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It's no secret that Will loves music. You can just have met him and chances are he'll have broken into song within minutes. Sometimes, I'm lucky and he'll sing something benign and age-appropriate, like "Itsy Bitsy Spider" or "John Jacob Jingleheimer Schimidt" (boy, did that guy's parents not like him -- what a mouthful of a name. I like to think that he's named after grandfathers -- ergo all the monikers). But more often than not, he'll sing a slightly more grown-up tune. Like the other day, walking into the building where his classroom is, he shared the chorus of Pete Townshend's "Slit Skirts" with one of the neighboring teachers.
Way to go, buddy.
Actually, I was just thankful it wasn't the last song he heard on the radio: "Take Me Home Tonight" by Eddie Money.
(Again, remember to vote for me for Mother of the Year. Balloting is still open...)
So without further ado, here's a small sample (and I'm SO not kidding on that -- kid's a human jukebox) of Will's favorite songs. You'll note that many of them stem from the decade of the 1980s. Guess the alterna-pop apple doesn't fall far from the tree.