He and his daughter wrote a song about the show

By Tom Sinclair
March 20, 2000 at 05:00 AM EST
Cartoon Network

Ex-Talking Head David Byrne has whipped up a song, ”Buttercup, Blossom, and Bubbles Say,” for the upcoming soundtrack album of the popular Cartoon Network TV series ”The Powerpuff Girls.” The disc, ”The Powerpuff Girls: Heroes and Villains,” will feature tracks from Mark Mothersbaugh, Devo, Frank Black, Apples in Stereo, the Sugarplastics, and others, and is due July 4.

”The concept of the album was to have each song focus on a different aspect of the show,” says Craig McCracken, the series’ creator, writer, and producer. ”We just gave each artist loose directions, like, ‘Write a song about Blossom,’ and they just went with it.”

For his part, Byrne admits he had a collaborator on the tune: his 10-year-old daughter, Malu, with whom he often watches the show. ”She wrote the words and I wrote the music,” says the proud papa. ”I’m sure this will constitute her trust fund for life. She’ll be living off [royalties from] this record — not records of mine — in her old age.”