This one is inspired by the fan frenzy caused by 19th century composer, Franz Lizst, whose admirers went nuts during his performances. When “Lizstomania” ﬁrst came out, Phoenix took over our home. Something about the tempo and the nonsensical lyrics made us all feel free to dance, run around, and embrace the chaos. This song is a tribute to all that commotion. Back in Lizst’s time, people thought music-induced hysteria was a contagious medical condition. Now we know itʼs all about having just too much fun. —Anna Pellicioli
Photo courtesy of Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic/Getty ImagesAbout The Mix TapeThink you have to wait until your kids are twelve to share your favorite tunes with them? Think again. Kids' music, you may have noticed, can become a bit of a recurring nightmare when you are stuck in traffic with no more snacks. Sooner or later, songs about brushing your teeth or the reasons you should eat broccoli will seep into your head, and you'll catch yourself humming one in the elevator. There is no reason to succumb to this. Leave that to pre-school. Our music often has enough sing-along choruses, alliterative catchiness, and even teachable moments to hold your little ones' attention during grocery runs, traffic jams or unruly birthday parties. I give you a song a week guaranteed to leave you sane and better for it, even after 5,000 listens. Parental Discretion Encouraged.