We can all agree on the fact that lullabies and kids’ songs are not always enjoyable. So I figured that since my twins are still too young to understand the songs’ words, we’d listen to cool songs that have a nice rhythm to it without me killing myself over the annoying songs, because hey, I’ll have a lifetime to do that.
So here’s my list of cool songs that my kids like:
1- You and I, by Ingrid Michaelson:
This is for the afternoon, when you just are out of inspiration and they become very demanding. Don’t forget to cheesy-dance to it.
2- Bruises, by Chairlift:
This comes right after You and I, or when you can’t listen to you and I anymore. But there’s obviously a different dance to it. It has more beat and all.
3- Dancing queen, by Abba:
This song is just perfect for hand gestures/acting in your favorite play. And the kids dig that.
4- Yesterday, by The Beatles:
A classic. Make it an afternoon nap classic.
5- I want the world to stop, by Belle and Sebastian:
Ok, I do admit it makes me feel better since I feel like I frequently need a break. But it has a nice soft rhythm to it. Just don’t play it if your kids are older and want to know what it means.
6- Living on a prayer, by Bon Jovi:
Weird, right? Not when they’re just amazed by the way you head bang.
7- Milord, by Edith Piaf:
You have to have a french Piaf classic in your playlist.
8- Only time, by Enya:
It does miracles. It really helps as well if you think about the JC Vandamme Volvo ad while endlessly listening to it. It will make you feel heroic.
9- Any song, by James Blunt:
Just play it all. I know you have every album.
10- What a wonderful world, by Louis Armstrong:
End their day and yours with this soul soothing classic.