Baby Shower Name that Tune
Supplies: Songs with “Baby” in the title, history of songs, phone or portable speaker to play music
If you grew up in the 70’s and 80’s, you might remember the Name that Tune game show where guests bid musical notes to try to identify songs. We’ve taken elements of that game and added a baby shower twist for your event.
Baby Shower Name that Tune Game Prep & Play
This game follows a similar format as the tv show Name that Tune, but with some slight variations.
1. Every song used in this game needs to have the word “Baby” in the title.
2. Instead of notes, contestants will bid seconds
3. Instead of piano players taping out notes you will need to use a phone and portable speaker.
Create a music list of songs with the word baby in them using Spotify, Apple music, or a music service. You’ll also need to get facts concerning the song like year released, artist, awards, and so on. Once you have the songs and music, create a list of the order of the songs and your trivia tips. We recommend having 15 – 20 songs ready to go.
Here are songs with “Baby” in they to get you started
70’s and before
Baby I Love Your Way – Peter Frampton
Baby, It’s You – Shirelles
Hey Baby – Supremes
Don’t Worry Baby – Beach Boys
Having My Baby (You’re Having My Baby) Paul Anka
Love to Love You Baby – Donna Summer
Sweet Baby James – James Taylor
80’s and 90’s
Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
Baby-Baby-Baby – TLC
Baby Baby – Amy Grant
Baby, Come To Me – Denise Austin and James Ingram
Baby Don’t Forget My Number – Milli Vanilli
Baby, Got Back – Sir Mix-a-Lot
Baby Hold on to Me – Eddie Money
Baby, One More Time – Britney Spears
Baby What A Big Surprise – Chicago
Born to Be My Baby – Bon Jovi
Here I am Baby – UB40
Ice, Ice, Baby – Vanilla Ice
I’m Your Baby Tonight – Whitney Houston
A few since 2000
Baby – Justin Bieber
Baby Boy – Beyonce
Can’t Get Enough of You Baby – Smashmouth
Hey Baby – No Doubt
Divide the guests up into 2 teams, but if it is a large group 3 teams.
Each team will send up one contestant at a time and clue about the song will be read.
Clue can be:
– This song was releases in 1998 by a female artist.
– This song spent 4 weeks at number one
Or do a word play on the song as a clue
– There is no need to stay up all night with this song. (Don’t Worry Baby – Beach Boys)
– It could be seen as pregnancy related. (Having My Baby – Paul Anka)
Contestant will then be asked to say how may seconds they need in order to identify that song. Starting at 10 seconds and counting down.
Ie – I can name that song in 7 seconds, 6, 5, 4 seconds etc…
The reduced bidding ends when one contestant challenges the other to, Name that Tune.
Then the song is played for the amount of seconds that the person bid.
The contestant then has “x” (what ever the bid was) seconds to Name the Tune.
Scoring for teams: (Adjust as needed)
1. Correct song guessed 1 point
2. Incorrect guess -1 point. No guess by either team zero points
Based on how many players you have and songs you have recorded, you can declare a team winner after one or two rounds. Most points wins or play to a point total.
To determine an individual winner, have the winner of any individual rounds continue to play until you get down to just two players. Then have the two players face off with 3 or 5 Name that Tune challenges.