I know, I know -- it's April 2009. What in the world am I doing publishing a list of my favorite kids and family songs of 2008? Because I'm compelled to. (It's on my to-do list and has been for 4 months, darn it!) The time frame here is pretty much exactly 2008 -- so some songs which were from albums left off my list of favorite albums from 2008 because they didn't meet the Nov. 1 - Oct. 31 time frame are added here.
Not sure how this would work as a mix CD, but it's still a fine collection of music for the whole family.
So, without further ado, in no particular order (all links are to sites with the complete track as of this week in early April 2009)...
Barenaked Ladies - "Crazy ABCs" (listen here)
Laurie Berkner - "Mouse in My Toolbox"
Johnny Bregar - "Two Thumbs Up"
Central Services Board of Education - "The Lonely Tomato" (listen here)
Frances England - "Spring Has Sprung"
Tom Freund - "Hug Trees" (listen here)
Kay Hanley - "Chim Chim Cher-ee" (Disney Music Block Party compilation)
Jenny Lewis - "Barking at the Moon" (Bolt soundtrack -- listen here)
Me 3 - "Apple" (listen here)
Medeski, Martin & Wood - "Where's The Music?"
The Nields - "Who Are You Not To Shine?"
Recess Monkey - "Monster Boogie" (listen here)
Justin Roberts - "Fruit Jar"
The Roots - "Lovely, Love My Family" (listen here)
Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could - "Road Trip"
Scribblemonster - "Doing the Right Thing Isn't Always Easy, Doing the Easy Thing Isn't Always Right"
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo - "Hot Lava"
The Terrible Twos - "Old Man Miller" (listen here)
They Might Be Giants - "Seven" (listen/watch here)
David Tobocman - "Home" (listen/watch here)