"Shake Your Pirate Booty" - The Boo Hoo Crew

Artist: The Boo Hoo Crew

Song: "Shake Your Pirate Booty"

AlbumShake Your Pirate Booty

Description: Southern California's BHC aren't completely a pirate band, but they've got enough pirate-themed songs that they compiled them onto a single disk, and the title track has an animated video.  With International Talk Like a Pirate Day barely a month away, think of this as an amuse bouche to whet your appetite.

Not that pirates  ever eat amuse bouches.

Source: YouTube

"My My My" - Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips

Artist: Mista Cookie Jar and the Chocolate Chips

Album: 3's a Charm

Description: Is this basically a version of those photograph clip videos you seen at weddings, graduation parties, and class reunions? Yes. I don't typically like them, so don't typically post them. But this one a) is very well-done, b) features kids are familiar to most of us who've seen MCJ in the kindie world over the years, and -- most importantly -- c) is a perfect fit for the slightly wistful singalong about growing up.  I quite like it -- it's a great intro to the new EP from the band.

Source: YouTube

"Bear Song" - Key Wilde & Mr. Clarke

Artist: Key Wilde and Mr. Clarke

Song: "Bear Song"

Album: N/A

Description: I generally prefer KWMC's rave-up songs (as does Little Boy Blue), but this loping country song about 8 different types of bears has its charms.  The song was written in collaboration with the Woodlands Wildlife Refuge, a non-profit wildlife rehabilitation facility dedicated to the care and release of orphaned and injured wildlife.

Source: YouTube

"Triangular Triangles" - The Bazillions

Artist: The Bazillions

Song: "Triangular Triangles"

Album: Heads or Tales

Description: Another video from the band's Kickstarter project via eg design.  Songs about math are probably harder, generally speaking, to visualize than those about words (let alone stories), so while the base song works well, the video itself pretty much does a perfect job in describing those three types of triangles.

Source: Vimeo

"Snow Globe (Live)" - Molly Ledford (Lunch Money)

Artist: Molly Ledford (Lunch Money)

Album: Original Friend (originally, anyway)

Description: As temperatures reach 100 degrees or more here, I'm more than happy to listen to this snow-inspired song and watch Ledford sing this in front of a wintry background.  I'm feeling a little cooler (and warmer) just watching.

Source: YouTube

"Go Fire Truck, Go" - Suzi Shelton

Artist: Suzi Shelton

Song: "Go, Fire Truck, Go"

Album: Smile in My Heart

Description: I can't say that this video is terribly complicated.  Even the song itself -- from Shelton's forthcoming album -- is comparatively simple, structurally -- but considering that the songwriter, Henry Rivetti, was FOUR YEARS OLD when he wrote the original song, that's kind of expected.  Right in your 4-year-old's wheelhouse.

Source: YouTube