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Monday, February 25, 2008

 

Dance Fever

I'm going to wrap up my music week with a playlist from my 6-year-old daughter and an iTunes giveaway.

As with most second children, she never had much of a chance to make her own musical discoveries at first. She simply inherited her brother's musical tastes... The Wiggles, Ralph's World, The Beatles, John Lithgow, Disney songs, etc.

When she was five she broke free and found her own favorite style, one which I was not really prepared for. She started liking dance pop.

A funny thing happened once we started looking around on iTunes for songs and artists she might like. I found myself kind of digging this new genre. The combination of infectious dance beats with catchy pop melodies had me singing and dancing along with my daughter.

For a guy who used to say "Disco Sucks!" when I was a teenager, this was a rather disconcerting turn of events in my middle age. Oh well. These are happy songs. I love the way my daughter's face lights up when one of these tracks comes up on the iPod.

Here are five of her favorite songs.

Listen: Amy Diamond - "Life's What You Make It"

Listen: Marie Serneholt - "That's The Way My Heart Goes"

Listen: Maria Haukaas Storeng - "Should've"

Listen: Sandra Lou - "Le Banana Split"

Listen: Six - "Whole Lotta Lovin'"

My daughter seems to have a Euro-centric music view, with two tracks from Sweden, and one each from Norway, France, and Ireland. We've also recently discovered some cool pop tunes out of Lebanon, but that's a whole other post.

And now, I have a $10 iTunes email gift certificate to give away. Leave a comment and I'll do a random pick at the end of the week.

UPDATE: The iTunes gift certificate went to Dan.

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11 Comments:

Blogger COD said...

A whole week of kid's music and not a single mention of the AC/DC lullaby album?

6:54 AM  
Blogger ttrentham said...

I'm enjoying the kids music posts. My nine-year-old is discovering 80s rock via Guitar Hero III and passing it on to his younger sister. They were both walking around the house last week singing "Hit me with your best shot". Could be worse, I guess.

8:11 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really liked the one by Six--are they from Ireland? I have a part of me that secretly loves ABBA (much to my family's chagrin), so I'm with your daughter--pop is happy music!

9:38 AM  
Anonymous Dan said...

We just bought the They Might Be Giants Album Here Come the 1,2,3's and it's fantastic.

I know that is not particularly relevant, but I'm here for the ITunes Voucher:)

12:53 PM  
Anonymous becky said...

Have your kids ever heard Banana's in Pajama's? They are a lot of fun. Count me out for the give-a -way, I still have two itunes cards from Christmas that I haven't touched.( I know very,very sad I just can't find the time)

12:57 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

Thanks for sharing all the musical experience/insights. As a new grandma, I am loving discovering both old favorites and the wide world of new options. Loved the Stardust recommendation.

6:45 PM  
Blogger Sherry said...

My 8 year old son loves the 70s and 80s. Michael Jackson's Thriller, The Steve Miller Band, America's Horse with No Name, etc. This morning he asked me if I had Mr. Roboto in the car. Sadly, I didn't.

9:01 AM  
Blogger Brett said...

Nothing like a good giveaway to boost the comment count, eh? Surprisingly good music links.

3:04 PM  
Blogger Brett said...

Me! Me! I want the giveaway. Choose me. Gimme, gimme, gimme, I need, I need!

8:44 PM  
Blogger Bogart in P Towne said...

Found you through All that Comes With It...I am looking forward to checking out your top 25 of 2007...thanks for sharing!!!

I might even have to do a music post or two in the coming weeks...thanks for the idea.

10:36 AM  
Blogger SpokaneMama said...

have you heard of Jenks Music? Kids music that's not annoying. They are local and just starting out. This summer they will be having free concerts in the different Spokane County library branches.

9:33 AM  

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