Ocean Wonders Aquarium tune?
July 26, 2005 3:27 PM   Subscribe

Fisher-Price's Ocean Wonders Aquarium plays three songs: "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," Brahms' "Lullaby," and a heartbreakingly beautiful melody I've never heard elsewhere that's its default setting. Anyone have any idea what it's called, or (even better) who composed it?
posted by 88robots to Media & Arts (11 answers total)
Can you post a sound file? Easy to do if your PC has a microphone.
posted by agropyron at 3:46 PM on July 26, 2005

Hmmm...Googling I find:
"There are ... three music options, the best one offering soft and melodic New Age fare, the other two somewhat odd, spacey versions of familiar lullabies."
Also, you can hear the song at their "try me" page - select "music", then select the "blue button." It is the first of the three songs to play.
posted by ericb at 3:48 PM on July 26, 2005

at the Fisher Price "try me" page ...
posted by ericb at 3:49 PM on July 26, 2005

It's a pretty cool little song, sounds almost like some Cure.
posted by evariste at 3:54 PM on July 26, 2005

Google is not being of much use here. I only found one epinions review which states it might be a Fisher-Price original tune.
posted by pmbuko at 3:55 PM on July 26, 2005

Yeah, nobody seems to know what it is - I'd guess (given its simplicity) that's it's an in-house piece of "New Age"[tm] music...
posted by benzo8 at 3:56 PM on July 26, 2005

Extracted from the product manual pdf:
Questions? We'd like to hear from you!
Call Fisher-PriceĀ® Consumer Relations, toll-free at 1-800-432-5437, 8 AM - 6 PM EST Monday
through Friday.
That was an hour ago. So I guess you should call tomorrow and ask :-)
posted by evariste at 3:58 PM on July 26, 2005

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is actually by Mozart (or at least credited to him), so whatever that third choice is, they've sure got a lot of balls putting it next to Wolfgang Amadeus and Johannes.
posted by kindall at 4:08 PM on July 26, 2005

Mozart did write variations on "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," but apparently the original is actually an old French tune.
posted by scody at 4:14 PM on July 26, 2005

Sounds like something one would hear at a new age-y shul at Friday night services. Pretty cool for a baby luller--would they sell it for use by an adult?
posted by ParisParamus at 4:33 PM on July 26, 2005

My son went into the hospital when he was 10 days old for a respiratory virus, and one of the other kids had that mobile in his crib. It was a nice distraction for the first day, but by the second day (of hearing it every 10 minutes) it got pretty annoying. Even worse for my wife who stayed overnight at the hospital until our guy was released.
posted by smcniven at 6:49 PM on July 26, 2005

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