Baby, baby, baby
Ah, the baby shower. A celebration of life, of course, and a great excuse to get loads of presents. Ideal.
But like every good party, you need some excellent music to go with it, and boy have we got some tunes for you. Some of the following songs are about children and babies, others are just have baby in the title – but we can all agree that this playlist of songs perfect for that gift-getting-ceremony. Oh, I mean, “welcoming of a little one”. Get born!
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
This one was written about his first daughter, Aisha, in 1976 and is absolutely bloody lovely. N’aww.
Justin Bieber – Baby
Shouldn’t have to explain this one, really, should we? It says the word “baby” 57 times, in case you’re wondering.
Britney Spears – …Baby One More Time
Britney’s break-out hit was released in 1998 and was the eighth best selling single of the 90s, despite only being released for a mere 14 months.
Father John Misty – Real Love Baby
The Reverend’s lushest love song to date was released as a standalone single in 2016 – a far cry from 2017’s doomy ‘Pure Comedy’.
Childish Gambino – Baby Boy
Featuring on his 2016 album ‘…Awaken, My Love!’, Donald Glover paid tribute to his first child who was born earlier that year.
John Lennon – Beautiful Boy
Written for his and Yoko’s only son, Sean – his Beatles bandmate Paul McCartney would later call this song one of his favourite compositions by his mate.
Jay Z – Glory
Penned two days after the arrival of his and Beyonce’s first child, Blue Ivy – Jay used her heartbeat on the track, making her one of the youngest people to ever be credited as a songwriter.
Bob Dylan – Forever Young
Zimmerman’s classic ode to eldest son Jesse has been remixed and covered by pop stars ever since its release in 1974 – but it’s the original’s paternal charm remains a winner.
Vanilla Ice – Ice, Ice Baby
So not about child birth or rearing, per se, but perhaps a good present opening song?
Lana Del Rey – Brooklyn Baby
Featured on her second album ‘Ultraviolence’, this song was originally meant to be recorded with Lou Reed, but he died on the scheduled day of recording.
Ash – Burn Baby Burn
A stone cold indie disco banger, this cut won Best Single at the NME Awards in 2002. Gotta have some fun ones in there, right?
Pulp – Babies
This song’s about a teenage Jarvis hiding in the cupboard because he fancied his mate’s sister. A baby making song, perhaps.
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Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
God knows when you’ll drop in this lurid hip-hop banger. We’ll leave this up to you.