20 Songs With Baby in the Title

The word baby refers to an infant but it is a widely used term to refer to your special someone. Strikingly enough, the word has etched its way into song titles more often than you might think. Below is a selection of tracks that have effectively used “baby” in their title.

Despite its simplicity, “baby” has been at the core of numerous memorable tunes, often striking a familiar chord that transcends musical styles and eras. As we pull back the curtain on this phenomenon, we’ll explore how this unassuming term has, in the hands of gifted songwriters and performers, been elevated to something of an art form.

1. “Be My Baby” by The Ronettes

The Ronettes - Be My Baby (Official Audio)The Ronettes – Be My Baby (Official Audio)

Dial back to the vibrant 60s and you’ll find The Ronettes, an R&B/Soul girl group captivating hearts with their classic hit, “Be My Baby.” This trio, made up of lead singer Veronica Bennett, along with her older sister Estelle Bennett, and their cousin Nedra Talley, rocked the charts with this enchanting appeal for love.

The song isn’t shy about making intentions crystal clear, as the lyrics urge ‘be my baby now,’ a daring and direct call that has left a lasting imprint on pop culture.

2. “Baby Baby Baby” by TLC

TLC - Baby-Baby-Baby (Official Video)TLC – Baby-Baby-Baby (Official Video)

Fast forward to 2003 and TLC, the best-selling American female singing group of all time, stole the limelight with “Baby Baby Baby.” This hit song radiates confidence and the readiness to be loved, but only by someone who takes them seriously. This song echoes a sentiment we can all relate to, reinforcing why TLC still rules our playlists.

3. “Baby Baby” by Amy Grant

Amy Grant - Baby, BabyAmy Grant – Baby, Baby

Amy Grant’s 1991 hit “Baby Baby” was a contender for Grammy glory, offering a heartfelt confession of love that’s hard to shake off. The music video paints a romantic picture, but the inspiration behind the song is even sweeter.

Originally written for her 6-week old daughter Millie, “Baby Baby” beautifully captures a mother’s boundless love. It’s a heartfelt anthem that makes it impossible not to sway along.

4. “Baby Come Back” by The Equals

The Equals - Baby Come Back - "Top Of The Pops" Show (1968)The Equals – Baby Come Back – “Top Of The Pops” Show (1968)

The 1968 classic “Baby Come Back” by The Equals adds a dash of regret to the ‘baby’ mix. This English R&B/soul group spun a tale of longing and remorse, with the song’s protagonist pleading for a second chance after a regretful misstep. Despite its somber theme, “Baby Come Back” remains a memorable tune that continues to resonate with listeners worldwide.

5. “Baby I’m A Star” by Prince And The Revolution

Prince - Baby I'm A Star (Live 1984) [Official Video]Prince – Baby I’m A Star (Live 1984) [Official Video]

The late American music legend gave us the energizing track “Baby I’m A Star” as part of his iconic ‘Purple Rain’ album in 1984. A homage to rising fame, the lyrics offer a confident, playful exchange with a female admirer, showcasing Prince’s irresistible charisma. In true Prince fashion, this track doesn’t just tell a story, it’s a flamboyant celebration of ambition and self-belief.

6. “Baby Jump” by Mungo Jerry

Mungo Jerry - Baby Jump / France TV-Show 1971Mungo Jerry – Baby Jump / France TV-Show 1971

This song was written by Ray Dorset, the lead singer of the British rock band called Mungo Jerry, and was released in 1971. Ray was inspired to write this song from a memory of being at the Northcote Arms in Southall where he saw girls wearing tiny jumpers and leather skirts.

The sexually appealing girls led to Ray fantasizing about them, hence using ‘baby jump into my dreams’ as an important part of the chorus to the song.

7. “Too Busy Thinking About My Baby” by Marvin Gaye

Too Busy Thinking About My BabyToo Busy Thinking About My Baby

Marvin Gaye is an all-time favorite among those who grew up in the 60s or love 60s music. He’s most famous for his romantic duets with people like Diana Ross and Mary Wells.

This song is about Marvin loving a woman so much that he doesn’t have time, nor is he willing to think about anything else. It describes the importance of cherished affection.

8. “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight” by Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan - I'll Be Your Baby Tonight (Official Audio)Bob Dylan – I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight (Official Audio)

Bob Dylan, the poet of the music world, offers a complex narrative in “I’ll Be Your Baby Tonight.” The song could be a comforting promise of protection, or a more dubious tale of manipulation. Interestingly, Dylan also suggests the song could be seen from an infant’s perspective, proving the richness of his lyrical tapestry.

9. “Don’t Worry Baby” by The Beach Boys And The Everly Brothers

The Everly Brothers & The Beach Boys - Don't Worry Baby / Getcha Back / Wake Up Little Susie - 1986The Everly Brothers & The Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby / Getcha Back / Wake Up Little Susie – 1986

This song was intended to be a tender car tune. It depicts the story of a guy who gets into trouble bragging about his car but is met with love and comfort from his girl who reassures him.

It was written in 1963 by Roger Christian and Brian Wilson. The idea was developed by Roger and the concept was converted into a love ballad by Brian.

10. “Baby Boy” By Childish Gambino

Childish Gambino - Baby Boy (Official Audio)Childish Gambino – Baby Boy (Official Audio)

Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover Jr., touches hearts with “Baby Boy.” Known for his multi-talented career spanning music, acting, and comedy, Gambino penned this touching message for his newborn son. The song beautifully captures a father’s love and fear of separation, offering a raw, emotional perspective to the ‘baby’ lexicon.

11. “Baby Driver” by Simon and Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel - Baby Driver (Audio)Simon & Garfunkel – Baby Driver (Audio)

Simon and Garfunkel is an American folk-rock duo consisting of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. “Baby Driver” uses vehicle imagery to portray a lustful guy’s fantasies about an attractive girl. The tune’s catchy lyrics like ‘I wonder how your engines feel’ add a unique flavor to the duo’s classic repertoire.

12. “Take Care My Baby” by Matthew E. White

Matthew E. White - Take Care My BabyMatthew E. White – Take Care My Baby

This song is your classic love tune. Matthew sings about a woman he is in love with and wants to be with until the end of time. Some of the lyrics poetically describe how he sees this woman and the effects she has on him like making his heart pump fresh blood for her. Matthew writes his music to mimic the feel of his inspiration Carole King.

13. “Brooklyn Baby” By Lana Del Ray

Lana Del Rey - Brooklyn Baby (Official Audio)Lana Del Rey – Brooklyn Baby (Official Audio)

Lana Del Ray is seen as fascinating and mysterious which draws people to her music. Following her breakthrough with ‘Video Games,’ Del Rey crafts this playful tribute to her lover, teasing Brooklyn hipsters along the way. It’s a delightful blend of moodiness and fun that solidifies Lana’s unique voice in the music world.

14. “Ooo Baby Baby” by The Miracles

Smokey Robinson and The Miracles - Ooo Baby  Baby (Ready Steady Go - 1965)Smokey Robinson and The Miracles – Ooo Baby Baby (Ready Steady Go – 1965)

Well-known singer and songwriter William ‘Smokey’ Robinson was the founder and lead singer of The Miracles. “Ooo Baby Baby,” a song about regret and infidelity, arose from a spontaneous breakout into the chorus during a medley performance. This unexpected gem has since become the group’s signature tune, reminding us all of the magic that can happen when creativity flows freely.

15. “Baby Be Mine” by Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson - Baby Be Mine (Audio)Michael Jackson – Baby Be Mine (Audio)

The world-renowned king of pop Michael Jackson released this song on the Thriller album written by Rod Temperton in 1982. In this groovy tune, Michael is supposedly experiencing the heavy emotions of a new relationship and is begging his love interest to fully commit to him.

16. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” by Whitney Houston

Whitney Houston - I'm Your Baby Tonight (Official Video)Whitney Houston – I’m Your Baby Tonight (Official Video)

Whitney Houston, an icon whose melodies have echoed across the globe, sets hearts aflame in “I’m Your Baby Tonight.” The tune captures Houston’s wild infatuation, her readiness to surrender herself completely to her beloved. A melody that’s a testament to the irresistible allure of love.

17. “There Goes My Baby” by Usher

Usher - There Goes My Baby (Official Music Video)Usher – There Goes My Baby (Official Music Video)

No stranger to crafting soulful serenades, R&B virtuoso Usher gifted us “There Goes My Baby” in 2010. The song, a lyrical homage to enduring love, underscores the deep connections that make relationships unbreakable. Usher’s artistry paints a captivating portrait of two souls intertwined.

18. “American Baby” by Dave Matthews Band

Dave Matthews Band - American Baby (VIDEO)Dave Matthews Band – American Baby (VIDEO)

Penned in the wake of the 2004 US Presidential election, “American Baby” by Dave Matthews Band is a call to arms for hope. The song encapsulates Matthews’s passionate belief in the resilience and greatness of his nation. It’s a musical rallying cry for unity and perseverance amidst turmoil.

19. “Water Baby” by Tom Misch

Tom Misch - Water Baby (feat. Loyle Carner) (Official Video)Tom Misch – Water Baby (feat. Loyle Carner) (Official Video)

“Water Baby” by Tom Misch featuring Loyle Carner was released in 2018. Loyle enters the song with a powerful verse about being his family’s backbone and Tom carries that same concept singing about similar struggles. Using the term ‘a water baby’ is supposed to describe moving with the flow of life and handling whatever comes your way.

20. “I Can’t Quit You Baby” by Led Zeppelin

Led Zeppelin - I Can't Quit You Baby (Official Audio)Led Zeppelin – I Can’t Quit You Baby (Official Audio)

Led Zeppelin is a popular British band known for their iconic song ‘Stairway To Heaven’ and for co-creating the heavy metal music genre. This song was influenced by an old blues song by Willie Dixon. It can be interpreted to mean that the singer feels as though he could never leave his partner and he would rather not live instead of allowing that to happen.


Each track, with ‘baby’ nestled in its lyrics, tells a story that’s deeply personal yet universally relatable. So whether you’re vibing with Usher’s devotion, Houston’s passion, or Misch’s resilience, there’s a ‘baby’ song for every mood and moment.