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Raise a Ruckus



Fun, feel-good tunes will inspire little ones to dream big.

What parents need to know

Educational value

"Dad Upside Down" sees the silly in palindromes like "mom," "dad," and "sis," while "Say Yes" is a lesson in colorful vocabulary and the value in using big-kid words.

Positive messages

This album encourages kids to use their imagination. "Bit Her" is about a brother learning his lesson that biting his little sister isn't OK: "No matter how hungry you get, don't ever bite your sister on the toe."

Positive role models

Hullabaloo knows how to give kids music to sing and swing to, all the while incorporating messages about using your imagination, having fun, and of course, eating vegetables and being nice to your siblings.

Violence & scariness
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Sexy stuff
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"Say Yes" mentions Facebook: Mom posts a funny video about her eloquent child.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Raise a Ruckus, from acclaimed and beloved children's band Hullabaloo, cotinues to raise the bar for kids' songs that not only encourage lots of movement and giggles, but also include mini-lessons the whole family can appreciate.

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What's the story?

Hullabaloo, known for their acclaimed storytelling songs, continue to set the standard with their 10th studio album, RAISE A RUCKUS. The 12 folk-country tracks from this beloved Southern California band raise the roof on fun in the sun and rain, silly spelling, and even rocket shoes.

Is it any good?


Whether signing about swingin' like a chimpanzee or flying to the moon in fancy rocket shoes, Hullabaloo knows how to capture the essence of childhood moments and put them to upbeat country beats that kids and parents can dance, giggle, and sing to. "Dad Upside Down" makes spelling silly and "Say Yes" proves the value of a good vocabulary, even for a preschooler. Musical storytelling and funny lyrics make Raise a Ruckus the perfect soundtrack for anytime fun.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about ways to use your imagination. How can you have fun without technology?

  • What are your favorite songs here? What instruments do you hear?

  • Can you come up with a song of your own? What are some silly stories you could set to music?

Music details

Release date:July 4, 2012
Genre:Children's Music
Topics:Adventures, Brothers and sisters
Parental advisory:No
Edited version available:No

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