Best of Hullabaloo

 
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Outstanding kiddie-folk with lots of laughs, life lessons.

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Positive messages

"Things Change" tells kids it's OK to be a little shy, short, or bouncy.

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that these childhood buddies are all about making quality music for kids to learn and laugh to. Parents will have as much fun listening as their kids! For the month of February, this album can be downloaded online for free.

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What's the story?

Hullabaloo duo Steve Denyes and Brenden Kremer have spent most of their lives making children's music together. Their stylized kiddie-folk with a flash of country and spunk brings life and laughter to songs about sippy cups, 2-foot-tall high rollers in strollers, and backyard dinosaurs. Now 12 of their best can be found on one album, BEST OF HULLABALOO. Singing about boring, blah grown-ups and ants in pants, Hullabaloo delivers fun and life lessons in one album.

Is it any good?

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The thing that makes Hullabaloo's music so good is that it's often written from a child's point of view in a way that's both realistic and hysterically cute. Whether describing Mommy's grown-up sippy cup filled up at Starbucks or 3.5 inch rims on a stroller, the lyrics reveal what life looks like when you're 36 inches tall. Kids can relate and laugh along to the easy lyrics, and parents will enjoy the upbeat country-folk music. There's something for everyone: "High Roller" is about a classic, mack-daddy with a paci, "Sippy Cup" makes fun of grown-ups and their Seattle-based sippy cups, and "Polite Pete" is a salty song about a goody-two-shoes pirate who just can't mind his manners. This is as good as it gets when it comes to children's music that both kids and parents can agree on.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about the song "Things Change," which addresses the childhood dilemma of sometimes feeling a little out of place. What can you do when you feel this way?

  • This album gets to the heart of what life is like when viewed through the eyes of a child. However, the reality of life for young people today includes a great deal of technology, including Internet, TV, movies, music, and texting. How can parents be informed and involved in their child's life without being intrusive? When should kids have access to things such as the Internet and cell phones?

Music details

Artist:Hullabaloo
Release date:February 1, 2010
Label:Hullabaloo
Genre:Children's Music
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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Parent of a 6 year old Written bymadsmooney1214 September 29, 2012
 

best hullabaloo

Families can talk about the song "Things Change," which addresses the childhood dilemma of sometimes feeling a little out of place. What can you do when you feel this way? This album gets to the heart of what life is like when viewed through the eyes of a child. However, the reality of life for young people today includes a great deal of technology, including Internet, TV, movies, music, and texting. How can parents be informed and involved in their child's life without being intrusive? When should kids have access to things such as the Internet and cell phones?
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Parent of a 3 year old Written byCadens Mommy February 14, 2010
 

you and your kids will love this!

We're lucky enough to live in San Diego so we can see Hullabaloo live a lot - these guys are the real deal. Hands down the best kids music out there. If you haven't tried their music, please do. For goodness sake, it's free! Then, buy some CDs and their DVD of homemade videos.

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