Sing Along Songs

Whether Bryan is practicing his guitar or we are listening to records, our home is a musical house and we love any excuse to have a family sing along or dance party.  We are not ready for nursery rhymes and we can't keep quoting gangster rap, so we have been looking out for songs that have repetition, encourage interaction but say more than "back that ass up."  The Harry Belafonte station on Pandora has been playing on repeat so we have created a nice little playlist of songs that Wally loves grooving to.  I also realized that the Beetlejuice soundtrack is pure parenting gold when it comes to good music for kids.  Here are some of our favorites: 

1. Day - O (the banana boat song) by Harry Belafonte

2. Jump in Line (Shake, Shake Señora) by Harry Belafonte and The Original Trinidad Steel Band

3. Yakety Yak by The Coasters

4. My Girl by The Temptations

5. La Bamba by Ritchie Valens

6. A B C by The Jackson 5

7. In The Jungle The Mighty Jungle by The Tokens

8. Don't Worry Be Happy by Bobby McFerrin

9. Three Little Birds by Bob Marley

10. Yellow Submarine by The Beatles

 

What songs do you enjoy with your family?