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Summer music mix for the kids (1 Viewer)

Tick

Footballguy
Last summer, I put together a music mix that my family loved. They listened to it all summer long and would like another one for this summer.

The problem is, I pulled that list together from music over the past decade for the most part. I've put together one for this summer, but I don't think it's as fun.

Help me pick some good tunes for the summer. My kids are 11, 9, and 6. The songs need to be clean.

Here's what I had last summer:

Architecture In Helsinki Escapee

Attack! Attack! You And Me

Audio Bullys Only Man

AWOLNATION People

AWOLNATION Guilty Filthy Soul

AWOLNATION Shoestrings

Bibio Take Off Your Shirt

Blitzen Trapper Furr

Brett Dennen Comeback Kid (That's My Dog)

Brett Dennen Sydney (I'll Come Running)

Butch Walker and The Black Widows Synthesizers

Caro Emerald Back It Up

Crystal Fighters At Home

Cuckoo Chaos Jesus Flag American Fish

Electric Tickle Machine Part Of Me

Fake Problems HeartBPM

Feral Children On A Frozen Beach

Foster The People Houdini

Foster the People Helena Beat

Foster The People Pumped Up Kicks

fun. Walking the Dog

fun. We Are Young (ft. Janelle Monae)

Generationals Greenleaf

Generationals Ten-Twenty-Ten

Ghost Beach Miracle

GROUPLOVE Colours (Captain Cuts Remix)

Grouplove Naked Kids

Hooray for Earth Hotel

Hooray For Earth No Love

Hot Chelle Rae Tonight Tonight

I'm From Barcelona Get In Line

Jamaica Jericho

Ke$ha Blow

Kishi Bashi Bright Whites

Matt & Kim Cameras

Mint Royale Show Me

MNDR Cut Me Out

Nathan Brumley Two Pieces (feat. Shay Watson)

One Direction What Makes You Beautiful

Patrick Stump Spotlight (NewRegrets)

Paul Oakenfold Starry Eyed Surprise

Phoenix 1901

Purity Ring Ungirthed

Rihanna We Found Love

Sean Bones Dancehall

Sean Bones Hit Me Up

Sebastian featuring Mayer Hawthorne Love In Motion

Shins, The New Slang

Sleigh Bells Comeback Kid

Sleigh Bells Rill Rill

Soldout The Last Ride

Star Slinger Mornin'

Surfer Blood Swim

Surfer Blood Floating Vibes

Thao Bag of Hammers

Thao & Mirah Eleven

The Naked And Famous Punching In A Dream

The Penelopes Summer Life (Gigamesh Remix)

The Submarines Shoelaces

Vampire Weekend Holiday

Vampire Weekend Giving Up The Gun

Vampire Weekend Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa

Vampire Weekend M79

P.S. The pasting from Excel sucks donkey on the new boards.

 
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Tick

Footballguy
Here's what I have for this year, but I don't love it. Seems too poppy, not fun enough.

Adam Lambert Whataya Want From Me

Alex Clare Too Close

Arcade Fire Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Architecture In Helsinki That Beep

Austin Mahone Say Somethin

AWOLNATION Swinging From The Castles

AWOLNATION I've Been Dreaming

AWOLNATION Wake Up

AWOLNATION Soul Wars

AWOLNATION Jump on My Shoulders

Benny Benassi & Gary Go Control (Extended Mix)

Beyoncé Single Ladies

Brett Dennen Make You Crazy

Broken Bells The Ghost Inside

Citizens! True Romance (Gigamesh Remix)

Congo Tardis #1 Sweet Lime (ft Marawa The Amazing)

Crystal Fighters Plage

Crystal Fighters Swallow

Current Swell Young and Able

David Guetta Titanium (Original Mix)

Dead Letter Chorus Run, Wild

Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart (Gigamesh Remix)

Ellie Goulding Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

Enzo Darren Where Is the Love (Spread the Music) {Radio Edit] (feat. Alexandra Star)

Family of the Year Diversity

Family Of The Year Buried

First Rate People Girls' Night

Foster the People I Would Do Anything For You

Fulton Lights Staring Out the Window

Fun. Some Nights (clean version)

Givers Up Up Up

Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

Grouplove Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix)

Katy B Lights On (Gigamesh Remix)

Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone

Lady Gaga [ft. Beyoncé] Telephone

Ladyhawk Black, White & Blue

M83 Midnight City

Mark Foster + A-Trak + Kimbra Warrior

Mat Kearney Ships In The Night

Matchbox Twenty She's So Mean

Matisyahu Miracle

Miley Cyrus Party in the USA

Mystery Skulls Amazing

Nude Beach Walkin' Down My Street

Of Monsters and Men Little Talks

Owl City Fireflies

Parachute What I Know

Passion Pit Take A Walk

Passion Pit Carried Away

Passion Pit Cry Like A Ghost

Passion Pit It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy

Passion Pit Sleepyhead

Phoenix Lisztomania

Primal Scream The Glory of Love

Primus Lee Van Cleef

PSY Gangnam Style (강남스타일)

Purity Ring Fineshrine

Rihanna Only Girl (In The World)

Rise Against Help Is On The Way

Robyn Hang With Me

Sleigh Bells You Lost Me

Sleigh Bells Crush

Tanlines All of Me

Taylor Swift Mine

Telekinesis I Cannot Love You

Telekinesis Tokyo

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down We the Common (For Valerie Bolden)

The Big Pink Dominos

The Black Keys Lonely Boy

The Exploding Hearts Modern Kicks

The Joy Formidable Whirring

The Lumineers Ho Hey

The Mae Shi Run To Your Grave

The Mouthbreathers Birthdays

The Naked And Famous Young Blood

The Naked And Famous Girls Like You

The Russian Futurists Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds

The Very Best Warm Heart of Africa (featuring Ezra Koenig)

The Walkmen Angela Surf City

The Wanted Glad You Came

Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown Kick The Habit

Weezer Beverly Hills

Weezer (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

White Arrows Fireworks Of The Sea

White Arrows Get Gone

Wolf Gang The King and All Of His Men

Yellowcard Hang You Up

 
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Ilov80s

Footballguy
Summer family friendly songs from 2012-13

Jake Bugg- Lightning Bolt

Free Energy- Electric Fever

The Very Best- We OK

Twin Shadow- Five Seconds

Can't Hold Us- Macklemore and Lewis

Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again

Tame Impala- Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Oh My Lord- Steve Mason

Local Natives- Breakers

Atlast Genius- Centered on You

Foals- My Number

Tegan and Sara- Drove Me Wild

Palma Violets- Best of Friends

Harper Simon- '99

Foxygen- Make It Known

Cold War Kids- Miracle Mile

Merchandise- Anxiety's Door

Fort Frances- I Had Love

Charles Bradley- You Put the Flame On It

The Alabama Shakes- Hold On

 
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gmbacm

Footballguy
nothing to add but great idea. you should do a summer compilation ala keerock christmas. :blackdot:

 

The Dreaded Marco

Footballguy
Kid-friendly-mix-favorite-songs-from-bands-that-I-like-that-my-daughters-also-liked over the past few years:

Super Furry Animals - Golden Retriever

Architecture in Helsinki - The Owls Go

Cornershop - Brimful of Asha

Magnetic Fields - Absolutely Cuckoo

Flaming Lips - Fight Test

Gorillaz - Clint Eastwood

Guided By Voices - Kicker of Elves

The Go Team - The Power is On

Fountains of Wayne - Hat and Feet

Peter, Bjorn & John - Young Folks

The Notwist - One with the Freaks

Spoon - Don't You Evah

The Unicorns - Sea Ghost

The Eels - Friendly Ghost

Looper - Up a Tree Again

Grandaddy - A.M. 180

Fujiya & Miyagi - Collarbone

Fiery Furnaces - I Lost My Dog

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - Home

The Drums - Lets Go Surfing

 
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AcerFC

Footballguy
These are songs my 6 and 3 year old like these days ( I dont know the names so take it for what its worth)

I dont care, I love it

Roll my windows down and cruise

When youre ready come and get it (New Selena Gomez song)

Sail

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Just give me a reason (Pink and Fun)

Gentleman (song sucks big time but my son loves it)

When I was your man (Bruno Mars)

 

Tick

Footballguy
Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. I'll have to see if I can pull together a Spotify list.

 

Tick

Footballguy
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BroncoFreak_2K3

sucker for Orange
Tick said:
Summer family friendly songs from 2012-13

Jake Bugg- Lightning Bolt

Free Energy- Electric Fever

The Very Best- We OK

Twin Shadow- Five Seconds

Can't Hold Us- Macklemore and Lewis

Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again

Tame Impala- Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Oh My Lord- Steve Mason

Local Natives- Breakers

Atlast Genius- Centered on You

Foals- My Number

Tegan and Sara- Drove Me Wild

Palma Violets- Best of Friends

Harper Simon- '99

Foxygen- Make It Known

Cold War Kids- Miracle Mile

Merchandise- Anxiety's Door

Fort Frances- I Had Love

Charles Bradley- You Put the Flame On It

The Alabama Shakes- Hold On
ilov80s summer mix Spotify link to this list.

Off to a very good start 3 songs in...
added..good stuff... thanks!

 

Ilov80s

Footballguy
Tick said:
Summer family friendly songs from 2012-13

Jake Bugg- Lightning Bolt

Free Energy- Electric Fever

The Very Best- We OK

Twin Shadow- Five Seconds

Can't Hold Us- Macklemore and Lewis

Michael Kiwanuka- Home Again

Tame Impala- Feels Like We Only Go Backwards

Oh My Lord- Steve Mason

Local Natives- Breakers

Atlast Genius- Centered on You

Foals- My Number

Tegan and Sara- Drove Me Wild

Palma Violets- Best of Friends

Harper Simon- '99

Foxygen- Make It Known

Cold War Kids- Miracle Mile

Merchandise- Anxiety's Door

Fort Frances- I Had Love

Charles Bradley- You Put the Flame On It

The Alabama Shakes- Hold On
ilov80s summer mix Spotify link to this list.Off to a very good start 3 songs in...
I can't vouch for all the lyrics. The songs don't swear and none of the songs are explicitly about anything bad. I can't vouch for every verse tho.
 

Ilov80s

Footballguy
Some other additions, recent music only. I don't have kids, so I'm not sure what kids really like.

Mikal Cronin- Weight

Lasorda- Basque on the Borderline

Gary Clark Jr- Ain't Messin 'Round

First Aid Kit- Emmylou

Monsters and Men- Mountain Sound

The Lumineers- Ho Hey

The Gaslight Anthem- 45

The Gaslight Anthem- Handwritten

Grimes- Genesis

Grimes- Oblivion

The Divine Fits- My Love Is Real

Hiss Golden Messenger- Drummer Down

Altas Genius- If So

Free Energy- Dance All Night

Foals- Inhaler

Tegan and Sara- Closer

Woodkid- Run Boy, Run

Streetlight Anthem- With Any Kind of Certainty

Biffy Clyro- Modern Magic Formula

You said you wanted fun? Lots of the songs I have on my summer mixes are more like hangout at night on the deck with a cocktail type music. I'm not sure you want chill summer music in there so I have tried to skim those out for ya.

 
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Northern Voice

Footballguy
Marco's list is awesome. So is Iluv80s

You have a few Passion Pit songs, my favourtie of theirs is "Moth's Wings".

You have some Robyn, IMO, "Dancing on My Own" is the best pop song of the past 10 years.

Also,

Against Me - Borne on the FM Waves of the Heart

A.C. Newman - Prophets

Mystery Jets - Radlands

The Killers - Battle Born

Django Django - Hail Bop

Calexico - Para

Haim - Forever

Tame Impala - Elephant

Twin Shadow - Five Seconds

Kindness - That's Alright

Lower Dens - Brains

Kylie Minogue - Timebomb

Ramona Falls - Spore

Nada Surf - When I Was Young

Metric - Speed the Collapse

Jessie Ware - Wildest Moments

Blonds - Run

Metronomy - The Bay

Metronomy - She Wants

Metronomy - The Look

M83 - Steve McQueen

Bombay Bicycle Club - How Can You Swallow So Much Sleep

Frankie Rose - Interstellar

Fountains of Wayne - Someone's Gonna Break Your Heart

Florence & the Machine - Shake It Out

Class Actress - Weekend

Cold War Kids - Mine is Yours (Passion Pit Remix)

Cut Copy - Need You Now

The Black Keys - Little Black submarines

The Shins - Simple Song

 

Northern Voice

Footballguy
And if you want to go a bit further back (2009-2010 range):

MGMT - It's Working <---- Can't stress enough how much I love blasting this song in the summer

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass

The New Pornographers - Moves

Suckers - Loose Change

Jonsi - Boy Lillikoi

Hot Chip - One Life Stand

Gorillaz - Pirate Jet

Ellie Goulding - Lights

Bag Raiders - way Back Home

Yeah Yeah Yeahs - Hysteric

Music Go Music - Light of Love

Matt & KIm - Daylight

Little Boots - New in Town

Donkeyboy - Ambitions

Annie - Songs Remind Me of You

Arctic Monkeys - Cornerstone

Camera Obscura - French Navy

 

Tick

Footballguy
Northern Voice, thanks - I've got other songs by a number of bands on that list, that looks promising.

The kids love Dancing On My Own, but they wore it out for us before I put the first mix together. My wife will end up hearing this list ~50 times this summer based on last year's play counts, so anything that's already been worn out can't make the list (apart from Gangnam Style - it just makes the kids too happy to leave off).

 

Tick

Footballguy
I just realized that those aren't static links - as I've been hacking up the lists (I think combining ilov80s and Dreaded Marco even), it changes what the links point to... I'll edit out the earlier lists.

 

Clifford

Footballguy
Here's what I have for this year, but I don't love it. Seems too poppy, not fun enough.

Adam Lambert Whataya Want From Me

Alex Clare Too Close

Arcade Fire Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)

Architecture In Helsinki That Beep

Austin Mahone Say Somethin

AWOLNATION Swinging From The Castles

AWOLNATION I've Been Dreaming

AWOLNATION Wake Up

AWOLNATION Soul Wars

AWOLNATION Jump on My Shoulders

Benny Benassi & Gary Go Control (Extended Mix)

Beyoncé Single Ladies

Brett Dennen Make You Crazy

Broken Bells The Ghost Inside

Citizens! True Romance (Gigamesh Remix)

Congo Tardis #1 Sweet Lime (ft Marawa The Amazing)

Crystal Fighters Plage

Crystal Fighters Swallow

Current Swell Young and Able

David Guetta Titanium (Original Mix)

Dead Letter Chorus Run, Wild

Deee-Lite Groove Is In The Heart (Gigamesh Remix)

Ellie Goulding Lights (Bassnectar Remix)

Enzo Darren Where Is the Love (Spread the Music) {Radio Edit] (feat. Alexandra Star)

Family of the Year Diversity

Family Of The Year Buried

First Rate People Girls' Night

Foster the People I Would Do Anything For You

Fulton Lights Staring Out the Window

Fun. Some Nights (clean version)

Givers Up Up Up

Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know (feat. Kimbra)

Grouplove Tongue Tied (Gigamesh Remix)

Katy B Lights On (Gigamesh Remix)

Kelly Clarkson Since U Been Gone

Lady Gaga [ft. Beyoncé] Telephone

Ladyhawk Black, White & Blue

M83 Midnight City

Mark Foster + A-Trak + Kimbra Warrior

Mat Kearney Ships In The Night

Matchbox Twenty She's So Mean

Matisyahu Miracle

Miley Cyrus Party in the USA

Mystery Skulls Amazing

Nude Beach Walkin' Down My Street

Of Monsters and Men Little Talks

Owl City Fireflies

Parachute What I Know

Passion Pit Take A Walk

Passion Pit Carried Away

Passion Pit Cry Like A Ghost

Passion Pit It's Not My Fault, I'm Happy

Passion Pit Sleepyhead

Phoenix Lisztomania

Primal Scream The Glory of Love

Primus Lee Van Cleef

PSY Gangnam Style (강남스타일)

Purity Ring Fineshrine

Rihanna Only Girl (In The World)

Rise Against Help Is On The Way

Robyn Hang With Me

Sleigh Bells You Lost Me

Sleigh Bells Crush

Tanlines All of Me

Taylor Swift Mine

Telekinesis I Cannot Love You

Telekinesis Tokyo

Thao & The Get Down Stay Down We the Common (For Valerie Bolden)

The Big Pink Dominos

The Black Keys Lonely Boy

The Exploding Hearts Modern Kicks

The Joy Formidable Whirring

The Lumineers Ho Hey

The Mae Shi Run To Your Grave

The Mouthbreathers Birthdays

The Naked And Famous Young Blood

The Naked And Famous Girls Like You

The Russian Futurists Hoeing Weeds Sowing Seeds

The Very Best Warm Heart of Africa (featuring Ezra Koenig)

The Walkmen Angela Surf City

The Wanted Glad You Came

Tyler Bryant & the Shakedown Kick The Habit

Weezer Beverly Hills

Weezer (If You're Wondering If I Want You To) I Want You To

White Arrows Fireworks Of The Sea

White Arrows Get Gone

Wolf Gang The King and All Of His Men

Yellowcard Hang You Up
Dotting this cause I obviously need to check out a few of these bands.

Brett Dennen's "Darlin do not fear" is one of the best acoustic songs I have ever heard. And since you're throwing some Weezer on there. Rock Star from the Red Album is fun.

Temper Trap's Sweet Disposition is awesome.

And for kids in search of themselves nothing really beats "In the Middle" by Jimmy Eat World.

 

Ilov80s

Footballguy
I noticed everything you have is recent, is that by choice? I could obviously suggest plenty of great summer songs from 60s, 70s, and 80s.

 

Ilov80s

Footballguy
Tick has seriously done the lords work here. I can't stress this enough.
Check out the Best Album threads and the spotify threads, I believe they have links to all the playlists of the albums. Also, there is a best Song of 2013 that has a Spotfiy list as well.

 

Tick

Footballguy
I noticed everything you have is recent, is that by choice? I could obviously suggest plenty of great summer songs from 60s, 70s, and 80s.
It is by choice - my wife and I will hear these songs a gazillion times this summer, and we're tired of old songs.

I'll have to put together a Spotify for this summer's list in case people want to listen to that. I'm starting to build next summer's now, starting with the suggestions made by people in this thread - Vampire Weekend's release should help that.

Maybe 3-4 songs have been taken off the list so far due to people not caring for them. I dumped the Beyonce song before they listened to the list the first time.

 

Tick

Footballguy
Oh yeah - the Awolnation song This Kid's Not Alright is a clean version... otherwise it's not kid-friendly about 1 second into the song.

 

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