You don’t have to be a parent to be touched by Jay-Z’s “Glory,” the track written for his brand new daughter with wife Beyonce, Blue Ivy Carter. But if you do have kids, you know the first time you look at that little bundle is something words (or music) can’t really convey. But some artists have come damn close. Here, we share five of our favorite songs written about children. Yes, there are many more out there, but we think these may be the strongest and the sweetest … -LL
5. David Bowie- Kooks
Bowie wrote this song, off Hunky Dory, for his newborn son Duncan Jones in 1971.
4. Hey Jude- The Beatles
John Lennon may have played favorites with his kids (it’s pretty much fact that he was a more attentive dad to Sean), but elder son Julian was immortalized in the Beatles’ most famous song… by Paul McCartney.
3. To Zion- Lauryn Hill
Hill penned this for her son Zion with Rohan Marley (Bob’s son). She sings about how naysayers suggested having a baby would hurt her career, yet ironically, the album made her career. The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill definitely makes our Top 10 Albums of ALL TIME, and we are not alone.
2. Isnt She Lovely?- Stevie Wonder
Celebrates the birth of his daughter Aishia in this classic off Songs In The Key Of Life.
1. Momma Loves Baby- Solange
Before Bey’s babe, her sis Solange had Daniel Jr. and this track from the TV show “Yo Gabba Gabba” was written for him. Special to this Mama because it happens to be one of our daughters faves! Embedding of the actual TV performance was blocked on You Tube so click the link or check audio above.
And in case you’re the only one who hasn’t heard Papa Jigga Man’s track (does that make his little girl a Jiggette?), click here.
Got more faves? Leave them in the comments section.