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  1. #11
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    Mar 2012
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    Texas
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    My kids lean toward more upbeat songs, and they love oldies. My daughter's favorites are Elvis Presley Teddy Bear, The Four Seasons Big Girls Don't Cry, Frankie Valli Can't Take My Eyes Off Of You... My kids LOVE Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
    When they were infants and at bedtime, their songs were/are always You Are My Sunshine, Amazing Grace, and Smile (Charlie Chaplin). Smile is my favorite.
    ~gigi~
    *gina danielle*

  2. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    Location
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    I've been working on this myself, so my list is rather long, and I didn't even include all of them. Very few are for babies, some are about the musicians children, but most just gives me a childhood feeling or something I know babies or toddlers/children enjoy (have a few godchildren who spend a lot of time at our house).

    Into the Sunset – Abra Moore
    Ku’u Ome O Kahaluu - Abra Moore
    Just So – Agnes Obel
    The Greatest Hit – Annie
    The Disco Song – Au Revoir Simone
    Stars – Au Revoir Simone
    Silver Sorrow – Azure Ray
    Zebra – Beach House
    I Didn’t See It Coming – Belle & Sebastian
    My Love – The Bird and the Bee
    White Winter Hymnal – Birdy (Fleet Foxes cover)
    Hinnom, TX – Bon Iver
    Holocene – Bon Iver
    Mystery ManBrisa Roché
    Mars Loves Venus – The Brunettes
    The Gem of the RoeCara Dillon
    La Noyée – Carla Bruni
    PlutoClare & the Reasons
    Alphabet City - Clare & the Reasons
    Sugar in My Hair - Clare & the Reasons
    Aikea Guinea - Cocteau Twins
    For Phoebe Still a Baby - Cocteau Twins
    Carolyn’s Fingers - Cocteau Twins
    Ella Megalast Burls Forever - Cocteau Twins
    All through the night - Cyndi Lauper
    True colors - Cyndi Lauper
    Time after time - Cyndi Lauper
    The beauty of the rain - Dar Williams
    When I was a boy - Dar Williams
    The babysitter’s here - Dar Williams
    I love, I love - Dar Williams
    Big jumps – Emiliana Torrini
    O mistress mine – Emilie Autumn
    1 2 3 4 – Feist
    I feel it all - Feist
    The limit to your love - Feist
    Electric twist - A Fine Frenzy
    What I wouldn’t do - A Fine Frenzy
    Bird of the summer - A Fine Frenzy
    You picked me - A Fine Frenzy
    Rangers - A Fine Frenzy
    Across the universe - Fiona Apple (The Beatles cover)
    Emmylou - First Aid Kit
    Happiness – Goldfrapp
    Come back down - Greg Laswell
    Dragging you around - Greg Laswell
    Nicely played - Greg Laswell
    My father’s waltz – Hem
    Maybe – Ingrid Michaelson
    Ode to Banksey - Jesca Hoop
    Summertime – Jesca Hoop
    Hengilás – Jónsi
    SkyJoshua Radin & Ingrid Michaelson
    Rocking back inside my heart – Julee Cruise
    An architect’s dream – Kate Bush
    Mother stand for comfort - Kate Bush
    And dream of sheep - Kate Bush
    Oh England my lionheart - Kate Bush
    In search of peter pan - Kate Bush
    The kick inside - Kate Bush
    This woman’s work - Kate Bush
    MelodyKate Earl
    Lost and found – Katie Herzig
    LibertyKeren Ann
    Decrocher les etoiles - Keren Ann
    La disparition – Keren Ann
    Singing to the birds – Lisa Germano
    All this time (pick me up song) - Maria Mena
    VirginiaMarissa Nadler
    Life boat – Miranda Lee Richards
    My last tango - Nerina Pallot
    If I know you - Nerina Pallot
    Watch out Billie - Nerina Pallot
    History boys - Nerina Pallot
    Oh CherieNew Young Ponyclub
    In your eyes - Peter Gabriel
    With the notes in my ears - Peter Broderick
    RainPriscilla Ahn
    Drive – R.E.M.
    At my most beautiful – R.E.M.
    Saturday morning - Rachael Yamagata
    You are the best thing – Ray Lamontagne
    A falling through - Ray Lamontagne
    Let it be me - Ray Lamontagne
    Sarah - Ray Lamontagne
    Within you - Ray Lamontagne
    Samson - Regina Spektor
    Fidelity - Regina Spektor
    On the radio - Regina Spektor
    Eet - Regina Spektor
    Two birds - Regina Spektor
    Us - Regina Spektor
    The party - Regina Spektor
    Don’t leave me (ne me quitte pas) - Regina Spektor
    On Saturday afternoons in 1963 - Rickie Lee Jones
    Silver lining – Rilo Kiley
    I don’t know what it is - Rufus Wainwright
    Natasha - Rufus Wainwright
    p.f. sloan - Rumer (Jimmy Webb cover)
    When the stars go blue - Ryan Adams
    The riot’s gone - Santigold
    Pirate in the water - Santigold
    The keepers - Santigold
    My superman - Santigold
    Love song – Sara Bareilles
    Clap your hands - Sia
    Buttons - Sia
    Maja’s song - Sophie Zelmani
    Elevator love letter -Stars
    Brave – Stephanie Dosen
    Song for the maydoves - Stephanie Dosen
    Feet asleep - Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
    Yes, so on and so on - Thao with the Get Down Stay Down
    RosieThea Gilmore
    Your cloud - Tori Amos
    Merman - Tori Amos
    Ribbons undone - Tori Amos
    Winter - Tori Amos
    Operation peter pan - Tori Amos
    Lullaby for a stormy night - Vienna Teng
    Verdi cries - 10,000 Maniacs
    These are days - 10,000 Maniacs
    Stockton gala days - 10,000 Maniacs
    Gold rush brides - 10,000 Maniacs
    Circle dream - 10,000 Maniacs
    How you’ve grown - 10,000 Maniacs

    Natalie Merchant has an album called Leave Your Sleep full of lullabies and kiddy songs, it's beautiful.
    [FONT=Palatino Linotype][CENTER]My darling Marian Illyria Aphrodite, March 2013 & Little Bunny (a girl!) due 9th of February 2014[/CENTER][/FONT]

  3. #15
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
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    WOW thank you so much ottilie, that's brilliant! I'll get listening straight away...

  4. #17
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    Nov 2011
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    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for, but I have many fond memories of my mother singing All the Pretty Little Horses to me when I was growing up. There's a version on iTunes by Becky Jean Williams that's just hauntingly beautiful. I also really like River Flows in You by Yiruma and Butterfly Waltz by Brian Crain. I'll post again if I find any more. This is a fantastic thread, by the way!
    Last edited by garnet; March 12th, 2013 at 11:52 PM.
    Henry John, Charles Wesley
    Eleanor June, Clara Sparling

  5. #19
    Theres a song my Dad used to sing to me. 'Little ray of sunshine' by Brian Cadd. This only suits a little girl though
    First time Mum to Luke Michael.

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