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19 Kid-Friendly Rock Songs That Don't Suck

It's never too earlier to enroll your children in the school of rock.

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1. "Spiderman Theme" by The Ramones

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The classic theme song gets a punk-rock makeover from The Ramones. It’s perfect for hard-rocking dance parties and comic-book enthusiasts.

2. "Mahna Mahna" by Cake

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While you probably remember this nonsensical tune from The Muppets, it originally appeared in the 1968 documentary Sweden: Heaven and Hell. Cake's deadpan cover will make playtime more fun for both parents and kids.

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3. "Splish Splash" by Bobby Darin

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Bath time can be rough, but this squeaky clean rock'n'roll classic will make bath time better for all involved.

4. "Just A Kid" by Wilco

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You love Wilco, your kid loves Spongebob — you'll both love this song! Written for the 2004's Spongebob Squarepants movie, the track explores the hardships of being a kid over a rollicking guitar riff.

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5. "Bein' Green" by Andrew Bird

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Get ready for nap time with this jazzy cover of Kermit the Frog's classic. You can use it to teach your kid about the color green, loving what makes them unique, or the importance of string solos.

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7. "Apples, Peaches, Bananas, And Pears," by The Monkees

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This catchy tune from The Monkees will help get your little one excited about nutrition. Sing it together at snack time and end the fights over food.

8. "Oh! Susannah" by The Byrds

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This is the type of song you sing into a hairbrush! Turn up the volume and sing your lungs out to the The Byrds' hard-rock version of this 1848 Stephen Foster song.

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9. "The Muppet Show Theme Song" by OK Go

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OK Go's trippy version of the original Muppet Show theme song is a perfect celebration of everybody's favorite felt-covered friends. The crazy, colorful music video is a must-see as well!

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11. "The Rainbow Connection" by The Carpenters

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Originally performed by Kermit the Frog, The Carpenters' soft-rock version of this warm-and-fuzzy ballad is tender without being cloying. It's a lullaby you'll all love!

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13. "You Are My Sunshine" by Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash

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Bring the sunshine inside with this classic tune sung by country legends Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash.

14. "La La La La Lemon" by Barenaked Ladies

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Learn about the letter L with this short but sweet song by the Barenaked Ladies! Your little ones will get acquainted with lovely lilting words like "laughter" and "lullaby," and everyday L words, like "lightbulb" and "lamppost."

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15. "Hang On Little Tomato" by Pink Martini

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A slow jazzy number about perseverance! Teach your kids they shouldn't give up — especially on trying tomatoes.

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17. "Bohemian Rhapsody" by The Muppets

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Give your kids an early lesson on the essentials of rock'n'roll with this G-rated version of the Queen's classic "Bohemian Rhapsody."

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19. "Spongbob Squarepants Theme" by Avril Lavigne

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Let Avril Lavigne introduce your kids to pop-punk with this punchy version of the Spongebob Squarepants theme song.

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