kids songs: part 1

Baby M is addicted to kids music. I mean, she loves music in general, but she is somehow insanely perky when a “kids” song pops on the radio. I’m not sure if it’s because they play a lot of music in her daycare class and have dance sessions every afternoon, but there’s something she truly loves about them.

And, as a parent of a kids song loving daughter, I’ve grown to love and hate certain songs that are played on SIRIUS/XM’s kids radio station or that pop through on Pandora as well. And I just figured I’d share some of my rants and raves every now and then with you… just in case your little one is ever in need of immediate satisfaction on the go. Just ask Michelle about the power of the Wiggles, “Hot Potato” on Baby M and the need to have it at the ready in any situation.


Kristin Andreassen “Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for your eyes” – This is probably my favorite kids song, and Baby M likes to clap along with this one.



Steve Martin “Late for School” – while technically not written for kids, it’s a perfect song for them. I find myself humming along and getting this song happily stuck in my head for hours on end.


TANGLED Soundtrack “I’ve Got a Dream” – Baby M adores this song, and I’m certain it’s Mr. M’s favorite right now as well.



Uncle Jim “I’ve Got a Butt” – this song irks me on so many levels, and it makes me change the channel every single time. Maybe I’m just a friend of butt humor… or just the fact that his mom calls him “Uncle” … or that a song is cool and worthwhile if it involves scientific names?


Keith Munslow “The Leftovers” – this song has scared me into cleaning out the fridge pretty much every other day… and it’s just played too many times to be loved. *sigh*

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  • Reply Michelle February 15, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    I sing Hot Potato to my cat. True story.

  • Reply Catherine February 15, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    I think there are more and more options for kids songs that don’t drive you nuts. My friend is a music teacher adn writes songs for his students to sing. They are weird but kind of funny.

    If you like them, don’t buy them. I can try and score you a free copy. :)

  • Reply HamiHarri February 15, 2011 at 4:48 pm

    The crayola song if FABULOUS! Clara stopped playing with her fridge alphabet and started rocking out as she crawled towards my laptop!

    Can’t view the Steve M one (being outside the US and all) and that Uncle Jim song is just strange!

  • Reply Kira @ hernewleaf February 16, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    I don’t have kids yet but I work with kids and know a LOT of kids music – anything by the Wiggles makes me want to bang my head against a wall! Especially “Fruit Salad.” Damn, now it’s in my head.

  • Reply Kira @ hernewleaf February 16, 2011 at 3:04 pm

    Also, I love that first song that you posted, I’m gonna download it for my “Non Annoying Kids Music” playlist. Also, check out Laurie Berkner, I think she has a lot of cute songs.

  • Reply EP February 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Ditto to Laurie Berkner. I love her songs, and C loves Dinosaur Marching. Thankfully, the only thing C asks to listen to is the Tangled soundtrack. But perhaps that’s because and L only listen to the music that Jay and I listen to, or NPR. :D

  • Reply kid songs: part 2 | KimberlyMichelle May 31, 2011 at 2:16 pm

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