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Saturday, February 4, 2012

Lend Me Your Shower Songs

This one is for the Shower Singers.  You may have never sung in a choir or in front of anyone, but you know who you are - got a song in your head?  Love the way the walls of your shower/bathroom echo and make your voice sound a little sweeter than it actually is?  The shower is a sanctum for singing, even if you don't have much of a voice.


What are your songs?  Nope, you don't need to be a writer or have your own made-up songs.  I'm talking about the songs you pull out of your water-logged repertoire and reserve just for those long showers so you can sing at the top of your lungs.

As a new mom, I've taken my shower songs and use them as lullabies.  Rockabye Baby just doesn't do it for me (mostly because I can only get to the second verse...), so I've used some of my favorite shower tunes instead.  I must say, there is nothing more rewarding than holding a fussy infant that wants to sleep (and yet refuses to), and they start to melt away into sleep after a few lines of a familiar song.  I thought I'd share them with you:

The Classic

Ain't No Sunshine by Bill Withers: Listen Here.

The Break-Up Song

I Have Loved You Wrong by The Swell Season: Listen Here.

Let's Evaluate Our Relationship Song

Open Arms by Maria Carey (Journey cover): Listen Here.

Song from My Childhood

Apples & Bananas by Raffi: Listen Here.

Funeral Gospel Song

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot. I found this version by Dolly Parton that's close enough. 
(I do a bit less clapping): Listen Here.

An Actual Lullaby Song

I Have Never Loved Someone by My Brightest Diamond: Listen Here.

So all you Shower Singers out there, lend me your songs!  What can I add to the queue?



  1. Lately I sing anything by Florence + the Machine when I'm in the shower :)

  2. don't forget the original bathing song, Splish Splash, by Bobby Darin. Not so much good as a lullaby, but decent for getting young kids to enjoy bathtime.

    I like Homeless by Paul Simon/Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Anything by Paul Simon, really.