Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Music to Marlo's Ears

I have spent way too much time the past few weeks crafting the perfect playlist for my 10 week old daughter. It started with a few rock lullabies and has morphed into this 80+ song list featuring anything and everything from Disney to Death Cab for Cutie. It is an ongoing project,
that I add and delete songs to daily in hopes of finding that perfect mix of music that soothes her, but that I can also enjoy (hence no twinkle twinkle or itsy bitsy). Since I carry my iPhone with me everywhere (including around the condo) it is my go to move when she is fussy no matter where we are. She seems to like it, especially when I sing along, so I figured I would share it with you all (well, the abridged version):
  • Disney Favorites (I downloaded the Julie Andrews Selects her Favorite Disney Songs) album on iTunes
  • Classical Favorites (Debussy's Clair de Lune, Carnival of the Animals: Aquarium, Beethoven's Pathetique, to name a few)
  • Jazz: Dave Brubeck, Ella Fitzgerald, Vince Guaraldi (all the Peanuts music), Diana Krall, Sade, Melody Gardot
  • Select Lullaby Renditions of The Cure, Pink Floyd, Queen and the Beatles
  • Lots of Peter, Paul and Mary (big in my childhood)
  • Justin Timberlake's version of Hallelujah from the Hope for Haiti fundraiser (incredible)
  • Counting Crows' Anna Begins, India.Arie's Video, *NSYNC's Gone (all songs I love to sing)
  • Ray LaMontagne's Be Here Now, Iron & Wine's Naked As We Came, Goldfrapp's A&E and a few classics from the Indigo Girls, Colin Hay and Jeff Buckley
  • Favorite Movie Themes: Harry Potter, The Ludlows (Legend's of the Fall), Falling Slowly (from Once), Latika's Theme (Slumdog Millionaire)
And it all ends nicely with Billy Joel's appropriately titled "Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)"...

If your baby/toddler has any favorite songs, post them in the comments!!


  1. Parker loves Jack Johnson's Curious George Soundtrack, Somewhere over the rainbow by IZ, Dan Gibson's Moonlight Sonata (New Age), and Hallelujah by Jeff Buckley. I haven't heard Justin Timberlake's version of that song. I bet that sounds really good. I have two playlists for him. A "fun" playlist and a "soft" play list. I love the list you have for Marlo. She's gonna be a rockstar! =)

  2. Hiya, amazing hope these might be effect of generation gap as nowadays they have become so smart that he learn each and every things so fast that we are just amazed by them.

  3. I love that you're that obsessed with the kids playlist! I've got three going right now, a 'soothing' list, a 'lively' list, and a 'dance' list. Kitchen dancing is big in our house :) I'll definitely be downloading a bunch of these, thanks!


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