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Getting your kids into The Beatles
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11 March 2011 - 3.58am

They can be Rickie. a-hard-days-night-john-2

 

Actually the girl names are not that bad, Joanna, Pauline, Georgina and… ..

 

ehhhh well Pru MSK is right. You had better have a boy. a-hard-days-night-ringo-12

 

that of Joanna, Pauline, Georgina and Rickie sounded like the Beatles Drag Queen version LOL!! brian-epstein

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29 June 2013 - 4.43pm

I've got a little 3 year old boy and I listen to The Beatles with him in the car. His favorites are:

1) All Together Now

2) Yellow Submarine

3) Ob-La-Di Ob-La-Da

4) Rock And Roll Music

He loves these songs, I'm having a hard time getting him into others because he wants to listen to these OVER and OVER again. We'll listen to them in the car, and it's cute because he only knows Spanish, but he sings quite a bit of lyrics for a 3 year old.

I've tried Octopus Garden but he doesn't really care for it yet. Twist And Shout either. I wonder what it is he loves about Rock And Roll Music, but he likes to listen to it.

What songs do your kids love? Or did they like when they were younger.

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29 June 2013 - 7.09pm

My sister's a year and a half, and she loves My Brave Face by Paul. She smiles every time I put it on. I've tried Beatles songs, but she really doesn't care yet. And it's not a Beatles song, but she also loves Pink Floyd's song Money. 

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29 June 2013 - 9.59pm

I remember my grand grandmother playing "Here Comes The Sun" a lot when I was younger, she just loved that song. Good "kids songs" by The Beatles would be "Yellow Submarine" (of course), "The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill", "All Together Now" and "Octopus's Garden", and "Hey Jude" or "Good Night" for that matter.

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29 June 2013 - 10.04pm

I refused to ever play anything that's defined as "children's music", so my kids have just always been steeped in my music.  They're 8 and 10 now and they're both infatuated with Sgt. Pepper through Abbey Road.  They know quite a few tracks from '65-'66 and they consider '63-'64 a bit of a novelty.  They're only now starting to check out Let it Be, but being the sensitive little girls they are they don't like the idea that the Beatles weren't getting along very well on that record.

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29 June 2013 - 11.30pm

"Good Morning" would be a good one -- especially as it rolls madly toward its ending.

 

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29 June 2013 - 11.51pm

I forgot, he loves Hello Goodbye too

 

@Satan, yes me too. We listen to what I like and hopefully it will grow on him. Although I will admit that the Rock A Bye albums aren't bad. Really dig the Journey one.

 

I will definitely try these, I think a few of them I need to get down with him and just get silly and it will grow on him. 

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30 June 2013 - 12.37pm

Does bringing a child up listening to, for example, Beatles music influence their musical taste at a later stage, do you think? I was bought up listening to Ska and Soul music mainly, as that's what my parents listened/listen to, and I think it did help me to become more open to different types of music later, so maybe it does.

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30 June 2013 - 2.38pm

fabfouremily said
Does bringing a child up listening to, for example, Beatles music influence their musical taste at a later stage, do you think? I was bought up listening to Ska and Soul music mainly, as that's what my parents listened/listen to, and I think it did help me to become more open to different types of music later, so maybe it does.

Absolutely. 

Myself as an example, my parents had wildly different tastes.  And my Father would be away on Navy ships for months at a time and would often come back with stacks of cassettes of every style imaginable.  Like the time he came home and handed me greatest hits collections by both Hot Chocolate and Dolly Parton, as well as a copy of "L.A. Woman" by The Doors.  Because of my lifelong love of music, I ran a record store for a decade and have a collection which covers pretty much every style you can imagine.  My only rule is music much meet one criteria:  It must be considered a quality work in relation to its genre.  I'm not particularly a fan of modern country music or contemporary hip-hop (as two examples), but if a particular album is met with enough critical praise I will judge it on its own merits as an example of its genre.  

Does that make sense?  Sort of like how I love the movies "Scott Pilgrim VS. The World", "Apocalypse Now", "Evil Dead 2" and "Citizen Kane".  They're all different movies and I enjoy them all.  But they can't be compared equally because they're 4 radically different films from 4 different eras.

My kids know and love things like Beatles, Beach Boys, KISS, Sloan, Bob Marley, Smashing Pumpkins, Rolling Stones and a host of others.  They also know all the contemporary pop music that their friends love.  I've found it most evident when adults find out about their musical knowledge.  Their music teacher at school is always thrilled when my kids already know the lyrics to "Yellow Submarine" and have seen the movie.  And can give the class a little history about it.

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1 July 2013 - 1.26am

My kids too pretty much listened to what I liked..specifically in the car.  All 4 of my kids love the Beatles and each one of them has their favourites.  I love that my older sons listen to their music and have Beatles posters on their walls by their own choice, of course.  My younger two as mentioned before, are both learning to play guitar and are learning Beatles songs, such as Yellow Submarine.

We were listening to the Beatles in the car today as a matter of fact, to "I Am The Walrus" and my daughter (she's 12) & I got into quite an interesting conversation about why he was the Walrus and what that meant!  I love that she's curious.  She said to me today "Mom, didn't the Beatles sort of "invent" rock'n'roll?"  Such a smart child! a-hard-days-night-george-10

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1 July 2013 - 2.49am

I can see some little 7 year old boy running around with a plastic hammer chasing his little sister, devilishly singing "Bang Bang! Maxwell's Silver Hammer came down upon her head!" Etc. blue-meanie

 

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1 July 2013 - 9.40am

SatanHimself said

fabfouremily said
Does bringing a child up listening to, for example, Beatles music influence their musical taste at a later stage, do you think? I was bought up listening to Ska and Soul music mainly, as that's what my parents listened/listen to, and I think it did help me to become more open to different types of music later, so maybe it does.

Absolutely. 

Myself as an example, my parents had wildly different tastes.  And my Father would be away on Navy ships for months at a time and would often come back with stacks of cassettes of every style imaginable.  Like the time he came home and handed me greatest hits collections by both Hot Chocolate and Dolly Parton, as well as a copy of "L.A. Woman" by The Doors.  Because of my lifelong love of music, I ran a record store for a decade and have a collection which covers pretty much every style you can imagine.  My only rule is music much meet one criteria:  It must be considered a quality work in relation to its genre.  I'm not particularly a fan of modern country music or contemporary hip-hop (as two examples), but if a particular album is met with enough critical praise I will judge it on its own merits as an example of its genre.  

Does that make sense?  Sort of like how I love the movies "Scott Pilgrim VS. The World", "Apocalypse Now", "Evil Dead 2" and "Citizen Kane".  They're all different movies and I enjoy them all.  But they can't be compared equally because they're 4 radically different films from 4 different eras.

My kids know and love things like Beatles, Beach Boys, KISS, Sloan, Bob Marley, Smashing Pumpkins, Rolling Stones and a host of others.  They also know all the contemporary pop music that their friends love.  I've found it most evident when adults find out about their musical knowledge.  Their music teacher at school is always thrilled when my kids already know the lyrics to "Yellow Submarine" and have seen the movie.  And can give the class a little history about it.

Yeah, that makes sense to me. I've never thought of it like that - I tend to avoid artists who don't belong in the genres that I listen to usually, regardless of how good their latest album is received. Maybe there's still a load of music out there that I'd love, just waiting for it to be discovered by me. Who knows?

I'm glad, and quite impressed, by your children's knowledge. So young and already fans! Providing they stick with it, I imagine they'll be very big ones by the time they are teenagers, you seem to be bringing them up well! :D

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1 July 2013 - 6.22pm

When I was very young my parents would often play 1 and the White Album for some reason.

Songs that stuck most with me were: She loves you, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Yellow Submarine, Eleanor Rigby (I was a dark kid), Hello Goodbye, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, Obladi Oblada, oh and I really liked Helter Skelter for some reason. Can you imagine a 4 year old loving Helter Skelter?

Maybe Piggies is good too, if you actually don't understand English or what it's about.

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1 July 2013 - 6.48pm

Linde said
When I was very young my parents would often play 1 and the White Album for some reason.

Songs that stuck most with me were: She loves you, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Yellow Submarine, Eleanor Rigby (I was a dark kid), Hello Goodbye, The Continuing Story Of Bungalow Bill, Obladi Oblada, oh and I really liked Helter Skelter for some reason. Can you imagine a 4 year old loving Helter Skelter?

Maybe Piggies is good too, if you actually don't understand English or what it's about.

Wow, I feel old if you were listening to 1 as a kid :lol: ;-)

 

When I was little, my parents used to play their copies of the Red and Blue albums, Meet the Beatles, Something Else, AHDN and Help! (all the US Capitol versions, obviously), and Sgt. Pepper on vinyl. Also used to listen to loads of Beatles on the radio as a kid. Once the CD albums were released in 1987 I was hooked for good.

For my own kids, I just play Beatles all the time but they've loved them from the first moment I've played them for them and have known all the lyrics from 2 yrs old onward!

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2 July 2013 - 3.38am

Eric Ramos said, "I wonder what it is he loves about Rock And Roll Music"

I must say that when "Beatles '65" came out, that was arguably my favorite song. I also played it over and over again. I also couldn't tell if it was John or Paul singing.

It was I suppose a shot of adrenaline after the great but downer "No Reply" "I'm A Loser" "Baby's In Black" ...

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5 July 2013 - 9.44pm

Think he would like to be for the benefit of Mr. Kite? and maybe A Day In The Life? kind of exciting, stuff on sgt peppers, Magical Mystery Tour, maybe Abbey Roada-hard-days-night-george-10 good luck, i'm 14 and i LOVE the Beatles, and I have 3 little cousins that like them, my 12 year old little cousin is my Beatles prodigy, I'm teaching her all my Beatles information, I was so proud when she could name each Beatle and the instrument they play! My uncle is really into the Beatles and has lots of Beatles memorabilia, so my 2 youngest cousins listen to the Beatles a lot!ahdn_ringo_09

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9 July 2013 - 10.32am

I played Revolver to my boy (two) in the car every morning - just a few songs during each journey 15-minute. One time he started singing "TAXMAN!"

*proud*

I also sing I Will to him - the lyrics work fairly well from a father to a son. It's just a nice, simple song you can sing along to.

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When I got the Capitol Albums box set, and I played Beatles '65, the intro to "Mr. Moonlight" (y'know, MISTAAAAAAAHH MOONLIGHT!) scared the daylights out of my 3 year old who was in the room with me. After a minute, he smiled real big & said "Play that again, Dad!" So now his favorite song is "Mr. Moonlight." He now also likes to mimic John's screaming intro. a-hard-days-night-john-6

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Joe said
I played Revolver to my boy (two) in the car every morning - just a few songs during each journey 15-minute. One time he started singing "TAXMAN!"
*proud*
 

My brother was just telling me how his son could sing the words to 'Eight Days A Week" at age 3. And yes...he ws also proud!

SatanHimself said
I refused to ever play anything that's defined as "children's music", so my kids have just always been steeped in my music.  

When I was 4, I thought Magical Mystery Tour was a children's album (most of you already know this).

  1. Look at the album cover - 4 guys dressed in animal costumes against a glittery backdrop
  2. "I Am The Walrus...goo-goo-goo-joob!"
  3. Your Mother Should Know
  4. The Fool On The Hill
  5. Hello Goodbye

Some of the lyrics aisde, most of these song titles could belong to children's songs. 

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7 August 2013 - 10.47pm

Lotsa cute and heartwarming replies here...My 4-year old niece Katie is the closest thing I'll ever have to a kid of my own, and just the other day while watching "Yellow Submarine" I was thinking that "All Together Now" might be a fun song to teach her to sing. 98% of all the music she is actively exposed to comes from her videos/movie soundtracks, her parents aren't bigtime active listeners to much of anything.

(Damn, that last part sounded really disapproving, didn't it? I didn't mean it, really I didn't! Just think it'd be fun to teach her a new song to sing.)

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