A Child's Celebration of Rock 'n' Roll

Music review by
Cynthea Riesenberg, Common Sense Media
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Songs to get toddlers and teens energized.

Parents say

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the point of this music is to get you up and dancing -- and for the most part, the tunes persuade us to do just that.

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Parent Written bylamarlamar June 17, 2016

Rock around the cock?

Why in any world would "Rock around the Cock" be okay for kids?
Teen, 13 years old Written bykia_9 May 25, 2009

this is my song

i like that song because it have lots fo thing i like in it. tht song is agood song.

What's the story?

Much of the success of A CHILD'S CELEBRATION OF ROCK 'N' ROLL lies in its presentation of the original hits performed by the original artists, including Bill Haley & the Comets, Bobby Darin, and Ritchie Valens. While adults who remember when these songs first came out are a natural audience, teens like this music, too. One 14-year-old couldn't get enough of the album, and enjoyed comparing the original "Lollipop," by the Chordettes, with Stormy Weather's slower version on their Doo Wop & Lollipops album. (Despite Stormy Weather's considerable talent, it wasn't a close contest: The Chordettes won.)

Is it any good?

From "Rock Around the Clock" to "Yakety Yak" to "Sea Cruise," the songs on this spirited entry in the Child's Celebration series have near-universal appeal. Each tune gets listeners grooving, or at least tapping their feet and singing along. Younger children will also like these lively tunes, making the album a perfect choice for a family music night.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the historic value of bringing together popular music from the 1950s and '60s. Encourage kids to describe the feelings these tunes evoke. Also, how do these songs sound similar to and different from current music?

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