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

Your tots are bound to love these 20 pop hits

Every parent with cat-like reflexes knows the move: quickly turning off the radio as soon as your kids figure out what one of your favorite songs is really talking about. We all know that mainstream music is all about the sex, drama and sometimes violence — sex, drugs and rock 'n roll anyone? But amidst all the triple-X pop music that even the adults blush when listening to, 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:

Your tots are bound to love these 20 pop hits
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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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