Greatest Naps, Vol. 2: The Best of Jammy Jams Review + Giveaway

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Disclosure: I got this product as part of an advertorial. 



Every night, as part of Baby Buckshot's bedtime routine, we play him some classical music to help lull him to sleep.  But I have to be honest, Mozart and Beethoven don't always do it for me.  During the day, I'll dance around the BB to the tunes of Jack Johnson and Hall and Oates. But I'll admit, that might be a bit much for night time.

Naturally, when I saw the opportunity to score a Jammy Jams album for myself and my readers, I jumped at the chance.

 Here's the list of songs on the album:

1. Get Lucky (originally by Daft Punk)
2. Wrecking Ball (originally by Miley Cyrus)
3. Send Me An Angel (originally by Real Life)
4. Groove is In The Heart (originally by Deee-Lite)
5. Ready Or Not (originally by Fugees)
6. Champagne Supernova (originally by Oasis)
7. We Are Young (originally by Fun.)
8. Hysteria (originally by Def Leppard)
9. Drunken Lullabies (originally by Flogging Molly)
10. I Will Always Love You (in the style of Whitney Houston)

New eternally-unhip-mom Me groaned when I saw that Miley Cyrus was on the playlist.  I mean, sure when BB is wearing a long sleeve onsie with no pants, it looks like he's donning the Miley Cyrus style but do I really want to expose him to a teddy bear humping, tongue sticking out, can't stand her parents popstar?

I was very excited over the jams by Oasis and the Fugees, as old pre-baby-loving-the-90s-music Me loved the idea of endearing BB to some of my favorite music.

Lucky for me, "Wrecking Ball" was changed enough so that only the best qualities of the song stuck through.  In fact, all of the songs really captured the essence of the songs through the melodies but mixed enough lullabyness (yes, I just made up a word) through the instrumentals and digital mixing to make them soothing and sleep worthy.

I do have to warn that parents who may not be fans of electronic music might find the songs a little synthetic in sound but in our household the songs were great. DH is a huge fan of electronic music and I spent enough time in the club scene to be able to appreciate a remix. As for Baby Buckshot, here's a video of him hanging out while listening to the album.  He was much more mellow than when he is normally listening to music.

I can't say that the Jammy Jams got BB to sleep any faster than his usual classical music at night but it was a nice change of pace for me.  In fact, it was as effective as Baby Mozart.  And I'm holding out hope that one day, when he listens to the real Champagne Supernova album, he'll think it's cool instead of lame and by the transitive property, think his old mom is pretty cool too. If they're still using the word cool to mean a good thing.

And I do have to admit, Wrecking Ball ended up being BB's favorite song on the album.  Which is fine except now I'm going to have to keep teddy bears away from him and each him to mimic with some other way than sticking out my tongue.

But why listen to my opinion?  Try out the album yourself by searching for Jammy Jams on iTunes or entering below to win the album by digital download for free. And again, my blog has a small but awesome following so your chances of winning are big but also awesome.

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The giveaway runs from December 31, 2013 to January 7, 2014.  Yes, it spans 2 years but lasts only 1 week. My inner geek is beaming.


Congrats to Marielle C.!  She's the big winner for this Jammy Jams giveaway!


I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.


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