Skip to main content

Clean Music


Great for Kids 
Elizabeth Mitchell Ladybug Picnic
Green Week Skinamarink - A "rock" version of a silly love song
Greg and Steve Sunshine Medley (You are My Sunshine, This Little Light of Mine)
Hanson MMMBop - keep good friends
Jack Johnson Upside Down - curiosity
John Denver  All Aboard! (album) - Train themed songs
(The) Little Ones Hey, Won't Somebody Come and Play
Miranda Cosgrove - Raining Sunshine - hope
Mister Doak Wild Bear (Yes or No Song)
Miley Cyrus The Climb -experience life
Muppets Bein' Green, Grandma's Feather Bed, 
Phineas and Ferb  I Love You Mom, Gitchi Gitchi Goo
Safety Kids  3 CDs that teach kids about personal space, pornography, and drugs. Catchy tunes and discussions by children. Appropriate for preschool age and up.
Sesame Street  Songs from the Street (CD collection) - popular songs from the PBS series
(The) Dave Brubeck Quartet Give a Little Whistle - let your conscience be your guide
Veggie Tales  fun songs from the animated video series that teach lessons based on Bible stories and Christian morals.



Great for Teens
Aaron Durr Matt Rescue Ranger, The Factory - great story telling
(The) Black Eyed Peas Where Is the Love? - acceptance, a better world
Carrie Underwood Change - making a difference
There's a Place For Us - be yourself, and there will be a place for you
Christina Aguilera* Reflection - being true to yourself
Colbie Caillat Fallin' For You, Bubbly
Daughtry Home  the comfort of home  
Depeche Mode Somebody
Harry Connick Jr It Had to Be You, 
A Wink and a Smile High School Musical Soundtrack - friends and fitting in 
Ingrid Michaelson The Way I Am,  Everybody - acceptance
Jason Mraz Lucky - gratitude 
Jonna Christensen Puppets - modesty

Katy Perry Firework - self-worth
Leann Womack I Hope You Dance -  realizing your potential

Lenka The Show - life can be confusing
Natasha Bedingfield Unwritten - Choosing what your life will be
Owl City Fireflies
Phil Collins You Can’t Hurry Love - For broken hearts

Great For Everyone
Abba  Thank You For the Music
Aretha Franklin Respect - How to treat each other
Atlantic Star Always - marriage
Carrie Underwood Jesus, Take the Wheel - Let the Lord guide you
Because You Love Me 
Mama's Song
There's a Place For Us - be yourself, and there will be a place for you
Chicago You're The Inspiration, What Kind of Man Would I Be
Chubby Checker  Lets Twist Again
Dixie Chicks The Rainbow Connection
Eva Cassidy Time After Time - I'll wait for you
Fiddler on the Roof Soundtrack - tells the story of a Jewish family growing up
The Five Browns  Five classically trained pianists (siblings) play together. Instrumental
Israel Kamakwiwo’ole Somewhere Over the Rainbow - hope
Jackie Wilson  Higher and Higher
John Mayer  Daughters - parenting daughters
Josh Groban You Raise Me Up - the Lord can make more of us than we can of ourselves
Believe - faith
Louis Armstrong What a Wonderful World - peaceful song about enjoying the world around us
Mindy Gledhill Anchor (whole album) - being happy with your life
Queen Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Rob Thomas Little Wonders - enjoying every day
Sheryl Crow Light in Your Eyes by - acknowledging your Maker
Simon and Garfunkel Bridge Over Troubled Water - symbolic of Christ’s role in our lives.
Stevie Wonder I Just Called to Say I Love You
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I'm Yours
(The) Temptations The Way You Do The Things You Do
My Girl
Taylor Swift Never Grow Up 
Tracy Byrd I'm From the Country - friends, family, and neighbors
(The) Turtles So Happy Together
William Joseph Within (whole album) -  instrumental except his version of "Dust in the Wind." 
(The) Young Rascals A Beautiful Morning - enjoying today
Zooey Deschanel So Long - good friends, Dream A Little Dream of Me

Last Updated: 2/3/12
These songs are Rated: Squeaky
Note* Only the specific music listed here has my recommendation. Artists can vary greatly in their songs. Please do not assume that all music by a listed artist is appropriate.





Popular posts from this blog

How To Have A Ward Missionary Fireside

I am a missionary in my church ward (congregation). There are several members in every ward who work with the official tag-wearing missionaries you usually think of as they teach the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We also encourage all members to share the gospel by inviting their friends to activities, and into their homes to learn about our church. We recently put on a fireside (a meeting to share inspirational messages) to remind the members how they can share the gospel through everyday interaction and conversation. Below is the "transcript" we used to outline the meeting. It does not have every word written out, but gives a general idea of what was said. If you use this for your ward, feel free to expand on the ideas in your own words. The first skit is meant to be funny because the member is not sincere when speaking of the church. The other skits show a member sharing what they believe in a friendly and open way . The comments in italics are meant to help with the discussio…

Envy and Pickle Juice

This quote comes from an exceptional talk about envy by Jeffrey R Holland. He gave this in April 2012 General Conference. Another one of my favorite quotes from his talk is: 
"Envy requires us to suffer all good fortune that befalls everyone we know. What a bright prospect that is! Downing another quart of pickle juice every time anyone around you has a happy moment!"
When you put it that way, it sounds so obviously ridiculous to be bitter for others successes. I think "pickle juice" is going to be our family's new catch phrase for identifying jealousy and envy. 
Ok, and there's just one more that's really good too. I wish I could put this one on a banner at the kids' middle school!
"Coveting, pouting, or tearing others down does not elevate your standing. Nor does demeaning someone else improve your self image."



The Personification of Beauty

When I was a little girl I was uncomfortable with the word “woman.” I didn’t want to say it. I would substitute, “lady” or “girl” whenever I could. I felt the same way about the word “purse,” and tried to avoid that word as well.
Maybe it was because I didn’t want to grow up. Maybe I wanted to be little and without the responsibilities that all women with purses have. I didn’t have an explanation. I just did not want to be called a woman or carry a purse. I am over that feeling now. I am in the final year of my thirties and have a son that will be an adult in less than two years, so it’s time. However, when several months ago I started to feel a strong pull toward writing about womanhood, I felt an opposing pull telling me not to.
Being the mother of a teenage girl and boy I find myself constantly running into issues related to this topic of womanhood. There has been a lot of discussion about modesty, controlling thoughts, body image, and feminism among kids in our home, at school, …