Pop Goes Your Name – a Personalised CD with a Difference.
We were delighted to receive a Pop Goes Your Name CD through the post for us to review recently. I don’t know who was more excited to receive the CD, myself or my daughter. I soon found out exactly what my daughter thought of it!
This is the brainchild of musicians and parents Lucy and Richard Patterson. The songs were originally composed and sung to their young son Noah and they decided to make an album for him. However when friends and relatives heard these wonderful songs they began asking if they could have personalised versions too. Soon ‘Pop Goes Your Name’ was born incorporating 800 (and growing) popular UK names to create a CD tailored for each child.
Branding and Packaging
The branding is very catchy and modern without being gender specific. The illustrations are lovely and I just adore the little smiley that is in the O of Pop. The child’s name is on the bottom of the CD’s cover but not on the CD itself. My pink crazy daughter thought it looked ‘cool’ and I am sure that a boy would think it was great too. Maybe a word list to go with the CD would be something that Lucy and Richard would consider in the future to help mums and dads sing along too!
Playing and Interacting
What can I say? Actually there is something that I can say ‘Have your camera ready, your mobile phone or even better record it on video’ because you will want to capture that moment when they hear that the song is about them and for them. I wish I had known what the effect on my daughter would be. She BEAMED at me. She looked up and gave me the most wonderful smile and squealed “That’s me Mummy, they are singing all about me!” Then she jumped off the sofa and did the most beautiful, wiggly fairy clumping dance I have ever witnessed!
The music on the CD is very catchy and the lyrics are really easy to learn too. Before you know it you are singing along or humming the tune as the CD plays. The subjects cover in the CD vary from Driving in My Car to the wonderful Sleepy Head. The music takes you from a rock track through to a ballad and everything in between! Plus you can listen in comfort knowing that the lyrics are child friendly. To listen to a sample of the music and to see the name list then visit the Pop Goes the Name website!
Would We Recommend?
At RRP 12.95 plus £1.20 p&p (current UK postal address 08/10/14) I do believe that this is a brilliant price for a wonderful addition to your music collection. It would make an ideal birthday present or Christmas present. We would definitely recommend Pop Goes Your Name as a great product and one that will engage youngsters (and adults) of all ages.
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