Positive Songs About Parenthood

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Positive Songs About Parenthood#1
Posted: 3/13/10 at 3:48am
I'm making a friend a mixed disc with songs about parenthood. So far (it's late so I'm not coming up with much but I'm sure there's tons).

New Words
The Story Goes On
Children Will Listen

Thanks in Advance.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#2
Posted: 3/13/10 at 4:09am
Bwahahahaha. (Sorry, that's the cynical parent in me.)

But seriously, what a lovely idea. I'm assuming your friend is expecting their first??

Sunrise, Sunset??

If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#2
Posted: 3/13/10 at 4:14am
They have two children and one of the Fathers is very sentimental about parenthood. I'm doing a mixed CD for everyone this year for their respective holidays and this theme seems to fit him best.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#3
Posted: 3/13/10 at 4:15am
Father to Son - Falsettos

Fathers and Sons - Working
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#4
Posted: 3/13/10 at 6:19am
Sure you don't want to throw 'Kids' into the mix Positive Songs About Parenthood
IMHO I see Queenie as being more of a brunette...
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#5
Posted: 3/13/10 at 6:37am
Plant a Radish??
If we're not having fun, then why are we doing it? These are DISCUSSION boards, not mutual admiration boards. Discussion only occurs when we are willing to hear what others are thinking, regardless of whether it is alignment to our own thoughts.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#6
Posted: 3/13/10 at 7:17am
What about Fatherhood Blues from Baby? It's kind of an up song.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#7
Posted: 3/13/10 at 7:58am
I absolutely second huskcharmer's "Fatherhood Blues" suggestion. Even though you already have a Baby song on there, I think two can make the final cut.

"Growing Pains" and/or "Don't Be Afraid of Anything" from Tree Grows in Brooklyn.
"Stop, Time" from Big.
"I Don't Need Anything But You" from Annie
"When The Children Are Asleep" from Carousel
"Love Is a Very Light Thing" from Fanny
"Getting Tall" and/or "Nine" from Nine
"We Got Us" and/or "Taking Care of You" from Golden Rainbow
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#8
Posted: 3/13/10 at 8:04am
Don't know the show or song well, but I heard it sung once beautifully, and if I remember correctly, it was positive: "Our Children" from Ragtime.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#9
Posted: 3/13/10 at 10:25am
"Breeze off the River" from The Full Monty
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#10
Posted: 3/13/10 at 10:28am
how about "You're Nothing Without Me" (from City of Angels)?

*naw, just kidding...
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#11
Posted: 3/13/10 at 10:28am
"Wheels of A Dream" from Ragtime
And pretty much the whole score of Baby
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#12
Posted: 3/13/10 at 11:39am
Billy Bigelow's "Soliloquy" from CAROUSEL

"Be Kind to Your Parents" from FANNY

"The Other Generation" from FLOWER DRUM SONG
"Madam Rose...and her daughter...Gypsy!"
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#13
Posted: 3/13/10 at 2:30pm
There are a couple in the new "101 Dalmations musical": "A perfect family" (where Pongo and his wife sing about having kids [puppies]), "World's greatest Dad" (Pongo plans to be the perfect father) and "My sweet child" (Pongo's wife Missus sings of her love for her kids [the song is directed at one of the little girl puppies]).

They are cute songs and very parent-centric. I don't think this show has a cast album out though.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#14
Posted: 3/13/10 at 8:26pm
You'll Want Me to Shine- Its on Lauren Kennedy's Here and Now Cd
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#15
Posted: 3/13/10 at 10:42pm
"I Won't Mind" by Jeff Blumenkrantz, while not so much about parenthood, but about longingo for parenthood, is very moving.

"Solioquy" from Carousel is a MUST.

As is:
"Our Children"
"Breeze off the River"
"The Beauty Underneath" (Love Never Dies...this is a maybe)
"When the Children Are Asleep"
"Light", "I Am the One (Reprise)", and "Maybe" all from Next to Normal

I think "Till There Was You" would be very appropriate too.
"If He Walked into My Life" from Mame.

There's actually a wealth of parenting songs
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#16
Posted: 3/13/10 at 11:20pm
No Matter What from Beauty And The Beast
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#17
Posted: 3/14/10 at 8:01pm
"Stop, Time" from BIG.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#18
Posted: 3/14/10 at 8:04pm
"What Could Be Better?" from BABY
Tonya Pinkins: Then we had a "Lot's Wife" last June that was my personal favorite. I'm still trying to get them to let me sing it at some performance where we get to sing an excerpt that's gone.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#19
Posted: 3/14/10 at 10:06pm
"The Beauty Is [reprise]" from Light in the Piazza

"Somebody Gonna Love You" from The Color Purple

"Together Wherever We Go" from Gypsy

maybe "Inutil" from In the Heights, depending on your definition of 'positive'
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#20
Posted: 3/15/10 at 12:50am
I third (fourth?) Our Children from Ragtime.

Also, Christmas Lullaby from Songs For A New World.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#21
Posted: 3/15/10 at 12:11pm
It follows "Story Goes On" so I think it gets forgotten, but "Ladies Singing Their Song" is probably one of my favorites from BABY.

Would "Fable" count? It's not really ABOUT parenthood, but it's the most maternal song I can think of.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#22
Posted: 3/15/10 at 1:57pm
"Splipping Through My Fingers" - from Mamma Mia!

It's a little sad cause it's about how fast your kid grows up, but I think it's a delightful song, and there's nothing negative about it.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#23
Posted: 3/15/10 at 3:21pm
There's also:

The Baby Song from "I Love You, You're Perfect now Change"
Father's Day from "Children of Eden" - Given that this is for a man this one is really perfect.
Race You to the Top of the Morning from "Secret Garden" - Iffy.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#24
Posted: 3/15/10 at 3:31pm
Something Was Missing from the Annie 30th anniversary cd. Great if the little one is a girl.
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Positive Songs About Parenthood#25
Posted: 3/15/10 at 4:55pm
Not only "Father's Day" from Children of Eden but also from "Eden", "Hardest Part of Love". I love both songs very much!

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