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The Best Songs for Kids

Check out our list of kid-friendly songs that adults love, too.
 

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Listen to the playlist with your child using Spotify (it's free to set up an account), or download the songs through your favorite music service.

Songs:

Contact by Phish

Come Sail Away by Styx

The Final Countdown by Europe

We Will Rock You by Queen

Jump by Van Halen

Feeling Good by Michael Buble

Slip Slidin' Away by Paul Simon

Our House by Crosby, Still, Nash and Young

Blanket for a Sail by Harry Nilsson

Nightswimming by R.E.M.

Gabriel's Oboe by Chris Botti

Lullaby by Dixie Chicks

Supermarket Song by Jewel

We're Going to Be Friends by Jack Johnson

Lovely, Love My Family by The Roots

Rainbow Connection by Weezer and Hayley Williams

Family Time by Ziggy Marley featuring Judah Marley

ABC by Jackson 5

The Loco-motion by Kylie Minogue

Lovely Day by Bill Withers

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Always on My Mind by Willie Nelson

All I Want is You by Barry Louis Polisar

You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

I'm Still in Love With You by Al Green

Three Little Birds by Bob Marley & The Wailers

More Than Words by Extreme

Last Train to Clarksville by The Monkees

Pineapple Princess by Annette Funicello

Get Off My Cloud by The Rolling Stones

You Send Me by Sam Cooke

Just One More Day by Otis Redding

In the Basement by Etta James with Sugar Pie DeSanto

Jailhouse Rock by Elvis Presley

Motownphilly by Boyz II Men

We Got the Beat by Go-Gos

Let's Dance by David Bowie

Material Girl by Madonna

Thriller by Michael Jackson

Sunshine of Your Love by Cream

Watermelon Man by Herbie Hancock

Dreaming by Blondie

Stay Up Late by Talking Heads

Stand! by Sly & The Family Stone

A Life That's Good by the cast of Nashville

One More Time by Daft Punk

Get Up Offa That Thing by James Brown

Let's Go by Calvin Harris and Ne-Yo

Wake Me Up by Avicii

In My Life by The Beatles*

Lime in the Coconut by Harry Nilsson*

Yellow Submarine by The Beatles*

Blackbird by The Beatles*

Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole*

*Not available on Spotify.

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