In the past 6 months or so I've become so sick of the music on our "popular" radio stations. My kids were (ahem... still are) singing "I'm $exy and I know it..." constantly, and Rihanna's "$ & M" song is just a little too lewd for my kids ears. I'm getting old. I know. I'm criticizing radio! HAHA! I started listening to 106.9 Home.FM... "Music That Makes You Feel Good." Aka... the local Christian Radio Station. I've found that #1, the music is appropriate for my kids' ears ALL the time, and #2, I feel like it gives me little reminders throughout the day (car trips) of my relationship with God. And I love the music... most of it. Sure there is the occasional "way to gospel-y" song but I'd rather than than the occasional song filled with $ex language for my kids to hear and repeat.
I've found myself using SoundHound app on my phone to find out a song's name and then downloading it from iTunes on my phone. I've accumulated quite a few favorites! Here are some that I have on repeat quite often while listening to iTunes:
Light Up The Sky- The Afters
Slow Your Breath Down- Future of Forestry
How He Loves- David Crowder Band
Never Alone- Jim Brickman/Lady Antebellum
Bigger Than Us- Lennon Sloane
Hold Us Together- Matt Maher
Lay Em Down- Needtobreathe
Something Beautiful- Needtobreathe
Let me throw this out to you, readers. (Are there any readers? Huh? I'm having comment withdrawals, peeps!) What kind of music do you listen to in the car? Is it different what you listen to when you're alone than when kids are in tow? I'm curious!
Well you know my answers, of course. We used to listen to a lot of kid music- Trout Fishing in America (thanks Morrison's!) was one of our favorites, but then we got sick of it and listened to the radio. We also went through a huuuuge Jack Johnson phase after spring break last year (we only had one cd in the van on the way down to NC- Jack Johnson... and once we got back we got a few more cd's and spent the rest of the spring/summer with JJ playing).
However... Ryan is totally opposite of me. He listens to Q106 Rock. Rock and Roll music.... some is okay, some is just guitars and screeching and yelling and just... ick. Music that makes you feel.... tense. Anyhow, Porter LOVES Q106. Quite often I find him fast asleep at night listening to heavy rock and roll on the radio, not the cd or Home.FM station that I turned on when I put him to bed. He loves his rock and roll. I'm sure to have some fun teenage years with him and music... haha!