JUKEBOX JURY: April 25, 2004
Subjects: Emma C. (age eight, third grade) and Sammy C. (age five and a half, kindergarten).
Dani Siciliano, “Walk the Line”
Emma: It’s a very very good rhythm and beat, and good singing with the echo. It sounds more like a Jamaican beat. But it doesn’t sound like a song that would make you dance. If she wanted you to dance, she would stop the music and just rock out. Overall, I really really like that song.
Sammy: Well, that song was pretty good.
Paulina Rubio, “Perros”
Sammy: We’re doing five or three? I only want to do one more song.
Emma: It’s really funky. Even though you don’t understand the words, cause they’re in Spanish, you don’t care. ["Any guesses as to what she’s talking about?"] It sounds like she’s saying “dog.” I really like this song.
Sammy: It’s good. Dad, I just came in to hug you.
Usher f Lil Jon and Ludacris, “Yeah!”
Emma: I’ve heard this song before. Ying Yang Twins? I remember the duh-nuh, duh-nuh part. It sounds like the tune on “Need for Speed: Underground.” (“Get Low”)
Sammy: It’s good. Very very very good.
Tweaker f Will Oldham, “Ruby”
Emma: No. I can barely hear what he’s saying. [Rocking part begins, rocking part ends.] Still no. When can it stop?
Gretchen Wilson, “Redneck Woman”
Emma: Sounds like the Dixie Chicks. [Mimes along, saying “Hell, yeah!”] It rocks!
Sammy: It’s good, still.