Baby Songs is one of the first, and longest-running, American, independent children's home video series. Since 1985, more than 4 million copies of Baby Songs have been sold. The series is still sold at retail and online locations.
In 1985, Amy Weintraub and Brooks McEwan founded the company Backyard Productions, now Backyard Enterprises, Inc., to release Baby Songs. Inspired by the music videos on MTV, Weintraub and McEwan created the first collection of music videos for babies and toddlers.
They partnered with American children's musician Hap Palmer, a recording artist since 1969, to create Baby Songs. The videos starring Hap Palmer feature the singer performing either his original songs or adaptations of folk, nursery rhymes and popular songs to live children. The songs are separated by short animated video segments. Baby Songs also released videos without Hap Palmer, or starring other singers, such as John Lithgow's Kid Size Concert.
The company has released 12 titles on VHS and DVD, and four audio compilations.
Video Titles Baby SongsMore Baby SongsEven More Baby SongsBaby Songs: Baby's Busy DayBaby Songs: ABC, 123 Colors and ShapesBaby Songs: Good NightBaby Songs: AnimalsBaby Songs: Sing TogetherBaby Songs: Silly SongsBaby Songs: Rock & RollBaby Songs: ChristmasBaby Songs: John Lithgow's Kid Size Concert
Sometimes on Baby Songs it has some cartoon animation with a boy and music in the background.In 1987, it has a harp,contrabasson, tuba, or cornet. It continued to do the music, until 1999, where it has later animation,and commonly, they use bassoon and clarinet, sometimes use xylophone, flute,and cornet
The Baby Songs theme is called wonderful day, In 1987, a flute was heard as part of the song, and they kept the regular tone until early 2000, where the tone was lower