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The Moms Code: 5 Songs To Help You Replace Baby Shark In Your Kid’s Head

We’ve all heard Baby Shark about 1,000 times at this point. It’s no wonder some of us are ready for the viral hit to be put to rest. If your kiddo can’t help but bust out the catchy song we might be able to offer some relief. The fastest way to get a song out of your head is to replace it with a new one.

We’ve gathered a list of catchy, toe-tapping songs that can get your kid off the Baby Shark train. You might even find yourself singing along with your little one and having an impromptu dance party. Pull out your favorite Bluetooth speaker and get ready to jam.

The Hokey Pokey

This kid’s classic is an old school gem. Not only does it give everyone a ton of room for creative expression but it helps kids get their wiggles out too. The Hokey Pokey has a traditional set of lyrics and dance moves but you can get as creative as you want.

If you have a high energy kid you can use this song to help them really get moving. Ask them to grab items from around the room to put in the middle of the circle. Make it as fun as possible at it will soon become a family favorite.

Fresh Prince Theme Song

Will Smith is known for his family-friendly lyrics. Anyone who grew up in the 90s loved singing “Parents Just Don’t Understand”. Why not change it up a little and introduce your kids to the theme song of the hit show that rocketed Smith to fame?

The story in the lyrics is perfect for kids. It involved sports, adventure, and strange odors. What more could a kid ask for? The beat is a catchy classic that easily gets stuck in your head. Have fun getting your kids into this fun throwback.


The title of this songs describes how it can make you feel as you sing along. Farell Williams wrote and performed the song for the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack and it took the world by storm. The upbeat lyrics and cheerful music remind us all to slow down and be grateful for happy moments.

Kids love songs they can clap along to and this song is a perfect choice for that. The video is fun for older kids who like to hang out on youtube. This is a kid favorite that could easily replace any earworm.

I Wanna Be Like You

Disney hits are a go-to choice for parents everywhere. These songs are not only designed for kids, but they’re meant to inspire and delight. “I Wanna Be Like You” combines fun to sing rhymes and jazzy scat.

Kids will have a great time singing along to this family-friendly hit. King Louie is a beloved character. Singing this tune together could even lead to a family movie night. Reintroduce this classic animated feature and they might have a whole new album stuck in their heads.


Songs that get you dancing are perfect for kids. They have the energy to burn and love to follow along with instructions. If you really want to find a kid-approved hit, look no further than the cliched wedding playlists of the past. After all, the kids were always the first ones on the dance floor, right?

If you want something a little less annoying than the chicken dance, why not try the Villiage People’s smash hit. Bonus points if your kids dress up in various costumes to create their own take on the iconic look of the band.