It’s always a joy to throw these kind of events since it provides the new family members with an opportunity to celebrate the baby’s arrival. Think about the songs you’re going to play when people start showing up. Do you want them on the dance floor or over by the food table?
Anything a mom can sing along to will help her and her child bond, it doesn’t matter what it is. Although your mom should be feeling happy, it is also a very exciting time for you.
Many people feel that having kids is a wonderful, life-changing experience and see it as a gift from God. Parenting can be a really tricky thing. So make sure you’re always up to date on your knowledge and skills so that you can do the best job you can! If you know someone who is pregnant or you are expecting your own baby – congrats! Now you can get creative with a playlist that has songs about how having a baby feels.
- Choosing a Good Playlist
- Top Songs about Having a Baby
- 1. Lullaby – Dixie Chicks
- 2. There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
- 3. You’re Gonna Be – Reba McEntire
- 4. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
- 5. It takes a man – Chris Young
- 6. Two Pink Lines – Eric Church
- 7. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
- 8. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
- 9. Papa Don’t Preach Madonna
- 10. Three Hearts – Alex Clare
- 11. (You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka
- 12. To Zion – Lauryn Hill
- 13. Bottle By My Bed – Sunny Sweeney
- 14. Small Bump – Ed Sheeran
- 15. I Got You – Ciara
- 16. Foo Fighters – Miracle
- 17. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
- 18. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
- 19. I Saw God Today – George Strait
- 20. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
- 21. Celine Dion – A Mother’s Prayer
- 22. Knocked Up – Angaleena Pressley
- 23. Pregnant Again – Loretta Lynn
- Real Songs about Pregnancy and Parenthood that Ring so True
- 1. Halsey – 1121
- 2. Brody Dalle: Meet the Foetus/ Oh the Joy feat. Emily Kokal and Shirley Manson
- 3. Foo Fighters – Miracle
- 4. Ed Sheeran – Small Bump
- 5. Sandi Thom – Tightrope
- 6. Brandi Carlile – The Mother
- FAQ for Songs about Having a Baby
- What is a song about having a baby?
- What is the meaning of the lyrics for songs about having a baby?
- How does the music relate to the lyrics and topic of songs about having a baby?
- What is the purpose of these songs about having a baby?
- What are some fun songs to listen to while you wait for your baby to arrive?
Choosing a Good Playlist
Invite all the women close to your mom and you’ll end up having at least two generations living under one roof. The mother could be in her 30’s or 40’s. Or she might be 50.
No matter what age, no two people will like the same music. Some people will like the latest pop music, while others prefer to hear classics from the 2000s, or rock.
These songs might also be a hit with your baby. Studies show that the fetus is sensitive to sounds even when it’s still in the womb and can recall them as a newborn.
Your baby’s ears will be able to recognize sounds patterns and the mother’s voice by the time it attends the baby shower. Their brain can now hear soft music. This is known to increase happiness and brain development in the early years.
Top Songs about Having a Baby
A party can have music as an integral part. Baby shower organizers or expectant mothers are responsible for creating a playlist that makes everyone happy.
A playlist of 23 songs will be provided to you. This playlist should be a hit with expectant moms as well as moms-supporters from all ages. Your baby might be a fan of these artists, you never know.
1. Lullaby – Dixie Chicks
It is a life-changing experience to bring a new person into this world. The narrator of ‘Lullaby” sings about the joy and innocence that parenthood brings. This song is full of love, warmth and safety. It’s everything a good lullaby should be.
The story of the narrator began when they saw their baby’s face for the first time. They promise to continue to love their child as they travel through the world. You should listen to ‘Godspeed (Sweet Dreams),’ a song by The Chicks that is included in our collection of songs about children.
2. There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
It can be difficult to find out that you are going to become parents, especially if you don’t know the gender.
“There Goes My Life” tells the story of a young father, who believes his life is over when he becomes a father. As his daughter grows up and the years pass, however, the phrase “There Goes My Life” takes on a new meaning. It is a positive one.
This song is included in our Songs about Real Life playlist.
3. You’re Gonna Be – Reba McEntire
Being a parent comes with great responsibility. Think about their future and how much is in your control. This country song is sung by the narrator to her newborn baby.
She describes all the ups, downs, and challenges her baby will face throughout its life. She admits she may not have all the answers but will be there to support her unborn child.
4. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
You must have heard the question “Are you expecting a boy or girl?” at least once if you’re pregnant.
There may be a preference, and there may not. But one thing is certain: you will love your baby regardless of what. Carrie Underwood sings in ‘All-American Girl” about how quickly your preferences can change after your baby is born.
5. It takes a man – Chris Young
Being a parent comes with a lot of responsibility. Not everyone is up for the challenge. ‘It Takes a Man’ stays true to its title – a man discovers his girlfriend is pregnant and doesn’t know if he’s able to handle such a big change.
His partner on the other side is willing to take care of their child by herself and has no words to comfort her. Sometimes silence speaks louder than words.
6. Two Pink Lines – Eric Church
It’s easy to see that having fun and being young with your partner is a great idea, until it gets too much and you have to do a pregnancy test one month later. “Two Pink Lines” is about the anxiety that such a situation can cause.
Sometimes two pink lines on a pregnancy check can be a sign of miracles, but often it is the exact opposite. Our narrator was able to rely on the power of fate this time – phew!
7. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
I Hope You Dance topped the country music charts and won a Grammy in 2000 for ‘Best Country Song. This song has a wonderful message of hope that only parents can share with their children.
Lee Ann Womack, her daughters, dances and sings in the music video. She wants them all to see the beauty in life, have courage and not settle for less than what they deserve.
8. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder sings ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ about his miracle-making daughter Aisha. Wonder’s first child is celebrated in the song. It also reflects the joy Wonder felt when he first saw her.
He realized how precious, beautiful, and wonderful his baby girl was in less than a minute. This track features vocals by baby Aisha, making it personal and special. That’s one lucky little girl.
9. Papa Don’t Preach Madonna
Teen pregnancies that are unexpected and unplanned are not easy. Madonna sings ‘Papa Don’t Preach’ from the perspective of a teenage girl pregnant and asking her father for support in her decision to keep her baby.
This 1986 hit caused controversy because of its line “I’ve made my mind, I’m keeping mine baby”. While the song received a lot of praise and criticism from pro-life groups, Madonna did not take a position on the matter.
10. Three Hearts – Alex Clare
Although beginnings are difficult, it is important to remain positive and believe in the possibility of a brighter future. Alex Clare’s album title, “Three Hearts”, proves that hard work does pay off.
The song’s narrator speaks about his hard work and struggles to build a house for his future family. After his child was born, and three hearts beat under his roof. He realized it was worth it.
11. (You’re) Having My Baby – Paul Anka
Fatherhood is a beautiful thing. It can transform a man’s life. Paul Anka sings this song to celebrate all the joys of fatherhood. Although the track is a tribute to childbirth it was widely criticized at the time.
The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 for several weeks but it also made lists of the worst songs ever. The lyrics “I’m just a woman in love, and I love what’s going through me” were not realistic for women all over the globe.
12. To Zion – Lauryn Hill
There are many misconceptions and challenges that come with being a woman pregnant while working. Lauryn Hill’s book “To Zion” shares the same dilemmas that many women face: she was told to terminate her pregnancy to save her career.
She decided to keep her baby and she feels it was the best decision. She describes her son as a god-sent and says that she feels a love unlike any other.
13. Bottle By My Bed – Sunny Sweeney
A miscarriage can be one of the most difficult things for a woman to experience. Sweeney, a brave woman, decided to share her story with the world in the best way she knew: through music and writing.
The singer tells the story of her struggle to get pregnant and how she lost her little miracle. She shares her heart with the world and says she would give anything to have a child and start a family.
14. Small Bump – Ed Sheeran
Every parent who is expecting a child should be concerned about stillbirth. People who suffer this type of loss often grieve for a very long time. This terrible experience is the subject of Ed Sheeran’s 2012 song, “Small Bump”.
The song features a father grieving for his child and imagining what his child would look like. He also talks about the love and comfort that he would have given. This song was a great comfort to grieving parents around the world. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those going through the same thing.
15. I Got You – Ciara
This song is a testament to the fact that there’s no greater love than that of a mother for her child. The singer promises her baby boy that she will protect and love him no matter what.
The song is about unconditional love that a mother has for her child. We believe the singer when she claims that her baby will always be her back, no matter what.
16. Foo Fighters – Miracle
Giving birth to a baby and raising it is wonderful. Many would call it a miracle. But it’s not all sunshine.
A baby is the best gift. But, it’s okay to want some relief from those sleepless nights. This song from rock describes how it feels to hold on to your precious miracle and long for some sleep and peace. Maybe it’s time for the grandparents to be called.
17. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
A father and daughter bond is the most special. This is evident in the film “My Little Girl”.
Every daughter is different and will grow throughout her life. But, she’ll always be the same in her father’s eyes. A father like this will be a great boyfriend for any girl. He’ll never disappoint.
18. Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
Sitting down with your kids and realizing that you will never be able to relive these memories again makes it all worthwhile to treasure them forever. Steven Curtis Chapman’s ‘Cinderella” was written after spending a night with his two daughters, washing them and putting them down to sleep.
The song was originally written to express love and hope for the future. However, it became the track that caused the most pain for the artist. One of Chapman’s daughters tragically died just months after the song was recorded. The song then took on a new meaning for Chapman and his family.
19. I Saw God Today – George Strait
We found a song about labor that isn’t common. New fatherhood means trying new things, and for some, watching his wife give birth.
After witnessing his wife give birth, and seeing his baby for the first-time, the singer claimed that he saw God. The world can be different for a new dad, and the singer describes it as if he is seeing it all for the first.
20. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
It’s not easy to be a father. And it can be difficult to find out that you will become one. It’s natural to want the best for your child. But can you actually provide it?
Scott Stapp shares his fears and worries about fatherhood in “With Arms Wide Open”. While he wants to show his child all that the world has, he is afraid he will not be able save his baby from the past. It’s never easy to escape your past, but it is possible. This song shows it.
21. Celine Dion – A Mother’s Prayer
Celine Dion won the Golden Globe Award for “Best Original Song” for her song “A Mother’s Prayer”, one of the most well-known songs about having a child and being a parent.
This powerful song was dedicated by Dion to her son and all children around the globe. The title of the song refers to a mother’s prayer asking God for guidance and protection.
22. Knocked Up – Angaleena Pressley
It can be frightening for all it is. Unexpected pregnancy brings with it a lot anxiety about shame. “Knocked Up” is based upon the true story about the singer’s unexpected pregnancy.
The worst thing about the pregnancy was the shameful feeling she gave her family. She decided to keep her baby, whom she now considers a gift of God. To explain this, she wrote this song.
23. Pregnant Again – Loretta Lynn
It is not always easy for parents. Sometimes pregnancy can happen when you least expect it and sometimes at the worst possible time.
The singer portrays a mother struggling to care for her three children when she discovers she is pregnant again in ‘Pregnant Again. Although it seems chaotic and scary at first, she eventually gives up and realizes that there is no need to panic. She starts to hope she has a boy and decides to stop worrying about the future. That’s one way to cope with stress.
Real Songs about Pregnancy and Parenthood that Ring so True
These tracks, from Halsey to Foo Fighters tell the story of a parent with raw honesty.
We have been reflecting on motherhood since the release of Halsey’s inspiring new album If I can’t Have Love. It was produced by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross and is a reflection of the reality of motherhood.
These artists have composed some of the most genuine songs you will ever hear about motherhood or pregnancy.
1. Halsey – 1121
It’s frightening, truth be told.
Halsey, who gave birth to her son in July has been very open about her pregnancy, sharing about her past miscarriages and how they made her feel guilt, fear, and gratitude. She also shared about the hostility she felt at times from the music industry.
She proudly shows off her baby in the artwork of her new album If I Can’t Have Love, But I Want Power. It features 1121, which is named after the day she found out she was pregnant. She talks about her changing body, and fears of having another miscarriage.
2. Brody Dalle: Meet the Foetus/ Oh the Joy feat. Emily Kokal and Shirley Manson
You have passed through my eye with my needle. / Perfect parasite, burgeoning Eden. / DNA and you. You won’t get away.
Brody Dalle, a former frontwoman for Distillers, released a powerful single called Meet the Foetus/Oh the Joy in 2014. It featured Emily Kokal from Warpaint as well as Shirley Manson of Garbage.
This track is the lead single of her solo album Diploid Love. “Diploid” refers to a cell that has two paired chromosomes. One from each parent.
3. Foo Fighters – Miracle
Begging for sweet relief/A blessing in disguise/ Dying behind these tired eyelids / I have been losing my sleep.
Mothers are not the only ones who have to face harsh realities after the birth of their child. Fathers too can feel disoriented by the chaos in their lives and the despair that comes with sleep deprivation. Foo Fighters’ Miracle is a song that expresses this feeling, taken from their 2005 fifth album In Your Honor.
4. Ed Sheeran – Small Bump
“Cause you were just an unborn baby / For four more months, you were taken from your life. / Perhaps you were needed up there. But we are still not sure why.
This track is a heartbreaking description of the hopes and dreams that a person holds in early pregnancy only to have them snatched away after a miscarriage. This is a very common event, but there’s another kind of grief that comes with it.
Although he does not speak from personal experience, Ed Sheeran’s song from his debut album +(Plus) was inspired by a friend who had gone through the same thing.
5. Sandi Thom – Tightrope
So afraid / Don’t know how to start / This fear has settled in. Tell me / A couple of weeks and it will fade. / Why am I still so afraid?
Sandi Thom is best known for her 2006 number-one single I Wish I was a Punk Rocker (With Flowers in My Hair), but she later wrote a touching song about her struggles with post-natal depression.
Tightrope is a 2017 self-released single. It was released in conjunction With Mother’s Day. It’s one the most genuine tracks we’ve heard. This track deals directly with postnatal depression: fear, crushing responsibility, and the worry that you’ll never feel good enough.
6. Brandi Carlile – The Mother
She took my selfishness and my sleep as her first possessions / She destroyed a thousand heirlooms that I was never meant for / She filled mine with color, cancelled plans, and trashed me car / But none that we do is ever who they are.
While much of the track is a happy song about parenthood, there are some lyrics that will make you laugh out loud. Brandi Carlile composed The Mother as part her Grammy-winning album By the Way. I Forgive You.
FAQ for Songs about Having a Baby
What is a song about having a baby?
Songs are a great way to express your emotions and thoughts. It is said that music can heal. This is true especially when it comes to pregnancy and childbirth.
A song about having a baby would be the one that talks about the joy of being pregnant and the excitement of becoming parents. A song about having a baby would be one that talks about the changes in your life and how you are ready for this new chapter of your life.
What is the meaning of the lyrics for songs about having a baby?
The lyrics for songs about having a baby are often about the joys and struggles of being a parent. The lyrics for songs about having a baby can have different meanings depending on the perspective of the songwriter.
For example, in “Have You Seen My Baby” by Billie Holiday, she sings about how her love for her child will not be conditional. While in “Baby It’s Cold Outside” by Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole, they sing about how they need to take care of each other because it is cold outside.
How does the music relate to the lyrics and topic of songs about having a baby?
Music is an integral part of the lyrics and topic of songs about having a baby. Most songs that talk about the experience of pregnancy or childbirth use music to convey their emotions and feelings.
The music has been chosen based on the lyrics and topic of these songs. They are all about having a baby and so they all have some connection to each other.
What is the purpose of these songs about having a baby?
Songs about having a baby are an important part of the pregnancy experience. They help to prepare the mother-to-be for labor and delivery by providing comfort, reassurance, and some humor.
These songs can also help to build confidence in a woman who is expecting her first child or who has had no children before.
Some songs are just fun and upbeat while others are more serious in tone. All of them have the same goal – to provide comfort during pregnancy.
What are some fun songs to listen to while you wait for your baby to arrive?
This question is a bit difficult to answer because there are many songs that can be fun to listen to while you wait for your baby. But here are some songs that I recommend.
- “I’m Yours” by Jason Mraz
- “Love Story” by Taylor Swift
- “I Will Wait For You” by Mumford and Sons
- “Don’t You Worry Child (feat. Swedish House Mafia)” by Swedish House Mafia