Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Question of the Day #882

I need a little help. I'm creating an exercise to demonstrate the Split Attention Effect. Split Attention occurs when extraneous cognitive load imposed by background or environmental elements negatively affects learning.

For example, I cannot write and listen to music. My brain follows the song lyrics and I can't focus on whatever I'm writing.

So, I need a song to play during a training that everybody knows. A song that everyone will follow along to and therefore ignore whatever I'm teaching. Thus proving my theory that listening to music while listening to a customer's needs isn't a great idea.

What suggestions do you have for a song that everybody will know?



  1. It's a Small World hehehe

  2. You could try a itunes search. Or: listen.grooveshark.com.
    Offer popular songs and then based off what genre or demographic.

  3. Low Rider - War
    We will rock you - queen
    Don't Believe the Hype - Public Enemy
    Another Brick In The Wall - Pink Floyd
    Monkey Gone To Heaven - Pixies
    Walking On The Moon - Police
    Winona's Big Brown Beaver - Primus
    Spybreak (short one) - Propellerheads
    Rollin Down Rodeo (with a shot gun) - Rage Against the Machine
    Higher Ground - Red Hot Chili Peppers
    Emotional Rescue - Rolling Stones
    La Villa Strangiato - Rush
    April 29, 1992 - Sublime
    Rez - Underworld
    Someday I Suppose - Mighty Mighty Bosstones
    When The Levee Breaks - Led Zep
    Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
    Been Caught Stealing - Jane's Addiction
    A Little Less Conversation - Elvis
    Roadhouse Blues - Doors
    Space Oddity - Bowie
    She Sells Sanctuary - The Cult
    Should I Stay of Should I go - Clash
    Legalize It - Peter Tosh
    Crazy Train - Ozzy

    Good Luck Suz!

  4. Beatles - Ob La Di, Ob La Da, Life goes on..., oh, na na na na, life goes on!
    "Motorin' What's your price for flight?"
    Ice, Ice, Baby - Vanilla Ice
    Madonna - numerous singable songs
    Cyndi Lauper - True Colors, Time after Time.

  5. Oh my, I would go with something really catchy and upbeat like an old school one like 'You're the One That I Want" or a current one like "Say Hey (I Love You)" (by Michael Franti). Good luck ... let us know how it goes ... I'm totally curious now!

  6. Livin' on a Prayer

  7. You've got some great suggestions here. I'd go with just about anything by the Beatles. There's also, Satisfaction by the Stones.

  8. Happy Birthday to Me Or You Got A Friend

  9. Tiny Dancer or Don't Stop Believin'

  10. Or that song "Shout" that was in Animal House and is played at every single wedding (all ages know it).

  11. Ice Ice baby... heard it on the morning show I listen to during their world's worst iPod contest. Can't get it out of my head. But hey - everybody knows it!

  12. Beatles for me, too. And I can't listen to ANY music while I write, lyrics or not. The rhythm of the music messes the rhythm on the page.

  13. Mmm, bop!

    Sorry ... it was the first one that came to my mind. I can't write and listen to anything at the same time either.


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