Pet Peeve #6: Women Breaking Into Song

Women do this thing.

I’m sure you’ve witnessed it. You’ll be at a gathering and someone will mention a song, and suddenly three or four girls are singing the first few lines or the refrain in “perfect” harmony. This is the best thing ever for these women.

For the rest of us, not so much. Especially if it happens more than once at the same gathering.

Granted, I think women have beautiful voices (really, anyone has a beautiful singing voice compared to me). I like to listen to women sing. But these spontaneous bursts of song are interruptions to a gathering, not pleasing additions.

What is it that makes certain songs as contagious as yawning for women? I think part of it is the feeling of togetherness. These women wouldn’t otherwise break into solos–it’s the camaraderie of belting out a song at the top of their lungs with their friends. For a few seconds, they get to feel like the Supremes.

Also, I should mention that I have experienced and known a few guys who have the spontaneous song gene, so it’s not exclusive to women. But I think those guys are the exception to the rule.

Have you witnessed (or partaken) in a spontaneous outbreak of song? Should I not be annoyed by this?

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