Community Playlist: Favorite Laurie Berkner Songs

New Music Giveaway Winners
The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band by Laurie Berkner

Congratulations to:

  • Alison Webster of Wilbraham, MA
  • Jennifer Keen of South Haldey, MA

Alison and Jennifer have both won a copy of Laurie Berkner’s new CD, The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band, and should contact us at with mailing address.

If you didn’t win, and you’d like to get your own copy of Laurie Berkner’s new CD, The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band click on over and buy your family a copy HERE.


"My son is 9 and we’ve been listening to Laurie forever! We actually got to see her play at the Eric Carle Museum which was incredible! It’s hard to pick a favorite song, but one of them is “Bottle Caps”…it’s so much fun!" - Kristy Dyer of Hatfield, MA

Everyone who entered to win our new music giveaway was encouraged to share their favorite Laurie Berkner song. Check out this great playlist of songs our giveaway participants compiled together, and be sure to tune into the Hilltown Family Variety Show for an upcoming episode featuring their favorite songs!

Want to download this playlist? Select the title of the songs to download, or on the album name to add the CD to your family music collection:

* These titles can also be found on Laurie’s new CD, The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band!

HFVS Music Giveaway: The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band

New Music Giveaway
The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band by Laurie Berkner

Says Laurie, "After releasing five albums, I felt it was finally time to put out a compilation of my most requested songs. There have been many changes in recording technology, my own musical growth and the shape of the band since I released 'Whaddaya Think of That?'. I hope families will enjoy taking this music tour with us." - Deadline to enter to win Laurie's new CD: July 14th.

Laurie Berkner has released a greatest hits CD, The Best of the Laurie Berkner Band, filled with fan favorites – and we have two copies to giveaway to two lucky families!   Deadline to enter to win is Wednesday, July 14th 2010. Details below.


Award-Winning, best-selling children’s performer Laurie Berkner has released her first-ever collection of greatest hits, The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band, this past June.  All five of The Laurie Berkner Band’s CDs are represented: Whaddaya Think Of That? (1997); Buzz Buzz (1998); Victor Vito (1999); Under A Shady Tree (2002) and Rocketship Run (2008).  Special bonus tracks inclding a new song, “Open Your heart,” are also included.

A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music out of her living room on her own label.  She was the first artist to ever appear in music videos on Nick Jr., Nickelodeon’s 24-hour eucational, commercial-free preschool network, and are featured in nearly all of the episodes of the Channel’s “Jack’s Big Music Show.”  Find out more about Laurie Berkner at


Your chance to win a free copy of Laurie Berkner’s new CD, The Best Of The Laurie Berkner Band, is as easy as 1-2-3 (4)! To win simply

  2. FULL NAME and where you
  3. LIVE (TOWN/STATE) Must include your town and state to be eligible. We’ll randomly draw a winner from those who leave a comment (along with their full name and town/state) and contact the winner via email.  So be sure to leave an
  4. ACCURATE EMAIL in the email field of the comment box (we never share your email address).

IT’S THAT SIMPLE! — Deadline is Wednesday, July 14th 2010 @ 7pm (EST).

Must-Hear Music Monday: Laurie Berkner

A Laurie Berkner Best Of!

Who doesn’t love the Laurie Berkner Band? Who hasn’t spent an entire afternoon happily humming Victor Vito to themselves?

Hey Victor! Hey Freddie! Let’s eat some spaghetti!

Laurie Berkner has been releasing perfectly danceable family fun albums for over ten years now (wow!) and felt it was high time for a best of compilation. I must agree!

If you’re not familiar with Laurie’s music, this album is a great introduction. You’ll get to listen to all of the best songs from over the years, from the silly (like Victor Vito and Pig on Her Head) to the sweet (like Five Days Old and Under a Shady Tree).

If you’re already a huge Laurie Berkner fan, you’ll be happy to see what a great job they did choosing the songs for this album (yes, Buzz Buzz made the cut), and you’ll probably have a couple you’d want to add (I’m kind of missing One More Stop on the Train). For us fans, this album would make a great gift for our friends who haven’t yet become super Laurie fans.

Another thing I love about this album: Since these are all hits, it’s a nice pick for the car. You’ve got almost an hour of “Oh, I love this song!” to drive along to with your kids… or on your own! Honestly, I don’t mind listening to a good Laurie Berkner song even when Ivan’s not around.

The Best of The Laurie Berkner Band was recently released on June 29th, and the band will be in Massachusetts for the Life is Good Festival in September. Exciting!

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Amber lives with her husband and son in Watertown, MA. Originally hailing from Hawaii, Amber and her family moved to Watertown to be closer to the Perkins School for the Blind where her son attends preschool. She has a Master’s degree in English from Tufts University and spends most of her “free time” writing about being a parent of a disabled child on or about the family’s musical adventures around Boston on But really most of her time is spent caring for and playing with her little boy. (Originally posted at Boston Children’s Music.)

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