Next time your baby can’t stop crying, put on Jay-Z
The next time your baby is inconsolably wailing, put them in an Empire State of Mind.
Jay-Z is the latest to get the cry-fighting treatment of Rockabye Baby, which transforms rock and rap hits into soothing baby-friendly tunes.
Also on “Lullaby Renditions of Jay-Z” for baby fans of Blue Ivy’s dad? “Hard Knock Life” and “Big Pimpin.’”
All songs are softened for tiny ears, offering xylophone, bells and flute. The liner notes even include a kids’ game and recipe for “Big Pumpkin.”
Other artists in the lullaby repertoire are Kanye West, Prince and U2.
The most baby-approved song in the last 24 years, if judged by parents’ wallets, was “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses, followed by Metallica’s “One.”
Journey also makes the list, coming in sixth for the two-year period at “Don’t Stop Believin.’”
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