The Ballad of Davy Crockett (in Outer Space) - TMBG*, "Here Comes Science"
Breaking the Habit - Linkin Park, "Meteora"
Clap Your Hands - TMBG, "No!"
Eight Hundred and Thirteen Mile Car Trip - TMBG, "Here Come the 1-2-3s"
Heart of the Band - TMBG, "Here Come the 1-2-3s"
Here Comes Science - TMBG, "Here Comes Science"
Hero - Skillet, "Awake"
How Many Planets -TMBG, "Here Comes Science"
I Am a Palaeontologist - TMBG, "Here Comes Science"
I Can Add - TMBG, "Here Come the 1-2-3s"
In the End - Linkin Park, "Hybrid Theory"
Meet the Elements - TMBG, "Here Comes Science"
The Mesopotamians - TMBG, "The Else"
Monster - Skillet, "Awake"
NO! - TMBG, "No!"
Nonagon - TMBG, "Here Come the 1-2-3s"
One Dozen Monkeys - TMBG, "Here Come the 1-2-3s"
Ooh La! Ooh La! - TMBG, "Here Come the 1-2-3s"
Somewhere I Belong - Linkin Park, "Meteora"
What I've Done - Linkin Park, "What I've Done"
Why Does the Sun Shine? - TMBG, "Here Comes Science"
*TMBG = They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants are this weird, quirky indie rock band... that also happens to make some really cool kids music. Although I deleted the songs about "my brother the monkey" and the one that lumps angels and unicorns together (*snort*), the rest of their songs from the album "Here Comes Science" are really great. The music is super and so NOT annoying, and the lyrics are really clever and all about, well, science. All of the links above will take you to that song's music video, but I'll share a few here to whet your appetite.
Liam's favourite, "Why Does the Sun Shine":
Simon's favourite, "I am a Palaeontologist":
And now MY favourite (one of many), "Nonagon":
TMBG also have an album called "Here Come the A-B-C's" that I think I'll have to check out. Anyone have good recs for kids music? The main requirement is that it has to have a good beat. My boys have to be able to dance or rock out to it or I'll be greeted with choruses of "SKIP!'