When I was little, I sang up a storm of all the kid songs I knew: Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Where is Thumbkin, and Going on a Bear Hunt – just to name a few. And… We have the home videos to prove it! Since then my taste in music has evolved. I listen to a little bit of everything, but my preference is hard rock and heavy metal. But… those don’t always make for great “put baby to sleep” music. So, how can I play sleepy music for baby without putting myself to sleep?
Jammy Jams! Get ready to rock in those pjs!
We are already familiar with some other rock to lullaby renditions and are fans of this. We do let Rissa listen to Metallica and Slipknot on the regular, but how fun to drift off to soothing beats? Jammy Jams just launched last October and their response has been quite good. They took a less traveled route (as far as I know of anyway) and converted classic hip hop songs and top Lady Gaga songs into lullabies!
Rissa’s favorite CD case is the duck. She does the baby sign while saying “quack, quack!” all the time.
I could pick out the xylophone, piano and blocks, but the music performed and arranged by Tim Phillips and Jeff Bradford also makes use of vibraphone, marimba, and more! We love music and to me it’s pretty impressive to recreate songs using different methods. The Lady Gaga songs on Goo Goo Gaga were all pretty easy to identify, but we played Name That Tune while listening to Once Upon a Rhyme. I admit it was kind of amusing hearing Slimy Shady and California Love as lullabies.
I think Rissa would have enjoyed these more earlier on, but they are still a nice option for quiet time listening since she doesn’t get up and dance and headbang to these like she will with “regular” music!
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What popular song would you love to hear as a lullaby?
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