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100 Best Songs for Labor & Delivery

As you know, labor can be long and drawn out or it can be quick (relatively speaking). We’ve selected some songs that will make you laugh, cry, cringe, skip (not literally), giggle, relax, energise, reflect and best of all, create memories.

Sit tight for approximately 6 hours of non-stop laboring songs that may help you (or distract you for a little while anyhow) get through your labour. Please note, these are not in any particular order, as we all know, labour can quicken or slow down depending on your contractions.

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We’ve got something for everyone listed below to guide you through your contractions and to ease you through your breathing:

  1. Believer – Imagine Dragons
  2. A Little Bit Longer – Jonas Brothers
  3. Stronger – Kelly Clarkson
  4. The Edge Of Glory – Lady Gaga
  5. Take Me Home – Johnny Cash
  6. That’s Not My Name – Ting Tings
  7. I Lived – One Republic
  8. Pump It – Black Eyed Peas
  9. Marathon – Rush
  10. Breathin – Ariana Grande
  11. Look What You Made Me Do – Taylor Swift
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12. Firework – Kate Perry

13. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

14. Oops I Did It Again – Britney Spears

15. About A Girl – The Academy Is

16. Cuts Like A Knife – Bryan Adams

17. The Light Is Coming – Ariana Grande

18. High Hopes – Panic at the Disco

19. Love Drunk – Boys like Girls

20. Run – Awolnation

21. On Hold – The XX

22. Wake Me Up – Wham

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23. Relax – Frankie Goes To Hollywood

24. 3AM – Matchbox 20

25. Survivor – Destiny’s Child

26. You Can Do It – Ice Cube

27. Patience – Guns ‘n’ Roses

28. Born To Be A Winner – Bonnie Tyler

29. You Need To Calm Down – Taylor Swift

30. Highest In The Room – Travis Scott

31. Born Again – Black Sabbath

32. Call Out My Name – The Weekend

33. Chrysalis – Empire Of The Sun

34. Love It If We Made It – The 1975

35. Break Out – Foo Fighters

36. High And Low – Empire Of The Sun

37. Do You Really Want To Hurt Me – Culture Club (preferably the version from ‘The Wedding Singer’)

38. Tonight Tonight – Smashing Pumpkins

39. Today – Smashing Pumpkins

40. Dig Down – Muse

41. Just The 2 Of Us – Grover Washington Jnr (Did someone say twins?)

42. Close To Me – The Cure

43. Let It Go – Idina Menzel (you might be hearing this a lot more if you happen to have a daughter)

44. Scream – Usher

45. Pain – 3 Days Grace

46. Love Hurts – Nazareth

47. Hurts So Good – John Cougar Mellencamp

48. Counting Stars – One Republic

49. Any song from the Band Primal Scream (yep, get used to these ones)

50. All My Life – Foo Fighters

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51. Satisfaction – Benny Benassi

52. I Want To Break Free – Queen

53. Take My Breath Away – Berlin (aka Top Gun)

54. Push It – Salt-N-Pepa

55. Danger Zone – Kenny Loggins (aka Top Gun)

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56. Standing In The Way Of Control – The Gossip

57. Don’t Panic – Coldplay

58. Pressure – Muse

59. Just Breathe – Pearl Jam

60. Rebel Yell – Billy Idol

61. I’m Coming Out – Diana Ross

62. Born To Be Wild – Steppenwolf

63. Under Pressure – Queen

64. Sucker For Pain – Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa & Imagine Dragons W/ Logic &

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65. I’ll Be There For You – Bon Jovi

66. I’m Coming Up – Pink

There’s so many songs about water, floating and lots about sinking (we didn’t add any of them) so if you find yourself floating, here are some of the best of the best of Water Birth songs:

67. Float On – Modest Mouse

68. Night Swimming – Rem

69. Shallow – Lady Gaga

70. Even Flow – Pearl Jam

71. 10:15 – The Cure

72. Underwater – Rüfüs Du Sol

73. Tidal Wave – Portugal The Man

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If you need some extra endurance for your labour, then here are some for the long haul:

74. Get Ready For This – 2 Unlimited

75. Gonna Make You Sweat – C&C Music Factory

76. Try – Pink

77. Breathe – Prodigy

78. Stronger – Britney Spears

79. No Way Back – Foo Fighters

80. Lose Control – Meduza, Becky Hill, Goodboys

81. Stand By Me – Ben E King

82. Hold On – Wilson Phillips

83. The Phoenix – Fall Out Boy

84. All Day And All Of The Night – The Kinks

85. Need You Tonight – Inxs

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A little bit of tongue in cheek for these ones but thought you might get a giggle from these regarding the drugs or the need/ want for them:

86. Bad Medicine – Bon Jovi

87. Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds – The Beatles

88. Feel It Still – Portugal The Man

89. The Drugs Don’t Work – The Verve

90. Give Me Novacaine – Green Day

91. Gimme More – Britney Spears

When it’s all over and done – we sometimes forget that you get to meet your baby. Well done Mumma, time to relax and get to know your bundle of joy.

92. So Real – Jeff Buckley

93. In These Arms – Bon Jovi

94. Nice To Meet You – Niall Horan

95. Born This Way – Lady Gaga

96. You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash

97. Hungry Like The Wolf – Duran Duran

98. Lullaby – The Cure

99. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses

100. I’m A Slave For You – Britney Spears

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Please comment below if you have any extras to add.

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