27. Lupe Fiasco — “Kick Push”
This Grammy-nominated song has all the trademarks of Lupe Fiasco’s easily recognizable sound and tells the tale of a lovesick skater who gets quite the surprise when he realizes his love interest is a better skater than he is.
28. Common — “Come Close” featuring Mary J. Blige
Common always has a place in our hearts, but there’s no way you can’t love the twist at the end of this video. It’s also a great song to share with your kids — as are many of Common’s songs, if you’ve got older tweens and teens.
29. TLC — “What About Your Friends”
We’re all missing our friends more than ever and this song is a good reminder that these relationships are valuable to kids of all ages and the importance of taking care of each other.
30. Dessa — “Fighting Fish”
Probably one you’ve never heard of. With a few adult words right at the beginning, this might be tween and up, but it is definitely still one you can feel safe sharing with your kids.
31. Estelle — “American Boy” featuring Kanye West
Didn’t think you could listen to Kanye with your kids?
32. De La Soul — “Me, Myself and I”
This was the jam back in the ’90s, and it will make you wonder why you ever stopped listening to old-school hip-hop.
33. The Black Eyed Peas — “I Gotta Feeling”
Another toe-tapper you’re gonna love to share. Upbeat, and it might just be the perfect thing to get you and your kids up and out the door in the morning.
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