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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 | Trade News | March 3, 2014 | Comments ()


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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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  • TacoBellRey

    I can't find it in myself to be annoyed by anything that is related to singing animals, especially a duckling.

  • e jerry powell

    He's still got time to legitimize that Emmy win with another.

  • Slim

    My money is on them. If you can write Frozen and Book of Mormon, that's some range.

  • e jerry powell

    I'm more thrilled with Avenue Q (mostly because a friend of mine was one of Ann Harada's understudies), but to each his own.
    ;-)

  • Bob Genghis Khan

    I'll be brutally honest and say that speech was the cheesiest fucking thing I've ever seen on an awards show. But kudos to them for doing what they wanted, that's what a speech is for.

  • Just texted this info to my little sister (who has two kids under 7) and now she's not talking to me any more because of the earbug I gave her.

  • ellcoolj

    I had forgotten about the wonder pets... and don't have to click on the link to hear that earworm winding it's way into my soul... Fuck you...

    But... I also forgot about the Scrubs musical... where's the link to that?

  • denesteak

    uh.... i ain't listening to that. just in case. I don't need it stuck in my brain.

  • Green Lantern

    I hate the goddamn WonderPets. When my stepdaughter and her five year-old were living with us, WonderPets were part of the daily ritual. In fact, all her shows did was give me more appreciation for "Yo Gabba Gabba", a show developed by The Aquabats' own MC Bat Commander Christian Jacobs, BTW!

    Hey they had to afford the Battle Tram SOMEHOW, right?

  • Green Lantern

    But no, WonderPets suck. The end.

  • "the brilliant Frozen song performed by the incredibly talented Adela Dazeem."

    I assume you're making fun of Travolta with this, yes?

    She wasn't very good last night, but the producers did her no favors by removing the second verse, essentially going from 0-60 instead of building like it should have. Guess they needed more time for pizza and selfies.

  • E-Money

    Also that song is incredibly difficult. And Idina has had all the surgeries. Her live game isn't what it used to be. I suppose that's the price of screaming the music of Wicked for 2 years.

  • Kris

    I thought you were going to tell us that Bobby Lopez wrote "Blurred Lines."

  • Mrs. Julien

    AND YET JACK'S BIG MUSIC SHOW WENT OFF THE AIR!

  • birdgal

    I know, right?!?!? I loved that show more than my kid....

  • emmalita

    AAAHHHHH! My nephew marathoned this one day when he was sick. I almost stuck an ax in my own head just to get this song out of my brain.

  • Miss Kate

    OMG I'D MANAGED TO FORGET THIS.. CURSE YOU ROWLES!

  • whirligig7

    I love the WonderPets theme song. I assume this is because I am merely a babysitter and not a parent. WonderPets and Backyardigans are about the only two kids "modern" shows I can tolerate. Mike the Knight is okay too.

  • Three_nineteen

    PUPPY PATROL 5EVAH

  • Guest

    The "Let It Go" singer's name is Idina Menzel. "Adela Dazeem" is how John Travolta butchered her name last night

  • I'm guessing you are new here?

  • Andrea Owen

    I am pretty sure the author is joking. Way to be the punchline.

  • Dove of Doom

    That's my jam. It must be because it feels like something was just jammed into my ears.

  • I think it's a cute song. :/ It's very Peter and the Wolf (the flutes are the three little birds, etc.), only with lyrics sung by really young children because it's Nick, Jr.

  • Repo

    Needs more cowbell. Also, the next time anyone tries to take the moral high ground on my wife's and I's decision to not procreate, I will just calmly take out my phone and play this song as my rebuttal.

  • Mrs. Julien

    This is sewious!

  • pajiba

    Ha ha!

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