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07-16-2002, 01:12 PM
I'm planning a baby shower for a friend, and the question of party favors came up. Well, who the hell needs a ceramic baby bootie filled with mints, anyhow, says me. So I thought I'd burn a CD for each attendee of songs with "baby" in the title -- like "Be My Baby" by the Ronettes. I'd tend to include more oldies pop music (NOT "Baby One More Time" or crap like that, though) because the attendees vary widely in age and musical taste, and oldies are sort of a common musical denominator, in my view.

And everyone knows, when it comes to song lists, the SDMB is the place to go! Please help!

07-16-2002, 01:19 PM
Baby, Baby - Amy Grant
Baby, I Need Your Loving - Four Tops
Baby Love - The Supremes
I'm Your Baby Tonight - Whitney Houston

And, of course,
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix A Lot
Ice, Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice
Baby, Don't Forget My Number - Milli Vanilli ;)

07-16-2002, 01:29 PM
Baby Baby, Amy Grant (1991)
Baby Come Back, Player (1978)
Baby Don't Go, Sonny & Cher (1965)
Baby Hold On, Eddie Money (1978)
Baby, I Love You, The Ronettes (1964)
Baby, I Love Your Way, Peter Frampton (1976)
Baby, I'm-a Want You, Bread (1971)
Baby, It's You, The Shirelles (1962)
Baby Love, The Supremes (1964)
Baby, What a Big Surprise, Chicago (1977)

07-16-2002, 01:30 PM
Baby, I Love Your Way - Peter Frampton

(You're) Having My Baby - Paul Anka

Baby Blue - Badfinger

Baby, It's You - the Beatles

In Conceivable
07-16-2002, 01:57 PM
Bye Bye Baby - Marliyn Monroe
Hey Baby - DJ Otzi (Hey hey baby I wanna know if you'll be my girl)
Baby, I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
Baby, Now That I've Found You - The Foundations

Maybe also Cradle of Love - Johnny Preston

07-16-2002, 02:10 PM
Originally posted by monster
And, of course,
Baby Got Back - Sir Mix A Lot

Hmm....<evil grin>

Great suggestions, all! Thanks! Keep 'em coming!

Ellen Cherry
07-16-2002, 02:56 PM
Oh, "baby" isn't in the title but you have to include Up All Night by the Talking Heads.

Here is a, hopefully, Euty-approved lyrics sampling ... but there are plenty of sites on the web with all of them, so if you're not familiar with the song, do your own search and you'll see how PERFECT it is for your CD! :)

Mommy had. A little baby.
There he is. Fast asleep.
He's just. A little plaything.
Why not. Wake him up?
Cute. Cute. Little baby.
Little pee pee. Little toes.
Now he's comin' to me.
Crawl across. The kitchen floor.

~Experienced Mom, who says DON'T YOU DARE WAKE HIM UP. :D

Ellen Cherry
07-16-2002, 03:05 PM
Grr. Belatedly, I note the title is actually "Stay Up Late."

Fighting ignorance here, yessiree bob. :rolleyes:

07-16-2002, 03:24 PM
Baby you Can Drive My Car - The Beatles

How about "I Got You Babe" ?

If you extend to "babe", I'd bet you could find a whole lot more.

07-16-2002, 05:14 PM
Does your friend know if the baby is a boy or girl?

Because there's "Come on baby girl, I need to know" by Enrique Iglesias.

07-16-2002, 05:28 PM
Does your friend know if the baby is a boy or girl?

Because there's "Come on baby girl, I need to know" by Enrique Iglesias.

07-16-2002, 07:04 PM
cmkeller, she doesn't know the sex yet...but the song you mentioned, I think, is "I Need To Know" by Marc Anthony. Which would be great, because she really likes Marc Anthony. There's gotta be a way to fit that in somehow...

jk1245, I say "Babe" is good enough. So, "I Got You Babe" will be included. Yay!

Ellen Cherry, you know, that song (and song title, even without the "baby") will fit perfectly.

Thanks a bajillion!

The Scrivener
07-16-2002, 10:09 PM
Don't Worry, Baby -- The Beach Boys

The Scrivener
07-16-2002, 10:20 PM
Hmmm, methinks the mother lode for this category will be in the R&B/Soul categories...

May I Baby &
Hold It Baby -- Sam & Dave

Ain't It Baby
Ooh Baby Baby
Baby, Baby Don't Cry -- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles

Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standin In the Shadow? -- Rolling Stones [surely the longest "baby" title ever!]

Honorable Mention: "Pink Thing" by XTC. Andy Partridge's love letter to both his newborn son and to his own penis. (Hey, the guy's twisted like a Philly pretzel, & his fans love 'im for it!)

07-16-2002, 10:43 PM
Here's a new wrinkle...I'm thinking maybe I should include some songs like "Oh Boy" by Buddy Holly and "My Girl" by the Temptations.

The Scrivener
07-16-2002, 10:49 PM
Baby Can I Hold You -- Tracy Chapman
Run, Baby, Run -- Sheryl Crow
Brand New Baby -- Semisonic
Hey Baby -- NRBQ
Baby's Coming Back -- Jellyfish
She's My Baby -- Mazzy Star
Don't Drop the Baby -- The Judybats
It's A Wonderful Thing, Baby -- Kid Creole & the Coconuts

Look for My Baby &
Wonder Where My Baby is Tonight -- The Kinks

Couldn't find any offhand of a third "King," which would've made it three kings for your friend's kid :D, but there is:

Bossa Nova Baby -- Elvis [Leiber/Stoller]
It's My Own Fault Baby -- B.B. King

Green Bean
07-16-2002, 11:16 PM
Baby, I Love You--Aretha Franklin

Max Carnage
07-16-2002, 11:19 PM
I Love Ya, Baby -- Brak

Sam Stone
07-16-2002, 11:37 PM
My Baby Does The Hanky Panky

07-17-2002, 05:45 AM
The KKK took my Baby Away - the Ramones
Baby Please Don't Go - the Animals
Babe I'm gonna Leave You - Led Zeppelin
I Can't Quit You Baby - Led Zeppelin


07-17-2002, 07:46 AM
Many of these don't techincally have "baby" in the title, just in the first line.

But there's always I Can't Give You Anything Buy Love (Baby)[b] Especially appropriate if you're giving someone a leopard. ;)

[b]Abie Baby (original cast of hair)
I Found a Million Dollar Baby (in a Five and Ten Cent Store) by Harry Warren (http://harrywarren.org/songs/0183.htm). Warren also wrote Baby Doll, Baby Have You Got a Little Love to Spare, Bad Baby, 'Cause My Baby Says It's So, I Love My Baby (and my Baby Loves Me), Me and My Baby, and, of course You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby

07-17-2002, 07:48 AM
Every Baby Cries The Same
- The Make Up

Doesn't matter if they're big. Fat babies
Doesn't matter if they're small. Thin babies
Doesn't matter if they're sophisticated. City babies
Or if they are all country. Country babies
Oh baby at least to me
At least to these ears
Every baby. Every baby cries the same

07-17-2002, 08:25 AM
Baby, baby, Don't Get Hooked on Me - Mac Davis (I think)

Crap - now it's gonna get stuck in my head for the rest of the day...

The Scrivener
07-17-2002, 10:02 AM
Eegad, FairyChatMom. That reminded me of:

Havin' My Baby -- Paul Anka



The Scrivener
07-17-2002, 10:30 AM
O Baby -- Siouxsie & the Banshees
I've Lost My Baby -- Fleetwood Mac
I'll Meet You in Poland Baby -- J. Thirwell, A.K.A. "Foetus" [really!]
Hey Baby -- Jimi Hendrix
Coney Island Baby -- Lou Reed
Baby, You Know Who -- The Rev. Horton Heat
Baby Snakes -- Frank Zappa
Here Comes My Baby [Stevens] -- Yo La Tengo
Have You Seen My Baby [Randy Newman] -- Ringo Starr

07-17-2002, 12:03 PM
Baby, Please Don't Go (Down to New Orleans) - was this Pat Travers?

Million Dollar Babies - Alice Cooper

Missing My Baby - Selena

Alawys Be My Baby - Mariah Carey

I Got My Baby - Faith Hill

Sam Stone
07-18-2002, 08:13 PM
The Oldest Baby in the World - John Prine

Everybody Wants to Be My Baby - Beatles

07-19-2002, 09:23 AM
Baby, Baby, Baby - TLC

07-19-2002, 11:53 AM
Originally posted by Max Carnage
I Love Ya, Baby -- Brak
I wish I could include that. I truly do, and many of the others listed here. I just don't think they'd go over too well with the crowd I'll be working with.

So far, probable inclusions are:

My Baby Does The Hanky Panky -- Tommy James & The Shondells
Ooh Baby Baby -- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Baby, Baby Don't Cry -- Smokey Robinson & the Miracles
Don't Worry, Baby -- The Beach Boys
I Got You Babe -- Sonny & Cher
Stay Up Late -- Talking Heads
Baby, I Need Your Loving -- The Four Tops
Baby, Now That I've Found You -- The Foundations
(You're) Having My Baby -- Paul Anka
Baby, I Love You -- The Ronettes
Baby, It's You -- The Shirelles
Baby Love -- The Supremes
Maybe Baby -- Buddy Holly
Too Busy Thinking About My Baby -- Marvin Gaye

I can't hear "Baby Come Back" without thinking of Homer hearing it while on hold with 911 when Maggie was missing.

07-19-2002, 05:51 PM
Songs with the word 'baby' in title:

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down - The Band (w/ Bob Dylan)
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue - The Byrds
Abie Baby - Hair
My Baby Loves Love - White Plains
Angie Baby - Helen Reddy
Baby I'm A Want You - Bread
Baby I'm Yours
Be My Baby
Double Shot Of My Baby's Love - Swingin' Medallions
Since I Met You Baby
I Want My Baby Back - Jimmy Cross
Goodbye Baby - Little Caesar
Don't Say Nothin' Bad (About My Baby) - The Cookies
Baby It's You - Smith
Beach Baby - The First Class
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight
I'm Gonna Love You Just A Little More Baby - Barry White
Baby Hold On - Eddie Money
Sock It to Me, Baby - Mitch Ryder & The Detroit Wheels
My Angel Baby - Toby Beau
Bye Baby Bye - The Weavers
I'll Be Your Baby Tonight - Dylan & bunches more
Baby Driver - Simon and Garfunkel
Baby Love - The Supremes
Ooo Wee Baby - The Supremes
Welcome Home Baby - The Shirelles
Warm Baby - Lovin' Spoonful
Cry Baby Cry - The Beatles
Baby You're A Rich Man - The Beatles
Baby's In Black - The Beatles
Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby - The Beatles
Everybody Loves Me, Baby - Don McLean
One For My Baby (And One For The Road) - Bette Midler
Bye Bye Baby - Janis Joplin
Cry Baby - Janis Joplin
My Baby - Janis Joplin

07-19-2002, 08:32 PM
One that I actually dedicated on the air to my niece when she was born back in '75:

Star Baby -- The Guess Who

and some more obscure titles, mostly from the bottom half of the Hot 100

I Call My Baby Candy - Jaggerz (1970)

I Can't Wait Until I See My Baby - Baby Washington (1964)

I Dig You, Baby - Jerry Butler (1967)

I Don't Want to Lose You, Baby - Chad & Jeremy (1965)

I Love My Baby - Jill Corey (1957)

I Love My Baby (different song) - Archie Bell & the Drells (1969)

I Love You, Baby - Paul Anka (1957)

I Miss You, Baby - Millie Jackson (1973)

I Want My Baby Back - Jimmy Cross (1965)

I Want to Love You, Baby - Scott & Benson (1969)

I Want You to Be My Baby - Georgia Gibbs (1955)
same song also charted same year by Lillian Briggs
and again in 1967 (though peaking at #83) by Ellie Greenwich

I Want You to Meet My Baby - EydieGorme (1964)

I'm Crazy About My Baby - Marvin Gaye (1963)

I've Got a Thing About You, Baby - Elvis Presley (1974) (#39)
same song in 1972 by Billy Lee Riley reached #92

I've Got Love For My Baby - Young Hearts (1968)

Is You or Is You Ain't My Baby - Buster Brown (1960)

Good luck on finding any of these, except possibly the Elvis and the Georgia Gibbs songs. The latter bumped into the top 20.

07-19-2002, 10:31 PM
To songs come to mind. They are at the opposite ends of the pop music spectrum.

Baby Baby, Can't You Hear My Heartbeat by Herman's Hermits.

Wango Tango, live version, by Ted Nugent. He must say baby 50 times in that song.

07-24-2002, 04:27 AM
Originally posted by The Scrivener
Here Comes My Baby [Stevens] -- Yo La Tengo

The Tremeloes' version is way better!

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