List – Top 10 Rockabye Baby Lullabies

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As a rock n’ roll dad I thought it might be fun to categorize the to albums of the Rockabye Baby catalogue. The idea came to me as a coworker was looking for TOOL on Apple Music and instead found the opposite. Of course it was the Rockabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of TOOL. I’m also a sucker for novelty vinyl and so for Record Store Day 2013 I had to pick up Rockabye Baby Lullaby Renditions of The White Stripes pressed on red vinyl. So if you need a substitute to The Wiggles, or Kids Bop, “Let It Go”/Disney Radio, Imagination Movers, Yo Gabba Gabba, etc. etc. These are my ten suggestions to soothe your children while you quietly rock out and hum along. I’d call it a win-win if you ask me.

10. The Flaming Lips

The Flaming Lips are one of the easiest ways to pass good feels onto your children.

9. David Bowie

If a kid can tell you who Major Tom is at the age of 3, then I’d say you’re setting him/her on the path for a pretty varied musical experience. Kudos to you good sir or madam.

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8. Queen

If you ever want to start teaching your child about how to approach a vocal harmony, look no further than Queen.

7. AC/DC

Everyone needs to get “Thunderstruck.” Enough said.

6. White Stripes

There’s always room for a garage blues duo in your child’s life. While it’s a cutesy version of “Fell I Love With A Girl,” an education in the blues can get them hooked on Jimi Hendrix, Cream, maybe even Captain Beefheart.

5. Pink Floyd 

Yes it’s true that TOOL came out on top, but a healthy introduction to progressive music is always needed. Who knows, this intro to Pink Floyd could help him understand 2+2=5 or the Fibonacci sequence. It’s fantastic music and an education.

4. Radiohead 

If you want to introduce you child to some heady concepts then look no further than “Paranoid Android.” Before you know it you guys will be talking Orwell’s 1984, 2+2=5, and maybe even the Talking Head, where Radiohead got their band name inspiration.

3. Black Sabbath

You haven’t lived until you’ve heard a xylophone-driven “War Pigs” with frogs and bird chirping. Plus dad or mom can still make a fool out of themselves with some wicked air guitar. 

2. Led Zeppelin

If you’re laying down your children down for a nap and/or sleep, you can secretly indoctrinate them with the greatest rock n’ roll band the world have ever seen. 

1. Tool

Of course this album had to be number one. If any lullaby can incorporate the Fibonacci sequence, then it has to be the top. Also, the fact that TOOL usually likes to create a nightmarish hellscape with their lyrics and meaning definitely adds to the intrigue. 

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