Nursey Rhymes, the greatest pop songs.


What makes a pop song a pop song?  A Pop song is a song that is popular music for the masses.   What is a Nursery Rhyme if not a popular song for the masses?

When you break down what a nursery rhyme is it adds up to being the greatest pop song of all time:

  • Most people know all the words.
  • Most adults and children sing it.
  • They are on constant rewinds and requests.
  • Most people have owned or bought or will own a nursery rhyme at some point.
  • They have the highest sales over time than most other pop songs.
  • Live performances are regularly attended by young and old.
  • they cross, genre, gender and age.

A Nursery rhyme is the perfect pop song.

Many years ago as a lover of music I wanted to write a hit pop song but as the years past my desire was replaced by reality and I retired that thought.  However, now that I am older I realise that a Nursery Rhyme would be a much better option to pen than a No.1  Pop song or one hit wonder.  A Nursery Rhyme is a form of one hit wonder in many cases but even then it still manages to maintain its eternal status, where as a Pop song fails to have any longevity.

So in short “a foolish man finds fame in his Pop song but a wise man finds acclaim in his Nursery Rhyme.”

The proof is in the pudding.

Below is a short list of the beginning of Nursery Rhymes and you’d be hard pushed to not be able to complete the entire Rhyme:

“Hickery Dickery Dock……………………….”

“Humpty Dumpty Sat on a wall……………………..”

“Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle…………………….”

“Baa Baa black sheep……………………….”


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