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?

xoxo,
Suzanne

13 comments:

  1. It's a Small World hehehe

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

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  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!

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  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.

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  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!

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

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  7. Happy Birthday to Me Or You Got A Friend

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  8. Tiny Dancer or Don't Stop Believin'

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

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  10. 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!

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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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