What songs do your reception age children love?

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Hannahfftl Fri 10-Oct-14 17:21:31

Hi, I'm a teaching assistant in a reception class and I'm looking for some ideas, we have an Ipod which we use for outdoor play and which we need some songs for.
I'm looking for popular current music as well as music from films etc.
We currently have pharrels happy and a couple of others on there.
So what I am wondering is what songs (suitable for use in a school) do your reception age children love?
Oh must add we already have the frozen soundtrack!

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MrsKitty Fri 10-Oct-14 17:26:14

My reception aged DD loves Katy Perry 'Roar' .

Hannahfftl Fri 10-Oct-14 19:22:48

Thank you, will definitely download that! Asked the children their favourite song but most said let it go! Need more than frozen or I may lose my mind!

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HaplessHousewife Fri 10-Oct-14 19:28:52

DD has just started year 1 but seems to like a bit of Olly Murs, particularly Heart Skips a Beat and Troublemaker.

There's loads but they all escape me at the moment and my DH is away with his phone and computer and they're all on there!

threepiecesuite Fri 10-Oct-14 19:43:31

DD age 4 loves I don't care by Icona Pop (or something) but look for a radio edit with no swear word in.
Also, any Katy Perry.
You'd be surprised at which songs from the past they like to, dd likes the Beatles and the Beach Boys grin

TurboTheChicken Fri 10-Oct-14 19:51:10

Bruno Mars, Run Away Baby is my DC's running around naked after a bath song. Also big Katy Perry fans although some of the lyrics are a bit saucy!

And of course "Everything is Awesome".

threepiecesuite Fri 10-Oct-14 19:55:29

What does the fox say? is enjoyed by mainly 4 year olds.


louisejxxx Fri 10-Oct-14 20:21:15

I was going to say What Does the Fox Say too. And the new Taylor Swift song, I think it's called Shake It Off.

IAlreadyToldYou Fri 10-Oct-14 20:46:07

My dd loves the cha cha slide (not sure who it's by), the mamma mia soundtrack, gangnam style and gentleman by psy and bruno mars, katy perry and what does the fox say as others have said.

RiojaHaze Fri 10-Oct-14 20:46:59

Shake it off totally!

KatoPotato Fri 10-Oct-14 20:47:15

Eddy Money - take me home tonight.

I think I've broke my ds....

MyGastIsFlabbered Fri 10-Oct-14 20:47:19

DS1s favourite 'grown up song' is What is Love? by Haddaway. No idea why grin

IAlreadyToldYou Fri 10-Oct-14 20:49:30

She also loves anything by Sia eg titanium and chandelier.

mistyegg Fri 10-Oct-14 20:49:57

I like to move it move it from Madagascar and Barbie Girl hmm

Badvoc123 Fri 10-Oct-14 20:50:22

Katy perry
Lady gaga
Frozen soundtrack

hazeyjane Fri 10-Oct-14 20:50:58

Ds loves Swords of A 1000 Men by Tenpole Tudor

IAlreadyToldYou Fri 10-Oct-14 20:51:26

Also (sorry keep thinking of more) Wake me up by avicii.

RueDeWakening Fri 10-Oct-14 20:52:26

Gangnam style, Roar, Superman (Black Lace grin ), that new one by Meghan whatserface about having junk in all the right places shock

Mine also like a bit of the Fresh Prince theme tune <shrug>

Quangle Fri 10-Oct-14 20:57:34

All of Queen goes down well. We are the Champions, We will rock you etc.

DS (5) also loves Crazy Frog, the whole of the Rio 2 Soundtrack, anything by Madness, Hit me with your rhythm stick and most of Abba

hippoherostandinghere Fri 10-Oct-14 21:01:09

My DCs favourite songs at the moment are 1D live while we're young, best song ever and kiss you. Carly Rae jepson call me maybe. Taylor swift trouble. What does the fox say. The vamps somebody to you.

TondelayoSchwarzkopf Fri 10-Oct-14 21:03:41

The Vamps - like One Direction but with instruments

Michael Jackson - thriller/bad era - most kids I know love it

Madness eg our house, baggy trousers - a lot of early 80s ska goes down well in fact

DS gets played Follow The Leader by the Soca boys at school

SmileAndNod Fri 10-Oct-14 21:08:55

Mine loves 'Happy' is that the title <shows age>? I think it's from a film?

MrTumblesCrackWhore Fri 10-Oct-14 21:14:05

We downloaded a party compilation album for kids for dd's birthday last weekend which went down a treat - lots of suggestions on here are on it. Both my dc love Roni Size and Reprazent's 'Who said you can do it like this?' but it did get a few raised eyebrows from the parents at the party.

Hannahfftl Sat 11-Oct-14 16:29:00

Wow! Lots of great suggestions. I think the school iTunes account is going to take a good battering! Thank you all.

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VermillionPorcupine Sat 11-Oct-14 23:29:01

My ds's current favourite 'non-kids' song is I want to be like you (not sure if that's the correct title...the song from the Jungle Book) by The Overtones.

Ds2 (4) also loves Michael Buble singing A Friend Like Me from Toy Story.

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