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what music/bands are 8 year old girls into?

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eimmum Tue 13-Oct-09 12:55:47

Hi! This is the first time I've posted as i can usually get my answers by searching threads but I'm stuck with this one. My DD struggles with friendships and I have been trying to help and encourage her. She is keen to fit in and I am wondering what sort of music do 8/9 year old girls listen to. She's not really into HSM or Hannah Montana and although my DH and I listen to lots of music it is sadly limited (me) and not current or appropriate for an 8 yr old(DH). I realise she needs to develop her own tastes but I would like to start her off with what her friends may be listening to. She's dreading a pop star party this weekend because she doesn't know the music. Looking forward to lots of replies

lljkk Tue 13-Oct-09 14:17:53

Hey! My 8yo DD hates HM and HSM, too, nice to year she's not the only 8yo who doesn't get them.

DD knows what her Dad exposes us all to (he likes early 70s stuff or similar, and otherwise works with early 20 year olds). So DD recognises a lot of Abba, Beatles, Cold Play, Killers, The Editors, Lady Gaga, Girls Aloud, Lily Allen, Michael Jackson. HTH.

lljkk Tue 13-Oct-09 14:18:52

Amy Winehouse, too, is probably gonna feature at the party.

lljkk Tue 13-Oct-09 14:19:26

Oh, and Take That/Robbie Williams. Okay, I've bumped this enough now .

ChopsTheDuck Tue 13-Oct-09 14:19:30

tends to be most stuff in the charts. Wt lljkk said, and Amy Winehouse, Rhianna.

ChopsTheDuck Tue 13-Oct-09 14:20:29

leona lewis, alexandra burk, jennifer hudson

ChopsTheDuck Tue 13-Oct-09 14:20:54

black eyed peas

Hulababy Tue 13-Oct-09 14:23:12

DD is 7.5y and loves listening to music.

Her iPod currently contains music including:

Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus
HSM
Ting Tings
Vampire Weekend
Elvis
Scouting for Girls
Take That
Disney songs
McFly
lots of older Pop stuff - S Club, etc.
Mamma Mia
Busted
Camp Rock
Pop Party 5 (cd)
Jonas Brothers
Oliver soundtrack
Joseph soundtrack
Sound of Music soundtrack

etc.

eimmum Tue 13-Oct-09 17:23:48

Thankyou all so much. That really helps. Her Dad is into 70/80's rock so doesn't feature in most 8-9 yr old girls' play lists. I'd forgotten mama Mia - she loved the film but not got much of the music. Will start downloading some stuff for her ipod

Earlybird Tue 13-Oct-09 17:26:37

DD likes others listed in this thread, and also enjoys Taylor Swift.

cocolepew Tue 13-Oct-09 17:28:35

The Saturdays
Girls Aloud
Both my DDs like songs in the charts but not neccessarily everything that artist does. The compilation cds are a good place to get ideas.

UnquietDad Fri 16-Oct-09 20:50:13

Well, mine is 9 - and apart from the obvious HSM and Miley she likes: Rihanna, Jordin Sparks, Girls Aloud/Cheryl Cole, Kylie, Pixie Lott, Little Boots, La Roux, Lady Gaga, Ting Tings, Kaiser Chiefs, Athlete, Pink, Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Killers, Amy Macdonald, Alesha, Take That... and some older stuff I have downloaded for her like The Primitives, Eurythmics, Kim Wilde, Eighth Wonder, the Pet Shop Boys and ABBA!

eimmum Wed 21-Oct-09 22:03:04

Thanks to you all. I have taken your advice and gone for compilation CDs to try all sorts. We'll see how it goes

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