Someone at our antenatal class said they’d been experimenting with playing their baby different types of music to see how they reacted. They found there was one song that made the baby react really strongly so we thought we’d have a go at finding that sound for ours. 

1. Getting Away With Murder (Meat Loaf) – some little kicks, not very conclusive 

2. Real Gone Kid (Deacon Blue) – nowt 

3. Last Resort (Papa Roach) – nada 

4. Everything Flows (an Idlewild cover of Teenage Fanclub) 2 wee kicks, again not very conclusive 

5. Lovecats (The Cure) – nothing 

6. House of Jealous Lovers (The Rapture) – some flutters at the start then nothing 

7. Total Eclipse of the Heart (Bonnie Tyler) – nope

8. Crazy In Love (Beyoncè) – nothing

9. Talk Show Host (Radiohead) – one movement, not really a kick 

10. One Step Out of Time (Michael Ball) – one kick 

11. Somewhere in my Heart (Aztec Camera) – one kick 

12. Back in Black (AC/DC) – quite a few kicks in the first half then tailed off

13. Suffragette City (David Bowie) – little movement in the middle, some proper kicks towards the end 

14. Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin) – one shuffling type movement towards end but no kicks  

15. Toxic (Britney Spears) – one wee shuffle in the middle 

So there you have it. Science dictated that the baby would be ambivalent about pop, but pretty heavily into AC/DC. At the time of uploading this post, though, the clear favourite is this total earworm from Imogen Heap (thanks, Tuesday Mums WhatsApp group..).

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