The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - The Children's Version...Written by James Zahn
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The 54th Annual Grammy Awards have just concluded on CBS, and I'm one of the camp that views the Grammys as a celebration of an organization and votership that is completely irrelevant, overly self-congratulatory, narrow-minded, boring, and predictable year after year. Despite those views, I thought it might be fun to compile a list of of music inspired by some of the night's biggest winners, but reworked and performed for the smallest members of your family: newborn infants. Here's a run-down of lullaby renditions of select winner's songs that are currently available on iTunes.
ADELE - Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Best Pop Solo Performance, Best Pop Vocal Album, Best Short Form Music Video, Record of the Year
Lullaby Versions of Adele (Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star)
BON IVER - Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album
"Roslyn" (Bon Iver & St. Vincent) from Lullaby Versions of The Twilight Saga: NEW MOON
FOO FIGHTERS - Best Rock Performance, Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance, Best Rock Song, Best Rock Album, Best Long Form Music Video
Lullaby Versions of Foo Fighters (TTLRS)
JAY-Z and KANYE WEST - Best Rap Performance
Lullaby Renditions of Kanye West (Rockabye Baby!)
"Young Forever" Lullaby Tribute to Jay-Z (Power Music, Inc.)
TAYLOR SWIFT - Best Country Solo Performance, Best Country Song
Lullaby Versions of Taylor Swift (Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star)
Hushabye Baby: Lullaby Renditions of Taylor Swift (Hushabye Baby)
Cradle Rock: Tearless Lullaby Renditions of Songs Recorded by Taylor Swift (Brash Music)
LADY ANTEBELLUM - Best Country Album
Lullaby Versions of Lady Antebellum (Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star)
As noted, these are for the really tiny little babies in your house. Once they hit toddler stage, feel free to start introducing them to the real thing... at your own discretion, of course. Watch the language and content ;)
James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.
He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers.
Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.
Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team, Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.
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