No one can go through Janis Joplin’s discography without listening to “Me and Bobby McGee” at least twice. Not even young kids who are beginners in this world of classic rock. And grandparents, it is your job to guide the young ones into the wonders of Janis Joplin and her posthumously released hit Me and Bobby McGee. Written by country singer Kris Kristofferson the country-blues single reached the No. 1 spot in the U.S. singles charts as well as Joplin’s album “Pearl” (a vinyl record of Pearl would be a great Christmas gift idea). This song also made it to the history books as being the second single to hit No. 1 in chart history after the artist had passed away. A suggestion to introducing this classic maybe is to go on a road trip with your grandchildren and put this road trip -perfect song on while you tell of the its story about a couple who hitched a ride from a truck driver and sing as they drive through the American south. That’s a summer adventure to be excited about!