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Songs That Go VROOM!

by Amber on February 3, 2010

I have a little boy and he loves anything that goes VROOM! Maybe you can relate?

Sure, girls can like cars and airplanes too, but there’s just something so attractive about cars, trains, motorcycles, and helicopters to little boys. Here are some of our favorite VROOM songs!

Blast OffOne of Ivan’s all-time favorite songs by one of his all-time favorite bands is M.T.A. by Ben Rudnick & Friends. John does the vocals on this classic fast-paced song about Charlie who gets stuck riding the subway in Boston and can’t get off. It’s hilarious and so much fun to dance to, but you just haven’t lived a full life ’til you’ve heard it played live.

Rock and Roll GardenAnother fun subway song is on Bari Koral’s new CD Rock and Roll Garden. Subway, like many of Bari’s songs, is a deceptively simple song. The refrain of the song, “rolling down the track,” is repeated faster and faster amongst rock electric guitar. Kids love it!

Earthworm EnsembleThe Earthworm Ensemble has a wonderfully classic country-sounding song about trains on their new CD, Earthworm Ensemble. With banjos and jawharps and deep voices, The Traveling Train is a great song about a train carrying a variety of fruits and passing all sorts of sights.

Charlie HopeAnother awesome song about trains is Charlie Hope’s Train Song on her CD I’m Me!. I love how Charlie is able to make her guitar beat sound like the train coming down the track. And Ivan loves the “Oooh Wooh” of the train whistle!

We Are the Not-Its!If you’re looking for a cool song about flying vehicles, you’ll want to check out Helicopter by The Not-Its!. You wouldn’t think such a sweet song could be written about buzzing around in a helicopter!

Rebecca FrezzaOr if your kid is like Ivan, then he loves motorcycles. Ivan LOVES Rebecca Frezza’s Motorcycle Boy on her CD Rockin’ Rollin’ And Ridin’. Like Bari Koral’s Subway, Motorcycle Boy is a pretty simple song with simple words, but it really gets the kids going!

Einstein's MonkeyAnd finally, here’s one for the moms. Einstein’s Monkey has a song called Mom Lost the Car (in the parking lot) on their new album Banana Yellow. It’s silly and obviously none of us can relate to this, right?I love the tongue-in-cheek sarcasm of the song, while Ivan loves the hard rock guitar!

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Alex February 3, 2010 at 4:29 pm

MTA, aka “Charlie on the MTA,” is, as you may know, not by Ben Rudnick & Friends, or even by the erstwhile Kingston Trio, who made it famous, but was an actual campaign song for a left-leaning mayoral candidate in Boston many years ago.

Two other essential Vroom songs:
– Woody Guthrie “Riding in the Car.”
– Commander Cody & the Lost Planet Airmen – “Hot Rod Lincoln” (see http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QDbON8udTPo)

And if you’re feeling adventurous, Deep Purple, “Highway Star”

Melissa A February 3, 2010 at 4:30 pm

I’m going to go broke purchasing all this great music you tell us about!! Thanks for the great reviews!

Amber February 3, 2010 at 5:03 pm

BR&F may not have written MTA, but I think they perfected it. 😉

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