Monday, April 28, 2008

Songs that Make Her Dance

Songs that make her dance.

That is the subtitle of the CD I gave out to 5 three- and four-year olds at the birthday party on Saturday. As I've noted before, I am on a one mother campaign against the ridiculous crap stuff that is given to children in crap "goodie" bags at birthday parties.

So, as has been tradition since my boys were 2 (they are now big 7 1/2 year olds), we gave out CDs with the songs that were my daughter's favorites throughout the past year. Some of you, I'm sure, will recognize them and the significance they have played during our daughter's third year.

  1. Really Rosie - Carole King from Really Rosie
  2. The Look of Love - ABC
  3. Sing - Annie Lennox
  4. True Colors - Cyndi Lauper
  5. Blue Savannah - Erasure
  6. Mamma Mia - Abba
  7. Seasons of Love - Rent The Musical (because she is singing it too - during snack at school)
  8. World In Motion (Carabinieri Mix) - New Order
  9. There's Always A Way - LazyTown
  10. Our Lips are Sealed - The Go-Go’s
  11. Walking In Memphis - Marc Cohn
  12. Love Song - Sara Bareilles
  13. Take On Me - a-ha
  14. Alligators All Around - Carole King from Really Rosie

So what would your kids' birthday CD look like this year? Or better yet, pick a year from your childhood and tell me what songs would be on your birthday CD.

Or just sing me any ol' tune.

Music Monday at Soccer Mom in Denial


Mariposa said...

I'm back! And my Music Monday is up too! Love your list... ;)

Happy Monday!!!

citizen jane said...

Great list -- and great minds, as my MM post this week is all about what would be on my boy-child's playlist. Nice to know that our children have similar taste in music ;-)

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

Wonderful list! We do something similar around b'days, but more in terms of my history. I do playlists for C all the time, though. I guess maybe I could post his "road list" - it's our trip CD.

I love that these are the favors you give at parties!

Flower Child said...

I suppose anything from The Muppet Movie - we would listen to that endlessly. Alas, not in the car as that was back in the days of car radio - not even tapes. I love that I would appreciate that very same disk.

Anonymous said...

Great list!

Happy Monday. I'm up as well.

Lilacspecs said...

That's a really cute idea and a great way to avoid junk bags. My cousin did something like this as a wedding gift to the guests too. I liked the idea although I didn't like a lot of the songs on the CD. No music for me this Monday but I'll be looking at everyone else!

Hilary said...

Nice! I am with ya on the goodie bag thing. I made a mix for my then five year old's rock n roll themed birthday party. I didn't think of passing out copies, but I gave away inflatable instruments and microphones, sunglasses and temporary tattoos.

Heather said...

I made a DVD for each of my kids on their birthdays a couple of years ago. It has photos of them set to music. They still ask to watch them regularly.

I need to make new ones...

Wholly Burble said...

Such a fun idea, and I enjoyed seeing the list you made up.

My childhood was a long time before tapes let alone CD's LOL--but songs I heard as a child were: How Much Is That Doggie in the Window? The Little Engine That Could; Che sara sara What will be will be; Sentimental Journey. Lots of Doris Day songs and Bing Crosby--and as I grew older, Johnny Matthis, Harry Belefonte, Andy Williams, Perry Como--believe it or not, they all had some really fun songs along with all their romantic ballads.

Aimee Greeblemonkey said...

I made Declan his first Mix CD of all his favorite songs a few months ago. He listens to it nonstop!

Bad Day - Daniel Powter
Six Months In A Leaky Boat - Split Enz
Brick House - Commodores
Tempted - Squeeze
Rio - Duran Duran
Waiting On the World to Change - John Mayer
I Don't Feel Like Dancin' - Scissor Sisters
Bubbly - Colbie Caillat
De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da - The Police
I Wish - Stevie Wonder
Don't Dream It's Over - Crowded House
Black Horse & the Cherry Tree - KT Tunstall
Juicy - Better Than Ezra
Streetcorner Symphony - Rob Thomas
Boogie Wonderland - Brittany Murphy (from Happy Feet)
Over My Head (Cable Car) - The Fray
Crazy - Gnarls Barkley
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
September - Earth Wind & Fire

cathouse teri said...

That is the cutest idea ever!

painted maypole said...

Let me just burn you a copy of The Beatle's greatest hits, and you'll be all set. That goes for the last 2 or 3 years.

faeryrowan said...

i followed you here from mariposa's blog. i think this is fun. unfortunately, monday is already up for me. perhaps i can start next week? i will go ahead and put the Music Monday icon on my site. =)