He Said, He Said
Music critics (and fathers) Jeff Bogle of OWTK.com and Stefan Shepherd of zoobloggie.com are Justin Roberts fans. They share their favorite Roberts songs.
“From Scratch” —Don’t take shortcuts in the kitchen or in life.
Such a beautiful ode to a bygone era and grandmothers.
“Trick or Treat” —It’s like punk rock and candy organization.
“A Wild One” —It’s the power of reading and imagination. The last verse is a tender switch.
“Every Little Step” —I’m not a dog guy, but this song gets as close to me wanting to get a dog as possible.
“Snow Day” —Dials into that moment of crawling into bed with your parents early in the morning and listening to the radio waiting to hear your school’s name being called. He made a pop song out of that giddiness.
“Cartwheels and Somersaults” —About the arrival of a long-awaited younger sibling, this deftly shifts its attention from the older sibling to the parents.
“Trick or Treat” —What might be Roberts’ and producer Liam Davis’ finest pop confection is an ode to Halloween memories.
“Fruit Jar” —Roberts’ gentle duet with Nora O’Connor urges the listener to explore the world and take risks.
“The Princess Wore Pink” —Few songwriters could make princesses wearing pink seem rebellious and turn the song into something older listeners will probably hear as allegorical.
“Yellow Bus” —Our first introduction to Roberts many years ago, this song still makes me laugh.