22 Songs Artists Wrote For Their Children

Jay-Z and Beyonce just had a little girl they named Blue Ivy.  Jay-Z wasted no time laying down the lyrics to a song “Glory” for his new bundle of joy.  We compiled a list of 21 other songs musical artists have wrote for their kids.

Some of these you probably knew the story behind, others you might have had no idea.

1. A Young Gypsy – Joan Baez

Written for her son Gabriel.

2. Beautiful Boy – John Lennon

Written for his son Sean.

3. Blurry – Puddle of Mudd

Written for the singer Wes Scantlin’s son Jordan

4. Flowers For Zoe – Lenny Kravitz

Written for Zoe, his daughter.

5. Forever Young – Rod Stewart

Rod took the lyrics of the Bob Dylan classic and rewrote them for his children Sean and Kimberley.

6. Little Green – Joni Mitchell

Written for the child Joni Mitchell gave up for adoption.

7. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) – Billy Joel

Written for his daughter Alexa Ray.

8. Ready, Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray Cyrus

Written for his daughter, Miley Cyrus

9. Sail To The Moon – Radiohead

Written for Noah, son of Thom Yorke.

10.  Tears In Heaven – Eric Clapton

Written for Clapton’s son Conor who fell out of a 53rd floor window when he was just 4 years old.

11. With Arms Wide Open – Creed

Scott Stapp wrote this when he found out he was going to be a father.

12. Wild Horses – The Rolling Stones

For Keith Richard’s son Marlon

13. Stay – Fabolous

Written for his son Johan.

14. Out of Exile – Audioslave

Written about the happiness of expecting a child Chris Cornell felt while his wife was pregnant with their son Christopher.

15. Kooks – David Bowie

Written for David’s son Zowie

16. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

For Aisha, his daughter.

17. Here For Your – Neil Young

Written for his daughter who was in her last year of college at the time.

18. Mouth’s Cradle – Björk

Written about her daughter Isadora and the joys of motherhood.

19. Song For The Baby – Kelis

Written about Kelis and Nas’s son Knight.

20. All My Love – Led Zeppelin

Written for Robert Plant’s Son Karac who died of a stomach infection when he was just 5 years old.

21. Animal InstinctThe Cranberries

Written for Taylor, the son of Delores O’Riordan.

22. Glory – Jay-Z

Written for his and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy.


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