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Being a mom for over a decade means I’ve listened to more kid’s music than any reasonable person should have to tolerate (Wheels on the Bus on repeat for 3 hours? Check). However, I’ve also found some tunes that the whole carpool can enjoy!


Here are some parent-approved kid’s music suggestions

Rockabye BabyMusic for Kids

Jim Gill

Laurie Berkner

Secret Agent 23 Skidoo

Hot Peas ‘N Butter

They Might Be Giants has multiple kids’ music albums out; our favorites are Here Come the 1,2,3s and Here Come the ABC’s. There’s a new album coming out called Why?

Sesame Street has some awesome remakes and original hits by current artists, like Feist ; Jason Mraz, Pentatonix, Will.I.Am, Usher, Train, OK Go, Elvis Costello, One Direction and more!


But who says it has to be all “kid’s music”? Let’s throwback to some of our own favorites!


Party-time! Music to get you Moving

“Keep your Head Up” Andy Grammer

“Sugar” Maroon 5

“Best Day of my Life” American Authors

“Pompeii” Bastille


“That’s Not my Name” The Ting Tings

“Moves Like Jagger” Maroon 5

“Stuck Like Glue” by Sugarland

“Honey I’m Good” Andy Grammer

“Brighter than the Sun” Colbie Callait


Lullaby and Good Night: Some Calm Classics

“Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

“Same Love” Macklemore & Ryan Lewis

“I Just Called to Say I Love You”  Stevie Wonder

“You Are My Sunshine”  Johnny Cash

“Say Something” A Great Big World & Christina Aguilera

“Ho Hey” The Lumineers

“One Love” Bob Marley


Mommy’s (and Daddy’s) Teen Favorites

“Jump” Van Halen

“Jammin”Bob Marley

“Wake me Up (before you Go- Go)” Wham!

“Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey

“Thriller”  Michael Jackson

Uptown Girl”Billy Joel

“Send Me on My Way” Rusted Root


Oldies but Goodies

“Somebody to Love” Queen

“Our House”  Madness

“Piano Man”  Billy Joel

“Don’t Stand So Close To Me”  The Police

“Rock the Casbah”  The Clash

“Jessie’s Girl”  Rick Springfield

“We Will Rock You” Queen

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terell

“American Pie” by Don McLean

“Build Me Up” The Foundations

“School’s Out” by Alice Cooper

“Walk this Way” Run DMC, Aerosmith

“Black Betty” Ram Jam

“Yellow Submarine” The Beatles

“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” Four Tops

“Life Is A Highway” Rascal Flatts

“Ring of Fire”  Johnny Cash


What are your kid’s favorites? Leave us a comment with their “jam”!

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