Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Top 5 Spelling Songs

Teaching a child how to spell is hard, but music is available to ease the burden.  You just need to know where to find it.  Well luckily for you, should your kid need to learn spelling, the Kooz Top 5 is here with the top 5 spelling songs.

5: Lola (The Kinks) - "I met her in a club down in old SoHo where you drink champagne and it tastes just like cherry cola, C-O-L-A, cola..."  You probably don't let your kid have soda, but it's important to learn anyway.  There's lots you know how to spell that you don't do.

4: Safety Dance (Men Without Hats) - "S-A-F-E-T-Y, safe-t dance..." Safety is important!  Now if only they spelled "dance," which is equally important.

3: Respect (Aretha Franklin) - "R-E-S-P-E-C-T; find out what it means to me..."  We said spelling, not enunciation, so your guess is as good as mine for whatever she says after that.  Either way, you'll want your child to know how to spell this word, since they'll never show you that they know what it means.

2: YMCA (The Village People) - "It's fun to stay at the Y-M-C-A..."  Scraping the bottom of the barrel...

1: Nuthin But a G Thang (Dr. Dre with Snoop Doggy Dogg) - "It's the capital S, oh yes, I'm fresh, N double-O P, D O double-G Y D O double-G, ya see."  Yes, I subject my kid to Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre.   My kid is cool, in an early 1990's sort of way.

There.  Now your kid will be able to spell every word of the oft-used phrase: "respect cola safety," in addition to spelling doggy, incorrectly spelling dog ("dogg"), and "spelling" YMCA.  My child is doomed.   If you learned something today, tell us in the comments below.  Or, you can just point out the songs we missed.   Don't forget to visit us on Facebook and come back tomorrow for another top 5!


  1. You totally forgot "Glamorous" by Fergie...I had to sing it to write the comment :)

  2. Okay, that's fair... That's a tough word too...