I was looking around the iTunes store for good lullaby music for babies, and was quite disturbed/intrigued/confused/interested/befuddled/amused by the Rockabye Baby! albums.
These albums are basically lullaby versions of albums by popular artists. Here are the artists featured: U2, The Beatles, Radiohead, Bob Marley, Pink Floyd, Smashing Pumpkins, Led Zeppelin, The Eagles, Coldplay, Tool, The Cure, Metallica, Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Beach Boys, Nirvana, Bjork, The Ramones, and Queens of the Stone Age.
My personal favorite songs are:
1. Enter Sandman – Metallica
Seriously. I don’t think babies should listen to this. It’s creepy even as a lullaby.
2. No Woman No Cry – Bob Marley
Although I think it’s the other way around with babies and their mommies. I could sing the lyrics, “Here’s Mommy, No Cry.”
3. Subterranean Homesick Alien – Radiohead
I actually like this one. I think the Radiohead album is the best one.
4. Sunday Bloody Sunday – U2
Good song, a bit too political for an infant though.
5. Stairway to Heaven – Led Zeppelin
This is just SWEET. In a lullaby sort of way.
6. I Wanna Be Sedated – The Ramones
I could sing along to this one. Heh heh. Maybe new mothers could just sing to the baby, “You make me feel sedated,” as they add up the pathetic few hours of sleep they have had since the baby was born.
7. Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
This one is pretty good sounding. I might actually get this one.
8. Wouldn’t it Be Nice – The Beach Boys
Actually, I could sing along to all of the Beach Boys songs, lullaby style of course. They’re just so friendly to the sing-along format.
9. Underneath it All – No Doubt
When I listen to this one, I actually hear Gwen Stefani singing it in my head.
10. Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
This song really works as a lullaby. I could see Josh and I singing this one to our babe as he sleeps.