The Wiggles certainly have their place in any child’s music catalogue, as does Raffi. But for my daughter’s go to dance music, it’s gotta be TMBG. I was never a huge fan of theirs when they were producing regular old pop music, but when they started recording the kid stuff, my fangirl status was cemented. They mix humor along with education, and who doesn’t like that? Nobody, that’s who.
I can’t stand the faux-folk, stripped-down, guitar-driven stuff that somehow has become so popular on the toddler circuit, and the female singers are the worst offenders (Elizabeth Mitchell and Lisa Loeb, I’m lookin’ at you). I don’t know why, but listening to them does not make me want to shake my thang, rather it is akin to having your hair ripped out of your head, strand by strand. I appreciate percussion instruments, that’s all I’m saying.
So I’m going to post this video from TMBG that is my daughter’s favorite, and I promise you will be singing it to yourself for the rest of the day. Yes, its that catchy. And cuter than hell, too.