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Denahom_Chickn

My kids sing,"bag it, tag it," over and over and over again during car trips. Sometimes they switch to, "maybe so, maybe not." My wife is not a phan and is less than amused.


TheGDC33

Wild, my kids love Reba too. 6 and 4 and my son led that charge at about 4 years old, still the main crowd pleaser


L82Reddit

Same here, also 6 and 4. They request it by name and to them the name is “bag it, Tag it”


Fadedloko

Same. My daughter’s favorite song when she was 7. Now it’s first tube


TheGDC33

So great to hear. My son learned the real name and now corrects his sister though I do try to get him to ease off cause just the fact they know the song and lyrics and love it is a real treat for me!


dhat9247

Yep, same over here for my 5 year old - he started requesting it at 4 by “bag it, tag it” and gets super excited whenever it comes on


LurkerMcLurkerton

My girls love Reba! They love the Randalls Island version where the crowd is chanting "Reba, Reba", then Trey hears them and busts into it. The girls love chanting "reba, reba!" and of course, bag it tag it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbHa1xidZXM


Denahom_Chickn

6 and 4 here, too!! 1.5 year old not singing it yet.


blueivyz

If only they learned to sing the jam!


DeadPhish_10

My 4 year old daughter sings this “bag it, tag it, shdnklelemkdmemsjakdo in the store”


Finest_Johnson

My kids, 7 and 4, like arguing over what the lyrics are after "bag it, tag it." Neither of them get it right and it makes me smile like an idiot.


BluesforaRedSun

My daughter, now 33, loved Golgi Aparatus.


keysandtreesforme

I have another Golgi fan! She’s 6 and calls it ‘finance box’. Loved singing the ‘golgi golgi go-o-o-o-golgi’ part. It’s one of our bedtime songs! I don’t think she’ll ever be 33 though 😂


Mr-Miner-99

I sang Contact to both my boys before bed, they are 6 and 3.


blueivyz

How have I not thought of that! New routine starts tonight


Mr-Miner-99

My 3 year old loves Reba as well, but there was a few week phase where all he wanted to listen to was Tool


mo13rae

Fuckin love tool


mo13rae

Fuckin love tool


CPTHubbard

Me too. Contact was my oldest’s (now 8) favorite song for a few years. Perfect kids song. My son overuses the word “abode”now because of it.


chadnorman

All three of my kiddos LOVED this song! The oldest is now 19, and I took him to his first show in Charleston (N1). His favs now are YEM, Stash, and 2001 <-- which he got that night!


wolfiefrick

When I was a toddler, my dad would play Prince Caspian, Bouncing Around the Room and Bathtub Gin on his guitar while I fell asleep. His voice—and mine, too, now that I've grown up—has a very similar register to Trey's, so when I grew up and started listening to Phish on my own, those old songs sounded exactly the same to me as they did when he'd sing them. He was the Trey in the Phish cover band he started in his early twenties, so he knew those songs by heart and loved to play them. A bit later into my childhood, I found Esther, and just fell in love with it. It's the song I still use to introduce people to Phish, because it, to me, is the quintessence of their style. I’m 20 now, and to this day, I have every lyric memorized. I've been powered by Phish since I was a baby, and I wouldn't have it any other way. :)


hi_ivy

I loved Esther as a kid!


EastCoastPhishfan

when my kids were little they loved Sparkle. Now they are older and love Drake and Lil baby.


craggy_cynic

Sorry for your loss. ; )


dmcginvt

They will always secretly love Phish ;)


craggy_cynic

You've implanted it deep in their core memories! They'll be somewhere, at some point, and hear Sparkle playing in the background, start singing along, and warmly think of you. : )


EastCoastPhishfan

i've definitely failed. then again, when i was a teenager and was listening to the dead and later Phish, my parents didn't give me a hard time or make fun of me for having totally different taste in music than they did, so i'm sort of trying to return the favor here. Still, i'm hopeful they will join me for a show one day and change their minds...


chadnorman

Mine too! I took my 19yo to N1 in CHS and he got to see it! And you're right... all they listen to now is hiphop, which is totally fine. But the whole night he kept saying, "I know this one!" And then he realized how much we played it when they were younger... so u/dmcginvt is right: They will secretly always love Phish!


Looks2MuchLikeDaveO

When my son was 6-7, he used to ask if we could listen to “some of that music that doesn’t have a lot of words.” That melted my heart. Now he likes AJR - I guess it could be worse.


jk01barr

12 year old loves Simple, Meatstick, lizards, heavy things, tweezer reprise. 10 year old has no idea who they are 6 month old seems to really enjoy the velvet underground so naturally 98 Halloween gets heavy rotation


blueivyz

Well that kid is probably gonna start a band someday!


dmcginvt

Still bitter about getting VU for my only halloween show and then DSOM days later. IT didnt suck but 10/30 was the better show from Vegas because they used it as an anniversary.


[deleted]

10/30 of which year?


dmcginvt

98


THEY_ATTACK

Sounds like you just need to hit another Halloween. ;)


JessH1030

Possum. Ages: 9, 7, and 4.


blueivyz

This tracks!


TheGDC33

Yes, think it was this week they heard Possum for the first time...this is my future


snow1868

My oldest, 8, enjoyed AC/DC Bag when she was around 3 or 4. Would ask to hear the bag song when we got in the car. She thought the Lakewood 97 Ghost jam was, in her words, "a really sick jam, dad." My youngest doesn't care.


sn0wbl1nd3d

That girl knows good jams


TerpPhysicist

My 2.5yo requests the Clifford Ball AC/DC Bag every day. It’s awesome. He has recently started singing Makisupa Policeman at random moments, which is adorable.


ruthgangmore

her new one is knuckle bone broth avenue


cosmicloafer

None they roll their eyes when I play phish


dmcginvt

I was going to say keep forcing them, but pffft, it would go against my own advice of let them find the things they love. Meh fuck it, keep forcing them


mo13rae

Sorry bout it. My oldest, now 18, was the same way. Keep having kids and one may drink the kool-aid


rendijams

My neice is 4 and loves sparkle. She hsed to run around the kitchen in circles to it all the time.


siddowncheelout

My 4 yo loves some sparkle too, that and contact


jeffmatch

My almost three year old loves split open and melt. Last night she requested it while listening to the DC sand lol


blueivyz

Pretty hardcore for a toddler tbh!


alfonseski

I can just see it, "Its not about quantity, its about quality, put on 04/22/22 Split open and melt"


tastethehumidity

Ocelot, Contact, Sparkle. Both kids from time to time run around the house shouting “won’t you step into the freezer!”, so all of them?


clarijuana

Contact


recreationalchemstry

WHOOOAAA POSSUUUMMM


Moogann

I think Axilla is my 3 year old’s favorite song haha


tough-not-a-cookie

Axilla was my 7yo favorite of N1 in Charleston. He has an aoxotol toy and calls it Axilla so we brought it to summon the song. It worked and lost his little mind. Fan for life!


8bitphish

My kids’ hands and feet have been mangoes since they were infants. They’re now 13 and 10.


00cjstephens

They sound like geniuses to me


blueivyz

Good one!


Pole420

Meatstick


keysandtreesforme

Huge hit cause of the dance!


krismith9

Carini! Proud of my boy


mo13rae

That's something to be proud of. My kid, 6, likes fluffhead and its hilarious to hear her shout "but I sure got some powerful pills"


aeklund68

Oh yeah. Nothing funnier than singing about some dude's lumpy head. Always a winner with the kids.


Blending_In

I heard too many horror stories about kids getting older and hating phish, so I purposely would not play it in favor of things like the Beatles, Paul Simon, Stones, Zep. It also forced me to start listening to new music because I wanted him to listen to as much diversity as possible. I wanted him to figure it out. Then I heard him listening to Fuego album on his own and it made me smile. Taking him to his first show in August. All I'm saying, is Phish can be hard if you don't have a musical appreciation, make sure to mix it up and make it fun for you and your kids.


dmcginvt

Well said, my kid couldnt help listen but have to phish and it definitely dominated, but my love of all music dominated just as much, I played it all!


grynch43

My daughter is named Hailey.


QueasyVictory

Golden Age, particularly Vegas Golden Age. Currently 19 years old.


Trask2000

My 6 year old son loves to dance to Ya Mar


tlb250

I always liked Reba as a kid


CatFacedBoyMan

My 7 year old is all about Kidz Bop, but when Reba came on the other day, she told me not to change it to Kidz Bop. “I like the Bag it, Tag It song a lot. And the one about Lizards too!” There’s hope for her yet.


TheGDC33

Haha, this feels like my life too


BluesforaRedSun

Oh, and she still does, too


blueivyz

This is impressive as I see Reba as a pretty patient song


DodecatheonNP

Cars, trucks, buses


maljr12

9/18/99 Tube was on Phish radio this morning. Looked in the rear view and my almost 2 year old was jamming hard in the car seat.


blueivyz

Hmmm yeah maybe she’s ready for the big funk!


ArtificialBrain808

ocelot but I forced the matter


MSGhost89

The ending of antelope “run like an antelope out of control, run run run run run run run run run run run run” E: we should make a “phish for kids” playlist when this thread has run its course


xiceburnx

My 11 yr old daughter loves Chalk Dust Torture and Wolfman's Brother. She'll be going to her 5th show this summer in AC. :)


Grass_Is_Blue

My 4 year old loves SANTOS, thinks “this is what space smells like” is the best line in any song. Sometimes she’ll just tell me to put on some “really crazy phish” at which point a mid-90s antelope is the go-to.


tough-not-a-cookie

It's a banger! Hihohihohiho is one of our favorite lines to sing at the top of our lungs!


mo13rae

I have a 6yo girl who absolutely loves Phish. I played her the slow maze and her reply was "it sounds funky". She wanted to listen to reg maze then slow maze again. She's got quite the ear for music. Her favs are Possum, Turtles, Reba (which she called the meat man forever), Stash, Llama, Sleeping Monkey, Shade, Santos, and requests to listen to Miami every day on the way to school. Such a proud moment the first time you heard your kid singing a Phish song from another room. Also have an 18yo who couldn't care less, but we are taking him to the Raleigh show and he's pretty excited. Taking the 6yo as well and she already has her outfit picked out. She loves couch tour. Proud mama. We are a Phish family.


mo13rae

Also loves Egg in a Hole, Carini, and Divided Sky. If Divided Sky is on when we pull into our driveway, we sit in the car to finish it. Shes my jam buddy.


blueivyz

I’d be super proud too


Headley_Lamar76

Took our kids to see them at The Gorge this summer. Later in the year, my 13 year old played Mama Dance for her choir class during the lessons on transitions. She said the entire class was grooving on it (She was torn between that and Julius.) Proud dad moment.


across7777

Reba


weareeverywhereee

Kid loves contact it’s like a silly kids song and the studio has the kids signing


thingspeopleplace

Gotta Jibboo


JonJacobJingleHeimy

Sparkle!! My kid loves to yell “laughing laughing fall apart” Meatstick- she loves dancing to it!


pearlione

my friend my friend


dmcginvt

My kid is now 26. His first show was clifford ball. Im not sure what his first favorite was but I think it was AC DC bag. Then he saw the first tube video I shared here the other day. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1BdWdkg52M](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1BdWdkg52M) It quickly became his favorite song because what kid doesnt love a psychedelic video, I mean as a 52 yr old I was raised on psychedelic Sesame St! [https://www.google.com/search?q=psychedelic+sesame+street&rlz=1C1ONGR\_enUS935US935&sxsrf=ALiCzsabvis-6kFlrdVIZ\_ZTq907\_HSq-A:1654823054018&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQ1LOi2KH4AhXmlIkEHX5XCdMQ\_AUoA3oECAIQBQ&biw=1920&bih=929&dpr=1](https://www.google.com/search?q=psychedelic+sesame+street&rlz=1C1ONGR_enUS935US935&sxsrf=ALiCzsabvis-6kFlrdVIZ_ZTq907_HSq-A:1654823054018&source=lnms&tbm=vid&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjQ1LOi2KH4AhXmlIkEHX5XCdMQ_AUoA3oECAIQBQ&biw=1920&bih=929&dpr=1), seriously give all those vids a watch! We've been to plenty of shows since, coventry, spac, gorge 2016, msg 8/4/17, got curveballed. It was 8/4 that hit me that I couldnt ask for a better person to see Phish with, he knew as much as me by this time @ 21 yrs old, because he grew up with me. I get chills thinking about it. By 13 he was into dubstep, and then he expanded his horizon and it's now world music, he listens to so much insane music he's the one turning me on, but he still loves the phish from VT.


Robsmaze

6 year old only loves shade (when ur blocking the light).


aeklund68

My kids used to love singing "Harry! HARRY! WHERE DO YOU GO WHEN THE LIGGGGHTS GO OUT?" when in their child seats in the back seat. They'd start singing it as soon as Fish hit the toms at the beginning.


Slinger111

My daughter who is 2 request Timber every night while brushing her teeth. She enjoys dancing to it in the sink while brushing. It also help that the September 3rd 2021 ticket stub has "Dinosaur bones" on it, so that's what she calls the song.


Beee_Rad

My daughter definitely has some favorites but I love when I catch her singing some random song like The Line.


MikWalt_C

NMINML (when my youngest was a little gal still it was snowman in snowman’s land and been a fav ever since) and Blaze on, KDF.


blueivyz

I might prefer Snowman tbh


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BathtubBrett

Alphabet bot, thank you!


Zestyclose_Invite_92

Gotta Jibboo


Strange-Raccoon-3914

Esther. Poor kid


chaben34

My 3 year old daughter always wants me to play “This is what space smells like” every time we drive in the car.


Immediate_Thought656

3 and 5 year old get down to meat stick and Moma dance. We get wild in the car to antelope…run run run run run! Wife is not a phan either which it makes it even more enjoyable.


whit3lightning

My 8 month old zones out on the screen every time I put Phish or Umphreys on. Doesn’t have a favorite Phish song yet, but Triple Wide has never failed to keep his attention when I have to get some chores done.


blueivyz

Even an infant respects that guitar work!


kjlcm

My now older teen and 21 year old loved Bouncing Around the Room and Sleeping Monkey as little kids. Set up a playlist long ago with lots of fun songs that I liked too. They still appreciate the songs on that list till this day.


victorfour20

My 8 year old gets a kick out of Smell of a Mule


dmcginvt

I love your 8 yr old!! Such a funny song, I appreciate their sense of humor!!


whoooooooooooooooa

My 4 year old girl loves Reba, Halley’s Comet, . I love it when she will say, can you louder up the music? The other day my 6 year old son was singing “thank you mr. miner”!


rydawell

My daughter loves everything's right and he fav is the vocal part in SOAM.


ShiftyCollins

My girls (4 & 6) love Reba, Guyute, Nellie Kane, Foam, and Stash.


Farts_constantly

Dogs Stole Things. I told my daughter it's about puppies and kitties


jfickler

Back on the train!


ScubaTela

Turtle in a cloud and SANTOS


TouchToLose

SANTOS and AC DC


RandolphIII

The “falling into a deep well” song


As_a___I_can_confirm

For a couple months, every time I took my 4yo to the store she would sing S.A.N.T.O.S. up and down the isles as loud a she could.


HumCrab

Contact and.Esther. Can't ever play them enough. He's 5 and constantly asks for both.


burtacomoose

Natural selection decided I'm not supposed to have kids, but, if they existed, I like to think they'd love all of them.


elnittygritty

Piper, all day. They love the “red red worm”


Odd_Bus_7909

Contact they used to play it on the kids channel on Sirius XM


Katznip

Mercury. So much mercury.


blueivyz

Surprising to me!


Katznip

Right?! We watched it on YouTube from Mexico a few years back. Loves watching fishman play the marimba lumina. The words are strange to hear a toddler sing repeatedly all day. His teachers were perplexed and asked us about what song it was. They ended up having a dance party to it and other phish jams! Lol


Katznip

He’s 4.5. Been into song for 2 years though.


NFA4Evs

Brother for bathtime.


blueivyz

Haha


robhw

9 and 12 yr Olds love Sleeping Monkey


elriggo44

Blaze on. My son LOVES IT.


cmorriskingston

My kids are older now but my oldest used to LOVE Ya Mar, especially "play it leo!". She also loved Antelope because if we ever ran across a busy road near our house I'd say "run like an antelope!" and she'd say "out of control!" My youngest loooovvved Sing Monica when it came out - it's still her favourite. I'm taking them both to their first show this summer :)


Looks2MuchLikeDaveO

Sparkle has long been a favorite


TechnicianWarm8450

My 12 year old loves loves loves Lizards!!


piperpiperthereddit

my almost 3 year old son is obsessed with runaway jim and has been for ages now. loves tons of other songs (pyite, reba, ac/dc bag, hood, mango song, etc.), and can call songs faster than his parents half the time. the funniest is that he HATES bathtub gin with a passion and has since the first time he heard it. we always gotta skip that one.


Consistent-Height419

My daughter who’s 8 loves Wilson my boy who’s 6 walks around singing Ghost!


skeezysteev

My two year old loves singing AXILLLLLAAAA! and "Pay My Dues" (Everything's Right) My four year old loves Birds of a Feather and 46 days!


momibrokebothmyarms

5 yo likes Wilson and Harry Hood. 7 yo isn't down on any particular. I'm still working on him.


homezlice

Stash.


DrZeus1632

My now 6 and 3 y/os like Reba, Antelope and ocelot. But Blaze On was by far their favorite…primarily because of the Blaze and the Monster Machines show, but I will take it. It was played so much my non-phan wife couldn’t help but sing along.


konaking08

11 year old feminine child loves The Lizards and Undermind 16 year old masculine child hates to admit he likes Tweezer and Cool it Down. There’s still hope for him.


[deleted]

Caverns


hoodharry95

Pyite, 2001, santos, hood, chalk dust, Wilson, lizards are the first that come to mind. I love when my kids dig the phish


MikWalt_C

Some solid old school good taste right there your child has!


kelly714

My adolescent sons love Meatstick. haha My youngest is 12 & he loves Phish & the Dead. I catch him singing “I didn’t know” (he asks for an electrolux so he can do the vacuum solo) fairly often & he’ll ask me to play YEM bc he likes the bass after the big build up & Boy! drop. He is a Pink Floyd fan & he loves the cover of bike lol


TwoHeartedAleian

My little one is under a year so they haven’t verbally told me which is their favorite. They do, however, clap sometimes (almost on beat, most likely a coincidence but I pretend it’s on purpose). Also, we listen to Phish most drives to and from daycare.


ysammy

My 3 year old daughter loves Fluffhead. I have mixed feelings about her singing along with what the banker says. She lets out a high pitch “achoo!” when Trey’s guitar “sneezes” right before she wiggles to “tipsy fuddled” etc. But best of all she calls out “here comes the peak!” and screams “Fluffheaddddddddd!” more or less at the right moment. The first song she requested a lot was Simple. She also loves Blaze On.


Fun_Pudding1470

Roses Are Free and Heavy Things


Artpua74

My kids love Lizards, and my daughter used to make me sing Meat every night before bed.


ridethisrocket

4 and 2 yr old race circuits around our kitchen island to Antelope screaming "run like a CANTALOUPE out of control" 4yr old also sings Destiny unbound when we get in the car. At least the chorus.


asktrevor

More. My 8 and 11 year old love it.


Forgetful_Suzy

Turtle in the clouds


caresforhealth

Ghost, runaway Jim, wolfmans, fluffhead.


promethazoid

Definitely Contact. Nephew loves it


uscrash

My 3 year old loves Meatstick and Fluffhead. Unfortunately, I’ve burned my wife out on Phish in the last couple months, so I need to dial it back a bit.


elriggo44

Foam is dense and kind of scary because of the key, tone and lyrics.


StuffyTheOwL

Meatstick, Possum, First Tube, AC/DC Bag, Famous Mockingbird. Girls 6 & 9. Long-time phans and tour vets already!


PalatialNutlet

Gotta Jiboo


tough-not-a-cookie

YEM because it is the only "authorized" time that he can say shit. He delights in it!


blueivyz

That’s genius actually


Freem0nk

Kids are 6, 3, and 1. They love Sparkle and Water in the Sky.


scolomon

Martian monster


Ubik23

My sons were 4 and 2 when Story of the Ghost came out and they loved Guyute. They would yell "Play ugly pig! Play ugly pig!" every time we got in the car. On a side note, later, when the youngest heard Heavy Things, he said, "He needs glasses so he can see those heavy things."


LargeandMovingTorb

Turtle in the Clouds, Mango Song, Sparkle, Antelope, Possum. They request these in the car.


Rutherford555

Carini- 5yr old girl 🤦🏻‍♂️


yellie83

Mine looooove fee


StaxxofWaxx

Don’t have kids, but I always thought that simple would make a great kids song. You could even change the words around and ask the kids who/what they’d like to be in the band!


Trebynt

Currently it’s PYITE and Possum (about to be 11) but over the years we went through contact, mango, ocelot, Reba


SkyballsSaxascrapers

Mango Song, Ocelot, Runaway Jim, Scent of a Mule....they like the silly ones. And animals.


ahoypolloi_

Water in the Sky is a bedtime standard for my 5 year old. We sing it together


ruffdice

Izabella!!!!


Lazy-Contribution-95

I know I’m late to this post but my 3 year old daughter loves Mango. She always yells for Mango in the car. She’s going to be a genius some day.