This is not exactly kid-focused -- OK, it's not kid focused AT ALL -- but I was introduced to this song a couple weeks ago via NPR's consistently entertaining Pop Culture Happy Hour and fell in love instantly.
Power pop? Check.
References to Fountains of Wayne, a band I adore? Check.
Nerdy, metatopical song about songwriting? Check.
So what if it's not kids music? It's from Robbie Fulks, favorite of kindie artists such as Justin Roberts. And besides, all my readers whose kids grew up listening to so much awesome pop-rock have got to start learning the basic structures of songwriting somewhere, right?
(Also, please get the Pop Culture Happy Hour feed into your podcast routine forthwith.)