If there was a Toddler TRL, the Salteens would be huge stars, sell-outs in your eyes, who would no doubt make you feel morally superior. But there isn’t a Toddler TRL, there’s just my inbox. It seems like every other day I get an email from an imploring parent, asking the Salteens to please, please, please make their Yo Gabba Gabba song “I’m So Happy” available for download or purchase, or anything just so they can satisfy the unabating requests of their children.
Well, I can’t make that happen for you sad parent, but I can help! The Salteens have just finished 2 kids songs, and like all the other music the band has recorded this year, they’re free for you to download. While “All My Friends” and “Count On My Hands” are not “I’m So Happy”, we hope your little ones will like them all the same.
As always, the cover art was illustrated by the awesome Sasha Lewis. She just set up an Etsy shop selling her hand-screened prints. It’s called Malted, and while some of the prints fall in the adult swim department, the super cute bear print titled “a little more fat a little less educated” would be pretty sweet in a kids room.
In other related news, October 14 will also see the iTunes release of a digital-only Yo Gabba Gabba! soundtrack. Does it include “I’m So Happy“? NOOOOO! But it does include The Salteens’ “Be Nice To Animals” and we do think your kids will like it a lot.
Here’s the tracklisting:
- Party In My Tummy â€“ Yo Gabba Gabba!
- Hey, Wonâ€™t Somebody Come Out and Play â€“ The Little Ones
- I Like To Dance â€“ Yo Gabba Gabba!
- Train Ride â€“ Tahiti 80
- Get The Sillies Out â€“ Yo Gabba Gabba!
- Happy Birthday â€“ The Ting Tings
- Bizâ€™s Beat of the Day â€“ Biz Markie
- Be Nice To Animals â€“ The Salteens
- Iâ€™m So Sorry â€“ Yo Gabba Gabba!
- Lovely, Love My Family â€“ The Roots
- Pool Party â€“ The Aquabats
- Goodbye Song â€“ Yo Gabba Gabba!
- Bedtime Lullaby â€“ Mark Kozelek