These are the most popular songs to give birth to

Here are the sounds filling maternity wards


A new report has revealed what the most popular songs to give to birth to are. 

Supplement Place analysed over 60 childbirth playlists on Spotify that were created by both users and the streaming platform itself, looking at more than 16,000 tracks. 

The research found that Jack Johnson’s ‘Better Together’ was the most popular song to give birth to, with Jason Mraz’s ‘I Won’t Give Up’ and Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ close behind. 


The top 10 also featured appearances from the likes of Ben Howard, The Lumineers, Ed Sheeran, The Beatles and more. You can see the list in full below. 

1. Jack Johnson – ‘Better Together’
2. Jason Mraz – ‘I Won’t Give Up’
3. Adele – ‘Make You Feel My Love’
4. Ben Howard – ‘Only Love’
= The Lumineers – ‘Ho Hey’
5. Ed Sheeran – ‘Thinking Out Loud’
= Norah Jones – ‘Come Away With Me’
= James Bay – ‘Let It Go’
6. The Beatles – ‘Here Comes The Sun’
7. José González – ‘Heartbeats’
8. Elton John – ‘Your Song’
= John Legend – ‘All Of Me’
= Xavier Rudd – ‘Follow The Sun’
9. Christina Perri – ‘A Thousand Years’
= Bon Iver – ‘Holocene’
10. Ed Sheeran – ‘Perfect’
= Sam Smith – ‘Stay With Me’
= James Vincent McMorrow – ‘Higher Love’
= Fleetwood Mac – ‘Dreams’

CREDIT: Supplement Place

Across all the playlists looked at, Ed Sheeran was the most popular artist to feature, making 169 appearances. Behind him was The Beatles with 130 and Coldplay with 129. 

The study also looked at the BPM of the tracks chosen to give birth to and found that the average was 118 BPM. The most popular song – Jack Johnson’s ‘Better Together’ – clocks in just under this, at 110 BPM. 

None of the songs in the top 10 land exactly on 118 BPM, although the closest were Fleetwood Mac’s ‘Dreams’ and John Legend’s ‘All Of Me’ at 120 BPM. The fastest track to appear in the most popular songs to give birth to was Bon Iver’s ‘Holocene’ at 148 BPM, while the slowest was Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ at 65 BPM.