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Today’s coverage: parents reveal their favourite – and most irritating – nursery rhymes

Palamedes PR, the B2C PR agency, secures more exposure for AudioGO following the publisher’s research into the nation’s most loved – and most irritating – nursery rhymes
Palamedes PR, the B2C PR agency, secures more exposure for AudioGO following the publisher’s research into the nation’s most loved – and most irritating – nursery rhymes

Palamedes PR has secured media exposure for the audiobook publisher AudioGO, it emerged this morning.

The agency’s story about the most irritating – and most loved – nursery rhymes has gained coverage in a variety of places including Frost Magazine and London News.

It also featured on AudioGO’s regional title, the Bath Chronicle.

The story, which was based upon a national survey of 1,000 parents, revealed how Michael Finnegan was named as the most irritating nursery rhyme of all time.

Its tune and lyrics were said to be so “utterly catchy” that mums and dads found it impossible to stop humming it for the rest of the day.

The nursery rhyme has ten verses but its ‘begin again’ line means it can continue on a perpetual loop.

Old MacDonald, meanwhile, was voted the nation’s parents’ favourite nursery rhyme, beating Row, Row, Row Your Boat, She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain and Pop Goes the Weasel to the top spot.

Rachel Josephson, AudioGO’s sales and marketing director, said: “What is clear, is that nursery rhymes still play an important part in bedtime routines – all of those polled said they read or sang at least one nursery rhyme to their children each day.”

A spokesman for Palamedes PR, which specialises in B2C PR and news-generation, added: “We are, as ever, grateful to these titles for the coverage.”

 

The Top 10 Most Irritating Nursery Rhymes

10. Miss Polly Had a Dolly

9. Humpty Dumpty

8. She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

7. Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

6. Rain, Rain, Go Away

5. Pop Goes the Weasel

4. Pat-a-Cake

3. London Bridge is Falling Down

2. Polly Put the Kettle On

1. Michael Finnegan

 

The Top 10 Favourite Nursery Rhymes

10. Humpty Dumpty

9. Hey Diddle Diddle

8. Polly Put the Kettle On

7. Cockles and Muscles

6. Pop Goes the Weasel

5. This Old Man

4. Row, Row, Row Your Boat

3. The Big Ship Sails

2. She’ll Be Coming Round the Mountain

1. Old MacDonald

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