42 Songs About Having a Baby

Updated on August 9, 2018
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Having a baby changes everything in your life.  If you're a pregnant mother-to-be or the partner or friend of one, make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs to celebrate the miracle of birth, babies, and the awesome job of parenthood.
Having a baby changes everything in your life. If you're a pregnant mother-to-be or the partner or friend of one, make a playlist of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs to celebrate the miracle of birth, babies, and the awesome job of parenthood. | Source

Expecting Great Things

Until I became pregnant with my daughter many years ago, I had no idea how large my heart could grow to accommodate love for another person. The rest of me grew pretty sizably, too, if you know what I mean. However, that quickly returned to normal through the magic of breastfeeding.

Growing another person is life-altering, and so is responsibly raising them from a newborn to an adult. No matter how educated and "together" you may be, the first time you're alone with that baby with no one else to rely upon, you'll wonder if you're qualified to be left in charge of such a tiny, fragile infant with SO many needs. (You'll be fine. Really.)

If you're pregnant or are close to someone who is, why not make a playlist to congratulate them and celebrate their impending arrival? We have a long list of pop, rock, country, and R&B songs for a variety of circumstances related to pregnancy.

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1. "With Arms Wide Open" by Creed

Upon learning that he is about to have a son, the narrator of this 2000 rock ballad is awe-struck that he and his partner have created life together. Prayers and tears of joy begin to flow, as he imagines all of the things he will show his son. The future father hopes that his child will be curious about the world and greet it with arms wide open. What do you hope for your child?

2. "I Saw God Today" by George Strait

If you have ever given birth or witnessed one, then you understand this 2008 country song. After being with his wife through 18 hours of labor, a new father goes to a coffee shop to take a short break. He sees the world differently after the birth of his baby girl, noting that the fingerprints of God are everywhere.

Returning to the hospital nursery, the new father marvels at the miracle that he and his wife have been entrusted with caring for:

Got my face pressed up against the nursery glass
She's sleeping like a rock
My name on her wrist, wearing tiny pink socks
She's got my nose
She's got her mama's eyes
My brand new baby girl
She's a miracle
I Saw God today.

3. "A Mother's Prayer" by Celine Dion

This 2004 classical crossover song is a lyrically adapted version of a duet that Celine Dion sang with Italian singer Andrea Bocelli. Tenderly, it describes a mother's earnest requests that God guide her little daughter along her life path. The mother also asks Him to help keep the growing child safe and remind her that she is loved.

4. "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna

In this classic 1986 pop song, a pregnant, troubled teen approaches her father to inform him of her pregnancy. He had earlier warned her about the guy she was seeing, but now she's pregnant and has decided to keep her baby. What she's seeking now from her father is advice, although what she receives from him is preaching and second-guessing. Someone please step in and give her love, empathy, and adult guidance.

5. "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder

Less than a minute old, the darling daughter that Stevie Wonder is singing about in this 1976 pop song couldn't be more divine. As if truly knowing love for the first time, the new father is in awe of his everyday miracle.

6. "Babyfather" by Sade

A pregnant woman talks to her unborn baby in this reggae-infused 2010 pop tune. She describes to her child how she and the child's father met and how much love he has for the baby they have created together:

He has the troops and extra backup standing by
For you child, for you he's the best he can be
For you child, for you he's the best he can be
Oh, child don't you know
Your daddy love come with a lifetime guarantee.

7. "All-American Girl" by Carrie Underwood

Parents sometimes have a strong preference for a baby of one sex or the other. In this 2007 country tune, a husband dreamed of having a son, however his mind quickly changed when his infant daughter was born:

And now he's wrapped around her finger
She's the center of his whole world
And his heart belongs to that sweet, little, beautiful, wonderful, perfect
All-American girl.

The tune describes how the girl grows up to marry and have her own child, although her husband was so smitten by her that he preferred to have a little girl who resembled his lovely wife.

8. "Miracle" by Foo Fighters

Many years ago, when I was getting up every two hours around the clock to feed my newborn, I often thought that it was a good thing she was cute. Those early few months were hardly the bliss I expected, no offense.

This 2005 rock song describes what it feels like, being bleary-eyed for lack of sleep and protectively holding that precious miracle while "begging for sweet relief" for you both. Someone call the baby's grandma!

Hush Little Baby, Don't Say a Word

Here was my newborn baby, many years ago.  She's now taller than me and old enough to have kids of her own, but she'll always be my baby.
Here was my newborn baby, many years ago. She's now taller than me and old enough to have kids of her own, but she'll always be my baby. | Source

9. "It Takes a Man" by Chris Young

The young, unmarried couple in this 2008 country song faces a moment of truth as they are parked in the driveway of her family's home. She shares the news of her pregnancy which she has decided to keep, with or without his support.

Hoping that he'll offer words of reassurance and will decide to stay, she must feel crestfallen by his silence. All he could think about was, "any fool can make a baby, but it takes a man, to raise a child." It looks like she's in this one alone.

10. "It Won't Be like This for Long" by Darius Rucker

The exhausted father in this country song from 2008 has been kept up by his crying newborn throughout the night, but he reassures his wife that it won't be like this for long. As their daughter grows into a preschooler and later as a teenager, she brings similar challenges, and at each point, he offers that familiar, bittersweet refrain.

11. "You're Gonna Be" by Reba McEntire

In this sweet 2005 country song, the narrator talks to her newborn baby. In awe of the responsibility she has before her, she explains how life isn't always fair and she doesn't have all the answers, however, she'll be there for her child to provide unconditional love and support.

You're gonna fly with every dream you chase
We just have to believe things work out like they should
Life has no guarantees, but always loved by me
You're gonna be, always loved by me.

12. "Haven't Met You Yet" by Michael Bublé

Okay, technically, this jazzy 2009 pop ditty is about waiting for a love relationship, but both its lyrics and spirit are appropriate for parents who are awaiting the arrival of their little one. The song describes past heartbreak and disappointments that are offset by the optimism of anticipating the future meeting of the one who will make everything worthwhile. That surely describes a new baby.

13. "Three Hearts" by Alex Clare

The narrator in this 2014 rock song has found his lucky charm and the love of his life. Excited about the baby that they have on the way, he describes how he now has money for a home for their growing family and looks forward to their three hearts beating together under his roof.

14. "There Goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney

When the young man in this 2003 country song learns about his impending fatherhood, all he can think about is "there goes my life." He's so young and feels ill-equipped to be a parent. As his baby arrives and grows into a child and a young adult, however, the phrase takes on a whole new meaning. His entire world is proudly wrapped up in that unexpected daughter.

15. "Small Bump" by Ed Sheeran

Stillbirths, or the death of a baby in utero after 20 weeks of pregnancy, account for less than one percent of pregnancies, but those affected by the loss are often devastated for a long time. My sister had a stillborn child about a decade ago but still grieves the devastating loss. I've never witnessed anything sadder than her cradling Lacey, the dead infant she had just delivered.

In this 2012 pop song, a grieving father addresses his stillborn child. He imagines regretfully what his firstborn child would have looked like and describes the comfort he would have provided the baby had it been born living.

16. The Day (That You Gave Me My Son) by Babyface

The man in this R&B song from 1996 is nearly breathless in his excitement about welcoming his new son to the world. He feels utterly transformed by fatherhood:

It was like falling deep in love
I heard the angels cry above
I felt a blessing straight from God
The day that you gave me a son.

Does this mean he'll change diapers?

"Making the decision to have a child -- it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone, American author
"Making the decision to have a child -- it is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body." - Elizabeth Stone, American author | Source

17. "Having My Baby" Paul Anka (featuring Odia Coates)

This classic pop duet from 1974 is probably the one that first comes to mind when you think about pregnancy and newborn baby songs. The couple narrating the song see the surprise pregnancy as a celebration of their love. As the father-to-be compliments his partner on the beautiful changes that impending motherhood are making to her body, she lets him know that she is as enthused about their baby's arrival as he is.

18. "Capri" by Colbie Callait

Cradling her growing belly, the expectant mother in this pop 2007 song protects the life that is unfolding inside. Although it will be months before she meets her sweet baby, the mother cherishes her child as unborn angel. She eagerly anticipates the arrival of her mini-me and thinks about their shared future.

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19. "Two Pink Lines" by Eric Church

Approximately half of all pregnancies in the United States are unintended, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this 2006 country song, the couple definitely didn't plan on having a baby when they started fooling around. Just out of school, they had only been dating six weeks.

As the girl in this song takes the pregnancy test and they wait together for the results, the boyfriend thinks about how the girl's daddy will react if the test is positive:

One means nothing, and we're home free
Two means three and a diamond ring
Yeah, wonder what faith is going to decide
We're just sitting around waiting on two pink lines
Sitting around waiting on two pink lines.

It turned out to be a false alarm, and the simply girl ditched the relieved fella upon discovering she was not pregnant. Close call!

20. "To Zion" by Lauryn Hill

The expectant mother in this moving 1998 R&B song is in awe of the duty of bringing forth life into this world. She feels that she has been entrusted to carry an angel. Although naturally torn between career and a potential family, she decides that this baby is a reflection of God's grace.

"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." - Anonymous
"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for." - Anonymous | Source

Even More Songs About Having a Baby

Song
Artist
Year Released
21. Danny's Song
Loggins and Messina
1972
22. Little Pearl and Lily's Lullaby
Clint Black
2001
23. Don't Take the Girl
Tim McGraw
1993
24. Havin' a Baby
R. Kelly
2007
25. Before These Walls Were Blue
Wade Kelly
2012
26. Anything Like Me
Brad Paisley
2010
27. The Things We've Handed Down
Marc Cohn
1993
28. Blessed
Elton John
1995
29. All That She Wants
Ace of Base
1992
30. Someday I Will Understand
Britney Spears
2005
31. Kooks
David Bowie
1971
32. Having My Baby
Case
1999
33. Unborn Heart
Dan Hill
1989
34. Knocked Up
Angaleena Presley
2014
35. You'll Be in My Heart
Phil Collins
1999
36. One's on the Way
Loretta Lynn
1972
37. Darling Girl
Yolanda Adams
2001
38. Closer
Better Than Ezra
2001
39. Bottle by My Bed
Sunny Sweeney
2017
40. Babies
David Nail
2016
41. In My Arms
Plumb
2007
42. I Got You
Ciara
2015
Do you know other pop, rock, country, or R&B songs about having a baby? Leave us a suggestion in the Comments Section below!

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      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        6 weeks ago from USA

        Ann - Congratulations on becoming a grandma again! That little grandson will be really prized by those older sisters!

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        Ann Carr 

        6 weeks ago from SW England

        Another great list. Yes, they are always our babies, aren't they? I think I worry more about mine now than I did when they were younger! My youngest daughter is about to have her 4th - and it's a boy for 3 sisters!

        Ann

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        FlourishAnyway 

        6 weeks ago from USA

        Catherine - Thanks so much. I appreciate your stopping by! Hope you have a terrific weekend. Been thinking about you. It's good to see you. Hope you are doing well.

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        Catherine Giordano 

        6 weeks ago from Orlando Florida

        I love these songs, but I love your commentary even more. Babies are a miracle, and I don't call too many things a miracle

      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Jo - All in due time, I suppose! Thanks for reading. Have a great week!

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        Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

        2 months ago from Mississauga, ON

        Hi Flourish,

        You got it right on that one hahaha.

        Regards,

        Suhail

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        Jo Miller 

        2 months ago from Tennessee

        Okay. I'm ready for another baby in our family now. My daughters aren't cooperating however.

      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Suhail - Congratulations on your grandchild. You and I are about the same age, and I can't imagine how exhausted you must be. I wish you and your expanding family the very best.

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        Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent 

        2 months ago from Mississauga, ON

        I was not expecting a heavy metal band to appear in your list, but then Foo Fighters are there and that Madonna song was a hit in mid-80s.

        After becoming a grandfather at age 47, I have become very busy. It appears that I am raining a baby once again. Due to this, job, and hiking and photography with K2, I hardly find time for hubpages. But when I do, I really like several hubs that are published and yours are always one of them.

        I will definitely listen to a few of the songs in this list on youtube.

        Regards,

        Suhail

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Dora - Thank you for your comment. I bet you're an incredible parent and grandparent.

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        Dora Weithers 

        2 months ago from The Caribbean

        I can relate to all these lyrics, showing how the baby brings the best out of their parents. What a blessing they are! Thanks for this list.

      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Genna - Spoken like someone who knows! Thanks for your comment, kind lady. Have a great weekend.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Chris - Thank you for your kind comment. Best of luck to your friend and her new baby!

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        Genna East 

        2 months ago from Massachusetts, USA

        The moment our child is born, life as we know it changes forever. The gift of life; so much of this music celebrates this extraordinary miracle and feeling that is like no other. Thank you!

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        Krzysztof Willman 

        2 months ago from Parlin, New Jersey

        Lovely list, a friend of mine just had a baby and I'm sure she would've appreciated hearing these songs during her pregnancy or even now.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Heidi - Thanks for the suggestion. I'm not sure if it was released as a single or not?

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Liz - I appreciate your kind comment. Have a wonderful weekend!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Linda - Thank you for your kind comment and concern about my sister's sad situation. Have a good weekend.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Thank you, dear Audrey, for your kind compliment. I'm taking my baby to college in just a few days!

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        Liz Westwood 

        2 months ago from UK

        Definitely a life changing experience. You have done well to compile this comprehensive list.

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        Linda Crampton 

        2 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

        A baby is a lovely and very inspiring topic for a song. Your daughter was definitely a cute baby, Flourish. I'm sorry about your sister's experience.

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        Audrey Hunt 

        2 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

        A perfect collection of videos to compliment this touching hub. I enjoyed watching each one as I read through your piece. Babies are to be cherished and nurtured with unconditional love. I'll bet you were one beautiful baby girl!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Mary - Thank you for your sweet comment. They are cute little things, probably the cutest when they are sleeping, I think. Have a good weekend.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Bill - Thanks for coming by. I figured you'd get that one. Hope you have a wonderful weekend and it's not too hot where you are.

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        Heidi Thorne 

        2 months ago from Chicago Area

        Oh, baby! :)

        My only add would be from "I Love Lucy," where Desi Arnaz sang, "We're having a baby, my baby and me..."

        Happy Weekend!

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Clive - Now you have me laughing.

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        Mary Norton 

        2 months ago from Ontario, Canada

        Babies are miracles and these songs express the love that parents have for their babies. You are right that you understand how much your heart can grow when you carry a child. Such a beautiful experience. Nothing can speak more of love.

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        Bill Holland 

        2 months ago from Olympia, WA

        Oddly, I could only think of the Anka song. Total blank on this until I saw your list and then it was like OH DUH!

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        Clive Williams 

        2 months ago from Jamaica

        Not really...sometimes you have to work very hard and put your back into it.....wink!

      • FlourishAnyway profile imageAUTHOR

        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Clive, Be careful what you ask for. Making one is the easiest part of the entire experience.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Linda - What a sweet comment. Daughters are such a wonderful gift. I only have one, but I totally agree with you.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        2 months ago from USA

        Shannon Henry - Thank you for stopping by. I'm so glad you enjoyed the playlist. Have a wonderful weekend.

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        Clive Williams 

        2 months ago from Jamaica

        Now I feel like go making one

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        Linda Lum 

        2 months ago from Washington State, USA

        Flourish, I was doubly blessed, giving birth to two beautiful daughters. I've made a few mistakes in my life, but bringing those girls (who are now amazing women) into this world is the one thing I've done right--twice. Listening to these songs brings back all of those feelings.

        Sure, there were backaches and more than a few sleepless nights, but I'd do it all again. Thank you for a sweet article that brings back so many wonderful memories.

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        Shannon Henry 

        2 months ago from Texas

        Aw, I absolutely adore this playlist of yours. Songs about children and babies touch my heart.

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