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The Best Children's Artists/Bands

Updated May 19, 2020 4.3k votes 965 voters 112.8k views98 items

List RulesOnly bands and musicians who make music for children, from TV performers to recording artists. If you're adding to the list, refrain from adding child stars and singers.

Do you remember when you were a kid, and you're parents would play you music and you were supposed to learn something from these songs? No? That's alright, that's why you should find out who these kids bands that played the music who soundtracked your early years are. While it's likely you don't remember who many of these children's music bands are, that's alright. We tabulated this list so you can take a peek, search your memory bank and see which one you think is the best.

So, that said, who are considered the best kids bands? Any list of kids bands (not to be confused with kid bands or even baby bands) has to include the go-to likes of the Chipmunks, the Muppets, the Wiggles and even, believe it or not, They Might Be Giants. All of these groups have released an album of kids music to success and remain beloved amongst kids everywhere. Don't believe us? Play a kid one of these children's music bands and you'll heard for yourself.

Ultimately, it's up to you to decided what is the best kids band. If you think one should be on this list and isn't, feel free to add them. This list answers the questions "who are the best children's music bands of all time?" and "who is the greatest children's music musician ever?" If you know enough about the genre, please vote based on the quality of the band's music instead of just voting for the most popular children's music bands that you might've heard of. {#nodes}
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  • The Wiggles1
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    The Wiggles

    Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas
    The Wiggles are an Australian children's music group formed in Sydney, New South Wales, in...  more
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  • Raffi2
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    Raffi

    Raffi's Christmas Album, Quiet Time
    Raffi Cavoukian, (Armenian: Րաֆֆի, born July 8, 1948), known by the mononym Raffi, is a...  more
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  • The Muppets3
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    The Muppets

    The Muppet Movie, A Christmas Together
    The Muppets are an ensemble cast of puppet characters known for their absurdist, burlesque,...  more
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  • Imagination Movers4
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    Imagination Movers

    In a Big Warehouse, Juice Box Heroes
    Imagination Movers is a band formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2003. The line-up includes...  more
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  • Laurie Berkner5
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    Laurie Berkner

    Victor Vito, Under a Shady Tree
    Laurissa Ann "Laurie" Berkner (born March 15, 1969 in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France to American...  more
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  • Anthony Field6
    Anthony Donald Joseph Field, AM (born 8 May 1963) is an Australian musician, actor, songwriter...  more
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  • Jeff Fatt7
    Jeffrey Wayne Fatt AM (born 21 July 1953) is an Australian musician and actor. He was a member...  more
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  • Murray Cook8
    Murray James Cook, AM (born 30 June 1960) is an Australian musician and actor. Cook was one of...  more
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  • The Chipmunks9
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    The Chipmunks

    Christmas With the Chipmunks, Greatest Christmas Hits
    Alvin and the Chipmunks, originally David Seville and the Chipmunks or simply the Chipmunks,...  more
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  • Greg Page10
    Gregory John Page, AM (born 16 January 1972) is an Australian singer, musician, and actor. He...  more
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  • Fred Penner11
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    Fred Penner

    The Season, Fred Penner's Place
    Frederick Ralph Cornelius Penner, (born November 6, 1946, Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian...  more
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  • Mike Mennard12
    Mike Mennard (born 1967 in Ft. Worth, Texas) is a children's recording artist based in...  more
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  • Caspar Babypants13
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    Caspar Babypants

    Sing Along!
    Caspar Babypants is the stage name of children's music artist Chris Ballew....  more
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  • Mother Goose Club14
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    Mother Goose Club

    Mother Goose Club Sings Nursery Rhymes Vols. 1-10

    Created by parents and educators, Mother Goose Club reimagines traditional nursery rhymes into fresh and dynamic songs that preschoolers find irresistible. Mother Goose Club’s infectious rhythms and melodies inspire preschoolers to get up and dance, while lyrics and rhymes engage children in developing language skills and an enduring love of reading.

     

    Each day, children around the world watch Mother Goose Club on YouTube, Netflix, Amazon and on local PBS stations across the US. Mother Goose Club is a proud 4-time EMMY ® award winner. In addition to amassing a devoted following on YouTube, Mother Goose Club’s music is streamed worldwide on all major streaming services. Mother Goose Club’s videos and exclusive games and books are available on Mother Goose Club’s app for Android and iOS.

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  • They Might Be Giants15
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    They Might Be Giants

    Flood, Apollo 18
    They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh...  more
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  • Tweenies16
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    Tweenies

    No. 1, Friends Forever
    Tweenies is a British children's television programme, originally broadcast on the BBC's CBBC...  more
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  • Riders in the Sky17
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    Riders in the Sky

    Christmas the Cowboy Way, Merry Christmas from Harmony Ranch
    Riders in the Sky is an American Western music and comedy group which began performing in...  more
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  • Trout Fishing in America18
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    Trout Fishing in America

    Truth is Stranger Than Fishin', Who Are These People?
    Trout Fishing in America is a musical duo which performs folk rock and children's music. The...  more
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  • Hi519
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    Hi5

    Hi-5 Hits, Wish Upon a Star
    Hi-5 was a children's musical group and television program that started in 2003. It was based...  more
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  • Captain Bogg & Salty20
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    Captain Bogg & Salty

    Jake and the Neverland Pirates, Bedtime Stories for Pirates
    Captain Bogg and Salty is a pirate-themed rock band from Portland, Oregon, and a...  more
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  • Sam Moran21
    Samuel Alexander Moran (born 4 April 1978) is an Australian entertainer best known for having...  more
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  • Hi-522
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    Hi-5

    Jump and Jive With Hi-5
    Hi-5 is an Australian children's musical and comedy group formed in 1998 which is associated...  more
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  • Malin Reitan23
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    Malin Reitan

    Malins Jul, Malin på månen
    Malin (born Malin Reitan; 8 August 1995 in Trondheim, Norway) is a Norwegian singer. She...  more
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    The Hooley Dooleys

    The Hooley Dooleys, Roll Up! Roll Up!
    The Hooley Dooleys were an Australian children's music and performance act which began in...  more
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  • Teletubbies25
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    Teletubbies

    Teletubbies – The Album, Nursery Rhymes and Other Fun Songs!
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