I know that much of a child's music preference is based on what they hear when they are young. Between James and I, we have a very eclectic taste in music.
If you ask the boys what they want to listen to, you would currently get the following answers:
Colin: Michael Jackson
Caleb: Mormon Tabernacle Choir
Benjamin: Southern country gospel ??????
An old Anne Murray song came on the other day, "Just a Closer Walk With Thee," and Benjamin went crazy for it! His face lit up, he ginned from ear to ear, he twisted around in my arms in a sort of baby dance. He has never responded to any song like that before! The Michael Jackson is obvious: he is James' favourite artist, and James plays his music all the time, especially for the boys and him to dance to. The MoTab is slightly more of a mystery. We have a couple CDs in the van that we sometimes throw on for the 5 minute ride to church, but other than that it's not on all that much. Then, beginning about 6 months ago, every time we got in the van Caleb would ask for the "Mohmin Nabernaberknuckle Coyer." To each their own!