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Help wanted: Songs to kids (but not for kids)

#1 Post by Nunis » 01 Feb 2012, 03:12

Sorry about the confusing and perhaps ambiguous thread title. I couldn't think how to phrase it.

Anyway, a friend has asked for my help and I'm notoriously terrible at this sort of thing, so I want some help. She is looking for songs that are to children, but not necessarily for children (so no kids' music). It could be songs that were actually written with the artist's child in mind (depressing example: "Tears in Heaven"), just general declarations of love or words of encouragement from a parent to a child, or even lullabies.

Other examples off the top of my head: Bob Dylan "Forever Young", Cat Stevens "Father & Son", John Lennon "Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)", Billy Joel "Goodnight My Angel (Lullaby)", David Bowie "Kooks", and a case could be made that "Hey Jude" fits to a certain extent. Songs that are general and don't include the child's name or gender are to preferred, but please include those too and I can sort through them. Anyway, you get the idea.

She wants to create a CD for her (as-yet-unborn) son. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.

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#2 Post by Dawson » 01 Feb 2012, 03:16

isnt she lovely - Stevie Sonder

daughter by Loudon Wainwright

Lullaby - Billy Joel


I think these work?
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#3 Post by Nunis » 01 Feb 2012, 03:18

Yes, exactly. I actually already had Isn't She Lovely and Lullaby on my shortlist, but the Wainwright one is good though (even though the mix is really for a boy).

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#4 Post by Dawson » 01 Feb 2012, 03:24

Apparently Celine Dion wrote a whole album called miracle?
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#5 Post by Nunis » 01 Feb 2012, 03:25

I'd rather avoid artists like Celine Dion if at all possible. :) I want to make a classy classic mix for her, not a sappy shitty modern one.

Although looking at the track list I can see it may provide me some inspiration.

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#6 Post by Batman » 01 Feb 2012, 03:48

Stephen Lynch also sings a song called Lullaby. If you haven't heard it, you should give it a try.

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#7 Post by spymeg » 01 Feb 2012, 04:55

Steven Tyler wrote the Aerosmith song "Mia", for his second daughter. "I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing" was written for Liv.

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#8 Post by Will » 01 Feb 2012, 06:21

Forever Young by Bob Dylan was the first one I thought of, that would be a must have.
If she wants to go the country music route there's about 100 of them.
That's my Job by Conway Twitty is a pretty good example.
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#9 Post by Buckykatt » 01 Feb 2012, 06:58

I love Will Smith's version of Just the Two of Us, which also features his son Trey
There's that POS Arms Wide Open by Creed, if you like that sort of thing. Which I don't. But anyway.

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#10 Post by Scruluce » 01 Feb 2012, 07:04

Batman wrote:Stephen Lynch also sings a song called Lullaby. If you haven't heard it, you should give it a try.

One of my favs of his!
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#11 Post by Scruluce » 01 Feb 2012, 07:08

Another personal favorite...
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#12 Post by You Know, for Kids » 01 Feb 2012, 08:16

Scruluce wrote:
Batman wrote:Stephen Lynch also sings a song called Lullaby. If you haven't heard it, you should give it a try.

One of my favs of his!
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#13 Post by Mazer » 02 Feb 2012, 19:00

When You Dream by the Barenaked Ladies is kind of lovely.

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#14 Post by alan smithee » 03 Feb 2012, 00:29

Several good ones have already been mentioned. (At least they're good songs; I'm not certainly exactly how they'll fit your task...)

Some not-exactly-upbeat #1 hits: "Time in a Bottle" and "Another Brick in the Wall (Part 2)".

On a much sweeter note, the Oscar-nominated Paul Simon song "Father and Daughter" or the original version of "O-o-h Child" (Five Stairsteps).
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#15 Post by Buckykatt » 03 Feb 2012, 10:21

Also, I would have mentioned "Cat's in the Cradle" but I didn't want to have to stab myself in the eye with a fork

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#16 Post by JJ » 03 Feb 2012, 15:48

La la la la la.

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#17 Post by Dawson » 08 Feb 2012, 05:03

How about you remind me of the babe from Labrynth?
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#18 Post by Buckykatt » 08 Feb 2012, 05:19

Dawson wrote:How about you remind me of the babe from Labrynth?
Nunis reminds you of Jennifer Connelly? Ok, that's weird--but it's also not important right now.... ;)

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#19 Post by Dawson » 08 Feb 2012, 05:23

Buckykatt wrote:
Dawson wrote:How about you remind me of the babe from Labrynth?
Nunis reminds you of Jennifer Connelly? Ok, that's weird--but it's also not important right now.... ;)
maybe it was the power of voodoo
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#20 Post by knarf » 08 Feb 2012, 07:54

Dawson wrote:
Buckykatt wrote:
Dawson wrote:How about you remind me of the babe from Labrynth?
Nunis reminds you of Jennifer Connelly? Ok, that's weird--but it's also not important right now.... ;)
maybe it was the power of voodoo
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#21 Post by Sela » 08 Feb 2012, 08:55

knarf wrote:
Dawson wrote:
Buckykatt wrote:
Dawson wrote:How about you remind me of the babe from Labrynth?
Nunis reminds you of Jennifer Connelly? Ok, that's weird--but it's also not important right now.... ;)
maybe it was the power of voodoo
Who do?
You do
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#22 Post by Buckykatt » 08 Feb 2012, 09:39

Sela wrote:
knarf wrote:
Dawson wrote:
Buckykatt wrote:
Dawson wrote:How about you remind me of the babe from Labrynth?
Nunis reminds you of Jennifer Connelly? Ok, that's weird--but it's also not important right now.... ;)
maybe it was the power of voodoo
Who do?
You do
Do what?

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#23 Post by Dawson » 09 Feb 2012, 01:54

Buckykatt wrote:
Sela wrote:
knarf wrote:
Dawson wrote:
Buckykatt wrote:
Dawson wrote:How about you remind me of the babe from Labrynth?
Nunis reminds you of Jennifer Connelly? Ok, that's weird--but it's also not important right now.... ;)
maybe it was the power of voodoo
Who do?
You do
Do what?
remind me of the babe :banana:
I'd be happy to kill her, she called me a fish.

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