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Family Jukebox: a family-friendly musical jaunt
Bringing you our recommendations of what we’ve been listening to as a family.. music that is totally accessible to younger ears but not ‘kids music’.

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Jamie T, Zombie (NB music video NOT kid-friendly!)
From the album ‘Carry On The Grudge’ (2014)

This is one of Joe’s favourite songs. Apart from his obvious glee that he can listen to a song about zombies (given that he knows he hasn’t a cat in hell’s chance of watching anything about them), it’s a riotous, fun, energetic, crescendoing song that always makes the pair of us bounce around like idiots.

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Jungle, Busy Earnin’
From the album ‘Jungle’ (2014)

Another favourite of Joe’s. Confident, upbeat with booming basslines, horns and a distinctly disco-ey vibe, it’s hard not to like it or want to dance to it. It also makes Joe put on his ‘badass’ face when he listens to it, which never stops being amusing.

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Men At Work, Down Under
From the album ‘Business As Usual’ (1982)

One of my all time favourites. I bloody love this song. Its wonderfully ridiculous lyrics and multiple opportunities for daft actions to go with them make it a firm favourite with the kids. It’s just an unrelentingly happy song that always puts a smile on my face and cheers me up no matter what. The video is a belter too.

{Anna}

If you liked this, you can check out all the other Family Jukebox features here!

We also have a Family Jukebox Spotify playlist that we’ll update with each instalment.