Monday, 11 June 2012

Great Alternative, Indie, Punk and Rock Songs To Sing With Kids. Cool Music For Children Of All Ages. No Swear Words, Promise.

I recently hosted a giveaway, where I asked readers to share with me their favorite songs to sing to and with their kids, not lullaby's or kids songs, but real songs you would actually want to listen to. There were some great suggestions, including Alana W's winning suggestion of No Surprises by Radiohead. I had so many great suggestions that I would be cruel to not gather them all up into one place and share them with you. And so dear friends, I give you, a huge list of songs that don't suck that are kid friendly.



As is the case with parents and music, Hunter and I will love to sing together until the day when the thought of  singing along to my daggy oldy songs will be more shameful to him than almost any other activity. God knows the idea of being trapped in a Moris Minor for seven hours while we drive to Grandma's singing Don McLeans American Pie over and over and over again sends shivers up my spine (thanks mum!) and yet when I'm at Target and I hear it come on over the radio I find myself humming along. Perhaps deep down inside of me I'll always secretly love the songs of my childhood, right up until the day the music dies...

Until that day, I will never publicly admit I know all the words to pretty much every commercial radio song from the last fifty years. Actually, I can't back that up. Three beers will have me busting out Coolio's Gangsta's Paradise back to back with Phil Collin's Another Day In Paradise, and my ruse will be revealed. I'm not proud. I'm not done yet neither.



Peter, Bjorn And John, Second Chance



Richard Hell And The Voidoids, Blank Generation



The Cure, Love Cats



Modest Mouse, Paper Thin Walls



Garageland, Come Back



Nirvana, Son Of A Gun



Ramones, I Wanna Be Sedated



Beat Happening, Cat Walk



B52's, Rock Lobster



Fugazi, Waiting Room



White Stripes, We're Going To Be Friends



The Pixies, Where Is My Mind?



Custard, Apartment



Urge Overkill, Girl You'll Be A Woman Soon



Blondie, Call Me



Franz Ferdinand, Take Me Out



Talking Heads, Psycho Killer



Spiderbait, Calypso



Interpol, Slow Hands



Cake, The Distance



Dresden Dolls, Coin Operated Boy



Eels, Beloved Monster



The Stranglers, Golden Brown



Hot Hot Heat, Bandages



Islands, Don't Call Me Whitney Bobby



Moloko, Fun For Me



Kim Wilde, Kids In America



Kings Of Leon, King Of The Rodeo



Marcy Playground, Comin' Up From Behind



Placebo, 36 Degrees



No Doubt, Spiderwebs



Pony Up! The Truth About Cats And Dogs



Refused, New Noise



Queens Of The Stone Age, Go With The Flow



Smashing Pumpkins, 1979



Snowman, You Are A Casino



Social Distortion, I Was Wrong



Sleigh Bells, Comeback Kid



Ministry, Lay Lady Lay



Rancid, Ruby Soho



Nine Inch Nails, We're in This Together



The Strokes, Is This It?



Jebediah, Military Strongman



Metallica, Memory Remains



Something For Kate, Captain



Primus, Shake Hands With Beef


Mark Of Cain, LMA



Soul Coughing, Circles



The Stooges, Passenger



Tom Waits, Big In Japan



Beastie Boys, Intergalactic

They started singing,
Sandi D

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