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20 pop songs for kids that don't involve sex, drugs or Lady Gaga

School-appropriate songs you can totally let your kids listen to on repeat

You probably learned this the hard way the last time you got that super-addicting Sia song stuck in your head — pop music may be catchy, but it's not guaranteed to be kid-friendly. And don't even get us started on our favorite '90s jams that were all about sex and drugs and violence.

For all the parents who aren't ready to explain the deeper meaning of life to their kids just yet, we've decided to think of the children. Believe it or not, there are almost two dozen kid-friendly songs that parents can add to their playlists:

School-appropriate songs you can totally let your kids listen to on repeat
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1. "Firework" – Katy Perry

Common Sense Media says this "unusually clean" Katy Perry song emphasizes self-esteem. It's profanity-free, has no references to sex or substances and encourages kids to rise above their insecurities, light their inner spark and let their colors shine. You go, girl!

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2. "Stereo Hearts" – Gym Class Heroes (ft. Adam Levine)

This love song compares the singer's heart with a stereo that beats for his true love — pretty tame stuff. You'll be singing along to your own stereo when you listen to this song by American band Gym Class Heroes, with Adam Levine, the lead singer of Maroon 5.

3. "I'm Only Me When I'm With You" – Taylor Swift

This sweet love song by Taylor Swift is a wholesome tune you can play for the whole family. Swift's trademark country pop sound will get the kids and moving.

Next Up: "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" – Kelly Clarkson

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