My daughter is at that age where she is really getting into music, and I'd like to put together a mix CD for her of beautiful and moving, but entirely reality-based, music. For example, I would include "A Glorious Dawn" from, as well as Tim Minchin's "Not Perfect" (

Do you guys have any suggestions on your favorite music along this vein? I'm hoping to fill an album with positive pro-reality messages, rather than negative anti-theism messages.

Thanks in advance for your ideas!


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My girls are 4 yrs old and 2.5 yrs old. They LOVE They Might Be Giants. We have "Science is Real", "Here come the 1,2,3's" and "Here Come the A,B,C's. You can purchase a cd and dvd combo.

I would not describe TMBG as beautiful and moving. But, they are a lot of fun.
Here are some of my favorites: (not really reality-based, but definitely the way I'd want my afterlife to be)
My 2 and 3 year old love 'The Song of Life' by Scribblemonster. I think it's beautiful and quirky, not so much moving in the classical sense though.

Tim Minchin's 'White Wine in the Sun' is beautiful and made me tear up the first time I heard it. A little more adult themed, but really sweet.
Ugh, I somehow managed to filter responses to threads so I never saw these responses until now. Thanks for your suggestions!

John D-- TMBG is much beloved in our household, and my daughter has memorized "Here Comes Science" from beginning to end! I was especially pleased with their uncompromising support of naturalism (which lost them some fundie support if the comments at Amazon are any indication).

My daughter is almost 11, so when I say she's into music I mean in the "listen on your iPod" way (she's been into music in a more general sense since she was tiny).

Rob and Leilani--I'll have to check those out! Thanks!
I have started looking a bit more into good 'Atheist' music and came across this website.

I do have to admit that I haven't heard most the songs on the list, but maybe one will spark your memory, like it did mine...

I really enjoyed 'Let the Mystery Be' by Iris Dement, the website lists it as by 10,000 Maniacs (I've never heard their version.) But Iris Dement's version is cute and folksy.

'Imagine' by John Lennon is always, always awesome.


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