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!

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