Kid-Approved Road Trip Music #VZWbuzz

Earlier this month, we took our first family vacation together with the kids out to Grand View Lodge in Nisswa, MN, which is about a 3 hour road trip up north from our house. Tillie was in charge of the music selection and she created some pretty awesome kid-approved playlists.


Mykl burned CDs for each of the kids so they could listen to their music in the car on the trip up to the cabin. I also packed my Galaxy Note 3, since I’m part of a team of influencers for Verizon and take it with me everywhere. Having my Note 3 worked out great, because once we got to the cabin, the kids still wanted to listen to their music and I was able to stream a mix of all of their songs using the Spotify app.

Below you’ll find the songs Tillie picked for each individual CD. If you scroll down to the bottom, you can stream a mix of songs from all 3 CDs for free using the Spotify playlist. (If you’re not familiar with Spotify, it’s awesome because you can stream thousands of songs for free from your computer or use their app to stream music from your phone or tablet). 

Tillie Music – 11 year old approved

  1. Sad Beautiful Tragic – Taylor Swift
  2. Here’s To Never Growing Up – Avril Lavigne
  3. Don’t Stop Believin’ (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
  4. Let It Go – Demi Lovato
  5. Happy – Pharrell Williams
  6. I Hold On – Dierks Bentley
  7. Doin’ What She Likes (Radio Edit) – Blake Shelton
  8. When She Says Baby – Jason Aldean
  9. Mine Would Be You – Blake Shelton
  10. Little Bit of Everything – Keith Urban
  11. Sunny And 75 (Radio Edit) – Joe Nichols
  12. Don’t Mine at Night – Katy Perry/Minecraft Parody
  13. Jennette McCurdy – Unconditionally
  14. Wasting All These Tears – Cassadee Pope
  15. We Are Young (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
  16. Pool Mashup: Just the Way You Are / Just a Dream – The Barden Bellas (Pitch Perfect Soundtrack)
  17. Party In the U.S.A. – The Barden Bellas (Pitch Perfect Soundtrack)
  18. Loud – R5

Lucy Music – 9 year old approved

  1. Do You Want To Build A Snowman? -Kristen Bell (Frozen Soundtrack)
  2. Dark Horse (feat. Juicy J) – Katy Perry
  3. Demi Lovato – Let It Go
  4. What Makes You Beautiful – One Direction
  5. Royals – Lorde
  6. What Does The Fox Say? – Ylvis
  7. I Knew You Were Trouble – Taylor Swift
  8. Baby I – Ariana Grande
  9. Everything Has Changed (feat Ed Sheeran) – Taylor Swift
  10. Don’t Mine at Night(Minecraft Parody) – Brad Kanauber
  11. Unconditionally – Katy Perry
  12. Counting Stars – One Republic
  13. Team – Lorde
  14. Love Is An Open Door – Kristen Bell (Frozen Soundtrack)
  15. Best Song Ever – One Direction
  16. Faithfully – Glee Cast

Levi Music – 3 year old approved

  1. We Are the Dinosaurs – Laurie Berkner
  2. Go Diego Go!  – Theme Song
  3. We Are Ants – Ralph Covert
  4. Victor Vito – Laurie Berkner
  5. NO! – They Might Be Giants
  6. Yo Ho Mateys, Away – The Never Land Pirate Band
  7. Balloons – Laurie Berkner
  8. Dance Around – Ralph Covert
  9. Potty Dance – Ralph Covert
  10. Man Or Muppet – The Muppets
  11. BOOTS – Laurie Berkner
  12. Dinosaur Rumble – Ralph Covert
  13. Trick or Treasure – The Never Land Pirate Band
  14. The Dinosaurs Song – The Big Green Rabbit
  15. Drive my Car – Laurie Berkner
  16. Movin’ Right Along – The Muppets
  17. All I Need Is Love – CeeLo Green feat. The Muppets
  18. Manah Manah – The Muppets
  19. Monster Boogie – Laurie Berkner
  20. Bed Bed Bed – They Might Be Giants
  21. Rocketship Run – Laurie Berkner
  22. Robot Parade – They Might Be Giants
  23. Wimoweh (The Lion Sleeps Tonight) – Laurie Berkner
  24. Rainbow Connection – Weezer ft. Hayley Williams
  25. Moon Moon Moon (alternate version) – Laurie Berkner
  26. Furry Happy Monsters – R.E.M. and the Muppets

Kid-Approved Road Trip Mix


  1. What a cool idea. 🙂 I love the various age/taste differences.. LOL

  2. I love me some spotify.

  3. Yep. I think mine would approve of the 3 year-old mix

  4. I remember those days well. My son now balances between some rock that I like and some Wiggles.

  5. Very neat idea. So many parents have no idea what their children are listening to these days.

  6. Sometimes I think I like the three year old music best!

  7. Great alternative to annoying kids music lol! We love Disney music too. I have to say What does the fox say will drive me batty in 2 seconds flat!

  8. Love the playlists. We use Spotfiy every day. Definitely worth the $9.99/month.

  9. Jennifer H says:

    Those are great picks!

  10. Seeing the Laurie Berkner songs in the list made me smile. Oh the good old days!

  11. My son love’s Pharrell’s Happy right now!

  12. It’s fun to see what each of the kid’s playlists have on them. I notice Lorde on one of them. I LOVE her music.

  13. While we are in the car I just try to be aware of the words and if its ok to listen. My parents were liberal with music and I dont think I am too screwed up. But when it comes to BUYING music for thier rooms, I really regulate that and get like Kids Bop things for C.

    Charlotte asked me last week why all songs were about love. I was like..yah, its pretty stupid. LOL

  14. Those are all great songs! I think we’re gonna be stuck listening to the Frozen sound track for our entire road trip this summer.

  15. I love that your 3 year old has the Potty Dance on there. So cute!

  16. nicole dz says:

    We have spotify on our phones and tablet, love how you can create playlist. Love the glee cast music!

  17. Birdiebee says:

    I wish I knew more about technology how to burn CD’s. I am just not tech savvy enough. I like the 9 and 11 year old choices of music which are pretty close to the music that my 8, 9 and 11 year old granddaughter’s listen to. Thank you for sharing.

  18. Miranda Welle says:

    That is really a great idea. Our kids love Laurie Berkner’s music too! Love that he included some on Levi’s cd!

  19. It’s so important to find enjoyable music for both kids and adults. I’ll have to take a closer look into your lists and see what my husband thinks. Thanks!

  20. Sue Ellison says:

    What great lists! I love that there are so many songs for the different age groups. I don’t want my 3 yr old listening to some of the “music” my older teen listens to for sure.

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