Oh, my. Although I think there is something slightly creepy about them, we've been invaded by Wiggle-itis at our home. The McKid watches her Wiggles tape (purchased for $5 at 1/2 Price Books) EVERY DAY. To keep my sanity, I purchased another one (with different songs) at Target the other night.
She dances, she sings, she jumps up and down.
I suppose they are less grating than Barney. I seem to take them better.
But when Zteen was a little Zkid, he listened to Raffi--which, at least in my memory, seemed more complex than "Can you point your fingers and do the twist". But maybe that isn't true. But I really do remember the songs actually being longer than 30-45 seconds each. The Wiggles can be quite catchy--ear-wormy, if you will admit. I admit that I catch myself humming "Cold Spaghetti" at different moments during the day. But I can't fathom how they can become famous for songs like "Rollin' Down a Sandhill."
Perhaps it's jealousy on my part--that I'm not making millions of dollars for dancing around lip-syncing songs. I've always thought that was my calling!!!!!