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10 Family Friendly Songs for the Car (That Won't Drive Parents Nuts)


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'You Can Call Me Al' by Paul Simon
Paul Simon and Joan Baez perform at the 2010 Children's Health Fund Benefit Gala in New York, N.Y.
Paul Simon and Joan Baez perform at the 2010 Children's Health Fund Benefit Gala in New York, N.Y.
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For something a bit different, try Paul Simon. His "Graceland" and "Rhythm of the Saints" albums (released in 1986 and 1990, respectively) incorporate music from countries like South Africa and Brazil. "You Can Call Me Al," a hit track from "Graceland," features a horn section, a penny whistle solo and a distinctive bass riff, all laid over African-inspired harmonies. The lyrics are almost tongue-twisting, providing a challenge for those brave enough to sing along with Simon.

If this track proves popular with the younger set, expand your playlist to include "Graceland," "That Was Your Mother" or "Obvious Child." All of these songs are distinctively original and playful -- music to everyone's ears.


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