May 28, 2009


Berniece (Howard's Mom, played by spunky Debbie Reynolds): "I need that wedding. I need some beauty and some music and some placecards before I die. It's like heroin".
This is one of my favorite quips from the movie "In & Out" with Kevin Kline who plays Howard, a high school teacher who comes out of the closet, realizes he's gay, a couple of days before his wedding with Joan Cusack's character.

That quote came to mind when I began planning my friend's baby shower. I needed something to push me, to inspire me, to get my "oomph!" back. I needed the dawn after a very dark night.

What can possibly be more happy than a baby on the way? A bundle of joy, of hope. I threw my heart into it and I'm proud to say that it turned out quite nice and the momma-to-be was very happy.

Since I don't post photos of faces, you'll just have imagine the success of the shower with my home-made banner, the big fuschia gift that contained soon-to-be-mama's gifts and a copy of the CD with songs especially for a baby shower.

baby shower, originally uploaded by flubberwinkle.

I am posting the track list, hoping it will help other co-baby-shower-planners in their search for a good collection of "baby shower songs" or "songs with baby in the lyrics" etc.

You're welcome, future visitors who land on this page via web search:

  1. Ain't No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell (no baby in the lyrics, but what any mother would do for her child)
  2. Baby I Need Your Loving - The Four Tops
  3. Baby Love - The Supremes (classic)
  4. Baby One More Time - Britney Spears (OK, admittedly cheesy, but it does say oh babeh, babeh)
  5. Be My Baby - The Ronettes
  6. Can't Take My Eyes Off You - Frankie Valli (I love you baby! And if it's quite alright, I need you baby...)
  7. Celebration - Kool And The Gang (no baby lyrics, but a baby shower IS a celebration after all)
  8. Dancing In The Street - Martha Reeves & The Vandellas (ditto, see above explanation)
  9. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love - Blues Brothers
  10. Feeling Good - Nina Simone
  11. Happy Together - The Turtles
  12. Heaven Is A Place On Earth - Belinda Carlisle
  13. Heaven Must Have Sent You - The Elgins
  14. Here Comes The Sun - Nina Simone
  15. I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops
  16. I Got You Babe - UB40
  17. I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin (if people know the movie "My Best Friend's Wedding" they'll sing along)
  18. I'm a believer - Monkees
  19. I'm Coming Out - Diana Ross (this is for the due date)
  20. In Dulci Jubilo - Mike Oldfield (very cheerful and something New Age for the collection)
  21. It Takes Two - Kim Weston & Marvin Gaye (how a pregnancy begins)
  22. My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
  23. My Girl - The Temptations
  24. New Kid In Town - Eagles (I love the Eagles and well... there's a new kid on the way)
  25. Reach Out, I'll Be There - Gloria Gaynor
  26. Reet Petite - Jackie Wilson (for the Momma)
  27. Rock Me Gently - Andy Kim
  28. Rock Your Baby - George McCrae
  29. Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  30. Sugar Baby Love - Rubettes
  31. Sugar Sugar - The Archies
  32. Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns n Roses (you need hard rock in ANY collection)
  33. The Bump - Kenny (the bump=the big pregnant belly)
  34. The Way You Do The Things You Do - The Temptations
  35. Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
  36. We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  37. You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
  38. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie Wonder
  39. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins