Ever listen to a song and think to yourself — damn, it sounds like they were talking about childbirth, or even labor, when they wrote that song?
I get that a lot — or at least looking for alternative meaning in the simplest songs. With all the strange musicians out there today I would not be surprised at all!
When I was pregnant with Addison I went back into my archives for a hysterical play list I used when I was in labor with my middle son, Benjamin and shared it with the readers on Being Pregnant. A lot of the readers there got a great laugh!
Now that I am no longer pregnant and don’t plan on expecting any time soon it is hysterical to look back on the songs and think of all the different subliminal messages in the midst of these popular hits.
Feel free to share the songs you have caught hidden meaning in as well!
This could totally make for a fun discussion!
Push It by Salt n Pepa 1 of 10How could this not be the best labor and delivery song?
Ahhhh.... push it! Push it good!
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I Will Survive by Gloria Gaynor 2 of 10With each of my labors I felt like it was the end of the world!
"I will survive" is a great mantra — and good for a giggle after the fact!
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Eye of the Tiger by Survivor 3 of 10Every time I hear Eye of the Tiger I think of Rocky running up the stairs training in one of the most famous movies of my generation.
Creating a person and bringing them into the world makes me feel like Rocky at the top of those stairs.
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Ring of Fire by Johnny Cash 4 of 10Really... do I even need to explain "Ring of Fire"?
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Wild Ride by Kenny Chesney 5 of 10Who wouldn't describe becoming a parent as a wild ride?
I know I certainly would!
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Take it Slow by John Legend 6 of 10While it is supposed to be a really romantic song, take it slow is not only a good message for labor, but also for new parents!
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I Saw the Sign by Ace of Base 7 of 10This is really bringing it back!
But if you believe in signs and messages during labor, birth and parenting - this one is for you!
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One Hot Mama by Trace Adkins 8 of 10Because we need to feel like we are still sexy in our own way right?
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Hangin’ Tough by New Kids on the Block 9 of 10Because who doesn't want to think of the boy band idols we all drooled over when we were 8 singing hangin' tough?
Birth, pregnancy, parenting and everything that comes with it really is... TOUGH!
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Any Way You Want It by Journey 10 of 10Any way you want it... thats the way you need it... any way you want it!
Should be a mantra for parenting right?
Don't let others bully you into choices you wouldn't make!
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