Move Over, Lullabies: Moms Today Use Pop Songs

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 2, 2008 10:09 PM CST

(Newser) – Modern moms are more likely to sing their babies to sleep with pop songs than with classic lullabies, the BBC reports. For two-thirds of mothers, "Rock-a-Bye-Baby" and its ilk take a back seat to songs such as "Take That" by Patience or "I Kissed a Girl" by Kate Perry. At least, that's a what a new survey from thebabywebsite says. The main reasons: New moms thought lullabies were too old-fashioned, or they didn't know the lyrics.

Here are the most popular songs listed by moms (mostly British) in the survey, notes the New York Times:

  1. "Take That" by Patience
  2. "Angels" by Robbie Williams
  3. "I Kissed a Girl" by Kate Perry
  4. "You're Beautiful" by James Blunt
  5. "Love Me Tender" by Elvis Presley
  • For the full list, click on the Times link.