Since weâ€™re all on vacation more or less, and definitely fun is the main thing on our minds during the summer, letâ€™s take a moment to get enthusiastic about dancing. Having a mini disco in your back yard or your living room is â€“ and Iâ€™m firmly convinced of it â€“ one of the greatest and most fun ways to spend your time with friends, which the world has wrongly forgotten about. Besides making a case for the return of the disco or dancing session as a casual source of fun, this post will also bring to your attention 5 great dancing songs for kids, which can be totally used for grown-ups as well.
Since dancing in such a relaxed and casual manner as inviting a few friends over is obviously more about goofing around than about actually dancing with expert moves and skills, why not also employ some childrenâ€™s songs in the process? It might be much more fun than you expect, even if you donâ€™t have any young guests around. Sure, hosting a Game of Thrones drinking game is an equally legit source of fun, but maybe giving a chance to a few dancing songs for kids will spark up a refreshing change.
Therefore, without further ado â€“ here goes.
1. Veo veo â€“ Spanish kidsâ€™ song
We didnâ€™t plan this article as a top and all the dancing songs for kids presented here are mentioned in a random order, but still, if I had to choose an all-time favorite, this would have to be it. Itâ€™s in Spanish and thus makes a nice variation to all the English songs out there, itâ€™s very cheerful and light and you canâ€™t help but giggle each time you listen to it. You can listen to it here.
2. The Hamster Song
If you already feel like bursting into laughter, you have every reason to do so. Originally developed by the Wii franchise, the Hamster Song is one of the most awesome dancing songs for kids ever developed. Whatâ€™s disarmingly fun about it is the fact that itâ€™s not so much a song, as it is a slightly melodious pile of babbling. Once you get over your initial surprise or sense of ridicule, it can become addictive and turn the whole atmosphere into an overwhelmingly fun place to fool around and jump up and down. You can listen to it here.
Ok, so this one was never really a song specifically designed for children, but itâ€™s one of the songs which I associate the most with my own childhood. When I was 3 or 4, which was about 25 years ago, I used to dance my socks off on this song, to the delight and general laughter of the grown-ups around me at the time. Interacting with small children now, I noticed how much they like the song as well â€“ itâ€™s so melodious and fun and hummable that it definitely deserves a place in the list of awesome dancing songs for kids. You can find it here.
4. Kaczuszki (or the Duckling Song)
This song is major hit with kids all over Eastern Europe: each country has its own cover of it and kids generally seem to go crazy about it whenever it comes up on shuffle at a mini disco. This one here is the Polish version and itâ€™s one of the best, but if the tune gets you dancing, try listening to its other versions as well. You can listen to it here. P.S: The song sounds impossibly fun even without understanding the lyrics, but to have some major laughs try using Google Translate for the lyrics.
5. Ram Zam Zam
Oh, this last one sounds so funny that if you still have a bit of life left in you, you wonâ€™t be able to help dancing on it as soon as it starts! Itâ€™s in German, but the lyrics are so goofy and silly that there isnâ€™t really anything to understand about it, so donâ€™t worry about not getting it. You can listen to it here.
Hopefully youâ€™re already convinced of the surprisingly fun potential for grown-ups which dancing songs for kids hold. Charge up your batteries and have all the dancing fun and the chocolate shakes you can muster!