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Kid-friendly music that you won't mind listening to on repeat

Posted February 16
Updated February 17

Finally there are songs both you and the kids can agree on. (Deseret Photo)

When you are in the car with your kids, one of the last things you want to hear them say is “Play it again, mom!” However, why don't you try something you won’t mind putting on repeat.

Here are some popular tunes to consider for your next car trip:

1. “Best Day Of My Life” by American Authors

Your kids will be singing along to these lyrics as soon as they hear “wo-o-o-o-oh.” Play this song to help put your kiddos in a good mood.

2. “Better When I’m Dancin’” by Meghan Trainor

Aren’t we all?

3. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles

This is an upbeat song with an uplifting message. Play “Brave” to remind your kids that they can conquer their fears.

4. “Cheerleader” by OMI

What makes this song unique? It includes a saxophone. Turn to this song to hear something fun and different.

5. “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars

If you’re trying to wind down your crew, play this tune. It is calming while also teaching a valuable lesson.

6. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey

Don’t stop playing this song, either.

7. “Eye Of The Tiger” by Survivor

When you want something nostalgic and upbeat, turn up “Eye Of The Tiger.” Your kids will love this old-school tune.

8. “Fight Song” by Rachel Platten

Here’s another song to teach your kids to keep trying.

9. “Good Time” by Owl City and Carly Rae Jepsen

This song is perfect for a party. Turn it up!

10. “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

The title explains itself. It’s all about being happy!

11. “Hello” by Adele

Warning: Your kids might sing the chorus at the top of their lungs.

12. “Home” by Phillip Phillips

For a comforting song, play "Home."

13. “Hooked on a Feeling” by Blue Swede

You’ll be hooked on this one. Your kids are sure to sing along.

14. “How Far I’ll Go” by Alessia Cara

This original song from “Moana” is both catchy and inspiring. If you or your kids are Disney fans, this one is a must.

15. “Human” by Christina Perri

Listen to this to remind your kids that it’s OK to make mistakes. After all, we’re only human.

16. “On Top Of The World” by Imagine Dragons

Here’s a song about going through life challenges with a smile on your face. For a pick-me-up, listen to “On Top of the World.”

17. “Rather Be” by Clean Bandit

If you’d rather be listening to anything else besides childrens music, try this kid-friendly song.

18. “Roar” by Katy Perry

Here’s another positive kid-friendly tune to keep your child entertained (and to keep you sane).

19. “Shake It Off” by Taylor Swift

Shake off the negativity! You've probably heard Disney's "Let It Go" on repeat every day since it came out, so switch it up with "Shake it Off."

20. “The Edge of Glory” by Lady Gaga

If you’re on the edge of patience with kids' music, try playing this kid-friendly tune.

21. “Try” by Colbie Caillat

Let your daughter know she is beautiful just the way she is.

22. “Try Everything” by Shakira

Don’t be afraid to try new things! Inspire your kids by listening to Try Everything.

23. “Unwritten” by Natasha Bedingfield

Let your child know that they are in charge of their own story.

24. “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves

No matter which version of this song you listen to, it’s sure to have you dancing along.

25. “What Makes You Beautiful” by One Direction

It’s catchy, and it has a good message. Listen to this song by One Direction, or check out a cover by The Piano Guys.

When you play this music, you’ll find that you don’t mind as much when your kid says, “Play it again, mom!”

Shaelynn Miller is a journalist who has a passion for photography, video production and writing.

Contact her at smiller@deseretdigital.com.

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