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The Oscar Winning Composer Behind 'Let It Go' from 'Frozen' Is Also Behind World's Most Annoying Song

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 3, 2014 |

By Dustin Rowles | Industry | March 3, 2014 |

One of the best story’s of the Oscars last night was the win of Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, who won an Oscar for composing “Let It Go,” the brilliant Frozen song performed by the incredibly talented Adela Dazeem. Their speech was actually my favorite of the night, perfectly straddling the line between adorable and over-the-top cutesy, although that last second misty shout-out to their daughters was, well, it blew dust into my living room.

Of course for Bobby Lopez, the win gives him the EGOT, although not a true EGOT. He has the Oscar for “Let It Go,” the Tony for the music in both Book of Mormon and Avenue Q, the Grammy for Book of Mormon’s Best Theater Album, and an Emmy. But it’s not a Primetime Emmy, although he was nominated for his work on the Scrubs musical episode. It’s actually a Daytime Emmy, and he won it for being part of the composing team behind Wonder Pets, which as any parent knows, features the most annoying, obnoxious, horrific music this side of Martin Short’s Cat in the Hat theme song.

Wonder Pets only appeals to toddlers probably in a very narrow range between two years old and two years and one month old. For anyone older than 25 months, the music in the show is actually scientifically proven to leave marks on the brain that, when examined in brain scans, look remarkably similar to those suffered by burn victims. Worse still, the music gets caught in your brain like a fishing hook that just yanks and yanks at the grey matter until it spills out of your ears, which often leads to an embarrassing scene at Trader Joes.

It is terrible. Here’s the theme song. Every other song in the show is a variation of the theme song, performed in a very similar manner. WARNING: Listening to it longer than six seconds has been known to cause seizures in adults.

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