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Carpool Playlist: Melissa Green

Songs that get their spirits up

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Lullabies have their time and place. But sometimes you want to rock — not rock them to sleep.

That’s where Melissa Green comes in. The L.A.-based songstress just released her fourth album, Sing Loud, and there’s nothing snoozy about it. With a guitar and lush, take-charge vocals, Green rips pop/blues/country jams that inspire kids to jump to their feet.

The fun kicks off with “Baby, I Love You,” a rocking declaration of love. “Get Up” samples a chorus from Eminem’s “Lose Yourself,” and actress Brooke Shields lends her pipes to “We Got the Beat” (a rendition of the Go-Go’s hit) and “Four Nickels and a Dime” (a lively duet about bike rides).

We dare you to stay hushed.

Available at melissagreenmusic.com, $13.

Photo: Courtesy of Melissa Green