We’ve never been very good at listening to kids’ music. I’ve been singing the same half dozen lullabies to my son since he was born. If he’s learned “Old McDonald” or “This Old Man,” it was probably at nursery school. So it comes as no surprise that his musical preferences are a bit on the grown-up side. And he has pretty good taste for a five-year-old!

You can tell which ones are his favorites because he will request them over and over in the car or in the living room so he can dance to them. I recently decided to put a list together and make him a little album. So we sat on the couch, and he flipped through his iPad to remind me of a few. A lot of them are from movie soundtracks, which I’m also a big fan of, and there’s even an Icelandic band in there. So it’s nice he’s getting a little culture. 🙂

Without further ado, here is A’s favorite playlist:

Owl City – Shine Your Way (The Croods)
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Lego Movie – Everything Is Awesome
Fall Out Boy – Immortals (Big Hero Six)
Fall Out Boy – The Phoenix
Skrillex – Recess
Idina Menzel – Let It Go (Frozen)
Robin Schulz – Waves
Jackson 5 – I Want You Back (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Redbone – Come and Get Your Love (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Raspberries – Go All the Way (Guardians of the Galaxy)
Savage Garden – Break Me Shake Me
Kaleo – Rock ‘n’ Roller
Sum 41 – Noots
Simon Curtis – Superhero
Elton John – Crocodile Rock
Katy Perry – California Girls
PSY – Gangnam Style