As a mom, I am a proponent of child proofing …. to an extent!
Lets face it, there are only so many times you can listen to the wheels on the bus before you start going CRAZY. So you turn to your favorite “pre-kid” pop radio station to find some sanity, but there can be unforeseen repercussions.
My son began singing Flo Rida’s “My House”. When he started singing you hear lyrics like “Another shot of vodka, you know whats in my glass”. Whoops….change the station quickly and now he is crying because he couldn’t finish his song.
We didn’t want our life dominated by Ring Around the Rosie so we came up with other options.
Here are some recommendations of popular songs:
#1. Stressed Out by Twenty One Pilots – “Stressed Out” is about wishing to regain the innocence of childhood, which existed before insecurity and money troubles became a problem.
#2. Uptown Funk Featuring Bruno Mars – Ok, I know it’s a bit over-played, but this song is a modern-day classic. The bonus is that there are plenty of photo opportunities if you get your kids to dance to it!
#3. Hello by Adele – Thats right, I had to add it to the list. I am definitely a fan and you can get a very dramatic duet with your toddler going on a car ride.
#4. Don’t Let Me Down by The Chainsmokers – This song is rising the charts and lyric wise is pretty safe because “Don’t let me down” is repeated over and over.
#5. 7 Years by Lukas Graham (CAUTION) – Ok, I probably shouldn’t have added this one because there are a few lines that you don’t want your kid repeating, but it is all over the radio and my son loves singing the ages. So use your judgement, but the bad mom in me, selfishly, really wants to listen to this one!