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August 14, 2014 6:16 PM   Subscribe


 
I have to listen to this soundtrack so much. I find myself singing the songs at the most random times, and I don't even know the songs, or the words, or what I'm doing - my mouth just opens and these things come out like I'm some kind of fucking activated sleeper agent and my step-daughter goes, "SEE, SEE, YOU LIKE IT. YOU LIKE IT." And I'm not sure if she's right or wrong.

I am not so long removed from knowing every word to the Aladdin soundtrack, so glass houses, stones, you know, whatever. I would prefer I didn't have to hear it 16 times a day - like, 14 or 15 would be better - but at least it's not heroin.
posted by kbanas at 6:24 PM on August 14 [5 favorites]


you ain't never had a friend like me!
posted by kbanas at 6:25 PM on August 14 [3 favorites]


I'm looking forward to seeing the movie (it came out on DVD here last month, but the video store is always completely rented out), but I'm already dreading watching whatever scene it is that has that one ultrafamous song. I'm already sick to death of it, and I haven't even seen the movie yet!
posted by Bugbread at 6:34 PM on August 14


Communication with my 11 year old daughter (sung to the tune of Do You Want To Build a Snowman:
Me: "♫ Alice Katherine Lastname..."
Alice: "♫ Yessss? ♫"
Me: "♫ Do you want to take a bath now?"
Alice: "♫ Nooooo! ♫"
posted by plinth at 6:45 PM on August 14 [14 favorites]


I rarely watch videos online, but this one was really amusing. jaci & i watched the whole thing while sitting on the couch and she recruited me to metafilter.
posted by flyingcrows at 6:47 PM on August 14 [6 favorites]


My daughter is really into Disney movies right now. I like the songs.
posted by 256 at 6:51 PM on August 14


That was cute and fun. I thought I'd hate it, but, no.
posted by thelonius at 6:53 PM on August 14


you ain't never had a friend never had a friend you ain't
posted by 256 at 6:53 PM on August 14 [1 favorite]


We sing it like this:

Gotta go
Gotta go
I just drank a 64-ounce Coke

I mean, we haven't seen the movie or anything, but you know the songs anyway.
posted by escabeche at 7:00 PM on August 14 [1 favorite]


...and she recruited me to metafilter.

Welcome!
posted by ocherdraco at 7:10 PM on August 14 [3 favorites]


At least two of those kids appeared not to be wearing seatbelts or to not be wearing them properly. How am I supposed to concentrate on the songs when all I see is the warning siren in my head screaming DANGER!!! DANGER!!??
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 7:13 PM on August 14


Yes, this is all very familiar to me from car rides with my daughter. Fortunately, her Spotify list has the Disney tunes mixed in with They Might Be Giants and Casper Babypants.

That being said, I do have a legitimate love for "Frozen Heart".
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 8:36 PM on August 14


So, because Frozen blew away Disney's most hopeful -- and by that, I mean "had twelve shots, love you man, oh what could go wrong, hand me that torch" hopeful predictions, the lines to see Elsa and Anna were literally* four hours long. Disney had to do something.

So, they did "Frozen Summer Fun" at Hollywood Studios. They took an old studio and built a skating rink in it, or as I like to think of it, a "SPOT THE CANADIANS" spot. They had snow. Actual frozen, Oh Fuck I have To Scrape This Shit Off My Car Snow. It was amusing to watch people not familiar with the substance trying to cope with it, and it was more amusing watching cast members stopping people who were familiar with it from throwing snowballs at those who were not.

And, of course they had Olaf. On screens, because, well, he's a snowman, this is Florida in summer, and well something about generating computers, and well, he's on a screen.

So, end of the day, they're doing fireworks**. And during this, they have Olaf singing In Summer. Because showstopper. But Olaf sings, and at the very end, he sings IN SUMMER!

And I say, not loudly, but clearly. "I'm going to tell him."

And about 40 people look at me and yell "DON'T YOU DARE!"

And Olaf sings "IN SUMMER!!!!!"

Do not mock the power of Frozen.


* And I mean this in the "Actually, no joke, seriously this" sense, not the "too many people used literally to mean figuratively" sense."


** Because it's Disney, the single largest buyer and firer of fireworks in the entire world.
posted by eriko at 8:47 PM on August 14 [8 favorites]


It doesn't have to be a snowman.
posted by Artw at 9:02 PM on August 14 [2 favorites]


My daughter has taken to wrapping herself in a fuzzy blanket on the rug and asking me "Elsa, why did you hit me with your ice power five times?" With big, reproachful eyes. At least five times a day. And every response I offer is met with "But why?"

Yes, I've contemplated murder.
posted by snickerdoodle at 9:15 PM on August 14


jaci & i watched the whole thing while sitting on the couch and she recruited me to metafilter.

We'll….
He’s just a bit of a fixer-upper, he’s got a couple of bugs
His isolation is confirmation of his desperation for human hugs
So he’s a bit of a fixer-upper, but we know what to do
The way to fix up this fixer-upper is to fix him up with you!
Welcome!
posted by eriko at 9:19 PM on August 14


Disney is Satan. Plain and simple. The sooner we wipe this scourge off the face of the earth, the better.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:05 AM on August 15 [2 favorites]


Weird. When I think Satan, I usually think "Hitler" or "Jeffrey Dahmer", not "having lots of fun playing in the Fortress Explorations part of Disney Sea". Satan's game must be slipping big-time.
posted by Bugbread at 1:48 AM on August 15 [3 favorites]


I'm with flapjax, mainly because I'm just so. effing. tired. of hearing about Frozen. Seriously, fuck. I like some other kiddie-oriented stuff, but Disney's global-saturation marketing-wet-dream merchandising-heavy schtick is always just a notch too far.
posted by Salamander at 1:56 AM on August 15 [1 favorite]


My college classmate wrote that damnable Let It Go song.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:22 AM on August 15


My college classmate wrote that damnable Let It Go song.

She or he now needs to find a new vocation in life, because that is the top of the songwriting mountain.
posted by colie at 2:40 AM on August 15 [1 favorite]


My four year old has noticed the confluence of ice powers between Elsa from Frozen and Zane the White Ninja from Lego Ninjago. Of course, he knows that Zane is a robot! That doesn't prevent him from being Elsa's brother. Or the two of them having adventures. Or best of all, Zane teaching Elsa spinjitsu which leads to Frozen playing out very, very differently.

Don't worry, the other ninjas have developed siblings as well. Kai, the Red Ninja, is Wonder Woman's brother (I try to talk to him about canon, but it doesn't sink in) while Cole the Black Ninja's sister is Karai (Shredder's Daughter from TMNT). The Blue Ninja, Jay, is so far an only child.

*sniff* my on little fanficcer. They grow up so fast these days.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 3:45 AM on August 15 [8 favorites]


My niece and I do the crossover fanfic too. I recently bought her an Elsa dress and ice tiara. When we play, she makes a big deal of putting on the crown and I yell at her to not wear it, 'cause she'll go crazy if she does. But she does anyways, and then turns her sister into an ice cube, makes a snowman, and laughs maniacally while singing snippets of Let It Go.

If there's any audio of the Ice King singing Let It Go, I think my life would be complete.
posted by honestcoyote at 5:16 AM on August 15


My four year old has noticed the confluence of ice powers between Elsa from Frozen and Zane the White Ninja from Lego Ninjago.

I think that if they ever manage to do an "Incredibles 2", Frozone should say at some point, " To tell a family secret, my great, great grandmother was Norwegian ".
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 5:34 AM on August 15 [9 favorites]


Now another song to try to get out of my head.
posted by MtDewd at 6:50 AM on August 15


My daughter is almost two and I couldn't figure out what this new word she was saying all the damn time was till one day I was playing the Kindle Candy Crush clone Frozen game and Anna happened to be the avatar and she started pointing and saying that word over and over again, 'An-na, an-na, an-na'.

Ohhhhh...

Now whenever she sees a Disney princess or winter wonderland type scene, there's that word...

My wife and I already have a habit of getting songs stuck in each others' heads all the time and singing instead of talking to each other when we're puttering around the house, but it seems that recently we've been creating alternate lyrics for these songs most of the time.

Frozen on Ice is coming to town, so I know I have to go to that. And my wife has already bought my daughter a treasure chest with Anna and Elsa costumes in it for her birthday next month.

So yes, Frozen has taken over my house, but at least she doesn't have the DVD and we only let her watch the movie once every week or two. But I've already learned the chord progression for Let It Go on guitar and my wife wants to sing it at the party, but I have a feeling as I write this that we'll wind up doing more than just that song.
posted by daHIFI at 9:50 AM on August 15


I think that if they ever manage to do an "Incredibles 2", Frozone should say at some point, " To tell a family secret, my great, great grandmother was Norwegian ".

Ta-da! (It's also an homage to the introduction of Robin.)
posted by jdherg at 1:28 PM on August 15 [1 favorite]


I've already learned the chord progression for Let It Go on guitar

Do you play classical guitar or fingerstyle acoustic? Here's a great youtube performance with free sheet music and TAB for this song.
posted by obscure simpsons reference at 3:07 PM on August 15


If I can't watch YouTube on my phone I don't watch YouTube.
posted by clvrmnky at 3:55 PM on August 15


1. My 8 year old daughter's name is Else, pronounced "Elsa". She told me for years she wanted to change her name but now she is a superstar and loves the extra kid attention. And of course, now I want to change her name.
2. While the songs in this movie are fabulous, the four year old boy version is perhaps a little better. Frequently sung at our house by little brother: "Let It Poop".
3. Anyone who bitches about these songs has not been adequately subjected to the horror that is repetitive performances of "Everything is Awesome". See above four year old boy.
posted by purenitrous at 6:24 PM on August 15 [1 favorite]


Pianists can find excellent Let It Go video tutorials and sheet music (in both the original key and an easier one) here. It's also got a simplified version for beginners which younger fans might also really like.
posted by colie at 3:36 AM on August 16


My college classmate wrote that damnable Let It Go song.

She or he now needs to find a new vocation in life, because that is the top of the songwriting mountain.


And as ol' Randy Newman 'll tell ya, it's lonely up there.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:40 AM on August 16


But, purenitrous, everything is cool when you're part of a team!
posted by Elementary Penguin at 7:31 AM on August 16


My college classmate wrote that damnable Let It Go song.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 5:22 AM on August 15 [+] [!]


I noticed that she and her husband were going to be doing a Q & A and singalong at the class reunion weekend this summer. I decided that was going to be my excuse for not attending.
posted by McCoy Pauley at 4:24 PM on August 16


She or he now needs to find a new vocation in life, because that is the top of the songwriting mountain.

I think you mean the sinister lair deep in the bowels of the songwriting evil mountain headquarters something something henchmen.

(and she's a "she")
posted by Joseph Gurl at 2:37 AM on August 18


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