Music connects us, and the right playlist can take your baby shower from fun to unforgettable. So, whether you’re planning a shower for a friend, a sibling, or yourself, we’ve got you covered. We’ve curated a list of 20 baby shower songs that strike the perfect balance between sentimental and upbeat.
Baby showers are pure magic – they celebrate the impending arrival of a new, tiny human, the start of a thrilling journey, and the creation of a family. The air is filled with excitement, anticipation, and boundless love. But can you imagine such a beautiful occasion without a heartfelt soundtrack playing in the background? We can’t either!
- 1. “Daughters” by John Mayer
- 2. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” By Israel Kamakawiwoole
- 3. “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift
- 4. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
- 5. “We’re Going To Be Friends” by The White Stripes
- 6. “I Can’t Wait To Meet You” by David Ryan Harris
- 7. ” Beyoncé” by Halo
- 8. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
- 9. “Welcome To The World” by Nicolette Larson
- 10. “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee
- 11. “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5
- 12. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
- 13. “Baby Love” by The Supremes
- 14. “Forever Now” by Michael Bublé
- 15. “Sweetest Devotion” by Adele
- 16. “My Girl” by The Temptations
- 17. “Beautiful Day” by U2
- 18. “New Soul” by Yael Naim
- 19. “The Sweetest Gift” by Sade
- 20. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
- Final Thoughts
1. “Daughters” by John Mayer
As the 2005 Song of the Year Grammy winner, “Daughters” by John Mayer holds a sweet spot in the realm of parent-themed music. This soul-stirring track, born from Mayer’s blues-rock influenced album, Heavier Things, serves as a reminder for parents about the significance of nurturing their daughters.
2. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” By Israel Kamakawiwoole
Sprinkle some magic into your baby shower with Israel Kamakawiwoole’s soothing rendition of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow.” This song’s ethereal vibes perfectly echo the bliss and love that floods in with the birth of a baby, making it a top pick for baby shower playlists.
3. “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift
Add a touch of country charm to your baby shower with “Never Grow Up” from the talented Taylor Swift’s Speak Now album. It tenderly captures a parent’s journey and the bittersweet realization that their child is growing up too fast. With every strum and lyric, this song will resonate with your feelings, adding depth to your celebration.
4. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
This whimsical song is full of pride and love. Stevie Wonder wrote this track after his beautiful daughter was born. The melody is playful and would make anybody swoon in agreement that she is indeed lovely. This song is proof that a daughter’s biggest fan is her father.
5. “We’re Going To Be Friends” by The White Stripes
Straight from the 2001 album White Blood Cells, “We’re Going To Be Friends” by The White Stripes adds a touch of nostalgic charm to your baby shower playlist. This alternative rock gem takes you on a journey through the eyes of a child, meeting new friends and embarking on shared experiences. With its simple melody and feel-good vibes, this song is a delightful inclusion for your special day.
6. “I Can’t Wait To Meet You” by David Ryan Harris
Coming from his album Lightyears, David Ryan Harris’ “I Can’t Wait To Meet You” effortlessly encapsulates the anticipation every soon-to-be-dad experiences. This gentle melody wraps around listeners like a warm blanket, filling the room with hopes and dreams for a bright future for the new baby. It’s an emotion-packed piece that strikes a chord with every parent in the room.
7. ” Beyoncé” by Halo
Sweep your guests off their feet with the multi-award-winning “Halo” by Beyoncé from her standout album, I Am… Sasha Fierce. This R&B pop song, echoing with profound love, evokes the heavenly feeling every parent experiences when holding their newborn for the first time.
8. “Make You Feel My Love” by Adele
This lovely ballad sung by Adele will surely move hearts. The tune is mellow, soft, sincere, and gives a very clear message. The narrator wants to express their affection towards a significant person. And whenever this record is played, people would have to agree with the love that is tangible in the song.
9. “Welcome To The World” by Nicolette Larson
From Nicolette Larson’s album Sleep, Baby, Sleep, “Welcome To The World” is a sweet serenade for the new arrival. It’s a song overflowing with promises, joy, and optimism. A testament to the boundless love parents feel for their newborn, this tune is an endearing addition to any baby shower playlist.
10. “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee
This pop song is from the album Supply and Demand and was released in 2006. It’s a soulful song that is complimented well by the light guitar playing in the background. The lyrics imply that there is someone special waiting for him at home, and their presence is enough to keep him going. Sounds like a father is excited to see his child again!
11. “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5
Life could be difficult. But in the most trying times, the most loyal people are your parents. “I’ll Be There” is a track with a message of love and full affection. The narrator in the melody proclaims that they will always be ready to aid and support their children. This is one of those special tunes that every child would love to experience.
12. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder’s “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” is a legendary track that debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1973. Celebrated for its brilliant electric piano tune, its lyrics overflow with endearment towards a loved one, making it a perfect father-to-child tribute for your baby shower.
13. “Baby Love” by The Supremes
Get your groove on with the catchy “Baby Love” by The Supremes, an iconic track from 1964. With its sweet and playful lyrics addressing the ‘baby’ of affection, this song will have everyone at your baby shower tapping their feet in no time.
14. “Forever Now” by Michael Bublé
The warm and tender “Forever Now” by Michael Bublé, from his album Love, offers a perfect balance of nostalgia and affection. This song, filled with love and pride, could easily be a beautiful metaphor for the feelings parents have for their children, making it a perfect addition to your playlist.
15. “Sweetest Devotion” by Adele
Adele’s “Sweetest Devotion,” a captivating pop ballad from her 2015 album, 25, brings a unique charm to any playlist. Its slow rhythm and subtle strings, combined with Adele’s soulful voice, create an enchanting aura. Inspired by her son, who she believes offered her a fresh perspective, this song will touch hearts at your baby shower.
16. “My Girl” by The Temptations
Straight from the 1964 album, ‘The Temptations Sing Smokey,’ “My Girl” is a classic that’s won over hearts worldwide, not to mention its features in various film productions. Perfectly embodying a parent’s pride and admiration for their daughter, this song’s heartfelt lyrics make it a must-play on your baby shower playlist.
17. “Beautiful Day” by U2
An iconic post-punk track from the 2000s album, ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind,’ “Beautiful Day” tells the tale of a man who may have lost much but still cherishes life’s joys. It’s a poignant reminder to appreciate what we have, like the joy of kids, which can bring immense peace and happiness.
18. “New Soul” by Yael Naim
From Yael Naim’s self-titled album comes “New Soul,” a soulful R&B hit that’s secured its place in the Billboard Hot 100. Its playful rhythm and lyrics about a newborn experiencing the world evoke the curiosity and excitement of a baby’s first encounters with life.
19. “The Sweetest Gift” by Sade
Sade’s “The Sweetest Gift” is a gentle lullaby filled with a mother’s love for her child. Its harmonious blend of soft vocals and gentle guitar strumming creates a relaxing and magical ambiance that truly epitomizes how children are the sweetest gifts of life.
20. “Brave” by Sara Bareilles
Rounding off the list is Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” an upbeat track brimming with hope and expectations. Just as a parent imagines countless possibilities for their child, this song radiates positivity and courage, making it a sure-fire hit for your playlist.
The bond between parents and their child is a powerful fusion of love and affection. This compilation of baby shower songs captures the joy of welcoming a new life and will bring an extra dash of warmth to your celebration. Including these tunes on your playlist is like offering blessings to these soon-to-be cherubs about to make their grand entrance into the world. Enjoy the celebration with these heartwarming melodies!