There isn't any hard and fast rule about what to sing as a lullaby at bedtime besides you must be tired of singing songs like Rock-A-Bye Baby a zillion times, you're dying to try something new. Here are ten contemporary pop songs we think transition into cradle songs effortlessly.
Three Little Birds is a song by Bob Marley and the Wailers. It was written by reggae legend, Bob Marley and released as a single in 1980. The optimistic lyrics that make up the first few lines of the chorus plus the reggae beat are what make this song very popular and also a fave. This song is so easy-peasy, you can learn and sing just the chorus and you are good to go. The slow tempo also makes it easy to rock your baby while you do your thing.
This song by Christina Perri is a wedding favourite, no wonder it was part of the soundtrack for The Twilight Saga. Nonetheless, it works as a perfect song to sing to your baby. Just downplay the romance - anyhow your baby is your darling too and you'll love him or her forever, right?
Written by the great John Lennon of Beatles fame for his son, this song will resonate with dads. The first words of the song… "Close your eyes, have no fear…The monster's gone, he's on the run, and your daddy's here…" make you want to play the superhero!
It is known that Legend dedicated this song to his wife Chrissy Teigen and so the reason for the intense passion that it evokes. The lyrics of this song are from the heart and sweet. The song is very universal and can be sung to anyone who falls within the loved one category. Don't however try to do a soprano as we know you'll be tempted to do because you're bound to get carried away by this one – remember you want to get your baby to sleep and not keep him or her awake!
Can't Take My Eyes Off You has been sung over and over again but in my opinion, nobody did it better than Lauryn Hill! When it comes to singing this song just be yourself and go with the flow because you know you can't beat Miss Hill's vocals. The lyrics are so on point and easy to learn you can breeze through it especially the part where you get to sing…"I love you baby, and if it's quite alright I need you, baby…" We know you'll very much love to sing that to your baby.
This song from the sultry English singer is a great way to tell your baby how much he or she makes your day perfect. You can just play the instrumental because the slow beating of the drums in the background is so soothing and will lull your baby to sleep.
Our list will not be complete without a song from The Beatles, so here we go. Paul McCartney and John Lennon wrote this song for the famous English rock band. The song was written as a lullaby and is lyrically on point as the theme is sleep. It is a very simple song that you can memorise and croon to your baby.
Without the heavy metal this song by the American rock band, Guns N' Roses works perfectly as a lullaby, with loving words you'll love to sing to your baby.
The lyrics of this song by the beautiful Canadian singer, Shania Twain, will resonate with many moms because you and baby have a history too – after nine months of pregnancy, you sure do have one! It's already a slow song so just get into it while you rock your baby to sleep.
Just rock your baby like Jack rocks his guitar while singing this song and your baby is on his or her way to catching some z's. The timing of the song makes it perfect for humming or whistling.
By Nana Ama Afoa Osae I Writer I GreatWonderful Team
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