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43 Songs About Having a Baby

FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

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.

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.

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

17. "Having My Baby" by 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.

How Much Do You Know About Pregnancy and Babies? Take the Quiz

For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.

  1. Instead of the normal 280 days, the longest pregnancy on record resulting in a live birth was:
    • 300 days (10 months)
    • 345 days (11.5 months)
    • 375 days (12.5 months)
  2. More American babies are born on which day of the week?
    • Saturday
    • Wednesday
    • Friday
  3. At birth, babies have no:
    • kneecaps
    • eyebrows
    • toenails
  4. What was the weight of the largest surviving baby born?
    • 17.3 pounds
    • 19.2 pounds
    • 25.9 pounds
  5. Percent of expectant mothers who experience morning sickness:
    • 20-30%
    • 50%
    • 70-80%
  6. During pregnancy, a woman's uterus expands up to how many times its original size?
    • 100
    • 250
    • 500
  7. According to the American Psychological Association, approximately how many women experience postpartum depression?
    • 1 in 7
    • 1 in 5
    • 1 in 4
  8. How often does a newborn baby pee, on average?
    • every 20 minutes
    • every 45 minutes
    • every 1-2 hours
  9. The average baby goes through how many diapers a year?
    • 1,000
    • 2,000
    • 2.700
  10. The first recorded woman to survive a C-section lived in what century?
    • 9th century
    • 16th century
    • 19th century

Answer Key

  1. 375 days (12.5 months)
  2. Wednesday
  3. kneecaps
  4. 19.2 pounds
  5. 70-80%
  6. 500
  7. 1 in 7
  8. every 20 minutes
  9. 2.700
  10. 16th century

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 girl simply ditched the relieved fella upon discovering she was not pregnant. Whew! 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

Even More Songs About Having a Baby

SongArtistYear 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

43. "Pray"

Day + Shay

2017

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

Questions & Answers

Question: What song by a female vocalist has the lyrics “I can’t wait to see your face” and “if you’re like your daddy”?

Answer: You're referring to a song from the Broadway musical, "Bright Star" from 2016. The song is called "I Can't Wait" and was performed by Carmen Cusack and Paul Alexander Nolan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yvmuWMRNcQ

Lyrics:

Oh, I can't wait to see your face

Oooh, I can't wait to see your face

Mmm my mmm my baby I can't wait to see you

Mmm my mmm my baby I can't wait to see

You're a sign from heaven

Our love was meant to be

To us you were given

Our love was meant to be

Mmm my mmm my baby

I can't wait to see you

Mmm my mmm my baby

I can't wait to see you

I'm gonna make you a sweater

And dress you up so fine

And we'll always be together

I'll keep your hand in mine

If you're like your daddy

Handsome, strong, and true

If you're like your daddy

All the girls will be chasing you

Mmm my mmm my baby

I can't wait to see you

I can't wait to meet you

And shake your little hand

If you're like your mama

You'll make me a happy man

I'm gonna make you a promise

To love you for all time

I'm gonna make you a promise

To keep your hand in mine

Mmm my mmm my baby

I can't wait to see you

Mmm my mmm my baby

I can't wait to see you.

Question: What song has lyrics like, “to see a newborn baby is to see the face of God"?

Answer: While those specific lyrics are not in any song, at least according to my searches, there are two songs that come somewhat close. First, there's Billy Ray Cyrus' song, "Face of God" (2003) that includes the following lyrics:

When I look at that child so fragile and sweet

There's something eternal I see in her face

Something much more than her mother and me

Maybe I'm looking at the face of God

Makes me think I may be looking at the face of God

And He's smiling back at me....

Here's the link to it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Ysb6kJgV_U.

Second, there's also the song, "Mary, Did You Know?" by Michael English (1991) and covered superbly by many other artists. It includes the lyrics:

Mary, did you know your Baby Boy

Will give sight to a blind man?

Mary, did you know that your Baby Boy

Will calm a storm with His hand?

Did you know that your Baby Boy

Has walked where angels trod?

When you've kissed your baby

Then you've kissed the face of God?

Here is a link to Pentatonix's version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifCWN5pJGIE.

Question: What song by a female artist has the lyrics "the biggest gift I can give you" or something similar?

Answer: There is a song called "The Sweetest Gift" by Sade (2000) written from the perspective of a mother to a baby. Here are the lyrics and YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qj873-nVvkg

Quietly while you were asleep

The moon and I were talking

I asked that she´d always keep you protected

She promised you her light

That you so gracefully carry

You bring your light and shine like morning

And then the wind pulls the clouds across the moon

Your light fills the darkest room

And I can see the miracle

That keeps us from falling

She promised all the sweetest gifts

That only the heaven´s could bestow

You bring your light and shine like morning

And as you so gracefully give

Her light as long as you live

I´ll always remember this moment

Question: What humorous song by a male artist includes the phrase "in the natural way"?

Answer: There is a 2006 song by comedy singer/songwriter Ray Stevens called "We're Havin' a Baby." I would imagine that's it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QssQXOyzE18

© 2018 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 21, 2020:

Tonya - The closest match I could find (other than church music) is James Ingram's "A Baby's Born" (1993).

Tonya on August 19, 2020:

What song has a lyric "a baby is going to be born" or a baby has been born"

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on June 02, 2020:

ayan - Thanks

ayan on June 02, 2020:

Good

Lovly

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 03, 2020:

Peggy - Yes, it sure changes everything! I'm glad you enjoyed this.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 02, 2020:

Having a baby is truly a life altering event and should be celebrated. I can see that it has been done many times in songs looking at the list you created.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 21, 2019:

Ramonita - Thanks for reading.

Ramonita Rodriguez on September 20, 2019:

My prayers your way

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 06, 2018:

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

Ann Carr from SW England on September 06, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on September 02, 2018:

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.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on September 01, 2018:

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 (author) from USA on August 14, 2018:

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

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on August 13, 2018:

Hi Flourish,

You got it right on that one hahaha.

Regards,

Suhail

Jo Miller from Tennessee on August 13, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 13, 2018:

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.

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on August 12, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 12, 2018:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 12, 2018:

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 (author) from USA on August 11, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 11, 2018:

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

Genna East from Massachusetts, USA on August 11, 2018:

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!

Krzysztof Willman from Parlin, New Jersey on August 11, 2018:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 11, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 11, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 11, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 11, 2018:

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

Liz Westwood from UK on August 10, 2018:

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

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on August 10, 2018:

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.

Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. on August 10, 2018:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 10, 2018:

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.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 10, 2018:

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.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on August 10, 2018:

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!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 10, 2018:

Clive - Now you have me laughing.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on August 10, 2018:

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.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 10, 2018:

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!

Clive Williams from Jamaica on August 10, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 09, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 09, 2018:

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

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on August 09, 2018:

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

Clive Williams from Jamaica on August 09, 2018:

Now I feel like go making one

Linda Lum from Washington State, USA on August 09, 2018:

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.

Shannon Henry from Texas on August 09, 2018:

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

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