Annie has come to our house for an extended stay. I thought it would be fun to play the soundtrack for Sadie, borrowed the original Broadway soundtrack from our neighbor, and played it for her. Big hit. Big. A little too big, actually. When it wouldn't burn and she realized that the neighbor's copy was borrowed, a panic attack started, which then turned into a 4 1/2 year old freak out, which was so sad, because it was about Annie songs! It broke my heart.
So, off we all went, at 8:00pm, to get the CD and I also insisted we get the 1980s soundtrack, the one I grew up with, which after to listening to side-by-side, is way less yell-y and much nicer on the ears, but Sadie prefers the original. Purist. All the lyrics are here. I love the internet.
She hasn't seen any images from Annie, just the CD cover, so I can down play the whole sad orphan thing, but I think that is a big part of the drama for her. That and the girls singing. Nothing like hearing "it's a hard knock life" first thing in the morning. Wow. It's really loud, you know? And then Pete reminded me of that awesome prison scene in Austin Powers (Goldmember?) when Dr. Evil raps with that song. Pure genius.
When looking for Annie images I found this cool site-a history of Annie on the radio and her secret club with decoder badges. I must research this throughly. I sure wish they still had stuff like this on the radio.