Recommended Listening for Meet Music (Ages 6 months to 6 years)

Children learn from repetition. Repetition. Repetition. For our music classes to be most effective, it is best to saturate your life in as much music as possible for the other 167.25 hours that you’re not here! Make sure to dance, sway or otherwise move to the beat with your little ones (to reinforce timing), and sing along (no matter how good or bad your voice is). You can even make your own instruments at home and have a jam session!

Want to make this extra easy? Click here to check out our Spotify playlist of Family Music Time Favorites! Just hit play & and enjoy. Repeat as necessary.

Would you rather make your own list? Here are some songs & artists to start with:

Aiken Drum – Jeff Jam
All Around The Kitchen – Video Version – Dan Zanes
All Star – Smash Mouth
Apples and Bananas – The Grassmasters
Apples, Peaches, Pumpkin Pie – Jay & The Techniques
B I n G O – The Grassmasters
Ba Ba Black Sheep – Caspar Babypants
Baby Elephant Walk – Henry Mancini
Batman Theme – Neal Hefti & his Orchestra and Chorus
The Bayou – Jennifer Gasoi
Beat-Box-a-Robot – Recess Monkey
Bicycle – Laura Doherty
Big Yellow Taxi – Counting Crows, Vanessa Carlton
Blackbird – Remastered – The Beatles
Boogie Shoes – KC & The Sunshine Band
Bought Me a Cat – Susie Tallman
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Build Me Up Buttercup – The Foundations
The Carnival of the Animals
The Cat Came Back – The Laurie Berkner Band
Cecilia – Simon & Garfunkel
Cherry Tree – Jennifer Gasoi
Choo Choo Boogaloo – Buckwheat Zydeco
Clean It Up – The Laurie Berkner Band
Coconut – Harry Nilsson
Coney Island Avenue – Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell
Copenhagen Railway Steam Galop – H. C. Lumbye, Various Artists, Danish State Radio Symphony Orchestra, Carlo Andersen, Tivoli Symphony Orchestra
Crawdad Song – George Jones, Tammy Wynette
Crocodile Rock – Elton John
Dance To The Music – Sly & The Family Stone
Dancing In The Street – Single Version – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
Didgeridoodle – Jennifer Gasoi
Domingo the Flamingo – Laura Doherty
Drum Kit (feat. Glenn Kotche) – Laura Doherty, Glenn Kotche
Erie Canal – Dan Zanes & Friends featuring Suzanne Vega, Dan Zanes, Friends, Suzanne Vega
Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat – Scatman Crothers, Phil Harris, Thurl Ravenscroft
Fast And Slow (The Rabbit And The Turtle) – The Laurie Berkner Band
Five Little Ducks – Miroslav Zbirka
Froggie Went a-Courtin’ – The Laurie Berkner Band
Gazooba – Kinderjazz
The Glory Days (from “The Incredibles”) – Michael Giacchino
Hakuna Matata – Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Jason Weaver, Joseph Williams
Head, Shoulders, Knees And Toes – The Wiggles
Heart Of The Band – They Might Be Giants
Heartbeat – Laura Doherty
Hey Bo Diddley – Elizabeth Mitchell
Hey Howdy Hey – Riders In The Sky
Hey Little Red Bird – Dan Zanes & Friends, Dan Zanes, Friends
High on the Mountainside – Frances England
Hit The Road Jack – Ray Charles
The Hoppity Song – John Ondrasik
Hot Weather Music – Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell
House Party Time – Dan Zanes
Hurricane Season – Trombone Shorty
Hurry Up Sleepyhead – Jennifer Gasoi
Hush Little Baby – The Laurie Berkner Band, Brady Rymer
I Can See Clearly Now – Studio Rio Version – Johnny Nash, Studio Rio
I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops
I Got You (I Feel Good) – James Brown & The Famous Flames
I Love My Shirt – Donovan
I Really Love To Dance – Laurie Berkner
I’m Gonna Catch You – The Laurie Berkner Band
I’ve Been Working On The Railroad – The Laurie Berkner Band
Ice Skates – Jazzy Ash, Jennifer Gasoi
If You’re Happy And You Know It – Johnny Bregar
In the Hall of the Mountain King – Moonlight Sonata
In The Mood – Glenn Miller
Itsy Bitsy Spider – Childrens Song Band
Jacques Cousteau – Frances England
Jamaica Farewell – Dan Zanes & Friends feat. Angelique Kidjo, Dan Zanes, Friends, Angelique Kidjo
John The Rabbit – Elizabeth Mitchell
Joy To The World – Three Dog Night
Kokomo – The Beach Boys
Lady Madonna – Remastered 2015 – The Beatles
Let’s Go Everywhere – Medeski, Martin & Wood
Let’s Go Outside – The String Cheese Incident
Lido Shuffle – Boz Scaggs
Life is a Highway – Rascal Flatts
Listen To The Music – The Doobie Brothers
Little Johnny Brown – Sally’s Music Circle
Little Liza Jane – Tony, Benny, Herb
The Little Things – Jennifer Gasoi
The Longest Time – Billy Joel
Loud and Quiet (feat. Frances England) – Caspar Babypants
Mahna Mahna – Cake
Main Theme – Theme from ”The Great Escape” – Elmer Bernstein
Mother-in-Law – 2002 – Remaster – Ernie K-Doe
Mr. Bassman (and Piano Girl) – The Laurie Berkner Band
My Home – Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
My Sweet Potato – Booker T. & the M.G.’s
Mystery Train – Elizabeth Mitchell, Levon Helm
Night Mantra – Renee & Jeremy
Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Remastered 2009 – The Beatles
Not Fade Away – Single Version – The Crickets
Now Let’s Dance – Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell
Number Two – They Might Be Giants
Oh Susanna – Lisa Loeb
Oh, Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Old Brass Wagon – Sally’s Music Circle
Old King Cole – Susie Tallman
Ophelia – The Band
Over in the Meadow – Raffi
Peanut Butter and Jelly – Rachel Sumner
Peter Gunn – Henry Mancini
Pick a Bale O’Cotton – Raffi
Pick Up The Pieces – Average White Band
The Pink Panther Theme – From the Mirisch-G & E Production “The Pink Panther” – Henry Mancini
Platanos Y Manzanas (Bananas and Apples) [feat. Jose-Luis Orozco] – Duck Duck Moose
The Power Of Love – 2006 Digital Remaster – Huey Lewis & The News
Put Your Finger In The Air – Pete Seeger
Reach Out, I’ll Be There – Four Tops
Red Piano Rag – Brady Rymer and the Little Band That Could
Rescue Me – Fontella Bass
Respect Yourself – The Temptations
Ring Of Fire – Single Version – Johnny Cash
Rock Island Line – Dan Zanes & Friends feat. The Rocket Ship Revue, Dan Zanes, Friends, The Rocket Ship Revue
Rockin Robin – Bobby Day
Roly Poly – Feat. The Crickets – Roger Day
Sail Away Ladies – Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell
See You Later, Alligator – Single Version – Bill Haley & His Comets
September – Earth, Wind & Fire
Seventy Six Trombones – Dan Zanes & Friends, Dan Zanes, Friends
She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain (Instrumental Only) – Singlish – Building Language the Fun Way!
Shimmy, Shimmy, Ko-Ko-Bop – Little Anthony & The Imperials
Shoo-Fly – Elizabeth Mitchell
Shortnin Bread (feat. Fysah Thomas) – Caspar Babypants
Shout – Pt. 1 & 2 – The Isley Brothers
Sing About It – The Wood Brothers
Sir Duke – Stevie Wonder
Skip To My Lou – Matthew Sabatella and the Rambling String Band
Soul Island – Remastered – The Meters
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
Summer Nights – John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John
Summertime Blues – Eddie Cochran
Sussudio – Phil Collins
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Pea – Amos Lee
Tennessee Wig Walk – Dan Zanes & Friends, Dan Zanes, Friends
Tequila (Original) – The Champs
There’s a Little Wheel a-Turnin’ In My Heart – The Laurie Berkner Band
This Little Light of Mine – Raffi
This Old Heart Of Mine (Is Weak For You) – The Isley Brothers
This Old Man – Raffi
Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers
Throw It Out The Window – Susie Tallman
Train Is A-Coming – Dan Zanes & Elizabeth Mitchell, Dan Zanes, Elizabeth Mitchell
Treme Song – John Boutté
Turkey in the Straw – Fox and Branch
Turn On Your Love Light – Single Version (Stereo) – Bobby “Blue” Bland
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) – The Byrds
Twistin’ The Night Away – Sam Cooke
Under The Boardwalk – Single/LP Version – The Drifters
Under The Sea – Samuel E. Wright
Victor Vito – Laurie Berkner
Walk Along the River – The Laurie Berkner Band
We’re Going To Be Friends – The White Stripes
What a Wonderful World – Raffi
When The Saints Go Marching In – Keely Smith, Louis Prima
When You’re Smiling (The Whole World Smiles With You) – Dr. John, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band
Where’s the Music – Medeski, Martin & Wood
Why, Oh Why? – Elizabeth Mitchell
Workin’ In A Coal Mine – Lee Dorsey
Yellow Submarine – Caspar Babypants
You Are My Sunshine (Version 1) – Elizabeth Mitchell
You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Riders In The Sky
Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah – Los Lobos


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