30 Best Songs About Babies and Parenthood (of All Time)

30 Best Songs About Babies and Parenthood (of All Time)
30 Best Songs About Babies and Parenthood (of All Time)

Songs About Having a Baby & Being a Parent

Parenthood is a life-changing and emotional journey, and music has a way of capturing the beauty and challenges of raising a child.

Today we’re serving up 30 of the very best songs about babies and parenthood, including both songs with a message around babies and songs with babies in the title. This list includes artists such as Stevie Wonder, David Bowie, Phil Collins, and many more. 

Each song delves into the joys, fears, and love that comes with this incredible experience.

1. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder (1976)

“Isn’t She Lovely” is a heartwarming song by Stevie Wonder, released in 1976. This iconic track is a tribute to his newborn daughter, Aisha, celebrating the joy and love a child brings into the world.

Stevie Wonder’s soulful voice and upbeat melody make this song a classic choice for any new parent.

2. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – John Lennon (1980)

“Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” is a tender ballad by John Lennon, released in 1980. This heartfelt song reflects the love and admiration Lennon felt for his son, Sean.

The lyrics convey the hopes and dreams he had for his child, making it a touching anthem for parents everywhere.

3. In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride (2003)

Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes” is a country ballad that explores the profound love and admiration a mother has for her daughter.

Released in 2003, this emotional song delves into the power of a mother’s love and the lessons learned through parenthood.

4. Cat’s in the Cradle – Harry Chapin (1974)

“Cat’s in the Cradle” is a folk-rock classic by Harry Chapin, released in 1974. This poignant song tells the story of a father who realizes too late the importance of spending quality time with his child.

The song serves as a powerful reminder to cherish every moment with your children.

5. To Zion – Lauryn Hill (1998)

“To Zion” is an emotional track by Lauryn Hill, released in 1998. The song chronicles her journey through pregnancy and the unconditional love she has for her son, Zion.

The soulful melody and powerful lyrics make “To Zion” a touching tribute to motherhood.

6. Father and Daughter – Paul Simon (2002)

Paul Simon’s “Father and Daughter” is a sweet and heartfelt song about the special bond between a father and his daughter.

Released in 2002, this uplifting track captures the love and protection a father feels for his child, making it a perfect choice for any parent.

7. You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins (1999)

“You’ll Be in My Heart” is a powerful ballad by Phil Collins, released in 1999. This Oscar-winning song was featured in the Disney film Tarzan and expresses the love and protection a parent feels for their child. Its heartwarming message resonates with parents all over the world.

8. Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel (1993)

“Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)” is a touching song by Billy Joel, released in 1993. This gentle ballad was written for his daughter, Alexa, and serves as a soothing and comforting lullaby for children.

The heartfelt lyrics and tender melody make this song a timeless classic for parents and their little ones.

9. Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young (1970)

“Teach Your Children” is a folk-rock classic by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, released in 1970. This song encourages parents to teach their children the values of love, understanding, and respect.

The harmonious vocals and uplifting message make it a beloved anthem for parents and children alike.

10. Kooks – David Bowie (1971)

“Kooks” is a quirky and charming song by David Bowie, released in 1971. This upbeat track was written for his son, Duncan, and playfully captures the eccentricities of parenthood.

With its catchy melody and lighthearted lyrics, “Kooks” is a fun and heartwarming ode to the joys of raising a child.

11. Danny’s Song – Loggins & Messina (1971)

“Danny’s Song” is a warm and uplifting song by Loggins & Messina, released in 1971. This sentimental ballad was written for Kenny Loggins’ brother, Danny, and his newborn son.

The song’s message of love and hope makes it a timeless favorite for new parents.

12. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw (2006)

“My Little Girl” is a touching country ballad by Tim McGraw, released in 2006. This tender song is a father’s tribute to his daughter, expressing his love and devotion as she grows up. The heartfelt lyrics and emotional melody make “My Little Girl” a must-listen for any parent.

13. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley & The Wailers (1977)

“Three Little Birds” is an iconic reggae song by Bob Marley & The Wailers, released in 1977. This uplifting track offers a message of hope and reassurance, making it a perfect lullaby for parents and their children.

The song’s catchy melody and positive lyrics will leave you feeling inspired and at ease.

14. Gracie – Ben Folds (2005)

“Gracie” is a sweet and heartfelt song by Ben Folds, released in 2005. This piano-driven ballad is a tribute to his daughter, Gracie, capturing the love and admiration a father has for his child.

The tender lyrics and emotive melody make “Gracie” a touching choice for any parent.

15. Daughters – John Mayer (2003)

“Daughters” is a soulful song by John Mayer, released in 2003. This introspective track emphasizes the importance of a father’s influence on his daughter’s life and relationships.

The soft melody and thoughtful lyrics make “Daughters” a poignant and moving song for parents.

16. Stay With Me – Sam Smith (2014)

“Stay With Me” is an emotional ballad by Sam Smith, released in 2014. While not explicitly about parenthood, the themes of love, devotion, and vulnerability resonate with parents and their relationships with their children.

Sam Smith’s powerful voice and the song’s soulful melody make it a memorable listen.

17. Sweet Child o’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses (1987)

“Sweet Child o’ Mine” is a classic rock anthem by Guns N’ Roses, released in 1987. This iconic song was inspired by lead singer Axl Rose’s relationship with his then girlfriend’s daughter.

The powerful vocals and unforgettable guitar riff make “Sweet Child o’ Mine” a beloved song for parents and children alike.

18. Glory – Jay-Z ft. Blue Ivy Carter (2012)

“Glory” is an emotional and heartfelt song by Jay-Z, featuring his daughter Blue Ivy Carter, released in 2012.

This track is a tribute to his newborn daughter, expressing the joy, love, and gratitude he feels as a father. The powerful lyrics and personal touch make “Glory” a moving song for any parent.

19. Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) – The Chicks (2003)

“Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” is a soothing lullaby by the The Chicks, released in 2003. This gentle ballad features tender lyrics and a calming melody, making it a perfect choice for parents to sing to their children as they drift off to sleep.

20. Little Star – Madonna (1998)

“Little Star” is a touching song by Madonna, released in 1998. This ethereal ballad is a tribute to her daughter, Lourdes, and captures the love and protection a mother feels for her child.

The celestial melody and heartfelt lyrics make “Little Star” a beautiful song for parents and children.

21. My Wish – Rascal Flatts (2006)

“My Wish” is an uplifting country song by Rascal Flatts, released in 2006. This heartwarming track is about the hopes and dreams a parent has for their child, wishing them love, happiness, and success in life.

The song’s inspiring message and catchy melody make “My Wish” a perfect addition to any parent’s playlist.

22. Song for the Baby – Kelis (2010)

“Song for the Baby” is a playful and joyful track by Kelis, released in 2010. This upbeat song captures the happiness and excitement of becoming a parent.

Kelis’ energetic vocals and the song’s catchy beat make “Song for the Baby” a fun, feel-good tune for parents and families.

23. Your Guardian Angel – The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus (2006)

“Your Guardian Angel” is a powerful and emotional song by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, released in 2006.

This rock ballad is about the love and protection a parent feels for their child, promising to always be there for them.

The song’s passionate lyrics and soaring melody make “Your Guardian Angel” a moving tribute to parenthood.

24. Bloom – The Paper Kites (2010)

“Bloom” is a delicate and enchanting song by The Paper Kites, released in 2010. This indie-folk track captures the beauty and wonder of parenthood, as well as the growth and change that come with raising a child.

The song’s gentle melody and tender lyrics make “Bloom” a perfect choice for any parent.

25. Footprints – Molly Kate Kestner (2017)

“Footprints” is an inspiring and emotional ballad by Molly Kate Kestner, released in 2017. This powerful song is about the impact parents have on their children’s lives, shaping them into the people they will become.

The heartfelt lyrics and soaring melody make “Footprints” a touching ode to the power of parenthood.

26. Hold You In My Arms – Ray LaMontagne (2004)

“Hold You In My Arms” is a soulful and tender song by Ray LaMontagne, released in 2004. This beautiful track captures the warmth and comfort a parent provides to their child.

The song’s soothing melody and heartfelt lyrics make “Hold You In My Arms” a moving anthem for parents and families.

27. I Will – Mitski (2013)

“I Will” is a gentle and intimate song by Mitski, released in 2013. This emotional track explores the unwavering love and devotion a parent has for their child.

The song’s delicate melody and poignant lyrics make “I Will” a touching tribute to the bond between a parent and their child.

28. The Mother – Brandi Carlile (2018)

“The Mother” is a heartfelt and emotional track by Brandi Carlile, released in 2018. This touching song is about the transformation and growth that comes with becoming a mother.

Brandi’s powerful vocals and the song’s introspective lyrics make “The Mother” a beautiful tribute to the challenges and rewards of motherhood.

29. Carry You – Ruelle (2017)

“Carry You” is an ethereal and atmospheric song by Ruelle, released in 2017. This mesmerizing track is about the unconditional love and support a parent offers their child throughout their life.

The haunting melody and emotive lyrics make “Carry You” a powerful anthem for parents and families.

30. The Blessing – Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, and Elevation Worship (2020)

“The Blessing” is a moving and inspirational song by Kari Jobe, Cody Carnes, and Elevation Worship, released in 2020.

This worship song is a prayer for God’s blessings and protection over children and their families. The song’s uplifting message and powerful melody make “The Blessing” a poignant and heartfelt addition to any parent’s playlist.

Summary: Songs about Babies and Parenthood

These 30 songs about babies and parenthood capture the beauty, challenges, and joy that come with raising a child. 

Spanning various genres and eras, each song serves as a reminder of the deep love and connection between parents and their children. 

Whether you’re a new parent or simply looking for music that speaks to the heart, these songs are sure to resonate with you.

Thomas Smith
Thomas Smith
As Visionary and Chief Editor of 122BPM, Thomas is dedicated to inspiring the next generation of music pioneers. With a degree in Music and 10 years industry experience, Thomas is now shaping 122BPM as the central hub for music and audio education.
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