We've all heard Baby Shark about 1,000 times at this point. It's no wonder some of us are ready for the viral hit to be put to rest. If your kiddo can't help but bust out the catchy song we might be able to offer some relief. The fastest way to get a song out of your head is to replace it with a new one.
We've gathered a list of catchy, toe-tapping songs that can get your kid off the Baby Shark train. You might even find yourself singing along with your little one and having an impromptu dance party. Pull out your favorite Bluetooth speaker and get ready to jam.
10 The Hokey Pokey
This kid's classic is an old school gem. Not only does it give everyone a ton of room for creative expression but it helps kids get their wiggles out too. The Hokey Pokey has a traditional set of lyrics and dance moves but you can get as creative as you want.
If you have a high energy kid you can use this song to help them really get moving. Ask them to grab items from around the room to put in the middle of the circle. Make it as fun as possible at it will soon become a family favorite.
9 Fresh Prince Theme
Will Smith is known for his family-friendly lyrics. Anyone who grew up in the 90s loved singing "Parents Just Don't Understand". Why not change it up a little and introduce your kids to the theme song of the hit show that rocketed Smith to fame?
The story in the lyrics is perfect for kids. It involved sports, adventure, and strange odors. What more could a kid ask for? The beat is a catchy classic that easily gets stuck in your head. Have fun getting your kids into this fun throwback.
The title of this songs describes how it can make you feel as you sing along. Farell Williams wrote and performed the song for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and it took the world by storm. The upbeat lyrics and cheerful music remind us all to slow down and be grateful for happy moments.
Kids love songs they can clap along to and this song is a perfect choice for that. The video is fun for older kids who like to hang out on youtube. This is a kid favorite that could easily replace any earworm.
7 There's A Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea
Silly songs will always be popular with kids. They like simple rhythms and fun lyrics. If the playful fun this song brings isn't enough to get you into how about the mental benefits of singing it?
The lyrics to this song build on each verse, asking the singer to remember a long list of items in the hole at the bottom of the sea. You can up the challenge level and silliness factor by upping the tempo after each verse. Singing the song faster and faster will inspire giggles and fun as mistakes are made.
6 I Wanna Be Like You
Disney hits are a go-to choice for parents everywhere. These songs are not only designed for kids, but they're meant to inspire and delight. "I Wanna Be Like You" combines fun to sing rhymes and jazzy scat.
Kids will have a great time singing along to this family-friendly hit. King Louie is a beloved character. Singing this tune together could even lead to a family movie night. Reintroduce this classic animated feature and they might have a whole new album stuck in their heads.
5 Animal Crackers
Melanie Safka is a folk singer who found her voice during the hippie era. She performed at the original Woodstock festival. She wrote a lot of fun songs that are meant for sing-alongs. They aren't all family friendly.
Animal Crackers is a silly, tongue-in-cheek tune that has a playful beat. If your kiddo ha a little bit of flower child in them this might be just what you need to break the Baby Shark spell. Bring back a piece of the 60s with this bright song and kiss your oceanic woes goodbye.
Songs that get you dancing are perfect for kids. They have the energy to burn and love to follow along with instructions. If you really want to find a kid-approved hit, look no further than the cliched wedding playlists of the past. After all, the kids were always the first ones on the dance floor, right?
If you want something a little less annoying than the chicken dance, why not try the Villiage People's smash hit. Bonus points if your kids dress up in various costumes to create their own take on the iconic look of the band.
3 Another One Bites The Dust
The first rule in picking a song that kids will go gaga over is finding the right beat. The repetitive thump of Queen's Another One Bites The Dust is a perfect pick. It's great for toddlers and big kids too.
The beat encourages funky dancing and the lyrics are fun. This song was an instant hit because it's so fun to sing and dance along to. You'll have your kid jamming out to a rock classic in no time. If you need relief from the constant YouTube playlist this could be the answer.
Every parent wants their kids to have great manners. Wouldn't it be great if there were a fun family song you could whip out anytime someone needed to check themselves? That's were Magic!'s "Rude" could be really helpful. The song' lyrics tell the story of a love-struck young man asking for his beloved's hand in marriage. Her father doesn't appreciate the young man's overture and refuses to give his blessing.
The suitor doesn't let it get him down. His positive outlook and indomitable spirit are as infectious as the heartwarming lyrics. The chorus of "Why ya gotta be so rude?" could really come in handy when one of your kiddos isn't making their most thoughtful choices. Etiquette lessons and fun sing-alongs in one? Thanks!
A sure fire way to get kids into a song is to choose one performed by other kids. This soul classic has long been a favorite of kids and families everywhere. It's the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the adorable family band. The song debuted at #1 in 1970, knocking The Beatles off the charts. That's a pretty impressive legacy.
The song earned those accolades with its infectious joy and innocent lyrics. It's a great song for a family jam session and easily get's stuck in your head. Use this effervescent classic to wipe away the memory of those colorful little ocean predators.