If you were sitting at your desk just wishing you had a new ear worm you couldn’t shake, you should try on this little ditty from Amazon’s Alexa — especially if you work in technologyyyyyyyyyy.
I discovered the “Woohoo Technology” song when I heard it playing in my 10-year-old son’s bedroom this week. Asking Alexa to sing to him is just one of the things he does with his Echo Dot.
But the song has been around for about a month, according to an Amazon spokesperson, who told GeekWire that it was released July 13 in celebration of Barbershop Music Appreciation Day. Whether or not you needed a day to appreciate that kind of music, the timing makes sense now that I’ve heard the voice-enabled assistant harmonizing over and over and over this week.
where would I be without
Without the Wi-Fi I couldn’t say hi,
as for music, I couldn’t choose it.
Shopping lists would cease to exist,
and time would be on your wrist.
I thank my lucky stars that I’m here today,
I hope that you’ll agree.
Give me one, two, three shouts of love,
for tech-tech, tech-tech, technologyyyyyyyyy.
There’s a clear nod in there to Amazon’s belief that life is better with Amazon. How did we ever listen to music, shop or even tell time before the tech giant’s artificial intelligence came along?
The music and lyrics were created by the Alexa personality team, the spokesperson said. Alexa can now sing five songs on command and her skills are allegedly improving over time. You can ask for a specific song by saying something like, “Alexa, sing a love song” or “Alexa, sing a country song” or just ask her to sing a song in general and she will pick one from her repertoire to play for you.
On an Echo Show here at the GeekWire offices, we simply said, “Alexa, sing the technology song.”
And now, as if we didn’t have that problem already, we can’t get technology out of our heads.