CJ loves “Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head.” Some mornings, when we’ve got a few minutes, we watch YouTube videos of the song — you can see “Raindrops” by Manic Street Preachers, “Raindrops” by some kind of Dutch version of Celine Dion, “Raindrops” arranged for solo ukelele, and “Raindrops” sung by innumerable karaokists at their laptops. Our favorite version is this Ben Folds Five cover from a Burt Bacharach TV special:
I’ve trained CJ to yell “Rock and roll!” when the drums kick in at the end. That’s Burt Bacharach himself bobbing, weaving, and fake-conducting through the song, with a big “The kids dig my tune!” grin on his face the whole time.
But for kooky awesomeness this lip-sync take by a 17-year-old somewhere in America absolutely cannot be beat. This is why we have YouTube.