What songs make you want to play air guitar or air bass or drums?

What songs make you want to play air guitar, air bass or air drums?

We all have special songs that connect us to special places and times in our lives. There are also extra special songs that can compel you to drop what ever you are doing and launch into air guitar or some other air instrument – that is miming playing the bass, or drums or even air bagpipes!

Some songs just make you want to burst into playing air bass or drums!

Please let me explain.

Do you like to listen to your favourite tunes while you do your housework?

I snatch any chance I can to listen to some of my favourite music and the other morning I was unloading the dishwasher while listening to vintage Cure. I’m working away efficiently until Primary comes on and I can’t help myself but to pump up the volume and launch into playing a frantic air bassPrimary is such a bass-driven song with so much energy.

Anyway, my two kids come into the kitchen and ask me to “turn it down” because they can’t hear the TV. They see dad having a great time playing air bass and they join in with blissful abandon.

My son grabs the mini guitar I bought him.  I’ve got a wooden spoon for my bass. My daughter grabs big plastic spoons that function as drum sticks one minute – a microphone the next.  Super daggy – but super fun!!

The family “air band jam” brings back happy memories of when I was a kid using a tennis racket as a guitar and the carpet sweeper as a mike stand.

Please share what tunes inspire you to play an “air instrument” – what tunes, what instrument?

 

I know some people prefer “free dance” to playing an “air instrument”. A good friend of mine (from a serious corporate background) is a mum who loves to bust some moves with her daughters to “Move Like Jagger”.

She also can’t resist busting some moves whenever she hears The Violent Femmes “Blister in the Sun”.

I know some people may shake their heads at these confessions of dagginess* – but I hope this post brings a smile to your face.

I hope this post reminds you of special songs that make you want to dance or play your favourite air instrument.

 

(*The Cure is by no means daggy – but maybe playing air bass when unloading the dishwasher could be considered daggy)

I intend to make a fun family ritual of these air instrumental jams with the kids. Maybe mum will join in – if we play some Madonna (Mum’s got the Madonna moves from back in the day!)

Please share what tunes inspire you to play an “air instrument” – what tunes, what instrument?

 

For those unfamiliar with The Cure’s Primary or who haven’t enjoyed it for a while – here is a link to it on youtube. I challenge you not to want to play air bass!

 

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