In planning this weekend's 8-year old "American Idol" birthday party, I came upon a bit of a challenge...creating a playlist that did not reference sex, drugs or a bottle of Jack.
My kids LOVE American Idol and I'm amazed they can remember all the singers' names, but forget to put their glasses in the dishwasher (an obvious priority issue there!). So my 8-year old wanted an "American Idol" party and I thought...I can make that happen.
Shameless Recommendation: Papa Noel brought this microphone (he got it from Mastermind Toys) and I highly recommend it for any 4-8 year old who loves to sing. It has one headset microphone and a "stage type" microphone so two kids can sing side-by-side. You can also hook it up to your iPod making it instant karaoke.
Now, for this playlist I consulted with Connie (YMC B-sides blogger) for her suggestions and as it turns out, this kid and mom approved list is not only great for birthday parties it also wouldn't be bad for a road trip.
Kylie Minogue - Can't Get You Out of My Head
U2 - Beautiful Day
Cake - Mahna Mahna
Crazy Frog - Blue
Jonas Brothers - BB Good
To that I added:
Jennifer Lopez - On the Floor
Village People - YMCA
Las Ketchup - The Ketchup Song
Willow Smith - Whip my hair
The Gummy Bear Song - don't know who sings it
The Chipmunks - I Gotta Feeling
But the song that was played over and over again?!
The Chicken Dance - Hampton the Hamster