55 Best Songs About Having a Baby (Pregnancy Tracks)

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Written By Will Fenton

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So, you just had your first baby after an adventurous pregnancy journey.

Congratulations!

Or maybe, you are anxiously waiting for the cute little one, unsure of the forthcoming changes in your life. 

It can be scary and exciting for many reasons. 

And here’s a playlist of the 55 best songs about having a baby to get you lulled when you or your little one needs it. 

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1. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

There isn’t a more fulfilling moment in a man’s life than witnessing the birth of his first child.

Unfortunately, many have mistaken the #1 track on our list for a love song

But in reality, Stevie Wonder wrote it to celebrate the birth of his first daughter, Aisha Morris. 

Of course, the song wasn’t going to end before the singer gave a big shout-out to his lover for giving her a cute daughter.

2. “I Saw God Today” by George Strait

George Strait had a similar experience to Stevie Wonder in his 2008 country song.  

And he recalls seeing his child for the first time, asserting that it was God’s miracle. 

The beautiful song debuted at #19 on the US Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. 

3. “A Mother’s Prayer” by Celine Dion

Every mother’s prayer is for God to watch over their child and protect them under the sun. 

And every new mom is instantly moved into tears when they listen to the talented singer’s hit song. 

The legendary Canadian singer reminds her listeners of a mother’s love. 

As the moving lyrics begin, the singer implores God to watch over her child wherever he goes. 

It was a beautiful tribute to Dion’s son that has continued to touch many people’s hearts. 

4. “There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney 

Kenny Chesney is a worried man in his poetic 2004 country song.

The narrator is concerned that his life could fall apart when he discovers his girlfriend is pregnant. 

However, everything changes when her daughter is finally born, fast becoming the center of his life. 

And before they know it, they are a beautiful couple and a happy family of three. 

The song gives hope to parents to keep pushing because it’s worth it in the end.

5. “The Man I Want To Be” by Chris Young 

Indeed, it takes courage to raise a child. 

This song tells the story of a young man and a woman in a romantic relationship. 

When the lady realizes she’s missed her period, she instantly decides to keep the baby.

But with self-doubt creeping in, the man isn’t sure if he’s ready to take responsibility. 

“Any fool can make a baby, but it takes a man, to raise a child.”

6. “Babies” by David Nail 

David Nail and his wife Catherine had gone through a lot before conceiving their twins, Lilian and Lawson.

And the whirlwind of emotions inspired him to write a song about babies.

In the track, he wants his twins to know how challenging the journey has been and how much they mean to him.

It is the purest form of love you will ever find from a first-time dad. 

7. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

The daughter-father bond is unbreakable and sometimes even telepathic. 

And in this beautiful song, Tim McGraw wishes that her little girl could stay that way forever.

He simply doesn’t want to see her growing up.

Not because he doesn’t love her.

But growing up will stop them from doing all the little things they’ve enjoyed together. 

It is one of the best baby girl songs around.

8. “The Sweetest Gift” by Sade

A lovely child is a perfect gift to any parent.  

And Sade can’t stop talking about her never-ending love for her unborn child. 

In one of the interviews, Sade recalls that the song was dedicated to all children and the shining light they are to the world. 

9. “A Letter To My Daughter” by Kerry Brown 

“You are the best part of me, you are my saving grace/And so I wish for you my love/I want you to feel loved/Want you to be free.”

That’s Kerry Brown’s letter to her daughter, written with the purest form of motherly love. 

10. “Baby Mine” by Alison Krauss

“Baby Mine” is a sweet lullaby that will make you shed a tear.

Allison Krauss’ country folk is a remake of Frank Churchill’s original version.

It is a reassuring song about a mother who never wants to be separated from her child. 

No matter how small, babies are a significant part of a mom’s life. 

11. “The Mother” by Brandi Carlile 

Brandi Carlile paid tribute to her beautiful daughter in this sweet song, welcoming her to a new world. 

She’s beautiful.

She’s quiet.

And she no longer has to be alone again. 

In this moving tribute, the singer describes motherhood, recalling the ups and downs that come with it. 

For Brandi and many first-time moms around the world, the experience is memorable, and she wouldn’t trade anything for it. 

12. “I Got You” by Ciara

The list of newborn songs is incomplete without Ciara’s uplifting ballad.

She dedicated it to her lovely baby, Future Zahid Wilburn. 

As a caring mother, the singer assures her child that she will always protect and provide for her. 

She acknowledges that things might be tough sometimes, but she will always be there for her little one. 

The lyrics are absorbing, and the singer’s vocals make it even more beautiful. 

13. “My Girl” by The Temptations 

The sweet lyrics in this 1965 R&B song made it a baby shower and wedding staple. 

It is one of the best songs about having a baby girl and topped the US Billboard Hot 100 singles for 2 consecutive weeks. 

14. “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna 

Madonna plays the role of a confused teenage girl in her most memorable dance-pop songs. 

When the teenage girl in the song realizes that she is pregnant, she’s unsure where to begin. 

Her friends keep telling her to abort. 

And so she approaches her father for mature advice and support. 

It is one of those controversial songs that got many people talking. 

And one particular line stood out from the track. 

“But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby, hm.”

15. “Child of Mine” by Carole King 

“Child Of Mine” is one of the most soulful songs for newborn baby.

It completes the circle of love between every new mom and their newborn.

And it only takes the first line to draw everyone’s attention. 

“Although you see the world/Different from me/Sometimes I can touch upon/The wonders that you see.” 

16. “For This Child” by Ken Blount 

This is one of the best baby dedication songs by Dion Gaskins and Stephanie Marshburn. 

It is a prayer for the child and the new mom, professing motherly love and God’s protection. 

17. “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed 

The thought of being a new dad is bewildering. 

And in this song, the singer is going through all the emotions of becoming a father.

He’s worried and excited at the same time. 

And the anxious feeling is clear in the lyrics. 

“Well, I don’t know if I’m ready/To be the man I have to be.” 

18. “Babyfather” by Sade 

Sade affirms that it is an honor to be a parent.

And her unborn child is going to be the center of her life. 

The metaphoric song displays a mother’s affection and deserves a place in your playlist. 

19. “All American Girl” by Carrie Underwood 

This song talks about a little, beautiful, all-American girl. 

The mid-tempo country song tells the tale of a father who craved a baby boy. 

But he ends up with a cute little girl. 

Instead of being sad, his life now revolves around the little angel.  

20. “You’re Gonna Be” by Reba McEntire 

Reba McEntire gave a touching tribute to her daughter. 

The first-time mom in the song vows to protect and provide for her child. 

While she can’t escape the fear and self-doubt, she’s convinced she will be there for her child. 

She reassures the baby that even though life will be challenging, the little one will rise above everything under the mom’s care.

How sweet!

21. “Miracle” by Foo Fighters 

A baby will always be a miracle in the eyes of her parents. 

And this song describes all the struggles throughout the pregnancy journey.

From endless anxiety to sleepless nights and depression, any new mother can relate to the miraculous feeling that is childbirth. 

22. “One’s On The Way” by Loretta Lynn

This humorous song describes motherhood. 

It is a 1971 hit popularized by Loretta Lynn and talks about a Kansas housewife pregnant with yet another child. 

The heartfelt lyrics make it a great option to celebrate your pregnancy journey. 

23. “Unborn Heart” by Dan Hill 

The man in this song can’t wait to become a new dad.

Initially “paralyzed with fear,” he’s now “overcome with love.” 

He’s anxious and can’t wait to hear the beating of an unborn heart. 

24. “Three Hearts” by Alex Clare

“One heart soon became two/Now there’s three hearts beating under my roof.” 

“Three Hearts” was written by Alex Clare after visiting the hospital with his pregnant wife.

He realizes his wife has two heartbeats, with an unborn child on the way. 

It’s more of a thanksgiving song, recognizing the good things that have happened in his life.

25. “Havin’ A Baby” by R. Kelly 

This song sums up R. Kelly’s emotions about becoming a new dad.

The excitement, the nervousness, the freaky feeling. 

It’s all in the R&B singer’s voice as he declares his affection for children.  

26. “Duduke” by Simi

Nigerian singer, Simi, wrote this song during her pregnancy journey. 

It is identified by Simi’s sultry vocals and celebrates all mothers and women praying for children. 

It has climbed the list of the best pregnancy announcement songs in recent years. 

27. “Closer” by Better Than Ezra

This song is about the birth of a baby and how scared the dad is by the changes in his life. 

But the mood changes when the child is finally born, with the father realizing just what a lovely little gift he is. 

“As the child before you grows/And he wonders at the sight/Of the joy that he has found.” 

28. “The Best Part Of Me” by Lee Brice 

What would be the perfect gift from an award-winning country music singer to her little girl?

Perhaps a beautiful song. 

Shortly after treating his fans to his “Boy” anthem, Lee Brice was back at the studio again to record another song. 

This time for his newly born daughter, Trulee Nanette. 

The track is all about the little angel with his wife, Sarah. 

29. “(You’re) Having My Baby” by Paul Anka

This song expresses deep love and affection.

It would be an excellent dedication to your partner on her pregnancy journey. 

30. “You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash 

Johnny Cash’s “You Are My Sunshine” is about pure love. 

“Oh you are my sunshine, my only sunshine/Girl, you make me happy when the skies are gray.” 

These are the words your lovely baby daughter will want to hear. 

31. “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” by Darius Rucker 

The man in this song is wrapped up in her daughter’s small world. 

Amazed at how fast his little girl grows, he knows they won’t enjoy the strong bond forever.

So, he writes a song reminding everyone to treasure the time spent with the kids because it never lasts forever.

32. “Haven’t Met You Yet” by Michael Buble 

Michael Buble’s “Haven’t Met You Yet” was inspired by his romantic relationship with his fiancée, Luisana Lopilato. 

It sums up just about everybody’s dreams of finding a soul mate and true love in one person.

The beautiful lyrics make it a great song to dedicate to your little one. 

33. “Small Bump” by Ed Sheeran 

Ed Sheeran’s song is about miscarriages.

The man in the song can’t wait to become a new dad.

But the excitement is short-lived, as the woman experiences a miscarriage at 5 months. 

The lyrics are painful. 

34. “Capri” by Colbie Caillat 

The woman’s life in Colbie Callait’s “Capri” song begins and ends with her little daughter. 

The child is immaculately glowing and a true darling to her mother. 

If you understand motherly love, you will know what this song is about. 

35. “To Zion” by Lauryn Hill 

Lauryn Hill’s “To Zion” was meant to describe unexpected pregnancy and everything that comes with it. 

But it has been interpreted in many ways. 

For many, it was a love letter to the singer’s firstborn child, Zion David Marley. 

It describes the priceless joy only a mother can describe as the child moves in her womb. 

But for some, the song is about a woman’s choice, forced to pick between her career and the baby. 

She follows her heart and the rest is a happy, fulfilling life.

It is one of the sweetest songs you will ever listen to. 

36. “Two Pink Lines” by Eric Church 

There isn’t a more anxious moment in life than waiting for the results of a pregnancy test.

As the man in Eric Church’s song finds out. 

It is one of the best songs about pregnancy based on Eric’s true life story.

37. “Lullaby” by The Chicks

The meaning of this song is self-explanatory. 

You can use it as a love song, but it was meant for kids. 

The song is about the singer’s children. 

38. “Bottle By My Bed” by Sunny Sweeney 

There’s nothing more painful to a mother than experiencing a miscarriage. 

And in this empathetic country song, Sunny Sweeney shares her tragic experience in a way only she could narrate.  

In the midst of the heartbreaking lyrics is a broken mother, willing to trade everything to get a child of her own. 

39. “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman 

“Cinderella” is a beautiful tribute to Steven Chapman’s daughters. 

The song was meant to cherish parenthood because it doesn’t last forever. 

40. “Pregnant Again” by Loretta Lynn 

We will just say, that’s life. 

As some parents pray to have children, others find themselves pregnant again when they least expect it. 

That’s the case in this 1980 country single.

The narrator finds herself pregnant again when struggling to raise three kids already. 

It’s a scary scene for many reasons. 

But she sees no point in stressing out and accepts the reality. 

She just hopes it’s a baby boy this time. 

41. “Knocked Up” by Angaleena Presley 

“Knocked up, shame shame/I’mma gonna ruin my family name/Here comes what Granny’s been a dreading.”

The narrator is simply worried about an unexpected pregnancy. 

She’s ashamed, bearing a child with a guy she’s barely known for a year. 

Oh! No.

Somebody help the lady. 

Fortunately, the story has a happy ending. 

Presley finally gave birth to a bouncing baby boy, only to discover what a wonderful blessing it was. 

42. “The Day (That You Gave Me My Son)” by Babyface 

The narrator is merely thanking his lover for giving him a son. 

“’ Twas late December the news came/And I got so excited, I cried all day, yes/And you were such a lovely, precious sight/When I saw our baby in your eyes.” 

43. “One Beer” by HARDY

Just one.

Just one beer was enough to bring two people together, cause an unexpected pregnancy, and, before they knew it, a shotgun marriage. 

While the twist of events might have led to a change of plans, we now have a happy family.

And who wouldn’t want that? 

44. “I’m So Pregnant” by Iggy Azalea

This is one of those songs about being pregnant and the changes that come with it.

It is a humorous song that will make you laugh and dance at the same time. 

45. “The Baby Momma Dance!” by Starkeisha

A pregnant woman jamming to a sweet song would be fun. 

That’s what’s in this beautiful song, challenging expectant mothers to dance their way into the impending labor.  

46. “Sweetest Devotion” by Adele 

“That’s my son.” 

Those were Adele’s words in one of her interviews about the song. 

The track is about the American singer’s 3-year-old son from beginning to end.

In the song, one can hear Adele confessing her love for the little one, describing it as an “explosion.” 

47. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts 

Rascal Flatt’s “My Wish” was written from a parent-to-son perspective.

He wishes that the little one’s stars are perfectly aligned and he gets everything he will ever need. 

If you know Flatts songs, you will agree that the lyrics apply to multiple situations. 

48. “I Will Love You” by Fisher 

This song encompasses all the good things you’d want to tell a loved one. 

You would probably assure a child of protection, provision, and love. 

And that’s why it belongs to the list of the best songs for children. 

49. “I Know A Love” by Trey Songz 

The search for genuine love can take you to strange places.

Fortunately, Trey Songz finds it in his son, expressing his affection in this beautiful song. 

 It is one of the best songs for pregnant mothers. 

50. “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins 

This song is based on love and protection, a parent’s two greatest gifts to their child. 

The narrator assures the addressee that he will always be there for them, no matter what happens. 

There’s an element of mutual love, with the singer assuring their bond is unbreakable. 

51. “Anything Like Me” by Brad Paisley 

This song is written from the perspective of a new father who finds out that his expectant wife is soon giving him a son.

It’s about the flush of excitement and anxiety that follows after.

The father quickly reflects on his childhood days and can’t stop wondering if the little one will be like him.

52. “Blessed” by Elton John 

“Blessed” is an uplifting song about a parent’s desire to have children. 

It was written long before Elton John and his husband David Furnish adopted their 2 boys. 

53. “Someday (I Will Understand)” by Britney Spears 

This pop ballad features Britney Spears as an empowered pregnant woman.

It’s an inspiring tune describing motherhood. 

54. “When I Pray For You” by Dan + Shay

This song expresses a father’s unconditional love for his unborn child. 

He prays for a child and is overtaken by emotions when he finally gets one. 

The song shows that God grants us our wishes, and there’s no greater feeling in the world than being a parent. 

55. “In My Arms” by Plumb

There’s no other place you’d rather be than in a loved one’s arms.  

And this beautiful composition by Plumb completes our list of the best songs about having a baby. 

Quite literally, this song is about protecting someone you love.

It appeared at #1 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs and Hot Dance Airplay charts. 

Songs About Having A Baby – Final Thoughts

There’s no better way to celebrate the life of a little one than listening to the best songs about babies. 

Most songs on our list will help you celebrate your newborn

Some will provide comfort to anyone who needs it.

And a few will give you the strength to push on in the face of adversity. 

All in all, we’ve crafted the perfect playlist to give you a fulfilling experience, no matter your current situation. 

Be sure to select the right track to make every moment memorable. 

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