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25 Best Baby Shower Songs

Find out how to compile a baby shower playlist everyone will enjoy.

Traditionally organized by another woman, a baby shower gathers fellow moms, friends, and family to celebrate the upcoming birth. This makes it potentially one of the most memorable events for a soon-to-be mother. Unfortunately, it can also easily become one of the most overwhelming ones for those planning the bash.

Music can be an important part of the party. The organizer or mom-to-be is tasked with creating a playlist for the baby shower that keeps everyone happy.

We’ll provide you with 25 songs you can use to make this experience unforgettable. You want to make sure your baby shower is a blast for everyone.

Key Takeaways

  • Baby showers are special events to celebrate the upcoming birth and create a memorable experience for the mother-to-be.
  • Choosing a diverse playlist with various genres and eras of music can cater to guests of all ages and preferences.
  • Babies can recognize sound patterns and language even in the womb, making soft music beneficial for their happiness and early brain development.
  • The baby shower playlist should consist of songs that evoke positive emotions, promoting a strong bond between the mother and baby.

Choosing a Good Playlist

By inviting all women who are close to the mom, you will end up with at least two generations under your roof. And the mother herself could be in her 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s.

Regardless of age, we know that no two people like the exact same type of music. So, while some will enjoy a more current pop vibe, others will prefer hearing hits from the early 2000s or even some rock.

Plus, your baby might enjoy these hits too. Some studies show the fetus, even while still in the womb, is sensitive to sounds and remembers them as a newborn (1).

By the time your baby receives its baby shower, its ears are already developed enough to recognize sound patterns, the mother’s voice, and language. At this point, their brain is receptive to soft music, which is proven to promote happiness and early brain development (2).

25 Baby Shower Songs

We’ve compiled a playlist that should be a hit with moms-to-be and mommy-supporters of all ages and tastes. You never know, your little one might come into the world a fan of one of these artists.

1. Beyonce – Blue (ft. Blue Ivy)

Each day I feel so blessed to be looking at you
‘Cause when you open your eyes, I feel alive
My heart beats so damn quick when you say my name
When I’m holding you tight, I’m so alive
Now let’s live it up

2. Sade – The Sweetest Gift

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

3. Britney Spears – My Baby

Tiny hands
Yes, that’s you
And all you show
It’s simply true
I smell your breath
It makes me cry
I wonder how I’ve lived my life

4. Bjork – Mouth’s Cradle

There is yet another one
That follows me
Wherever I go
And supports me
This tooth is warmth-like
And these teeth are a ladder up to his mouth

5. Madonna – Little Star

God gave a present to me
Made of flesh and bones
My life, my soul
You make my spirit whole

6. Shakira – The One Thing

Every time I see your smile
Every time I hear your laugh
Baby you bring in new sunshine over now
You are the little dream
Ever since I was a child
My fairytale comes true when I look at your face

7. Sleater Kinney – Lions and Tigers

I’d like to show you a million things
I’d like to make the world for you a better place
But when it pours, it really rains, so
Put on your boots, and let’s play

8. Sheryl Crow – Lullaby for Wyatt

I could shape your mind
But why waste time, my dear
There’s so much more to know
And I can show you dear

9. Carrie Underwood – What I Never Knew I Always Wanted

Never pictured myself singing lullabies
Sitting in a rocking chair in the middle of the night
In the quiet, in the dark
You’re stealing every bit of my heart with your daddy’s eyes
What a sweet surprise

10. Adele – Sweetest Devotion

The sweetest devotion
Hitting me like an explosion
All of my life, I’ve been frozen
The sweetest devotion I’ve known

11. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over the Rainbow

I hear babies cry and I watch them grow
They’ll learn much more than we’ll know
And I think to myself what a wonderful world

12. Phillip Phillips – Home

Hold on, to me as we go
As we roll down this unfamiliar road
And although this wave is stringing us along
Just know you’re not alone
‘Cause I’m going to make this place your home

13. Miracle – Celine Dion

The nearest thing to heaven
You’re my angel from above
Only God creates such perfect love

14. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Less than one minute old
I never thought through love
We’d be making one as lovely as she
But isn’t she lovely made from love?

15. Green Day – Last Night On Earth

You are the moonlight of my life every night
Giving all my love to you
My beating heart belongs to you
I walked for miles ’til I found you
I’m here to honor you
If I lose everything in the fire
I’m sending all my love to you

16. Will Smith – Just The Two Of Us

From the hospital that first night
Took a hour just ta get the car seat in right
People driving all fast, got me kinda upset
Got you home safe, placed you in your bassinet
That night I don’t think one wink I slept

17. Taylor Swift – Never Grow Up

Your little hand’s wrapped around my finger
And it’s so quiet in the world tonight
Your little eyelids flutter cause you’re dreaming
So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light….
Oh darling, don’t you ever grow up

18. Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh – “Dun do shuil (Close Your Eyes)

Dun do shuil a run mo chroi
(Close your eyes oh love of my heart)
A chid den tsaol ‘s a gra liom
(My worldly joy my treasure)
Dun do shuil a run mo chroi
(Close your eyes oh love of my heart)
Agus gheobhair feirin amarach
(And you will get a gift tomorrow)

19. Plumb – In My Arms

Your baby blues
So full of wonder
Your curly cues
Your contagious smile
And as I watch
You start to grow up
All I can do is hold you tight

20. Nicolette Larson – Welcome to the World

It’s the same old story
Yes it’s nothing new
Just a gift from heaven
Just a dream come true
In a flash of glory
In a ray of light
Welcome to the world
That will hold you tight

21. Jewel – Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
How I wonder what you are
Up above the world so high
Like a diamond in the sky

22. Bruno Mars – Count on Me

If you ever find yourself stuck in the middle of the sea,
I’ll sail the world to find you
If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can’t see,
I’ll be the light to guide you

23. Michael Buble – Haven’t Met You Yet

And I know that we can be so amazing
And, baby, your love is gonna change me
And now I can see every possibility
And somehow I know that it’ll all turn out
You’ll make me work, so we can work to work it out
And I promise you, kid, I give so much more than I get
I just haven’t met you yet

24. Jason Mraz – I’m Yours

Well open up your mind and see like me
Open up your plans and damn you’re free
Look into your heart and you’ll find love love love love
Listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We are just one big family

25. Bright Eyes – First Day of My Life

Yours was the first face that I saw
I think I was blind before I met you
And I don’t know where I am, I don’t know where I’ve been
But I know where I want to go

Rock On, Mommies!

The beauty of baby showers is that they give moms a chance to truly celebrate the latest addition to the family. And when you’re organizing the party, choosing the right baby shower songs is crucial.

Anything the mom can sing along to might be heard by her baby and promote the bond between them. As long as the mom is experiencing wonderful emotions, this should be a happy time for the baby as well.

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About the Author

Patricia Barnes

Patricia Barnes is a homeschooling mom of 5 who has been featured on Global TV, quoted in Parents magazine, and writes for a variety of websites and publications. Doing her best to keep it together in a life of constant chaos, Patti would describe herself as an eclectic mess maker, lousy crafter, book lover, autism mom, and insomniac.