I think that this Muppet cover of Bohemian Rhapsody probably appeals to adults more than children, but it’s going on my iPhone Muppet playlist for those tense moments when nothing but a good Muppet will do.

I couldn’t wait until Monday to share this with you. Enjoy.

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Fun fact: as a kid, I loved Christmas music so much that my parents had to hide my Christmas record (yep! The days of vinyl!) from January to November. I still love Christmas music and have been known not to skip over it if it shows up on my iPod in July. This particular song even gets specifically queued up, even in August.

Since this is a BONUS POST! I’m going to conclude with BONUS GOODNESS! My mama has enjoyed her foray into Tumblr, but found it lacking. Little did I know that she would immediately want to plunge into SRS BLOGGING. I set up an account and gave her a wordpress tutorial over Thanksgiving weekend, and now, she’s broadcasting to the world at MamaPeke. Mark my words: she’s going to have a bigger following than I do.

An Icelandic reggae song about a sheep. Classic. I understand bits and pieces of the lyrics enough to let you know that the sheep says “da da” but means “ba da.” Yep. I got to know Hjálmar’s music really well when I lived in Iceland and I really love this band – the song Borgin is particularly amazing, though probably more popular with adults as it does not contain any nonsense-speaking sheep.

Oh man, I heard this song on the radio this week and nearly died of happiness. The Indigo Girls were so central to high school/college for me and most specifically remind me of someone who was central to my high school life who recently passed away. I love being musically reminded of our best moments.

And hey, this is also a great song to sing with a kiddo or two.

All Beatles’ songs are great for kids, but my favorite that I bust out singing quite often is “Hello, Goodbye” which is also a great way to teach opposites beyond the traditional big::small.

Babies love the Village People. YMCA is also a hit with the under 4 crowd. And EVERYBODY loves a good muppet. This may be the best muppet mash-up I have ever seen, but that could just be my Scandihoovian ancestry talking.

(Not) For Babies: Istanbul.

November 12, 2009

Not Constantinople! They Might Be Giants have released several actual children’s albums, but this song is ostensibly “for” adults. Definitely for everybody: this video of Craig Ferguson performing the song on the Late Late Show.