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Rockabye Babies: Which pop songs work magic on crabby kids?

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The 17th-century English playwright and poet William Congreve once famously said “Music hath charms to soothe a savage breast.” Clearly, he anticipated Stevie Knicks approximately 300 years before the rest of us:

Stevie can’t be the only one who knows how to soothe a savage baby. When Raffi and “Row Row Row Your Boat” fail, what turns demonic, screaming little rage-nuggets into docile lambs? The Beatles? Sade? Sabbath? Give us your time- and toddler-tested picks in the comments section below.

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