The other day I read an Internet article on "what has been the most frequently played song?"
It turns out the winner, according to the article, is a song called "It's a Small World". This song has been part of a theme park ride for over 50 years. It's been played over 50 million times.
This ride now operates at various Disney properties throughout the world, and all those repetitions of that song add up.
I've been on two of those rides. One was at Disney World near Orlando, Florida.
But my earliest memory of this ride was not at a Disney property at all but, rather, at the 1964 New York World's Fair. I rode it several times with my family and once on a school field trip (I grew up in New York City). My spouse also rode it twice.
Would you like a glimpse at what the original look of this ride was like? This video is of high quality. It's a bit long but you will get the point quickly. I would say "not bad at all for 1964!" Some say the content is stereotyped; others say it is sweet and innocent. You can decide for yourself.
Just don't listen with the speakers on, unless you want to develop an earworm.
Rides come and rides go but this one has staying power.
Have you ever ridden it?
Let's see how much of a small world this is.