Top Lullabies Across the Globe

Top Lullabies Across the Globe

When thinking back on childhood – especially before electronics played such a huge part of everyday life – you may have fond memories of listening to a family member sing a lullaby to help you fall asleep. If so, you’re not the only one. Lullabies are a commonality among all who live and breathe upon this globe. In nearly every culture, clime, and country, parents sing softly to their little ones.

History of lullabies

Also called cradle or nursery songs, lullabies have been sung to children for at least 2000 years. Some ancient lullabies have been found etched into clay tablets, scrawled on scrolls or manuscripts, or passed from generation to generation. While the reasons for singing lullabies vary with the culture and era, one thing is clear: lullabies will continue for a long time yet.

Top 6 lullabies of the USA

Wondering which lullabies top the charts in the USA? The six most popular lullabies include:

  • Rock-a-bye baby
  • Twinkle, twinkle, little star
  • Hush, little baby
  • All the pretty little horses
  • You are my sunshine
  • Over the rainbow

Most popular lullabies by country

We’ve compiled some of the most popular lullabies across the globe.

  • United Kingdom
    • Bye, baby bunting
    • Lavender’s blue
    • Sleep baby, sleep
  • Russia
    • Two jolly geese
    • Cockerel golden crest
    • Friends’ song
  • Italy
    • Ninna Nanna
    • Fa la nana bambino
  • Ireland
    • Toora Loora Loora
  • Spanish lullabies
    • Senora Santana
    • Duermete, mi nino
    • El muñeco pin pon
    • Los pollitos dicen
    • Cielito Lindo
    • Este era un conejo
  • France
    • Il etait un petit navire
    • Frere Jacques
    • Dodo, l’enfant do
  • Germany
    • Guten Abend Gute Nacht
    • Wiegenlied (Brahm’s lullaby)
  • Africa
    • Kula bebe
    • Baka pygmy
    • Tesegu

Do you have a favorite lullaby that isn’t on this list? We’d love to hear your input in the comments!