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Top 10 Kid’s Songs for Parents (especially Dad, for Father’s Day)

In Uncategorized on June 10, 2010 at 3:13 pm

These won’t make you want to pull your hair out…

Joseph Federico

 

Being an uncle myself of two beautiful, bouncy nieces, I am no stranger to the likeliness of hearing children’s songs blasting from the television speakers first thing on a weekend morning. Whether it be the tunes of the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, Imagination Movers, or my eldest niece dancing around the living room singing a Kidz Bop version of Avril Lavigne’s “Girlfriend,” there’s no escaping the fact that kid’s songs are where it’s at.

I cannot even fathom being a parent who counts on these lively songs to get through a short trip to the grocery store in “peace” or even a long family road trip to see Aunt Rhoda 16 hours away in Iowa.  No thank you – I’ll stick to being the cool uncle who spoils my nieces on occasion and when the going gets tough, run to the nearest bar for a brewskie and count my blessings that I have not tied the knot yet and started a family all my own.

However, if you are a mommy or daddy, and are planning that trip to see Aunt Rhoda 16 hours away, I have some good news for you; I polled some of my nearest and dearest parenting pals (I also did some personal research on iTunes) to come up with a list of 10 songs that will not have you admitted to the children-tunes overload loony bin.

10. Bubbly – Kidz Bop Kids – Kidz Bop Vol. 13
9. Belly Button – VeggieTales (Veggie Tunes) – VeggieTales: Greatest Hits
8. Fruit Salad – The Wiggles – Live- Hot Potatoes!
7. Yellow Submarine – The Beatles – 1
6. ABCD Medley – The Laurie Berkner Band – Whaddya Think of That?
5. Captain Feathersword – The Wiggles – Yummy Yummy
4. Monster Hoe Down – Happy Monster Band – Playhouse Disney: Music Play Date
3. Jump Up! – Imagination Movers – For Those About To Hop (Songs from the TV Series)
2. Hot Dog! – They Might Be Giants – Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
1. Victor Vito – The Laurie Berkner Band – Victor Vito

Do you have any other suggestions? Share them below!

Source 1, 2, 3

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  1. Riding with no hands – Ralph’s World
    Doodle bugs – Laurie Berkner

  2. anything Laurie Berkner but especially Victor Vito! Also a big fan of Jack Johnson’s Curious George Soundtrack.

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