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I am SO sick of Laurie Berkner........we need some new selections in our CD player, any suggestions? My son really likes silly lyrics.

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My DS loves music. Period. He jams to everything: elevator music, pop, metal, goth rock, Christmas carols, nursery rhymes, EVERYTHING.

But he's soooo cute when he head bangs to canned muzak, and does his little happy, bouncy, turn-y dance to Korn!

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Mine like annoying toddler music, like all kids, but they like some good stuff, too. They like Operation Ivy, Cocteau Twins, The Cure, Hindu chants, etherel goth...all kinds of stuff. They were dancing to my boyfriend's Pet Shop Boys cd the other day, much to our amusement .


The Cure has some songs with silly lyrics, like "Lovecats" and "The Caterpillar". I put those on a mixed cd I made for the girls once.
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DD (26 months) loves Alice Cooper and Ozzy.
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Anything with a lot of drums. She also likes pretty much everything from Jack's Big Music Show. I wish those songs were more easily available. She likes the Sweet Potato song, I'm So Glad, the violin guys (my two year old plays air violin), Duck 4, It's Good To Be Me, Wombo Lombo - if I could have these in the car she'd never get tired of riding.
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Here are some of our favorites right now:

They Might Be Giants "NO"
Peter Himmelman "My Green Kite"
Tom Paxton "I've Got a Yo-Yo"
Baby Loves Jazz "Go Baby Go"
Tom Chapin "Some Assembly Required"

These are all just CDs we got from the library, so I'm not sure about anything else by these artists. Good luck!

(I left off Laurie Berkner's "Buzz Buzz" because you said you're getting sick of her, but he likes that one right now, too)

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DD's current favorites are Laurie Berkner, Dan Zanes, They Might Be Giants and Queen's Greatest Hits.

If you thought you were sick of Laurie Berkner, try listening to "We will, we will ROCK YOU!" every day However, it does amuse me when she tries to stomp and clap and sing at the same time!
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We play The Doors, Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, etc. for my almost 14 month old. She seems to like the music and usually "dances" to it. I cannot stand kids music and we refuse to buy/play it.

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Anything and everything with a beat.
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Ds LOVES Elizabeth Mitchell (and so do I). He also likes his Putumayo Animal and Folk Playground CD's (we were just listening to Animal Playground while I had him in his sling.....we were swaying and he just about fell asleep). Ah...the precious moments of parenthood!

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there not toddlers anymore. but, both my kids started being big fans of Queen when they were around 1 or 2
my ds (4 yrs.) also loves the Beastie Boys he also loves a local guy named David Chicken
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Ds LOVES Elizabeth Mitchell (and so do I). He also likes his Putumayo Animal and Folk Playground CD's (we were just listening to Animal Playground while I had him in his sling.....we were swaying and he just about fell asleep). Ah...the precious moments of parenthood!
I must second all these suggestions! Elizabeth Mitchell is our favorite over here (You Are My Flower and You Are My Little Bird are the best albums IMO), and all the Putumayo Playground albums are fantastic.

I must also second Dan Zanes.
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Annie Lenox for nap time. David Crowder Band (Christian alternative kind of), Tina Turner, Led Zeppelin, The Cure, that song "I like to Move it Move it", stuff with a good beat or lots of guitar. No kids music around here, if I can avoid it.
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dan zanes is HUGE in our house we been to 2 concerts and are going to another soon. ds also like the traditional kids songs once in a while and also loves John Gailmore (for right here in VT) we love those free concerts he does too!
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Ds's favorite song is "We will rock you". He also likes AC/DC....we have a DVD of concert footage that dp and him love to watch together.

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Jack Johnson. She loves Jack Johnson.

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I am SO sick of Laurie Berkner........we need some new selections in our CD player, any suggestions? My son really likes silly lyrics.
My son loves his Kindermusic CD's.
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My kids love "Trout Fishing In America." We have their "Family Music Party" CD with some fun songs, including a tribute to coffee with a super-hard sing-along chorus ("All I want is a proper cup of coffee, made in a proper copper coffee pot.....) and one about a baby hiding her dad's car keys in her diaper.

We also like Billy Jonas' "What Kind of Cat are You?" CD, especially the title song, which works in such types of cat as "catalytic converter," "catapult," and "catacombs."

I'm really looking forward to the release of the "They Might Be Giants" numbers CD that comes out in February. After one of the TV shows my kids watch (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, maybe?) they sometimes show the video for this zero song, and my kids are riveted. They request it over and over. It's going on ds's birthday list for sure.

As for not really kids music, my kids love anything that has a really repetitive chorus, because they like to sing along. Their current favorite band is The Police, although I'm not sure how much I love them singing along to "Roxanne (You don't have to put on the red light.... those days are over, you don't have to sell your body to the night...)" Hmmmm.
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My DD's favorites are any Salsa music and anything by MxPx (might've listened to them a lot when i was pregnant. ).

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Jack Johnson. She loves Jack Johnson.
yep, dd too. she especially loves the curious george soundtrack.
also, reggae. particularly marley. i actually haven't met a kid that doesn't love bob yet.
and garcia grisman's the pizza tapes.

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C *LOVES* Josh Groban. When she was a tiny infant, she was horribly colicky, and the only thing that would calm her down was Josh Groban. I would hold her, nurse her, rock her, etc, but when I stuck Josh Groban on, she would just get so quiet and gaze out into space. Nothing else would do it...

Now she asks for him by name. We listen to him just about every day, unless I have simply had enough and I hide the CD, LOL. She even wants to sit and my lap and look up pictures of him on the internet. I thought about sending him a letter telling him that my 17-month old has a crush on him.
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Mine loves Rammstein. It's her favorite fall to sleep music.

Beyond that - anything with a beat. She HATES 'kid' music. We have a Wee Sing CD - and she turns the CD player off if I put that one on.
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DS (22 months) loves reggae and nursery rhymes.

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My dds both love (right now) Madonna - Music CD and Maroon 5's new CD. Very healthy for children of all ages. A sample of some lyrics:

Wake up call
Caught you in the morning
With another one in my bed
Don't you care about me any more?

Six foot tall
Came without a warning
So I had to shoot him dead
He won't come around here anymore. :

Hey, I think I'll keep reading this thread so my kids can listen to some new music! :

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Thank you, Thank you! These are some great suggestions...........They Might Be Giants, and Jack Johnson sound great, I think he will like them a lot. I should mention that he's obsessed with Rihanna's Umbrella.........it's awful, and I know every single word and beat to it.:

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yep, dd too. she especially loves the curious george soundtrack.
also, reggae. particularly marley. i actually haven't met a kid that doesn't love bob yet.
and garcia grisman's the pizza tapes.

Oh yeah, Jack Johnson and Bob Marley are definitely good kiddie music. Mine also like a Mazzy Star-ish band called Trespassers William, for napping.
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My DD is partial to Arlo Guthrie and Johnny Cash.
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DD loves Jonathan Coulton - especially some of his funny lyric songs (Strollertown, Code Monkey). They are pretty amusing for adults as well. She is also a big fan of The Killers and Fergie (the latter not encouraged by us, but whenever it is on the radio she grooves along to it!).

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Lately she's taken to listening to her brother's ipod and to hear a three yr old sing "We will Rock You" and "Dude Looks Like a Lady" is pretty funny.

On the kiddie side: we've been enjoying Elizabeth Mitchell. We've borrowed her three cds from the library and this is our fave so far.

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