Decent Kid Playlist

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One of the worst parts about being a parent is having to listen to crap music. I like exposing my daughter to all different kinds of music, but Putumayo Kids gets a little old after the 50th rotation. I’m no music expert, but my hippy Martha Stewart friend kind of is. I highjacked her kid’s playlist last week and downloaded a bunch of fun, upbeat songs. We like grooving to them and your kid might, too. Enjoy!

The Yeah Yeah Yeah Song by The Flaming Lips

Pirates of Saskatchewan by Captain Tractor

I’m Gonna Be by The Proclaimers

Walking on Sunshine by Katrina and the Waves

Abc by Jackson 5

Jump Down,Spin Around by Harry Belafonte

Pata Pata by Miriam Makeba

Tijuana Taxi by Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass

That’s Amore by Dean Martin

It’s Your Thing by The Isley Brothers

Walk Like An Egyptian by The Bangles

At the Hop by Danny & The Juniors

Surfin’ U.S.A. by The Beach Boys

Twist and Shout by The Beatles

We are Family by Sister Sledge

Funkytown by Lipps, Inc.

Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) by Us3

Pop Goes the World by Men Without Hats

I’ll Take You There by The Staple Singers

Tell Mama by Etta James

In the Mood by Glenn Miller

Jump, Jive and Wail by The Brian Setzer Orchestra (or anyone)

Del Ray by Sola Rosa

What are your favourite non-kid songs for children?

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6 thoughts on “Decent Kid Playlist”

  1. Thanks so much for the list. Have been thinking for a while to expose our family to a wider range of music/genres. And this one is what it says it is, a decent kids playlist. Some of the other ‘kids’ lists I viewed had lyrics that were definitely not appropriate for my young children.

  2. Ok, a little context>
    I was looking for some music to edit a birthday party video…so, google>cool kid’s song and here I am, listening to them all and not working.
    Now, that’s one great list…get a BIG “thank you” from Brazil! 🙂

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