I realize that 2007 ended almost 6 weeks ago, but I really want to make sure that I note publicly my 20 favorite songs in the kids music genre from the past year. I'm not going to go through the fool's errand of trying to rank songs (it's hard enough ranking entire albums), so I'll just provide you a top 10 list (with the songs in no particular order), along with a list of tracks 11 through 20 (again, in no particular order).
If people wonder why in the world you'd ever play kids music for your kids (let alone the whole family), I think these 20 tracks might change at least a few people's minds...
(Note: I've only posted links to complete songs. All links current as of February 2008.)
Top 10 Songs
The Deedle Deedle Dees - "Major Deegan"
Georgie James - "Grizzly Jive" (listen/download here)
ScribbleMonster - "I Wish I Lived In Michigan" (listen here)
Peter Himmelman - "My Green Kite" (listen/download here or listen here)
Steve Lee - "Grab A Balloon" (listen here)
Soccer Team - "I'll Never Fear Ghosts Again" (off the Play compilation from DeSoto Records)
The Nields - "Anna Kick a Hole in the Sky"
Orange Sherbet with Hot Buttered Rum - "Bit By Bit"
The Hipwaders - "Educated Kid" (listen/download here)
The Barenaked Ladies - "The Other Day I Met a Bear" (listen here)
Johnny Bregar - "Airplane"
Asylum Street Spankers - "Be Like You" (listen here)
Gustafer Yellowgold (Morgan Taylor) - "Pinecone Lovely" (watch video here)
Renee & Jeremy - "Night Mantra" (listen here or here or watch here)
Sugar Free Allstars - "Bathtub Boy" (listen here)
Andre 3000 - "Throwdown"
Recess Monkey - "The Pool" (listen here)
The Terrible Twos - "Caroline"
Uncle Rock - "Elephant in the Room"
Jambo - "Lady Bug Boogie"