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?
Wavin’ Flag by K’naan – my kid’s fav by far 🙂
Yes, that is a good one. My daughter loves it, as well. Off to download!
GENIUS. Its for me too!
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.
So glad you enjoyed the playlist! Thanks so much for popping by my site.
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! 🙂