I have to admit, I have a love-hate relationship with children’s music.  I played children’s Christian music on my guitar for many years as an AWANA, Sunday School and Bible Camp leader.  And I have fond memories of my own children learning some of these secular songs: simple, repetitive and fun.

The problem is that these sweet childhood songs, due to their simplicity and repetition, become earworms that we just can’t shake.  And I’m sorry to say, there is no cure, as yet for earworms.

So just because I feel the need to have people to share my pain with, I present to you today my top five most annoying childhood songs (just see if you can get them out of your head).[insert maniacal laugh here]

little girl singing and playing a guitar, with the title "Top 5 Most Annoying Childhood Songs"

#5 – The Ants Go Marching One by One

As songs go, this one can be fun, especially when you get into the higher numbers and have to figure out what the little one stopped to do.  But, it can also get old, fast.

#4 – John Jacob Jingleheimer Schmidt

I think maybe I should have ranked this one higher on the list.  It is SO annoying!!

#3 – Barney’s I Love You Song

I used to love this song as much as my kids did.  Now I love it as much as my kids do now, which is to say, not at all.  Plus, I find it slightly creepy.

#2 – 99 Bottles of Beer (Root Beer, of course)

Again, this song can get annoying really fast (although it can also keep your kids occupied for a really long time on a car ride).

And, my #1 Most Annoying Childhood Song Is:

The Song That Never Ends

I dare you to lose this earworm anytime soon.

So what do you think?  Is my list spot-on?  Or do you think I was way off the mark?  Let me know your most annoying childhood songs in the comments below.

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