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The best car sing alongs for the whole family

The best car sing alongs will make even the lengthiest of trips totally bearable—even with kiddies in tow

Written by
Danielle Valente

If you have to travel with kids, you'll definitely face a few roadblocks. Enjoy car sing alongs with the family to make your time behind the wheel less torturous—no matter how short. 

We've rounded up our favorite Disney songs and the coolest nursery rhymes to ensure that your travel playlist is upbeat, engaging and will keep everyone smiling, even when the traffic increases and Waze sends disastrous results. (That's when car songs for kids come to the rescue!)

Whether you're getting ready for fun family weekend getaways or driving through the five boroughs and hitting NYC's best family attractions, our songs to sing in the car will help you keep things running smoothly. Don't forget to have a look at our favorite cheap family vacations before adding a car songs playlist! 

Best car sing alongs

No, your mind isn't playing tricks on you. Pinkfong, the creative geniuses behind the all-too familiar "Baby Shark" jam has provided listeners with a similar track—minus the fish. In this take on the viral sensation, baby car will vroom vroom vroom vroom vroom vroom straight into your earbuds...and seep into your memory forever. Put the keys in the ignition and get ready to belt it out with the kiddos! 

Appropriate for any school trip or family excursion, "The Wheels on the Bus" is one of the most popular kids' songs that has been handed down from generation to generation. Why not up the excitement factor as you make your way toward your destination with this familiar tune?


Try resisting the urge to tap along when "Skip to My Lou" comes through the speakers. The lyrics and rhythm make it super easy to join in if you want to test out your vocal skills during the car ride. 


"Hoorah!" A perfect track to listen to—and sing—before an outdoor activity, "Ants Go Marching" will suck you in with its fun beat. It's the quintessential picnic tune. 

Taking a more scenic route? When the city has been left in the distance and you're surrounded by nothing but nature, "She'll Be Coming 'Round the Mountain" is a lovable, familiar tune that'll get everyone inspired for the fun ahead. 


12. "Firemen on Their Way"

"Firemen on the Way" is not only exciting and memorable, but the song's lengthy notes beg for a little improvisation, so sharpen up those singing skills! 


Ah, what a wonderful phrase! When Simba crosses paths with Timon and Pumbaa, the dynamic duo provides a whole new perspective with this catchy, jovial jam. Their mantra is one we can all appreciate: Chill out, relax and—dare we say— let it go! It's the perfect mindset to take before embarking on a vacation.

We can't help but sway along to the Caribbean-themed beat made famous by The Little Mermaid. Sebastian the crab certainly knows how to get the party started. Follow in his footsteps, er...crawls, and belt out this Disney classic as you're beach-bound. 


With a wave of her wand and an impromptu vocabulary lesson, the Fairy Godmother treats Cinderella to some sweet accommodations to the ball: a gorgeous dress and a chic method of transportation. If only the key to our every want and need was as simple as saying "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo"! This tounge twister of a song is a fun one to attempt—especially if you're on your way to a Disney theme park or movie!


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