Seeking songs to laugh at kids by.
July 11, 2016 5:30 PM   Subscribe

I need ideas for G-rated pop music for camp video newsletters!

So far, I've used the new Justin Timberlake song, "Happy", "Celebration", and "Walking on Sunshine".

What other songs (YouTube links greatly preferred) would be good for this? Anything upbeat, G-rated, and fun is appreciated! It seems like everything that the kids are into these days is so.... not appropriate for a Jewish day camp.
posted by youcancallmeal to Media & Arts (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I give you Koo Koo Kangaroo.
posted by Medieval Maven at 5:34 PM on July 11, 2016

posted by brujita at 5:34 PM on July 11, 2016

Response by poster: Not to thread-sit, but... I don't want actual kid's songs, just g-rated actual pop songs that people will know. No Kidz Bop or Raffi or the like.
posted by youcancallmeal at 5:35 PM on July 11, 2016

These are all songs I liked that are fit for kids, even when I was aging out of that demographic, but still thought they were good songs.

B*witched - C'est La Vie
The Cheetah Girls - Cinderella
Hannah Montana - Nobody's Perfect

Also, do they have to be in English? There are a lot more songs in Kpop that also are really fun and upbeat and have cute dances that come with it.
posted by yueliang at 5:43 PM on July 11, 2016

Jonathan Richman: Party in the Woods
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:45 PM on July 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

By pop do you mean only modern cheesy upbeat catchy dance music? Oppa Gangham Style.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 5:46 PM on July 11, 2016

Oh my goodness how did I leave this out this is everything you need

Crayon Pop - Bar Bar Bar

Also SNSD's Gee is just super cute and infectious
posted by yueliang at 5:47 PM on July 11, 2016 [3 favorites]

Best answer: Is this for the kids only, or kids-and-parents? How long are these video newsletters? The camp I worked at used MGMT's Kids to great effect. I was SO SICK of that song by the end of the summer.
posted by btfreek at 5:52 PM on July 11, 2016

Response by poster: This is more for parents than kids, but assume kids might see it.

And MGMT and the like is exactly the source of my problem. It sounds all catchy and fun... until you actually listen to the lyrics. Sigh.

And yeah, English (or Hebrew, actually) is much preferred. Also, recent = better. I know this is annoying impossible.
posted by youcancallmeal at 6:02 PM on July 11, 2016

Response by poster: Just wanted to add that I went back and read the Genius entry for Kids... maybe it's not as dark as I'd thought. That one might work! Yay!
posted by youcancallmeal at 6:04 PM on July 11, 2016

Bannerman by Blue Mink
Whoever you are - geggy tah
All star - smash mouth
Rockin' Robin - Jackson 5 version
Starfish and coffee - prince
Fly - sugar ray was super popular at church camp in the 90s
Buddy Holly - weezer
posted by umwhat at 6:33 PM on July 11, 2016

Best answer: If Hebrew is cool / on the table, these are the ones our camp uses on the regular:
Et Rekod
Hashem Melech
Am Yisrael Lo Lifached
Yesh Tikvah
posted by Mchelly at 6:33 PM on July 11, 2016

Twiggy by pizzicato five is really fun..
posted by noonday at 9:47 PM on July 11, 2016

You might like this previous question!
posted by Wavelet at 10:05 PM on July 11, 2016

Justin Timberlake, "Can't Stop the Feeling?"
posted by I_Love_Bananas at 2:44 AM on July 12, 2016

I'll never have a better song for you than Hooleh!, which is in English, Yiddish, and Hebrew, is super peppy, and features a marching band.
posted by whitewall at 2:53 AM on July 12, 2016

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