Baby music? Isn’t all music just baby music, anyway? Sure, there are lullabies out there that have been written specifically to calm your infant, but what about songs that are good for babies no matter how they were created? Here are 10 songs that will melt your baby’s heart and make them feel safe and happy when you play them at home or in the car.
Let it Go from Frozen
Parents, if you’re looking for an original lullaby for your baby, consider Let It Go from Frozen. The song about letting go of worries and just having fun is actually a soothing choice for bedtime or nap time. If your little one doesn’t fall asleep to it, don’t fret—you can always rewatch Frozen with them!
Baby Shark by Pinkfong
This catchy tune is a popular go-to for baby-music lovers. With its upbeat tempo and fun, clapping beat, it’s no wonder that Baby Shark has made its way into baby playlists around the world. Plus, who can resist those shark puppets? Be careful not to sing along if you have pets at home—they might come running! (And probably bite.)
Hello, Goodbye by The Beatles
Hello, Goodbye by The Beatles is a catchy tune that your baby will definitely get into. With simple lyrics, your baby will have no trouble understanding what you’re saying as you sing it to them over and over again. It’s not quite in their language yet. But they’ll be able to tell when you say goodbye and hello that you’re talking about them!
Happy by Pharrell Williams
This song, released in 2017, already has more than 10 million views on YouTube. It’s easy to see why: The music video is filled with adorable images of a range of babies enjoying themselves—giggling, smiling and even making silly faces as they dance around to Williams’ catchy tune. Perfect for getting your little one in a happy mood!
Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen
Although Queen is more commonly known for its rocking hits. Crazy Little Thing Called Love is a song that your baby will love. The mellow rhythm and soft tone of Freddie Mercury’s voice is made for soothing babies in their cribs or helping them fall asleep at night.
Frosty the Snowman by Gene Autry
This old-timey tune is a classic. With playful lyrics and a good ol’ country style, Frosty is great for dancing and singing along with your little one. It won’t exactly be much of a challenge to sing on key (or within earshot) but it will put you both in a good mood. When Frosty comes to life, the baby will feel like her world has done just that too!
Oh My Darling, Clementine Traditional Folk Song
A classic children’s lullaby, Oh My Darling, Clementine is among several early American songs designed to help put a baby to sleep. With lyrics originally written by Henry Clay Work and set to music by George S. Pottgell in 1884, Oh My Darling, Clementine became popular after it was played in vaudeville shows.
You Are My Sunshine by Jimmie Davis and Charles Mitchell
You Are My Sunshine is a classic for two reasons. First, it’s inoffensive: Who doesn’t like hearing a song about being good like milk and sweet like sugar? Second, it has a tendency to stick in your head. If you have children or just have an ear for music, you can probably hum along after hearing it only once or twice.
My Girl by The Temptations
An oldie but a goodie, My Girl is an irresistible song that will cause everyone. Children and adults alike to melt with happiness. This is one of those songs you can play over and over again and never get tired of it. The lyrics are sweet and simple, but upbeat enough to get your baby moving!
Beautiful Dreamer by Stephen Foster
Stephen Foster composed Beautiful Dreamer in 1864. Its lyrics focus on one person relaying a message to another to tell them that he will be fine and that they shouldn’t worry about him. This beautiful lullaby has a calming effect on your baby, allowing them to get some much-needed restful sleep.
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