These modern songs to sing to baby are perfect for naptime, bedtime, and everything in between. No more humming boring, overdone songs, these modern lullabies will keep everyone calm and happy.
With my oldest, I spent many (many many many) a night rocking him for hours because colic is terrible. I would pace our house for literal hours on end trying anything and everything to get him to fall and stay asleep.
A good fallback was always singing some kind of song over and over. Because it was every night for hours, I couldn’t bear to sing “Rockabye Baby” every time, so I started singing whatever I wanted, making modern lullabies.
The Sweetest Modern Lullabies to Sing to Baby
If you’re tired of singing the classics, try out some of these new and improves modern lullabies to sing to baby. You might be surprised at how well they work!
- Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift. I listened to this song once while my first was itty bitty and I’m pretty sure I cried for a week. This is the perfect modern lullaby. I even included it my songs for daughters playlist.
- Let it Be – the Beatles. There are a bunch of Beatles songs perfect for lullabies, but this is probably my favorite. Other faves include Blackbird and I Wanna Hold Your Hand. Find more Beatles Songs for Kids here!
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Judy Garland. I’d be remiss to leave out this oldie but goodie. Such a sweet tune and one nearly everyone knows.
- What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong. There are so many variations of this song that are sweet for lullabies, but I enjoy the original best!
- Thousand Years – Christina Perri. This song is used a lot for weddings. But with my lyrics like, “Darling, don’t be afraid, I have loved you for a thousand years,” it’s almost even more perfect for baby.
- Three Little Birds – Bob Marley. How could your babe not feel comforted right to sleep with you telling them, “every little thing is gonna be alright”?
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More Songs to Sing to Baby..
The Rainbow Connection – Kenny Loggins. This tune is so sweet, hopeful, and insightful, but also just a soft sweet tune to lull your little into dreamland.
We’re Going To Be Friends by The White Stripes. You might recognize this one from the 2004 movie Napoleon Dynamite. But the simple tune about meeting new people on your first day fo school is perfectly calm and perfect for bedtime.
Your Song – Elton John. This is the song I sing to my oldest relentlessly and am determined that it will be the mother-son dance at his wedding. Such a simple, silly tune but gets me every time.
I Will Follow You Into the Dark -Death Cab for Cutie. I loved this song in high school during my emo days, but it’s such a sweet song that is perfect to hum to littles.
Even more modern songs to sing to baby..
- Lean on Me – Bill Whithers. Such a classic and the perfect lullaby to sing to your kids. “Lean on me, when you’re not strong, And I’ll be your friend. I’ll help you carry on.” Isn’t that what we all want our kiddos to feel for us?
- Boy – Lee Brice. This is one of my favorite country songs to sing to baby, but I also have boys. It’s definitely a heart wrencher, so beware! The video makes me tear up because it looks like my two boys. I even included it in my Songs for Sons post.
- Rockabye Baby – A bit off, but this brand takes popular songs and puts them into instrumental lullabies. They have everything from Dave Matthews Band to Taylor Swift to Journey available.
Okay, so tell me – what songs does your family use as lullabies?