When we say “Baby Songs” what we actually mean, of course, is songs that feature the word “Baby”.

Why are we doing this?

It’s our congratulatory nod to Will & Kate on the birth of the Nation’s bundle of joy!

George Alexander Louis. Clearly they’re reading this.

Baby Songs

1. Plug In Baby – Muse

Start strong – is this the first song that came to your minds too? From their 2001 album, Origin of Symmetry, many a uni club night spent singing along to this. Epic.

2. Be My Baby – The Ronettes

Forever intertwined with the Dirty Dancing soundtrack – from a film with a message that every parent wants to hear from their child…”Nobody puts Baby in a corner”. Timeless track from 1963.

3. Baby I Love Your Way – Blue Mountain

Almost didn’t get a mention, but ditched The Supremes to bring you this. Originally written and performed by Peter Frampton – you can’t let Summer pass you by without listening to this song at least once. Big Mountain have a “Best of…” album with 11 tracks on it. Anyone know any of them aside from this one?

4. Baby – The Phenomenal Handclap Band

15 to 20 was a club anthem a few years back – but this one has a bit more soul… ft. a Micah & Jeremiah sample from 1969 (cheers WhoSampled!).

5. Babys – Bon Iver

We found this beautiful live session performed for 4AD/Jagjaguwar Session at London’s AIR Studios back in 2012 – possibly one they can play little George.

6. Baby Got Back – Sir Mix-A-Lot

And one they probably shouldn’t – If you’ve read our Friends Reunite post, you might know this as the one Ross & Rachel played to their baby though…

7. Baby – Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti

Not a sample this time, a straight up cover – of Donnie & Joe Emerson’s “Baby” – so soulful…check the super smooth laugh at 2min 14. One for the Summertime Seduction playlist….

8. Baby I Call Hell – Deap Vally

And finally….playing us out with their Sistronix sisterhood of girls that ROCK, one from LA rockers Deap Vally – for the baby they (thankfully) call George.

Rock baby, soul baby, funk baby, folk baby…or hip hop baby?

Note there is no mention of Justin Bieber. That was on purpose.