22 Songs That Were Written For The Artist’s Child

After Jay-Z released “Glory” for his daughter Blue Ivy, we decided to compile a list of other songs written for an artist’s child. They may not have audio of the progeny crying on them like Jay’s track does, but they make for an interesting collection.

1. “A Young Gypsy” by Joan Baez

Written for her son Gabriel.

ID: 73563

2. “Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon

Written for his son Sean.

ID: 73568

3. “Blurry” by Puddle of Mudd

Written for lead singer Wes Scantlin’s son Jordan.

ID: 73569

4. “Flowers For Zoe” by Lenny Kravitz

Written for his daughter Zoe.

ID: 73580

5. “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart

Stewart Rewrote the lyrics to the Bob Dylan classic for his children Sean and Kimberley.

ID: 73581

6. “Little Green” by Joni Mitchell

Written for the child Joni Mitchell gave up for adoption.

ID: 73609

7. “Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)” by Billy Joel

Written for his daughter Alexa Ray.

ID: 73648

8. “Ready, Set, Don’t Go” by Billy Ray Cyrus

Written for his daughter Miley Cyrus.

ID: 73651

9. “Sail To The Moon” by Radiohead

Written for Thom Yorke’s son Noah.

ID: 73654

10. “Tears in Heaven” by Eric Clapton

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

ID: 73656

11. “With Arms Wide Open” by Creed

Written when Scott Stapp heard he was going to be a father. He would eventually have a son named Jagger.

ID: 73658

12. “Wild Horses” by The Rolling Stones

Written for Keith Richard’s son Marlon.

ID: 73661

13. “Stay” by Fabolous

Written for his son Johan.

ID: 73662

14. “Out of Exile” by Audioslave

Written during his wife’s pregnancy about the happiness Chris Cornell felt about having a child. He eventually had a son named Christopher.

ID: 73679

15. “Kooks” by David Bowie

Written for David Bowie’s son Zowie.

ID: 73696

16. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Written for his daughter Aisha.

ID: 73706

17. “Here For You” by Neil Young

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

ID: 73720

18. “Mouth’s Cradle” by Björk

Written about the joys of motherhood and her daughter Isadora.

ID: 73736

19. “Song For The Baby” by Kelis

Writen about her and Nas’s son Knight.

ID: 73751

20. “All My Love” by Led Zeppelin

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

ID: 73763

21. “Animal Instinct” by The Cranberries

Written by Delores O’Riordan’s son Taylor.

ID: 73775

22. “Glory” by Jay-Z

Written for his and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy.

ID: 73771

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ID: 73788

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