I'm starting this one off with a question: are kids of today familiar with Schoolhouse Rock? I bring it up because that's actually one of the first things I thought of when I saw this for the first time. That got me thinking about the use of music in education and how helpful it can be. Especially when it comes to helping to remember things. For example, Animaniacs is why I know all of the state capitals. Facts are just easier to learn in song form. At least for me and I'm guessing a lot of other people. That and music can also teach you about life in general. For instance, "Stuck in Traffic" taught me that belting out your swears is extremely cathartic. Seriously, I recommend it. Maybe not so much when other people are around.
One of the other things I thought of after watching this for the first time? It got me thinking about what I remembered about learning about electricity and such in school. You know how much I remember? Very little. Maybe if my teachers had made up songs about it I would have. I'm just saying. Luckily, I have the guys of VoicePlay to shed some light on the development of the light bulb. Ah, the light bulb. Without which we'd be crashing into things all the time. Yes, the light bulb. A glorious invention that is indeed worthy of its own 1 Minute Musical. It is Eli Jacobson who is credited with both the music and lyrics for "Lightbulb" and so it is Eli who we'll be mainly focusing on. After watching the video.