Babies hold a special place in everyone’s heart because they bring joy, love, and a sense of wonder that is hard to describe.
The arrival of a baby into the world brings nothing but positive feelings.
Many artists have been inspired by the presence of a baby and have written songs that capture the essence of the experience.
From the joy of bringing a new life into the world to the struggles of parenthood, these songs touch on all aspects of this wonderful journey.
In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 21 songs about babies that will tug at your heartstrings and remind you of the beauty and magic of life.
So whether you’re a new parent or just a music lover, join us as we explore the world of babies through the lens of music.
1. Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna
To begin with, we have this iconic track released in 1986 and included in the album True Blue.
The song tells the story of a young woman determined to keep her unplanned pregnancy and raise the child, despite her father’s disapproval.
The piece addresses the complex issue of teenage pregnancy and the struggle of young women to assert their independence and make their own choices.
The track sends a powerful message of empowerment and self-determination that has made it an enduring anthem for women’s rights.
2. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
Released in 2000, from the album Human Clay this Creed’s hit ballad is a tribute to lead singer Scott Stapp’s newborn son.
The song expresses the overwhelming love and sense of responsibility that come with becoming a parent, and the deep desire to provide for and protect one’s child.
3. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
Just like Scott Stapp, Stevie Wonder dedicated this joyful ode to his newborn daughter Aisha.
Released in 1976 as part of the album Songs In The Key Of Life, this track is a celebration of new life and the wonder and beauty of parenthood.
The song’s infectious groove and playful lyrics capture the joy and excitement of welcoming a new baby into the world.
The baby crying that is heard as the track begins is really Aisha.
4. A Mother’s Prayer – Céline Dion
Released in 2004 as part of her album Miracle, this beautiful track is a heartfelt prayer from a mother to her child, expressing her love and hopes for their future.
The song touches on themes of protection, guidance, and unconditional love that a mother feels for her baby.
5. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
The song focuses on the joy and pride the parents feel for their daughter and the challenges of raising a child.
Besides, the theme of parenthood and the connection between parent and child are prevalent throughout the track plus Carrie added that the song is partly autobiographic.
Due to its relatable lyrics, this song is a fan favorite and a staple in Underwood’s discography.
6. Miracle – Foo Fighters
Released in 2006 as part of their album In Your Honor, this song is a tribute to the miracle of childbirth and the wonder of new life.
The lyrics explore the feelings of awe and amazement that come with the birth of a baby and the hope that come with a new beginning.
The track stands out on the album for its more introspective and emotional tone compared to the band’s usual high-energy rock sound.
A curious fact about the song is that the piano is played by former Led Zeppelin member John Paul Jones.
7. Sweetest Devotion – Adele
Released in 2015 and like many other tracks in the list, Adele dedicates this song to her young son, Angelo.
Included in album 25, the song describes the unconditional love Adele has for her child and how he has changed her life for the better.
The singer confessed that her son hit her like an explosion.
Angelo’s voice can be heard at the beginning and end of the track.
8. Babyfather – Sade
Released in 2010 as part of the album Soldier of Love, this smooth and soulful track celebrates the joys of fatherhood.
The song’s lyrics describe a loving and devoted father who is always there even in the face of life’s challenges.
But the piece also highlights the idea that a man can be a good father without being a lifemate, just taking care of the relationship between a father and child.
9. It Takes A Man – Chris Young
Released in 2009 and taking part in the album The Man I Want To Be, this country ballad explores the responsibilities of fatherhood.
Through its lyrics, the song describes the challenges of raising a child and how it takes a strong, committed man to be a good father.
10. I Got You – Ciara
In this track, the subject matter is about a mother’s love for her child.
Released in 2005 and included in the album Jackie, this song is a heartwarming tribute to Ciara’s son.
The singer describes the unconditional love and supports that she has for her child, and how she will always be there to protect and care for him.
Ciara affirms she couldn’t stand her tears while recording the song.
11. Babies – David Nail
12. Having A Baby – R. Kelly
13. We’re Going To Be Friends – The White Stripes
14. One’s On The Way – Loretta Lynn
15. Three Hearts – Alex Clare
16. You’re Gonna Be – Reba McEntire
17. The Sweetest Gift – Sade
18. My Girl – The Temptations
19. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
20. Duduke – Simi
21. I Saw God Today – George Strait
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