Anyone else feel like some kids’ music is particularly grating on the ears, particularly on loop? How many earworms have been generated by these repetitive songs that start all to sound the same?
My three-month-old twins and I have been enjoying (yes, I’ve been enjoying it too!) listening to kids’ music written and sung by some (old school) mainstream Israeli artists. Seems like Israeli artists have covered the market of singers crossing over to children’s music. Here are some of our favorite albums:
- Zehava Ben – Shara Shirei Yeladim
- Arik Einstein – Shirey Yeladim
- Ehud Manor – Yeladim Tovim
- Yafa Yarkoni
- Shirei Yeladim KeBakashatcha
- Jewish Holiday Songs – Vol. 1, Vol, 2, Vol. 3
- Various Artists:
- Israeli Children’s Song Festival Album
- Hopa Hey
- Lev Sukaria
- Chag Sameach Yeladim
- 100 Shirim Rishonim – Vol. 1, Vol. 2
As a musician, though, I want to take this opportunity to plug that children can — and should — listen to mainstream music also! Play your kids your favorite music!
(As we come across more albums, I’ll post them here in the coming weeks and months.)