16 Family-Friendly Songs That Won’t Drive You Crazy

Kid-appropriate songs that everyone can love.

Summer is finally here, and it’s time to find the perfect soundtrack for all your family activities – be it during a long car ride or by the pool.

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1. You can’t go wrong with Nappy Roots’ “Good Day,” which is a bright, carefree jam that practically transports you to a BBQ block party.

Sing-along lyric: “We’re gonna have a good day / And all my homies gonna ride today / And all these mommies look fly today / And all we wanna do is get by today / hey”

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2. Don’t even fight it: Miley’s “Party In The U.S.A.” is a modern classic at this point.


Sing-along lyric: “I got my hands up / They’re playin’ my song / I know I’m gonna be OK / Yeah, it’s a party in the U.S.A.”

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3. Becky G’s “Shower” has it all: syncopated verses you can rap along to and a rousing anthemic chorus.

Sing-along lyric: “La La Di, La La Da, La La Da / Singing in the shower”

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4. Jackson 5’s “ABC” is both instructional and fun!


Sing-along lyric: “A-B-C / It’s easy as 1, 2, 3 / As simple as do-re-mi / ABC, 123, baby you and me girl”

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5. Mika and Ariana Grande put their syrupy-sweet spin on “Popular” from the musical Wicked, and you won’t be able to get it out of your head, so don’t even fight it.


Sing-along lyric: “Popular, I know about popular / It’s not about who you are or your fancy car / You’re only ever who you were”

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6. Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend” has never gone out of style, with sweet lyrics (about romantic friendship, no less!) that are perfect for all ages.

Sing-along lyric: “Ooh. you make me live / Whatever this world can give to me / It’s you, you’re all I see”

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7. Sam Smith shines on Naughty Boy’s “La La La”, which is both sophisticated and sleek, while also being infinitely addictive.

Sing-along lyric: “La la, la la la la la na na na na na / La la na na, la la la la la na na na na na”

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8. Taylor Swift’s “22” still hasn’t gotten old – and a song this fun shouldn’t.

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Sing-along lyric: “I don’t know about you / But I’m feeling 22 / Everything will be alright /If you keep me next to you”

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9. Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock,’s “It Takes Two” is a classic banger that’s easy for even the young ones to chime in for.

Sing-along lyric: “It takes two to make a thing go right / It takes two to make it outta sight / Hit it!”

Pro-tip: Get the clean version – there is one case of the “F-word,” if you’re looking to avoid it.

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10. Grouplove’s “Ways To Go” is bouncy, head-bobbing indie showstopper.

Sing-along lyric: “Even when I can’t see my rear view / Even if I call just to hear you / Even when I sleep all day”

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11. “You’re The One That I Want” from Grease is the ultimate sing-along classic – cheeky and sweet, so everyone can pick different parts to sing.

Sing-along lyric: “You’re the one that I want / Ooh-ooh-ooh”

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12. Will Smith, “Getting Jiggy Wit It”, because how can you not love this jam?

Sing-along lyric: “Na na na na na na na nana / Na na na na nana / Gettin’ jiggy wit it”

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13. Luke Bryan’s “Play It Again” has a sweet, simple melody that’s easy to catch on to and fun to sing along with.

Sing-along lyric: “She was like, ‘Oh my God, this is my song / I’ve been listenin’ to the radio all night long / Sittin’ ‘round waitin’ for it to come on and here it is’”

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14. Don’t you remember being young and spinning in circles around your living room to Abba’s “Dancing Queen”?

Sing-along lyric: “You are the Dancing Queen, young and sweet, only seventeen / Dancing Queen, feel the beat from the tambourine”

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15. Katy Perry’s “Firework” is the ultimate confidence-boosting anthem for all ages of the fam.

Sing-along lyric: “Baby, you’re a firework / Come on, let your colors burst / Make ‘em go, ‘Ah, ah, ah’ / You’re gonna leave ‘em all in awe, awe, awe”

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16. Betty Who’s “Somebody Loves You” is a high-octane dance song about love that’s just the right bit of corny.

Sing-along lyric: “Somebody misses you when you’re away / They wanna wake up with you everyday / Somebody wants to hear you say / Ooh somebody loves you”

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Now, rest assured that your car playlist is set.

At least for the next hour.

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