Can’t Stop The Beat Bugs: Music Education on Netflix

As anyone who has a toddler living in their home will know, you wind up with a lot of rather ear-worm type songs stuck in your head. Just this morning, I’ve already been humming “Mummy Finger, Mummy Finger, Where Are You?” and the all-time classic “The Wheels on The Bus”. As singing plastic enters the house and adds new lyrics to older songs (I’m looking at you VTech), the list of Top Toddler Hits grows and grows. At any time, I can be found to regale you with a feisty rendition of the Big Balloon song from Peppa, the Fireman Sam theme tune or, and I’m NOT proud of this, The Pup Pup Boogie. Yeah, this is parenting life, we’re very cool with our music.

Netflix seems to have heard our cries however. They seem to understand the need to get away from these horribly mind-sticking songs and to even, potentially, get our kids into good music. So, where better to begin with a proper musical education than The Beatles? This is where their new show, Beat Bugs, comes in. We checked it out over the weekend and we are converts.

The theme song is a gorgeous version of “All You Need Is Love”. Yes, it’s in my head, but that’s okay, because I love that song. It doesn’t irk me, and it doesn’t make me stand out when I’m humming it in work. Joy. The songs aren’t the originals, they’re mostly sung by the bugs, but there are some incredible guest star singers like Sia, P!nk and James Corden to add a little bit of extra fun to the music. (If you’re looking for the soundtrack btw, you can find it on Apple Music!).

I’m thrilled to see that there is set to be a second season later in the year because this is definitely one I’m happy to stick on in the background to amuse the little man while I manage to get things done! I can even say I enjoy the music!

Elsewhere, Netflix is also good for other types of musical education – it’s not all about the little kids you know! Other highlights I’ve found that I’ll be making sure to watch and re-watch for musical enjoyment include…

Grease Live

A new spin on an old classic, you know you know all the words!

Dreamgirls

It’s got Beyonce. It’s got Jennifer Hudson. It’s got Jamie Foxx. Most of all, the hair and costumes are amazing – and the anthems! This is a great girly one you can sing along to!

Footloose (2011)

Yes it isn’t the original but the songs will still get stuck in your head and you can’t escape the feel-good bits!

A Hard Days Night

More Beatles – this actually being from the fab four. If you’re a Beatles fan at all, this one is a perfect pick.

Those are just some of the musical offerings available on Netflix at the moment, hopefully they will keep you going! Let me know if I’ve missed one you consider a must-watch, or tell me what has you singing along this month in the comments below.

 

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Disclosure:I am a member of the Netflix Stream Team and received a Netflix subscription and an iPad Mini in return for posting Netflix updates and reviews, however, all opinions are my own, and I already had a personal subscription before joining the Stream Team.

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  1. My son Oskar loves these videos and it is a real nice change from having to listen to him singing Daddy Finger or the Monkey’s Jumping on the Bed Song. He wanted to make an intro video to Beat Bugs. Please check it out:

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