Bands/Musicians The Best Children's Artists/Bands  

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List Rules Only 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. (90 items)
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The Wiggles is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Wiggly, Wiggly Christmas, It’s a Wiggly Wiggly World!
The Wiggles are a children's music group from Australia formed in Sydney, in 1991. The idea behind the formation of the group came from Anthony Field. Other members in the original line up from ...more

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Mike Mennard is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Mike Mennard is a children's recording artist based in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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The Muppets is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
The Muppet Movie, A Christmas Together, A Green and Red Christmas
The Muppets are a group of puppet characters known for an absurdist, burlesque and self-referential style of variety-sketch comedy. Having been created in 1955 by Jim Henson, they are the ...more

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Mother Goose Club is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
chummusic added 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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Laurie Berkner is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Victor Vito, Under a Shady Tree, Whaddya Think of That?
Laurie Berkner is an American musician best known for her work as a children's musical artist. Berkner plays guitar and sings in the Laurie Berkner Band, along with pianist Susie Lampert, ...more

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Imagination Movers is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
In a Big Warehouse, Juice Box Heroes, For Those About to Hop
Imagination Movers is a band formed in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2003. The line-up includes Rich Collins, Scott Durbin, Dave Poche, and Scott "Smitty" Smith. Members of the group were ...more

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The Chipmunks is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Christmas With the Chipmunks, Greatest Christmas Hits, Christmas with The Chipmunks
Alvin and the Chipmunks is an American animated music group created by Ross Bagdasarian, Sr., for a novelty record in 1958. The group consists of three singing animated anthropomorphic ...more

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Caspar Babypants is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Sing Along!
Caspar Babypants is the stage name of children's music artist Chris Ballew.

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Raffi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
KoenMiller added Raffi's Christmas Album, Quiet Time, Corner Grocery Store
Raffi Cavoukian, CM, OBC, better known by his mononym Raffi, is an Egyptian-born Canadian singer-songwriter, author, essayist, and lecturer of Armenian descent. He has developed his career as a ...more

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Fred Penner is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
KoenMiller added The Season, Fred Penner's Place, Fred's Favourites
Frederick Ralph Cornelius "Fred" Penner, CM OM is a Canadian children's music performer who gives appearances throughout North America. His television show, Fred Penner's Place, aired ...more

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Trout Fishing in America is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Truth is Stranger Than Fishin', Who Are These People?, Over the Limit
Trout Fishing in America is a musical duo which performs folk rock and children's music. The duo is composed of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. They took their name from the novel Trout Fishing ...more

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Greg Page is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Gregory John Page, AM is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as the original lead vocalist and a founding member of the children's band The Wiggles. Page has also recorded several ...more

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They Might Be Giants is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Flood, Apollo 18, John Henry
They Might Be Giants is an American alternative rock band formed in 1982 by John Flansburgh and John Linnell. During TMBG's early years Flansburgh and Linnell frequently performed as a duo, ...more

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Riders in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Christmas the Cowboy Way, Merry Christmas from Harmony Ranch, Riders Radio Theater
Riders in the Sky is an American Western music and comedy group which began performing in 1977. Their style also appeals to children, and they are sometimes considered a children's band. They ...more

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Julie Garnett is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Julie Garnett added

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Hi5 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Hi-5 Hits, Wish Upon a Star, Boom Boom Beat
Hi-5 was a children's musical group and television program that started in 2003. It was based on the original Australian TV show. The show was nominated for an Emmy Award three times and won ...more

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Murray Cook is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Murray James Cook, AM is an Australian vocalist, songwriter, and guitarist. He is best known as one of the founding members of the children's band The Wiggles. Cook was also a regular guest on ...more

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Anthony Field is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Anthony Donald Joseph Field, AM is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's group The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s pop band The Cockroaches. While still ...more

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Jeff Fatt is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Jeffrey Wayne Fatt AM, is an Australian musician and actor. He is best known as a member of the children's band The Wiggles and the 1980s and 90s band The Cockroaches. As part of the Wiggles, ...more

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Sam Moran is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Samuel Alexander Moran is an Australian entertainer best known for having been a member of the children's band The Wiggles. He was born in Sydney and raised in Wagga Wagga. He is the host of the ...more

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Hi-5 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Jump and Jive With Hi-5
Hi-5 is an Australian children's musical and comedy group formed in 1998 which is associated with the children's television series of the same name.

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The Wombles is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
The Wombles Collection, Remember You're A Womble, The Best Wombles Album So Far
The Wombles are fictional pointy-nosed, furry creatures that live in burrows, where they aim to help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in creative ways. Wombles were created by ...more

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Ralph's World is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
At the Bottom of the Sea, Ralph's World, Happy Lemons
Ralph's World is a children's music group created by Ralph Covert. Covert, previously of Chicago-based indie-rock group The Bad Examples, uses high rock and roll energy with kid-friendly lyrics. ...more

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Charli Robinson is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands
Sharlene Marie Zeta Robinson, known professionally in Australia as Charli Robinson and previously as Charli Delaney, is an Australian singer, actress, radio presenter and children's performer ...more

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Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam ... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Children's Artists/Bands