Why Your Kids Listen to the Same Song over and over and over

kids rock out to skrillex
Back Seat Breakin'

The repetition limit for children is infinite. From movies and music to books and puzzles, if they like it they love it and can’t get enough of it.

Again! Again! Again!

Do your kids have fave music for the car? Gaga, Kesha, Rihanna, or Bieber? Maybe it’s some children’s cd.

The moment my 2-year-old realizes that he gets to ride in Daddy’s car instead of Mom’s, he immediately asks “Bangarang song?”

Yes, Bangarang, by Skrillex.

My kids love dubstep. A lot.

Check out the video after the jump.


At first I was very impressed that my boys would love something as musically complex as Skrillex, but now I’m not so sure.

The count in my iTunes player sits at 63, surpassing “I Like to Move It” (from Madagascar), “You Should Be Dancing” (from Despicable Me), and our library of Backyardigans songs.  I have an entire playlist of songs that were supposed to not drive me mad in the car because they’d be something other than children’s music that I could appreciate too.

The repeating has ruined virtually all of them for me.

Watching or listening to the same thing over and over again isn’t just a kid phenomenon, adults do it too. When we settle in to watch a favorite classic tv episode or movie, it’s called re-consumption. Re-consuming serves five purposes “behaviors serve five main purposes: regressive, progressive, reconstructive, relational, and reflective.”

So don’t blame your kids when they say “AGAIN!!” It’s not to drive you crazy, it’s just human nature.

What song or show do your kids have on repeat in your family?

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