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EP 26. Why Don't 5-Year Olds Listen to Cat Power?

Released Tuesday, 10th November 2020
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One of the perks of being a parent is the ability to exert your influences on them. You literally have the power to determine what language they use, their view of the world, whether to call them Kleenex or tissues, and most importantly--what kind of music they listen to.

Do you just blast them with Kids Bop, Disney Radio and Little Einsteins? Or do you survey the history of music, culling the best sounds from the past seven decades, in the hopes that they will develop a love and appreciation for the classic?

I think you already know the path that the dads at The New Dad Rock chose; Ween!

In this week's episode, Steve unearths a mix he made his 5-year old daughter over a decade ago. From forgotten blog-approved contemporaries (The Black Kids) to 80s hits (Madonna) to timeless standards (Rosemary Clooney), they cover it all.

Think of the children!

and while you're at it, check out these songs that are great for kids!
The Sound by Human Highway
Dirty Work by Steely Dan
Just Dropped In to See What Condition My Condition… by Kenny Rogers and the First Edition
The Bear Missed the Train
House Party Time by Dan Zanes
New York, New York by Cat Power
Wonder by Colin Meloy
Cupid by Sam Cooke
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Where'd the Cheese Go? by Ween
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