20 Unusual Songs that Get My Baby to Sleep

A Non-Traditional Playlist of Bedtime Lullaby Songs A Non-Traditional Playlist of Bedtime Lullaby Songs Long before I ever had Judah, before my husband and I ever even talked about having children, I knew that one day I wanted to do something very special with my baby-to-be: I always wanted to sing my child to sleep. Many moons ago with an accomplished vocal music background, I had ambitions to become an opera singer. While my opera career might be on permanent hold, my love of music hasn't gone away. Now that Judah is here, I get to share this magical bonding moment of singing to my son anytime I want to.

In our house, we have pretty eclectic musical tastes; even before he was born, we played a variety of music to Judah with headphones straddling my growing belly. Now that Judah's here, we've compiled a rather non-traditional bedtime lullaby playlist that allows me to sing him to sleep and to develop his musical ear at an early age.

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Here are the songs we play to Judah and to which I sing along to lull him to sleep.

1. Awake My Soul by Mumford & Sons

2. Beyond This Moment by Patrick O'Hearn

3. Exogenesis: Symphony Part III by Muse

4. A Glorious Dawn by Carl Sagan/A Symphony of Science

5. I Am Weary (Let Me Rest) from the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack

6. Keepsake by State Radio

7. The Littlest Birds by The Be Good Tanyas

8. Mad Tom of Bedlam by Jolie Holland

9. Masterfade by Andrew Bird

10. May it Be by Enya

11. Reckoner by Radiohead

12. BomBom by Macklemore

13. Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift, from The Hunger Games soundtrack

14. The Scientist by Willie Nelson

15. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawio'ole

16. Till Kingdom Come by Coldplay

17. Washing of the Water by Peter Gabriel

18. Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) by Billy Joel

19. Sleep Tight by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

20. Blackbird by The Beatles

- By Keiko Zoll

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