At Bright Horizons, we believe in harmony between work and life.
And we know for working parents, that rhythm can be challenged each morning by the sound of certain children’s songs playing endlessly during the commute….again.
So in the interest of restoring family harmony (in the most literal sense), we give you our newest release…
Singing a Different Tune with Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora
Released earlier this spring, the station aims to offer an alternative to the music parents are used to hearing. Why?
Scientifically, the answer is…earworms.
According to the source for all things (Wikipedia), an earworm is a piece of music “that continually repeats through a person’s mind after it is no longer playing.” That’s not so bad when the tune in question is, oh, say, Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.” But it’s the source of substantial frustration when said song is a novelty from a kids’ show…sung almost entirely in yodels (true story).
The repetitive nature of children’s themes (we’re talking to you, purple dinosaur) make them especially likely earworms…hence the reason many of us arrive in the office singing about monkeys in the bed and holes in the bottom of the sea.
“It happens to at least 90 percent of people once a week,” psychologist Vicky Williamson told NPR.
The Cure for Earworms
Thankfully, there is a cure…start singing a different tune; and there you have the reason we launched Bright Horizons on Pandora: music that’s just right for kids without being just wrong for mom and dad.
Some are originals, some are re-recordings, many are familiar artists, and all are major improvements over the music that’s often on endless loop during our children’s formative years.
So go ahead…tune in and get away from the same old song: Listen to Bright Horizons Radio on Pandora.
Your whole day will thank you.