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15 Pop songs little kids can dance to (oh, and parents can hang, too)

Elaina is a Phoenix-based freelance writer, blogger and co-founder of the Kidlee baby book app. Check out her blog, Fun Finds For Mom, for product reviews, recipes and fun activities for moms and kids.

Have a family dance party

Ever wish your kids had an off switch? The next time the little ones are bursting with energy, crank up the tunes and have yourself a family dance party! Not only is it a great release for the kids, but you'll have a blast (and burn some calories) too.

With these adult-friendly song selections, the whole family will enjoy the music.

15. "Roar" – Katy Perry

This one might require some interpretive dance, but we're pretty sure that will only make your dance party all the better. Not all of Katy Perry's songs are kid-appropriate, but you're golden with this jam.

14. "Let's Dance to Joy Division" – The Wombats

What better to dance to than a song about, ya know, dancing? Your kids are probably too young to listen to Joy Division or understand what irony means, but they'll like being invited to dance and you'll get a kick out of doing it.

13. "Something That I Want" – Grace Potter

Your kiddo will probably recognize this song from Tangled, but don't let the Disney connection fool you. It's one of our favorites as grown-ups, too. Grace Potter is one seriously awesome rocker and this is a song you can both shake your booties to.

12. "Love Runs Out" – OneRepublic

The boys of OneRepublic know how to write a dance-inducing song. The key is in the thumping drums. Remember "Good Life?" It made you want to march around screaming along, right? Expect the same from "Love Runs Out."

11. "Shake It Out" – Florence + The Machine

We give a resounding, "Yes, please" to anything from Flo. However, not every song is kid-appropriate. "Shake It Out" is, though, and will surely turn your kids into spinning, bending and twisting little "Flo-mbies."

10. "A Sky Full of Stars" – Coldplay

Totally the kind of song to make you throw your hands in the air and dance around in circles, isn't it? Coldplay does fun and uplifting better than anyone else.

9. "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" – Paul Simon

If there's any doubt this song will get kids clapping, snapping, singing and dancing, watch this video of Paul Simon performing "Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard" on Sesame Street.

8. "Pompeii" – Glee cast

Everyone loves the cast of Glee, right? Even if that's not entirely true, you will love their version of Bastille's "Pompeii." The song has rocked us for months now, but the Glee take will help kid-ify it.

7. "Funky Town" – Lipps, Inc.

You and the kids will have a blast boogying down to this 1980s disco hit. Once again, the Shrek producers recognized a great dance tune for kids and included it in the movie Shrek 2.

6. "The Sound of Sunshine" – Michael Franti and Spearhead

Your soul will dance to this inspirational tune from Michael Franti and Spearhead. Franti penned the lyrics to express his new outlook on life after almost dying from a ruptured appendix.

Up next: Our top 5 pop songs!

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