Are pop songs the new lullaby?

*collaborative post.

Once upon a time, when I was a baby & little girl, my mother used to sing me lullabies. I remember her singing from my earliest memories. It was so comforting, loving & relaxing when she would sing to me. My mother used to sing beautiful songs like Ah Ah Baby, Rockabye Baby, Jesus Loves Me & many other gentle, peaceful songs. She would sing them before bed & also randomly throughout the day.


I recently read a post on Emma’s Diary about the 7 most popular pop songs to sing to your baby. The post title got me wondering, does anyone sing a lullaby to their baby anymore? And if not, what songs are they singing instead?


The top three pop songs to sing to your baby revealed on Emma’s Diary are Ed Sheeran: Thinking Outloud, Adele: Hello & Bob Marley: Don’t Worry About a Thing. Great choices all around but very different from the traditional lullaby I grew up with. I particularly love the idea of singing Bob Marley to a baby & I’m sure I have at some stage.