Tuesday, January 10, 2012

ALTHOUGH THIS WORLD IS A CRAZY RIDE, YOU JUST TAKE YOUR SEAT AND HOLD ON TIGHT: In recognition of Jay-Z's "Glory," Buzzfeed collects the videos for 22 songs written about the artist's son or daughter.  (Songfacts tallies 102.)


  1. Natalie5:43 PM

    So Begins Our Alabee by Of Montreal is my favorite song for a child. It's a rocking dance tune yet deals with all the fears of being a new parent.

  2. Benner6:18 PM

    They forgot "Rufus is a Tit Man," by Loudon Wainwright III. 

    Does Hey Jude count if it's written by one beatle about another beatle's son, or are we talking the whole Lennon-McCartney thing literally?

  3. Fred App8:08 PM

    One of my favorites is Paul Simon "St. Judy's Comet," which is a lullabye to his son.

  4. J.O'Connor11:38 PM

    I was hoping someone would mention "Rufus is a Tit Man" and "St Judy's Comet."
    In addition to not growing up to be a tit man, Rufus Wainwright also inspired his father's "Lullaby," which I play religiously after babysitting my nephews ("Shut up and go to bed/Put the pillow under your head/I'm sick and tired of all your worries . . .")
    Two other notable omissions, The Pretenders' "Show Me" and Oscar Brown Jr.'s "Dat Dere."

  5. Some additional missing ones:

    Just The Two Of Us--Bill Withers/Will Smith
    Annabella's Song--Everclear

  6. Richard Thompson's "End of the Rainbow" came immediately to mind.  Which probably says a lot about me.

    Also, there's Suzanne Vega's "Birth-day (Love Made Real)" and Kelly Willis' "Reason to Believe."