21. “(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.
22. “Can’t Stop the Feeling” — Justin Timberlake
We don’t like to overuse the word “dude” — but, dude. You can’t help but dance around when you listen to this tune from the Trolls soundtrack. And it’s so kid-friendly, it’s not even funny. Thank you, JT.
23. “Born This Way” — Lady Gaga
Not all of her songs are kid-appropriate (we’re looking at you “Love Game”), but “Born This Way” is super-empowering and Gaga’s overall vibe is all about inclusion — which is something we can totally get behind. But for the love of God, just don’t let them watch the official video for the song.
24. “Kill Em With Kindness” — Selena Gomez
This one has got a cool dance track and a whistle in the background that your kids will pick up and probably drive you crazy with — but, hey, how can you hate any song that’s main lyrics are “kill ’em with kindness”? Some of the dancing in Gomez’s video is a tad suggestive, but the song has a great message.
Next: “Cheap Thrills: — Sia