Bathtime Beats: Our Top Ten

Some bathtime beats for a good soak

1. Water, Water, Everywhere, Tommy Steele: you cannot beat a bit of Tommy Steele, especially as your bathtime loofah could be a surrogate guitar.

2. This World of Water, New Musik: briefly successful in 1980, this was the group’s next best known tune after Living By Numbers.

3. The River, King Trigger: a largely forgotten gem due to its lowly chart position in August 1982 but a great song for the shower or bathtime.

4. Splish Splash, Bobby Darin: from King Trigger’s Adam and the Ants style drumming to a rock ‘n’ roll classic, Bobby Darin’s number sounds peerless in 2017.

5. Proud Mary, Ike and Tina Turner: Creedence Clearwater Revival may have done the original version, but Ike’s and Tina’s is the most bathtime friendly piece. A great one for caterwauling along to.

6. Singin’ in the Rain, Sheila B: when you thought we would have chosen the musical version, we thought Sheila B’s disco cover was better for showering to.

7. Moon River, Danny Williams: a dreamy number, best suited to long and relaxing soaks. Danny Williams’ version appeared in the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

8. A Little Bit of Soap, Showaddywaddy: how can we forget the Leicester rock ‘n’ roll revivalists? Originally by The Jarmels, Showaddywaddy’s version peaked at Number 5 in 1978.

9. The Rubber Ducky Song, Ernie: for some, no bathtime is complete without a rubber duck. The orange puppet from Sesame Street never fails to please with this paean to bathtime toys.

10. Theme from Jaws, John Williams: “I think we’re going to need a bigger boat”. The best tune to inflict on anybody who’s hogging the bath too long!

Any More Bath Hogging Beats?

Feel free to add some more bathtime music to our countdown. Or comment on our chosen tunes.

Bespoke Bathroom Solutions, 28 March 2017.

Image by Nerthuz (via Shutterstock).

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