every time she asks for it… which is EVERY time we get in the car 😉

  • Mirela says:

    For me Shakira’s songs are the best to get me out of a car – most of them. I always sing them out loud:) I also like singing with my niece. Before it was ‘Super Little Songs’. Karolina really liked them but now when she is older she likes Elsa’s song ‘Let it go’ from Frozen.

  • Oh my–that’s hysterical…and she’s so brave! I couldn’t go on that ride because I was too scared. Way to build up that bravery. I have so many songs that I have to sing (yell–not really sing because I am very bad at singing)… Love Shack is one of them and Blister in the Sun… along with ALL the old country tunes.

  • Crystal Casey says:

    Oh my….I have so many! But most recently, I terrified my children when “I saw the Sign” came on😂😂😂

  • Amy Green says:

    It does always seem like an incredible stroke of luck when your favorite song comes on the radio. I associate that with getting to hear for the first time Whitney Houston’s “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and Exposé’ ‘S “Seasons Change”-and then every time after! I also have fond memories of my mom singing along to “Control” by Janet Jackson and “Venus” by Bananrama!

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