Top 10 Best Lullaby Songs For Newborns

Tired of hearing the same lullabies over and over, make your newborn develop a great taste for music early on with these songs.

My wife and I are expecting our first child in a few weeks and with both of us being music fans, hearing Hush Little Baby for the millionth time just won’t cut. We were introduced to what is undoubtably the best lullaby music through the most unlikely of sources: the Kurt Cobain documentary Montage of Heck. During the movie, a few Nirvana songs are played as lullaby renditions and they’re pretty much the best thing ever. A quick Google search brought us to the makers of the songs, Rockabye Baby! (not to be confused with the old nursery rhyme) who have not only covered Nirvana but a ton of excellent bands.. oh and they also covered Nickelback. We were instantly hooked. Here are a few of our favorite tracks but make sure you check them all out when you get a chance.


Rockabye Baby! (Led Zeppelin) - Thank You

Your baby will love this version of Thank You and when they grow up, they'll be pre-programmed to love it when they discover the original.


Rockabye Baby! (The Eagles) - Hotel California

You've probably heard Hotel Californation a few too many times in your life but your baby hasn't. It's time to introduce the new one to this unique take of The Eagles classic.


Rockabye Baby! (The Pixies) - Where is My Mind?

A few sleepless nights might make you wonder where your mind truly is. Here's a sweet version of The Pixies song.


Rockabye Baby! (Foo Fighters) - Everlong

A real cute cover of this great love song by Foo Fighters. The little toy being squeezed near the middle of the song gets me every time.


Rockabye Baby! (Arcade Fire) - Wake Up

Not all lullabies are meant to put a baby to sleep. This rendition does exactly as its name implies; this is the perfect track for waking that little one up!


Rockabye Baby! (Smashing Pumpkins) - Tonight, Tonight

Can’t get the little one to go to bed? Consider the Tonight, Tonight rendition as a life hack of sorts that will put just about anyone to sleep. *yawn*


Rockabye Baby! (Aerosmith) - Dream On

The little frogs in the background have quickly become my favorite backup singers. What else do I need to say?


Rockabye Baby! (Guns 'N Roses) - Sweet Child 'O Mine

If you were an 80s child with an older brother like myself, then chances are that you're a sucker for Sweet Child O' Mine. Not only does this song work really well but you’ll know how fitting the lyrics are.


Rockabye Baby! (The Beatles) - Across The Universe

This Across The Universe cover is so absolutely soothing you can use it for your own meditation and to calm yourself down after a hard day’s night.


Rockabye Baby! (Nirvana) - All Apologies

It's no surprise that a Nirvana cover is taking the top spot. These covers were prominently featured in Montage Of Heck and introduced me to Rockabye Baby. The Nirvana ones also happen to be some of the best work that Rockabye Baby has done to date. They did a fantastic job of showing the innocence behind these grunge classics.

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