"Roller Coaster" - Bari Koral

Artist: Bari Koral

Song: "Roller Coaster"

AlbumThe Apple Tree & The Honey Bee

Description: There is very little to this video -- scenes of simply-drawn roller coaster cars going up and down a surprisingly unthemed roller coaster.  (Aren't all coasters themed these days?)  But they're drawn by Joel Henriques, so they have a certain charm to them.  The video itself is actually part of a big Yogapalooza Live concert featuring Koral in New York City on November 21, so if there's a certain physical activity feeling to the song (and video), I think you know why.

Source: YouTube

"Gingerbread Man" - Campfire Crew

Artist: Campfire Crew

Song: "Gingerbread Man"

Album: N/A (sort of)

Description: One of the latest videos from Andrew Queen's new "Tune Tales" project, which converts fairy tales into song form and, with the assistance of animator Judy Anderson, visually tells those stories using paintings on wood.  The story of the fast-running would-be dessert is familiar, but the song and animation make it a worthwhile retelling.

Source: YouTube

"Turkey in the Straw" - Andy Z

Artist: Andy Z

Song: "Turkey in the Straw"

AlbumClassic Songs and Traditional Tunes

Description: Much like the album the song comes from, there's nothing particularly novel about this video, but that's OK.  Genial musicians, farm animals, and the occasional costume are all that's necessary to make this worthwhile if you need a video for this (very) traditional song.

Source: YouTube

"Ballphabet" - Andrew & Polly

Artist: Andrew and Polly

Album: N/A

Description: This quick video surprisingly sn't from A&P's new album Odds and Ends, which is released this Friday.  Instead, it's a quick video for a quick song from their excellent Ear Snacks podcast.  All sorts of balls, including a few you'd never guess.  (John Baldessari?)

Source: YouTube

"Gather Round" - Renee and Friends

Artist: Renee and Friends (in this case, Renee Stahl and Lisa Loeb)

Song: "Gather Round"

Album: Simpatico

Description: The lead single (and opening track) from Renee Stahl's album featuring duets with a whole bunch of people not named Jeremy Toback (except for the one track that is) is a warm compote of smiling faces, food, and games.  It is comfort food, and a sweet slice of kindie pie.

Source: YouTube

"The Cat Came Back" - Laurie Berkner

Artist: Laurie Berkner

Song: "The Cat Came Back"

AlbumWhaddaya Think of That?

Description: That's one persistent cat (and one annoyed kid in fake mustache and straw hat).  Also, stay tuned for Berkner's mugging for the camera at the end of the video.

Source: YouTube

"We Are the Robots" (from Yo Gabba Gabba!) - Enon

Artist: Enon

Song: "We Are the Robots"

Show: Yo Gabba Gabba!

Description: How large is the pull of YGG!?  Big enough to get a band that last released an album of original material in 2003 to perform in 2010.  They record the happiest ode to the singularity ever heard, with joyful animation from Mixtape Club to go along with it.

Source: Vimeo