My Labor and Birth Playlists

I asked friends and family for suggestions and searched through women’s labor and birth playlists.  I also remembered all the good music that I have enjoyed throughout the years that I thought I’d want to hear during my labor and birth.  I decided to break it up into four categories: Slow songs, Fast Songs, Time to Push songs and Baby’s Here songs.

Labor Slow songs

May It Be- Enya
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing – Jack Johnson
Mea Culpa – Enigma
Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Rey
Shanti/Ashtangi – Madonna
Orinoco Flow – Enya
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Baby Love – The Supremes
Rocket Man – Elton John
The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Imagine – John Lennon
Comfortably Numb – Pink Floyd
Call Your Girlfriend – Lennon and Maisy Stella
Something – The Beatles
In This World – Moby
Clementina – Xymox
Angels – Robbie Williams
Porcelain – Moby
Our House – Crosby, Stills & Nash, Young
They Live in You – Samuel E. Wright from The Lion King
He Lives in You – The Lion King
More than Words – Extreme
(They Long to Be) Close To You – The Carpenters
I’ll be There – Jackson 5
In My Heart – Moby
Feel – Robbie Williams
Wish You were Here – Pink Floyd
Bubble Toes – Jack Johnson
Wonderwall – Oasis
Everytime – Britney Spears
Nothing Compares 2 U – Sinead O’Connor
Hold On – Wilson Phillips
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) – Eurythmic
California Dreamin’ – The Mamas & The Papas
Twin Peaks Theme from the Twin Peaks Soundtrack
Across the Universe – The Beatles
Calfskin Smack – Cocteau Twins
Ramble On – Led Zeppelin
Young Folks – Peter, John & Bjorn
Ready or Not – The Fugees
Always – Erasure
Under the Bridge – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Caught in A Moment – Sugababes
Let it Be – The Beatles
Bizarre Love Triangle – Frente!
Englishman in New York – Sting
Stan – Eminem & Dido

Labor Fast songs

Insomnia – Faithless
Electricity from Billy Elliot the musical
Live and Let Die – Wings
Hakuna Matata – The Lion King
Jump Around – House of Pain
Barbra Streisand – Duck Sauce
Hella Good – No Doubt
To Be With You – Mr. Big
Blurred Lines – Robin Thicke, TI and Pharrell
Karma Chameleon – Boy George
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Basket Case – Green Day
Waka Waka (This Time for Africa) – Shakira
Hips Don’t Lie – Shakira
I’m Gonna be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers
Pitch Perfect soundtrack
The Launch – DJ Jean
Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliott
What is Love – Haddaway
Breathe – The Prodigy
Apache – The Sugarhill Gang
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Hey Ya! – OutKast
Honey – Moby
Everything is Everything – Lauryn Hill
Written in the Stars – Tinie Tempah featuring Eric Turner
Zombie – The Cranberries
Paranoid Android – Radiohead
The Loop – Morrissey
Perfect – Fairground Attraction
Blister in the Sun – Violent Femmes
Imma Be – The Black Eyed Peas
Shout – Tears for Fears
Santeria – Sublime
Song 2 – Blur
Bad Boy Good Man – Tape Five
Elktrobank – The Chemical Brothers
I Gotta Feeling – The Black Eyed Peas
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
It’s Tricky – RUN-DMC
A Day – Clan of Xymox
One More Time – Daft PUnk
Without Me – Eminem
I Don’t Feel Like Dancin’ – Scissor Sisters
Party in the U.S.A. – Miley Cyrus
Tubthumping – Chumbawamba
Stronger – Kanya West
Party Rock Anthem – LMFAO
Lovefool – The Cardigans
Whole Again – Atomic Kitten
Diamonds Remix – Rihanna and Kanye West
Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths
Frou-frou Foxes in Midsummer Fires – Cocteau Twins
Sing – Ed Sheeran
Smells Like Teen Spirit – Nirvana
Faith – George Michael
Wake Me up Before You Go-Go – Wham!
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Funkytown – Lipps Inc.
Dance Wiv Me – Dizzee Rascal
You & Me – Flume Remix – Disclosure
Bizarre Love Triangle – New Order

Time to Push songs

Push It – Salt-N-Pepa
We’re Not Gonna Take It – Twisted Sister
We Will Rock You – Queen
The Final Countdown – Europe
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Let’s Get It Started – The Black Eyed Peas
Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg and Pharrell Williams
Under Pressure – Queen and David Bowie
I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross
Break On Through (To The Other Side) – The Doors
At Last – Etta James

Baby’s Here songs

Circle of Life – The Lion King
It Must Be Love – Madness
In My Life – The Beatles
Sweetest Thing – U2
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
All You Need is Love – The Beatles
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
Never Tear Us Apart – INXS
Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Bryan Adams