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.

2. "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon

Written for his son Sean.

3. "Blurry" by Puddle of Mudd

Written for lead singer Wes Scantlin’s son Jordan.

4. "Flowers For Zoe" by Lenny Kravitz

Written for his daughter Zoe.

5. "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

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

6. "Little Green" by Joni Mitchell

Written for the child Joni Mitchell gave up for adoption.

7. "Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)" by Billy Joel

Written for his daughter Alexa Ray.

8. "Ready, Set, Don't Go" by Billy Ray Cyrus

Written for his daughter Miley Cyrus.

9. "Sail To The Moon" by Radiohead

Written for Thom Yorke’s son Noah.

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.

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.

12. "Wild Horses" by The Rolling Stones

Written for Keith Richard’s son Marlon.

13. "Stay" by Fabolous

Written for his son Johan.

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.

15. "Kooks" by David Bowie

Written for David Bowie’s son Zowie.

16. "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder

Written for his daughter Aisha.

17. "Here For You" by Neil Young

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

18. "Mouth's Cradle" by Björk

Written about the joys of motherhood and her daughter Isadora.

19. "Song For The Baby" by Kelis

Writen about her and Nas’s son Knight.

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.

21. "Animal Instinct" by The Cranberries

Written by Delores O’Riordan’s son Taylor.

22. "Glory" by Jay-Z

Written for his and Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy.

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