Insect themed music

Posted on: May 10, 2022, in Blog

Strange but true, there are quite a few musical pieces based on insects. Have a look below at a few insect themed music pieces.

Flight of the bumblebee – Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

“Flight of the Bumblebee” is an orchestral interlude written by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov for his opera The Tale of Tsar Saltan, composed in 1899โ€“1900. Its composition is intended to musically evoke the seemingly chaotic and rapidly changing flying pattern of a bumblebee.

La Cucaracha – Mexican folk song

La Cucaracha (“The Cockroach “) is a popular Mexican folk song about a cockroach who cannot walk. The song’s origins are unclear, [1] but it dates back at least to the 1910s during the Mexican Revolution .

I Got Ants in My Pants (and I Want to Dance) – James Brown

“I Got Ants in My Pants (and I Want to Dance)” is a funk song by James Brown. Recorded in 1971 and released as a two-part single in November 1972 or January 1973, it charted #4 R&B and #27 Pop. It did not receive an album release. A remixed version was included on the 1988 compilation album Motherlode, Part 1 to Star Time and the whole cut again in Make It Funky: The Big Payback.

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me – American minstrel song

Shoo Fly, Don’t Bother Me or Shew! fly, don’t bother me is a minstrel show song from the 1860s that has remained popular since that time. It was sung by soldiers during the Spanishโ€“American War of 1898, when flies and the yellow fever mosquito were a serious enemy. Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album Join Bing and Sing Along (1959). Today, it is commonly sung by children, and has been recorded on many children’s records.

Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

“Butterfly Kisses” is a song written by Bob Carlisle and Randy Thomas from Carlisle’s third studio album Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace). The song was written for Carlisle’s daughter Brooke’s 16th birthday. Carlisle also wrote a journal, Butterfly Kisses for Fathers and Their Daughters. The last track of the Butterfly Kisses (Shades Of Grace) is a country remix of the song, where instruments like the Pedal Steel Guitar and Fiddle are added as instruments.

The last thing most people feel like doing when seeing insects is to break out in song. Contact Service Master to rid your home or business of any insect infestations.


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