Ooo, Baby Baby: Top Songs Inspired by Children
Even the wildest rock 'n' rollers settle down at some point. This new maturity is often signaled by the birth of a child, which inevitably leads to a song about the birth of a child, which leads to music videos with kids, which leads to an appearance on 'Yo Gabba Gabba.' For those of you compiling a baby shower playlist, here are some of our favorite songs inspired by children.
'Isn't She Lovely,' Stevie Wonder
On tour in 2007, the soul legend introduced his now-grown daughter Aisha to crowds as the infant he wrote about in this 1976 classic. The recording kicks off with baby Aisha crying. Later, she can be heard playing in the bathtub as Stevie says, "Come on -- get out of the water." Today, that lovely baby is one of her father's backup singers.
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'Baby Baby,' Amy Grant
Most people hadn't heard of Grant when she released 'Next Time I Fall' with Peter Cetera in 1991, but she had been a star in the Christian music world since she was a teen. With one mainstream hit under her belt, she decided to attempt a full-on crossover five years later. Her album 'Heart in Motion' was less about spirituality and more about everyday life, cheesing off some of her faith-based faithful. Still, 'Baby Baby,' written about her newborn daughter, was a huge hit.
Watch the 'Baby Baby' Video
'Stay Up Late,' Talking Heads
In the '70s and '80s, Talking Heads were experimental, avant-garde and, well ... just kinda weird. You wouldn't have expected these art-school rockers -- famous for frontman David Byrne's big suit and 'Psycho