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Another entry in our popular series "Kidsongs Guide to Children's Songs"! It was an instant hit when it came out way back in 1958, it’s played on oldies radio the world over, it sold three million copies and inspired a movie. But what is the story behind Sheb Wooley’s classic novelty song about a “Purple People Eater”? Here are a few fascinating facts about the one-eyed purple guy’s genesis...
What are the best Christmas songs for kids? This is a question being asked across the land this time of year. Since those of us at Kidsongs.com are supposed to know these things, we could offer our opinion but instead decided to ask the real experts: our customers! Here are their five favorite Christmas kid's songs, why they picked them and a bit of trivia, too. How do these match up to your favorites?
It's been a while since we've talked about the stories behind our favorite nursery rhymes and based on the responses we've been getting, it's clear that our readers like this topic. So back to our sources we went, for more fascinating facts! First up, let's take a look at "Pop! Goes the Weasel". This song started out as a popular dance in England in the 1850's and words were added so after. The earliest verse went like this:...
When I think of the songs from my childhood, it's always easy to remember the simple, play along ones, sung to a happy tune. "If You're Happy and You Know It" is a perfect example. Like many familiar children's songs, it has been altered in various ways over the years...
One of the most popular songs from everyone's childhood and one of the most popular here at Kidsongs is The Alphabet Songs (also called "The ABC Song"). Learning our alphabet by singing the letters has an interesting history and goes back a lot farther than I would have guessed...