Hoo baby! Having trouble getting your kid to fall asleep? That’s what lullabies are for. People have been singing their babies to sleep for centuries, and some of those classics — “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” and “Rock A Bye Baby” — are among the first songs any of us ever hears.
Beyond that, there are plenty of songs from pop singers, rockers, country bands and other artists that are suitable for your baby to snooze to. There’s The Beatles’ gentle song of resilience “Blackbird,” Andy Williams’ signature schmaltz on “Moon River” and Norah Jones’ jazzy “The Long Day Is Over” to help babies as they prepare for those adventures in slumber land. Not to mention soothing, gorgeous movements from classical music, such as Claude Debussy’s beautiful piano piece “Clair de Lune” and Johannes Brahms’ sweet “Lullaby” (also known as “Cradle Song”), some of which are so ubiquitous in pop culture that you know the music even if you’ve never heard of the composer before. Plus, plenty of folk songs and nursery rhymes have wafted their way to the cradle over the years (some dating back centuries ago), coming from England, France, America and beyond.
We’ve rounded up the 30 all-time greatest nursery rhymes. Among this baby songs list is everything from the childhood classics to soothing songs from Sarah McLachlan, the Chicks, Disney movies and more.
Check out the full list of lullabies for babies, but it’s BYOP – Bring Your Own Pacifier. And don’t be surprised if you doze off yourself.