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Need Baby Shower Songs

I'm planning a baby shower for my brother and sister-in-law. They are having a boy (they already have a two-year-old daughter). I would like to burn a CD with "baby" songs. So far I have: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong, If I Could See the World (through the Eyes of a Child) by Patsy Cline, Baby Baby by Amy Grant, Baby Mine from Dumbo and These Are the Days by 10,000 Maniacs. Any suggestions for others to add?

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Thanks so much for the great suggestions. I used several from your responses and found a few more on my own. The mom-to-be loves the CD and the guests took them away as gifts of their own. Several ladies have told me they have listened to it over and over & it reminds them of when they were going through the wonderful experience of having a baby. If any of you are in the shower-planning role, I highly recommend a CD as a guest favor.

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How about Forever Young by Rod Stewart and My Wish by Rascal Flats?

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I'm not sure what type of music you're going for (fun, sentimental, etc) But here are a few off the top of my head:
Smash Mouth - "Can't get enough of you, baby"
Frankie Valli's - "Can't take my eyes off of you"
Black Eyed Peas - "Hey, Mama!" (for something fun & diff)
Creed - "With arms wide open"

What a good idea! I'll have to remember this for future baby showers that I throw!! Thanks and good luck! =0)

I love "The first time ever I saw your face" By Roberta Flack..how I felt with all 5 of mine.

ohh Baby I love your ways...

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The CD by Celine Dion, "Miracle" has a song called Baby Boy & some other really pretty songs.

Here's the CD I created (I wanted songs that were actually about being a parent or the parent child relationship as opposed to songs with "baby" in them since most of the time in pop and rock songs "baby" means lover, not a child, and the songs often have a very sexual component...fun, but not really the tone I was looking for) Anyway, here's what I came up with:

Isn't She Lovely - (written by S. Wonder, performed by Livingston Taylor)
Show Me - The Pretenders (Chrissie Hynde wrote for her daughter Nathalie)
Lullabye - The Dixie Chicks
Beautiful Boy - John Lennon (written for son Sean)
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) - Billy Joel
Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
The Moon is Made of Gold - Rickie Lee Jones (a song her Dad used to sing to her --- I heard her perform at the Hollywood Bowl)
St. Judy's Comet - Paul Simon (written to his son Harper)
There There Child - Van Morrison (this one was a stretch but I had to fit Van in somehow, surprised not to find one a little more relevant from him but it's a fun one.)
Kooks - David Bowie (written for son Zowie)
I am a Child - Neil Young (also a stretch but I wanted to fit Neil in, keep thinking there must be a better song from him that would work.)
Father and Son - Cat Stevens (great song)
Wild Girl - Rickie Lee Jones (written to daughter Charlotte for her 21st birthday)
Forever Young - (the classic by Dylan) as covered by the Pretenders. I like Dylan's voice but many don't and this is a lovely version.

I tried to include great, heartfelt songs, and stay away from the overly sentimental. My husband loved the cd and continues to play it on a weekly basis since the shower so I consider it a success. Other people's online suggestions helped me here so I had to share.

If you have Limewire.com availability (it is free) then you could search out songs with "baby" or child. Also Billy Dean sings "Let them be Little"...it's a very sweet song. There are several artists who have honored their kids with songs. Oh and that song "Just like you" by I think rhett aikens...and there is a Wayne Watson song that is about his boys.

I LOVE the song Beautiful Boy by John Lennon. Also, my 4 yr old falls asleep to Black Bird every night by the Beatles.

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