The best Beatles songs for kids

beatles on itunesWhile there are some awesome kindie rock bands out there that we’ve featured both here and on Cool Mom Picks,
there are plenty of awesome “adult” tunes out there that work just as well for our kids.

Now that the Beatles are on iTunes (whoo!), I’ve pulled together a few faves–perhaps less obvious than Yellow Submarine and Octopus’ Garden. And they’re all ready for downloading, whether you got a shiny new iPod under the tree or you’re looking to add some new life to your old one.

Just grab the whole album, or download individual songs and make your very own kid-friendly Beatles playlist. -Kristen

Hello Goodbye – (from Magical Mystery Tour) Because every kid (and parent) can identify with the lyrics You say yes and I say no.

I am the Walrus - (from Magical Mystery Tour)  It’s my daughter’s favorite, mostly because I think she likes that “goo goo g’joob” business.

All You Need is Love – (from Magical Mystery Tour) We sing “All you need is a nap” – pretty catchy.

All Together Now – (from Yellow Submarine) It’s got numbers, letters, and numbers, so it’s educational, right?

Good Day Sunshine – (from Revolver) Sing it after they’ve had you up half the night.

Twist and Shout – (from Please Please Me) My kids are great on the shouting. Still working on the twisting.

Eight Days a Week – (from Beatles for Sale) A love song that is fun to sing at any age.

Birthday – (from The Beatles (White Album)) Waaaaay more fun than the actual “Happy Birthday” song. 

Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – (from The Beatles (White Album)) A chorus that is easy enough for the youngest to belt out—love singing along to this one when we’re stuck in traffic. 

Here Comes the Sun – (from Abbey Road) Lullabies come in all sorts of forms; this is one of our faves.

Tell us your kids’ favorite Beatles tune! And you can download these songs plus more Beatles music at All of the songs listed above can be found on and individually purchased from The Beatles Box Set.

Cool Mom Staff

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  • Reply December 30, 2010


    My son loves “Hey, Jude.”

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    Cool Mom Picks

    We have Ob-La-Di on right now as I read this. It’s a hit!

  • Reply December 30, 2010


    Eight Days a Week was the song I most often sung to my girls when they were babies. It’s such a sweet song in that context. And All Together Now has been one of their favorites since they were about 3. They call it The Counting Song. Great list y’all.

  • Reply December 30, 2010


    My 2 year old LOVES hello goodbye.

  • Reply December 30, 2010

    GBK Gwyneth

    My girls love “Octopus’s Garden” !!

  • Reply December 31, 2010

    sue schnitzer

    Yellow Submarine!

  • Reply December 31, 2010

    Jennifer G

    My 2 year old loves “love me do”, my 11 year old loves “hey Jude” and my 8 year old loves “twist and shout”

  • Reply December 31, 2010

    RookieMom Heather

    Where’s Yellow Submarine? Octopus’ Garden?

  • Reply January 4, 2011


    We have been playing The Beatles for my 3 year old since she was a baby. The simple and fun lyrics make for perfect children’s music.

    Recently, while browsing the aisles of a hardware store with my husband, she remarked out loud, “This is The Beatles” of the song playing in the store. Another shopper looked at her, looked at my husband and then said, “No way!” in disbelief. He then turned to my daughter and with a smile asked, “OK kid, so what album is it from?”

  • Reply October 13, 2011


    My little nieces love “Here comes the sun” and “Let it be” – of course they got it from watching from watching Sesame Street reruns :)

  • Reply July 8, 2012


    My toddler loves Honey Pie and Martha My Dear, but frequently requests 8 Days a Week and Don’t Pass Me By.

  • Reply June 28, 2014


    For the people writing that she forgot Yellow Submarine, the description states besides the “obvious Yellow Submarine.”

    But when I was a kid, the first Beatles song that I loved was I Should Have Known Better. And both of my nephews liked I Saw Her Standing There first.

    That’s what’s so cool about The Beatles. They have such a range of songs that people of any age can love their music.

    Two more good kids one is Blackbird and Good Night.

  • Reply June 28, 2014


    Oh, and Nowhere Man.

  • Reply January 1, 2015


    My 4 year old son loves “All My Lovin'” and sings it all the way through, to the amazement of our friends and family. It is such a sweet little song with an easy melody, and he laughs at the part about “kissing the lips I’ve been missing.”

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