Monday, August 10, 2009

Musical Monday: Grown Ups' Musicians, Children's Music

Do you ever get tired of your children's music? Sammi has two CDs she absolutely loves. They are pretty much the only two she'll listen to. One is Mickey Mouse characters singing songs and the other is a CD of short songs like Three Blind Mice and London Bridges. They are both really fun and I admit that I enjoy them. Most of the time. But every once in a while I long for the days of listening (uninterrupted) to the radio and hearing grown up music.

One day Brent came home from the library with a CD that was the answer to this dilemma. For the Kids is a collection of our favorite musicians performing children's music. Some of it's familiar tunes like Twinkle Twinkle Little Star (although this version takes the cake and makes me want to take singing lessons just so I can sing like them!) and others are not the traditional "kids" songs you're used to hearing. Brent and I love listening to this album even when the girls are sleeping in the car!

We've recently introduced Sammi to this CD and she also loves it. Her favorite song is The Hoppity Song by Five For Fighting. My favorite energetic song is Snow Day by Bleu and my favorite lullaby is Willie the King by Dan Wilson, although it is quite sad. Now when Sammi asks to listen to kids' music, I can turn this on and we're both happy.

For the Kids*
1. Mahna Mahna- Cake
2. La La La La Lemon - Barenaked Ladies
3. The Rainbow Connection - Sarah McLachlan
4. I've Got To Be Clean - Guster
5. Wonderwheel - Dan Zanes
6. Have a Little Fun - Glen Phillips
7. The Hoppity Song - Five For Fighting
8. My Flying Saucer - Billy Bragg & Wilco
9. It's All Right To Cry - Darius Rucker
10. Sing - Ivy
11. Bright Eyes - Remy Zero
12. Willie The King - Dan Wilson
13. Snow Day - Bleu
14. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star - Chantal/Raine Maida
15. Good Night Children Everywhere - Sixpence None The Richer
16. Bend Down The Branches - Tom Waits
*Clicking on links to individual songs will open iTunes.


Rebecca is Thrilled by the Thought said...

I feel bad because I don't let my daughter listen to kid music. I can't stand it! So selfish. Thanks for this recommendation. I think I may be able to enter the kid music world now.

Amber said...

I hope you enjoy it! There's also For the Kids, Too! and For the Kids Three worth checking out.

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