Kids talk

Mabel, Kenzj and Anna, P2, talk to Julia Belgutay about their favourite songs

Julia Belgutay

Kenzj: I know what my favourite song is. It's Playing in the Shadows.

Anna: I think I could have guessed that.

Kenzj: That's by Example (starts singing). Because I like Playing in the Shadows - I have 15 albums of them. It gets lower, and then it goes high and high, and then it goes rocking. It goes rocker and rocker, and then in the end it rocks really hard (sings again).

Mabel: Mine is Fireworks.

Kenzj: Katy Perry.

Mabel: Well it's, like, one of my favourite days in the year and because you get to see bright colours. And it was actually filmed on that day.

Anna: Well, my favourite song is I Believe in Love out of Mirror Mirror. I am not quite sure who sings it, though. I like it because it makes you feel happy and if you are like "I don't want to do this" and then you listen to that, you do it.

Kenzj: My other favourite song is LMFAO - Sorry for Party Rocking.

Anna: Oh, I like that song.

Kenzj: But the worst song is Lady Gaga. Cos it's like annoying, because it always gives you a fright. Every time I'm sitting writing, someone keeps putting Gaga on and it's loud.

Mabel: I think for me it might be Circle of Life, because my mum keeps on singing it all the time, cos it's her favourite song.

Anna: My mum is always singing.

Mabel: I listen to music usually on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, because my friend comes around for ballet and Rainbows.

Kenzj: I usually listen to music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Anna: I sometimes listen in the car on the way home, on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. And I listen to it on the radio.

Mabel: If I could never listen to music again, I would be very sad. I really like listening to music and I don't want to stop listening to it.

Kenzj: I love rocking music and that is very loud.

Anna: It would be quite sad if you couldn't listen to music any more, because if you were very moany and you didn't want to go somewhere, you'd have nothing to cheer you up. And you couldn't watch the news, because they have music.

Mabel: I could never imagine being a singer. I just really want to, and I keep on thinking about it and it just, like, turns blank in my head.

Anna: I would like to be a singer. I love music. It's one of the best things. I have a guitar.

Mabel: I keep on getting songs stuck in my head that I don't like on the radio. Like Somebody That I Used to Know. It keeps on going on the radio.

Anna: I have one song stuck in my head right now, so I'm kind of dancing my leg off.

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Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay

Julia Belgutay is head of FE at Tes

Find me on Twitter @JBelgutay

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