Are explicit lyrics keeping you and your child away from the Top 40? Here are 7 positive, age-appropriate new songs to play in the car or at a birthday party. We call them the kid-friendly songs, 2019 edition.
1. You Need to Calm Down — Taylor Swift
Love her or hate her, the pop princess’ new feel-good tune tells haters to take a step back. It’s a great song for kids dealing with bullies at school, with lyrics like, “I’ve learned a lesson: that stressing and obsessing about somebody else is no fun.”
Swift’s song addresses internet bullies and prejudiced people in the real world — and the music video is colorful, cute, and LGBTQ-inclusive. Look out for cameos from stars Ellen DeGeneres, RuPaul, Adam Lambert, Laverne Cox, Adam Rippon, Todrick Hall, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, the new Queer Eye cast, and even Swift’s former rival Katy Perry.