Good Limbo Song?
November 25, 2008 2:51 AM   Subscribe

Anyone have a really good calypso suggestion for toddlers to limbo to?
posted by smartypanties to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
 
Pffft - watercarrier doesn't know toddlers very well.

A lot of Sesame Street songs are really good for dancing of any kind. "Do the Rubber Duck" comes to mind.

I've also had great success with anything by Konono no.1. It's an African band that uses junked cars as percussion instruments, not kids' music per se, but lacking in any kind of lyrics which helps it lack in objectionable lyrics. I don't know if qualifies as "calypso" but I've done limbo with preschoolers and this worked out just fine.
posted by grapefruitmoon at 3:59 AM on November 25, 2008


Under the Sea from Little Mermaid? Again, not sure it's calypso per se, but it's catchy, Caribbean and good with little ones.
posted by sagwalla at 4:13 AM on November 25, 2008


Harry Belafonte, of course.
posted by bricoleur at 4:50 AM on November 25, 2008


Limbo Rock? Many versions. I like this one from Under The Sea.
posted by marsha56 at 4:51 AM on November 25, 2008


Harry Belafonte, of course.

Jump in the Line is especially good.
posted by mikepop at 5:40 AM on November 25, 2008


The guy who does the Musical Merry go Round on KDHX is a former ska freak who now does a kids show on Saturday mornings. Look at his playlists, or write him at the station...
posted by notsnot at 5:45 AM on November 25, 2008


Harry Belafonte, of course.

Or "Don't Stop the Carnival"
posted by rongorongo at 6:12 AM on November 25, 2008


My three-year-old really likes this Limbo Album, called, appropriately, "Limbo."

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posted by Otis at 8:01 AM on November 25, 2008


i know you've already picked a best answer, but since i actually did this at a party, harry belafonte, "jump in the line" (like a limbo line) aka the shake, shake, shake, senora song from beetlejuice is soooooo fun, as seen here.
posted by alice ayres at 8:18 AM on November 25, 2008


grapefruit moon - dancing the calypso, limbo, breakdance, whatever - it's the parent's shtick. It's nothing that a child would be interested left to their own devices. This is a child having to indulge a parent's desire. That's it.
posted by watercarrier at 8:32 AM on November 25, 2008


I can highly recommend any album from this fun, kid-friendly steel drum band I play with. Kids love it!
posted by Aquaman at 8:33 AM on November 25, 2008


To jrodsgirl and mikepop: I LOVE "Jump In the Line". Would've picked that answer as the fave, but I'm a lil worried it could be too frentic and fast for little ones learning what limbo is. Could be wrong, but they'll need a calmer moment by the time we get to limbo.

Re: Watercarrier "dancing the calypso, limbo, breakdance, whatever - it's the parent's shtick. It's nothing that a child would be interested left to their own devices. This is a child having to indulge a parent's desire. That's it." I don't get this reply at all. Did you not enjoy dancing as a child? That makes me sad.
posted by smartypanties at 8:47 AM on November 25, 2008


[comment rmoved - do NOT turn this into a limbo referendum. MeTa and email are your options from this point forward.]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:02 AM on November 25, 2008


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