Kate Middleton and Prince William’s bun in the oven is expected to arrive at any moment, and in honor of the royal nugget’s birth, we’ve created a must-listen playlist for His or Her Royal Highness.
For those of you who didn’t know, lullaby renditions of your favorite songs actually exist. Well-known acts like The Beatles, Kanye West and Coldplay are just a few examples of artists who’ve allowed adorable, baby-friedly tracks to be created from the kick-ass originals that we’ve all been known to belt out late-night at the bar and use as motivational background music at the gym. Here at VH1, we’d like to imagine that the following tunes made it onto Kate and William’s playlist – for both hip and responsible reasons. Fantasy or not, early congrats to the royal family!
“One Love,” Bob Marley
With all the music that exists, William and Kate found very few lullabies that could compete with Bob Marley’s lessons on peace. Welcome to the world, little one!
“Little Red Corvette,” Prince
Some might think that being born into royalty comes hand in hand with having swag. Just in case it doesn’t, the new parents are starting this slow-burn off efficiently, first thing!
“Sweet Child O’ Mine,” Guns N’ Roses
If there’s a better way to be welcomed into the world than with the lullaby version of an Axl Rose serenade, we don’t know what it is.
“Big Pimpin’,” Jay Z
It might be an old school hip hop song for the royal baby’s generation, but it’s never too early to get acquainted with the Timbaland bounce of this track.
They might be a bit older, but rest assured, Apple and Moses Martin will be palling around with the royal baby in no time.
“Material Girl,” Madonna
It’s not secret that Madge is a wannabe Brit, and in this upbeat lullaby, the baby can get both a lesson in pop culture and materialism to come.
“Under The Bridge,” Red Hot Chili Peppers
In lullaby form, William and Kate hope this Chili Peppers classic helps prepare their youngster for battling any potential societal isolation.
“Every Breath You Take,” The Police
After departing the womb and breathing oxygen into its lungs, it’s apropos that the royal baby would be charmed by an English band’s kind-hearted and protective song.
“All You Need Is Love,” The Beatles
This nurturing ditty is perfect for a newborn and allows for an unforced introduction to one of the best selling acts in musical history who, by the way, are British.
“Gold Digger,” Kanye West
As a future prince or princess, it’s only right that the royal cherub gets schooled on potential con artists early!
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