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Friday Playlist: Adventures in Babysitting

We were gonna put “Bad Babysitter” on here, but it was too dirty.

What to listen to while deciding whether to babysit, wishing you could babysit, thinking about how you’re too old to be babysat, or babysitting kids who love Guns N’ Roses.

Adventures in Babysitting from RookieMag on 8tracks.

Illustration by Minna

21 Comments

  • SweetThangVintage January 20th, 2012 11:12 PM

    Alright, since I’m a die-hard Kinks fan I gotta say:
    Babies-The Kinks
    Baby Face-The Kinks.

    If you’ve never been exposed to the Kinks before, you’re welcome for this life changing experience. ;)

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  • taste test January 20th, 2012 11:36 PM

    This is a fantabulous playlist. However, it makes me sad that it doesn’t have Babysitters on Acid on it.
    http://youtu.be/npLkZsaftqo
    This is the best version I could find on youtube. It doesn’t have the entire song, but it does have the song’s amazing video.

  • Laia January 20th, 2012 11:48 PM

    YES! LITTLE BABIESSSS

  • January 21st, 2012 1:06 AM

    “Little Babies” = Best chorus! :-)

  • TessAnnesley January 21st, 2012 1:35 AM

    justin bieber. alrighty then.

  • Narnie January 21st, 2012 4:17 AM

    NICK CAVE NICK CAVE i love you Rookie.

  • Cora January 21st, 2012 9:10 AM

    The babysitter’s here — Dar Williams

  • suburban grrrl January 21st, 2012 2:49 PM

    My friend and I once had to play “Sweet Child O’ Mine” for this summer rock camp thing, and then dedicated it to a cat named Sunny. To this day I can’t listen to the song without hearing her changing the lyrics to “She’s got smiles and a kitty caaaat. . .”

    http://sub-urbangrrrl.blogspot.com/

  • mamacass January 21st, 2012 5:07 PM

    Awesome. Just awesome. I love that movie BTW. Adventures in Babysitting. Brilliant.

    http://www.cassandrahsieh.com/

  • stellar January 21st, 2012 6:06 PM

    the best thing about babysitting is u get to be like a kid again…or be the kind of caretaker u wish u had as a kid

  • caro nation January 21st, 2012 6:15 PM

    BABY YOU’RE A RICH MAN BABY YOU’RE A RICH MAN BABY YOU’RE A RICH MAN TOO
    YOU KEEP ALL YOUR MONEY IN A BIG BROWN BAG INSIDE A ZOO WHAT A THING TO DO

  • macipisi123 January 21st, 2012 6:36 PM

    oh i wanna take you home, i wanna give you children, and you might be my girlfriend, yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah~

  • the.first.idea January 21st, 2012 9:16 PM

    I just watched the Bad Babysitter video on YouTube (BAN SOPA). Delightful! THANKS YOU for introducing me to that. Wikipedia (BAN SOPA) tells me that Princess Superstar is a member of MENSA. Of course she is…?

  • Dylan January 21st, 2012 10:10 PM

    Ruby rules

  • back2thepast January 22nd, 2012 8:31 PM

    I love adventures in babysitting. such a good movie

  • mwong1025 January 22nd, 2012 9:30 PM

    Nick Cave ♥

  • taylortarantino January 23rd, 2012 12:21 AM

    Great playlist, I just babysat last night!

  • Sarah_Colee January 23rd, 2012 1:12 PM

    Awesome playlist! Although I’ve never been babysitting or intend to (your post about babysitter killers put me off for life) I’ll definitely be listening to this (although I’ll think I’ll exclude Justin Biebs) xxx

  • koolkat January 23rd, 2012 2:48 PM

    ugh this makes me want to babysit :(

  • andrea January 23rd, 2012 11:40 PM

    now i remember that this theme reminds me of a book, i think it was after dark-haruki murakami. cool playlist btw!

  • Ellie January 26th, 2012 3:03 PM

    Hehe, I babysat just the other day, and am tonight as well. I love being a childish person who is somehow considered “responsible”.