One of the most popular songs from everyone’s childhood and one of the most popular here at Kidsongs is The Alphabet Song (also called "The ABC Song" ). Learning our alphabet by singing the letters has an interesting history and goes back a lot farther than I would have guessed.
Did it originate in the 1950’s? The 1920’s? Try the 1700’s in
Another very famous composer, Franz Joseph Haydn, used the melody, too, in his “Surprise” symphony. In
Seems like everyone is proud to have their name attached to this simple but memorable melody!
Now sing your ABC’s and think about the melody -- Have you heard it before? Don’t think so? Think again -- It’s the same as “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star” and “Baa, Baa Black Sheep”! Am I the only one who didn’t realize these songs were the same? Our music producer pointed this out to us when he was in the studio recording it again & again for our various Kidsongs albums and videos.
It will continue to be used in preschools, kindergartens and homes around the world to teach little ones their ABC’s in a way that makes it fun and easy to learn.
Check back often for more blog articles from our new “Kidsongs Guide to Children’s Songs”. Learn the history, fun facts and some behind-the-scenes stories about everyone's favorite songs.
"The ABC Song" continues to be an extremely popular tune in the