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    Wednesday
    Sep092009

    Announcing the Top Kids Music Albums of All Time Poll

    TopKidsAlbumsLogo.jpgHow many "Best Of" album lists are there (answer: about a kajillion) and how many of them are for albums recorded for kids and families (answer: none)? I mean, sure, there's the assorted list here and there, but where's the definitive list of the best kids music albums from the genre's rich history, based on the expertise of dozens, if not hundreds (thousands?) of reviewers, librarians, parents?

    Right here.

    Well, OK, it's not here yet. That's where you come in. I'm announcing my Top Kids Music Albums of All Time Poll, and I need (or at least would like) your participation.

    The rules are fairly simple (I think):

    1) By October 7, at 8:59 PM West Coast time (11:59 PM East Coast time) -- e-mail me (zooglobble AT earthlink DOT net) your list of the top 10 kids music albums of all time. Put "top kids music poll" (or something like that) in the subject line. Don't give me your list in the comments below.

    2) Rank your 10 albums from most favorite (which will get 10 points) to least most favorite (which will get 1 point). If you give me 11 (or more), I'll just ignore anything after the first 10. If you give me less than 10, then you won't get all 10 points for your top choice (in other words, if you just submit 2 albums, the top one will get just 2 points). Oh, and I don't like ties -- I will simply give a higher score to the album listed first. Update: If you can write "Top" or something like that next to your top (10-point) choice, that'll just make me confident that I have the order correct.

    3) Feel free to leave comments with your poll submission. I may choose to incorporate those comments into the poll results, with your attribution if you so desire. Your ballot will remain private (unless you want to publish it elsewhere) and not be published or forwarded on.

    4) Artists: Don't solicit votes for your albums. It's tacky.

    If you have any questions, please feel to shoot me a line. Finally, full credit for the idea goes to Elizabeth Bird at Fuse #8, who put together a fabulous Top 100 Picture Books of All Time Poll this past spring.

    I'm looking forward to getting swamped with entries!

    Reader Comments (9)

    "I swear it shall be done."Count Rugen (The Six-Fingered Man)The Princess Bride(He's also Nigel Tufnel)

    Just ten, huh? Hmmm
    September 13, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichael
    I host a family oriented radio show on WDBX.org /91.1FMCommunity Radio For Southern Illinois just found your site thru Bill Harley - cool dude!will be checking out your site from time to time and hope to get you my favorite cd's for familiesthat will ba hard!best wishes momma c
    September 17, 2009 | Unregistered Commentercathy creed/momma c
    I followed the link on the Cybils website - What a great idea - I'm going to go and peruse our collection and get back to you.

    In the meantime, you may be interested to know that our current issue (for a few more days until the end of the monnth anyway)has music in children's literature as its theme, on our main website as opposed to our blog - www.papertigers.org

    I really look forward to seeing your results for this.
    September 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMarjorie
    My daughter would say:

    Dirty Sock Funtime Band is the most awesomest!!!
    September 24, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJoe MacCarthy
    Best... of all time? Well, that's gotta be the award winning "Elephants In My Ears" and the sequel, "Jam 'n' Jive!" by AVA AND THE MYSTIC MANGOS. Music that entertains and educates from a jazzy, world beat perspective. Beautifully recorded, wonderfully packaged songs for kids of all ages!
    October 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBili Turner
    Marvelous Day by Steve SongsEn Mi Casa by SingalingoBuzz Buzz by Laurie Berkner
    October 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDebra
    i can't wait to see this list....i hope The Point makes it! come on!
    October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternancy
    thanks for the reminder on FaceBook. Here's hoping you *are* swamped with votes!
    October 6, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterkelli ann
    When's the release date on the list?
    November 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChris

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