Need a few good tunes with clean lyrics for your next party? Here's a list of 13 great pop songs which are suitable for kids and grown-ups to sing and dance along to!
Are you planning a party for your kid’s birthday, or a fun little get-together for some family and friends, but you’re a little worried about the music that will be rotating on the playlist for the event?
Some favourite pop songs on the radio may seem innocent and catchy, but once you start singing along and realise what the lyrics are insinuating, you will quickly realise that they may not be quite so suitable for junior’s ears!
But who wants to listen to “Mary Had A Little Lamb” and “The Wheels On The Bus” on repeat mode for the next four hours of your social gathering, right? (We’re sure you’ve already had enough of that in all car rides with your children).
Here’s a list of a few good mainstream tunes with squeaky clean lyrics and positive messages which are perfect for both kids and grown-ups to groove along to!
1. Katy Perry – “Firework”
Listen carefully to the words of this song and it will make you smile from ear to ear because of its beautiful message reminding everyone that we are special and should throw away our insecurities. Too bad you’re not allowed to set off some real fireworks in Singapore to get your party going!
2. Pharrel Williams – “Happy”
As the title suggests, this happy tune will get you on your feet and dancing around the room! If your kids love the minions from Despicable Me, then they’d love to watch this official music video version featuring those quirky little yellow characters. If the children are happy and busy dancing away while the parents get a few minutes to themselves to quickly shovel down some party food, then everyone is happy.
3. Natasha Bedingfield – “Unwritten”
The uplifting message in this pop song is refreshing and sends out a positive vibe to all. You might find yourself softly humming to the tune and then suddenly belting out loud once it gets to the chorus, complete with facial expressions and dramatic hand gestures, making your party guests wonder if you’ve lost your marbles from all the party-planning stress.
4. One Direction – “What Makes You Beautiful”
Every family is bound to have one hormone-charged girl who loves the ever-popular 1D, and once this song is blasting away on the speakers at your party, be prepared to hear some excited squeals from the tweens (or maybe even an over-enthusiastic full grown adult!).
5. Kelly Clarkson – “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You”)
An inspirational song by a powerhouse vocalist, the lyrics are encouraging and gives you a boost of confidence to feel like you can take on the world and accomplish anything! Like cleaning up the aftermath of your party once all the guests have gone home. Oh joy.
5. Coldplay – “A Sky Full Of Stars”
Coldplay either churn out slow and dreary songs, or upbeat and happy songs like this one. Even if you can’t really make out what they’re singing (or shake off the association with arguably one of Hollywood’s most pretentious mothers, Gwyneth Paltrow), it’s still a feel-good tune and will bring some life to your party.
6. Smash Mouth – “I’m A Believer”
This song was featured on the kiddy animation, Shrek, and is very catchy. It’s definitely a good tune to dance around with your kids and show them that mum or dad knows how to have a little fun too. Even if you are a little clumsy like Shrek and have the vocal prowess of Donkey – don’t let that stop you from getting your groove on!
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