Life With Kids: What CD is currently being played in your car?

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Most of us have one particular CD that’s permanently in our car player, especially when you’re a parent of a small child.  Little T was around three (if I remember correctly) when Frozen first hit the cinema.  The next year, they released the CD and all went crazy from there.  Yes, we were mad enough to buy her the soundtrack.  I regret that decision.  Just as remorseful as I felt when we bought the Cbeebies double-disk songs and also played that  on a road trip from Cornwall to Scotland.  I still shudder every time I hear the first few notes of “In the Night Garden”.

Going back to Frozen, needless to say, it was the only one in our playlist the whole of 2014 and when we took a road trip from Cornwall to Picardy (yes we do love road-trips), to the North of France, not to mention a day-trip to Belgium, we did it all to the tune of “Let it Go” and “Do You Want to Build a Blimming Snowman”

And of course, the sing-a-long-continued until we were back in English soil.  My husband and I have this distinct memory of hearing little girls with different nationalities (German, Irish, Finnish the usual visitors you’d expect when staying at Eurocamp), singing their version of Frozen in every single cabin/lodge surrounding ours.  That was also the year we took Little T to Disneyland Paris and yes, she did have a glimpse of Elsa and Anna.  Summer 2014, was definitely a “Frozen” summer. Thank goodness that’s over now.

And it wasn’t just me and my husband who had enough of that blasted CD, apparently, even our car couldn’t take it anymore.  One day, player decided that enough is enough and wouldn’t play it anymore and refused to even spit out the Frozen soundtrack.  That car is gone now.  It’s probably in some junk yard with the over-played CD still in it.

Thankfully that seemed to have been the end of T’s obsession with the songs and didn’t ask us to get another.  Phew.

And then she discovered “The Book of Life” a year or so ago.  For those who aren’t familiar, it’s an animated film that tells the story of a small town in Mexico called San Angel from the “Book of Life” (hence the title) that holds every single story in the world.

It’s an adventure, comedy and love story rolled into one lovely colourful movie.  It also helps that it has a good cast:  Diego Luna, Channing Tatum and Zoey Zaldana, Christina Applegate and Ron Perlman to name a few.  Do watch it if you haven’t seen it yet.

You’ve guessed it.  This is the current CD played on loop in our car and unlike the first two CDs I mentioned. I don’t regret it one single bit.

The songs are catchy and fun.  My favourite though is one of the slow ones called “Apology Song”, where Manolo, the bullfighter decides to serenade the giant toro in the land of the dead.  Do click and have a listen.  It also helps that Diego Luna has a really good voice.

And then of course there’s this romantic song, which was also sang by the same Mexican actor.  Apparently Deigo Luna is not only cute, is a great actor, but  can really sing.

And then there’s the main song “No Matter Where You are” by Us the Duo which is definitely one song you can’t help but sing-along-to, so it’s not surprising that and it’s one of T’s favourites in the soundtrack.

And lastly, this “Live Life” song by Jesse and Joy which she also loves to sing with her friends, especially on the way to their gymnastics class.  Picture this, three little girls singing at the top of their voices and begging you to play it again and again and again.

My husband and I actually love the songs too, so we don’t really mind.  It has been our sound track for the whole summer of 2016 and I have a feeling it will stay there, till at least Christmas.

What about you?

What CD is currently being played in your car?

Do share.


  1. Notmyyearoff

    We don’t really play CDs but we have the radio on constantly and I’m slightly embarrassed to admit we constantly have Justin Bieber on right now. (Or Justin Beaver as my son calls him!). I love the book of life though and I think Z might like it too!
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    • That is so cute actually! I can imagine a three-year old singing and dancing to “Ice, ice, baby!” To be fair, that song is rather catchy 😉

    • We also got her a Disney one. But thankfully, she seems to like the Book of Life better 😉 Phew.

  2. five little doves

    We had frozen in our car for ages too! Right now it’s One Direction which I would love to say is one of my childrens but in actual fact it’s mine!! Haha!!

  3. I generally have the radio on so we can stay with the current music. I’ve never played Cds that I hate. It’s my car, my music.

  4. Fi Ni Neachtain

    There’s no CD being in my car because when the battery died and had to be replaced in put the radio in safe mode >.< So my sons have to endure me singing as I drive along. Alanis Morrisette's 'Ironic' was part of my repertoire this week, haha! 🙂

    • Thank goodness the Frozen fever seems to over, isn’t it? Now I dread when the next Frozen movie comes out. Ack!

    • Yes. It took awhile before I was able to listen to “Let it Go” again without my ears aching 😉

    • My husband and I have lost touch with the current music. Perhaps we ought to get a Now cd too 🙂

  5. Ickle Pickle

    With two teens it is varied – I fight to have my Arctic Monkeys AM CD – the teens currently love 21 Pilots, Rat Boy, Jamie T and old school Arctic Monkeys. Glad you asked now aren’t you!!! Kaz x

  6. clairejustine

    Aww, I remember my kids being young and taking over the music in the car. They listen to anything now. We have a …

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    Steps -Gold album playing in our car, lol. Hubby picked it up for 30p from the car boot sale a few weeks ago 🙂
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  7. I think we used to have the radio on a lot as kids with my Dad in the car or he would play a mixed CD of something every one liked to avoid arguments x
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  8. Toni | Gym Bunny Mummy

    Archie’ almost 4 but due to his Autism we’re not at this stage yet. He doesn’t have any sound track or favourite films yet that have taken over our life & car but he does watch the same songs on YouTube. He’s currently driving us crazy with the Pikachu song. If you have’t heard DO NOT google it, lol!
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  9. I’m like totally sick with the Frozen song. Actually, we are doing AM by Arctic Monkeys right now. The kids don’t understand the lyrics, but they like the beat.

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