Turn on the Tunes!
The latest and greatest music for kids.
We contacted kids' music and book stores around the country to find out what tops their lists. Everyone mentioned Baby Mozart, of course, but here are 10 other bestselling children's CDs (in alphabetical order):
1. Pied Piper: Donovan
The 1960s folk singer combines his old classics like "Colours" with new songs like "Little Teddy Bear," all in the form of easy-to-sing melodies.
2. Bedtime With the Beatles: Jason Faulkner
In this two-volume set (The Blue Cover and The Pink Cover), songs like "The Long and Winding Road" and "Blackbird" have been recreated as tranquil instrumental versions.
3. Go With the Flow: Josh Greenburg and The Mother Goose Jazz Band
Greenburg integrates jazz into classics such as "Eentsy, Weentsy Spider" and "Mary Had a Little Lamb."
4. Inside Out: Jessica Harper
This artist is known for infusing jazzy and reggae styles into her lyrics to create upbeat tunes that involve her family's breakfast chit-chat and her "Little Brown Dog Named Joe."
5. Lullabies From Home: Anita Kruse
This CD, which was nominated for a Grammy, features Kruse singing 12 original lullabies. Her soothing voice accompanied by the piano is especially suited for infants.
6. Shakin' a Tailfeather: Featuring Taj Mahal, Linda Tillery and Eric Bibb
This Grammy nominee provides an introduction to the sounds of African-American folk and blues traditions. Hand-clapping songs like "Rockin' Robin" sound even livelier with vocals by singer-songwriter Taj Mahal, blues singer Eric Bibb, and award winning vocalist Linda Tillery.
7. Let's Play: Raffi
The latest from Raffi features his take on "If You're Happy And You Know It" and "What A Wonderful World" along with original compositions played in a variety of musical styles including Celtic and jazz.
8. Everybody Is a Star: Sugar Beats
Introduce your child to the music of the 1970s through this band, which recreates oldies like the Four Tops' "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)" and The Beatles' "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da."
9. Yummy Yummy: The Wiggles
If your child hasn't yet heard this Australian band, she will -- it's becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. The Wiggles' M.O. is catchy, silly songs, mostly about animals, food, and numbers.
10. Rocket Ship Beach: Dan Zanes and Friends
The former lead singer of the Del Fuegos adds spunk to such classics as "Polly Wolly Doodle" with the help of famous friends like Sheryl Crow and Suzanne Vega.
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