4. “Malibu” — Miley Cyrus
Y’all, if you had told me last year that I would be putting Miley Cyrus on a kid-friendly playlist, I would have laughed in your face. But Cyrus has reinvented herself yet again, and “Malibu” is a summery, sweet song with a country twang.
5. “Thunder” — Imagine Dragons
Now here’s a song that a parents can totally appreciate along with the offspring. Imagine Dragons are so cool, and “Thunder” is about setting goals and shattering expectations. And it’s just a darn good song. The official video might be a little scary for younger kids, but the lyric video (above) let’s you listen without the visuals.
6. “(No One Knows Me) Like the Piano” — Sampha
Even kids can appreciate a good ballad. Sampha sings about his passion for music and how much time he spent behind the keys of the piano in the home where he grew up in this sweet slow jam. So much soul in this song — even kids will be able to feel it.