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As I'm sure most regular imagi-blog readers know, I am all knocked up, and getting down to the wire (I'm due around the holidays). To celebrate, I'm heading out to a karaoke bar for a special night of serenading to Bebe Girl: All songs must contain "baby," "mama," or "papa" in the title.

The possiblilities feel nearly endless. So I thought I'd call on you, my favorite imaginary peeps in the world, for suggestions of the best Mama-Papa-Baby songs you know.

Some first thoughts that popped to mind:

  • "Baby Baby Baby" by TLC
  • "Baby" by Imperial Teen
  • "Baby Got Back" by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
  • "Hit Me Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
  • "Baby Come Back" by Player
  • "Baby's Coming Back" by Jellyfish
  • "Baby Briton" by Elliot Smith
  • "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne
  • "Don't Call Me Baby" by Nicky Click
  • "Nobody's Baby Now" by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
  • "Baby I'm a Star" by Prince
  • "My Baby" by the Pretenders
  • "An Ear for Baby" by the Thermals
  • "You Just Haven't Earned It Yet, Baby" by the Smiths

The "Papa" and "Mama" songs were a bit more challenging. A few ideas…

  • "Papa Was a Rolling Stone" by the Temptations
  • "Papa Don't Preach" by Madonna
  • "Papa Was a Rodeo" by the Magnetic Fields
  • "Mama Told Me Not to Come" by Three Dog Night
  • "Mama We're All Crazy Now" by Quiet Riot
  • "Your Mama Don't Dance" by Loggins and Messina
  • "Mamma Mia" by Abba
  • "Mama Said Knock You Out" by LL Cool J (I'm gonna start practicing this one today!!)

I need your help! What other songs am I overlooking?? This might be my last karaoke night for quite some time, so I want to make sure I don't forget anything awesome.