50 Songs from Parent to Child

Growing up in a musically-talented (except for some of us…) family, songs have been a big part of our lives.  In fact, we have sisters and brothers named after well known songs and artists.  We put together this list of songs that were written for children, but are not necessarily children’s songs.

You can use this list to make mix CDs or playlists (for yourself and your children, or to give as a baby shower gift), or to use in a slideshow for a child.

Some of the songs are just for boys, some just for girls, some from a mother’s perspective, and some from a father’s perspective.  Some will bring a few tears to your eyes.  Feel free to add a comment and let us know what songs we forgot!

50 Songs from Parent to Child

–All American Girl, Carrie Underwood   (listen)

–Baby Girl, Will Hoge   (listen)

–Baby Mine, Alison Kraus

–Beautiful Boy, John Lennon   (listen)

–The Best, Ray LaMontagne   (listen)

–Cailin, Unwritten Law   (listen)

–Danny’s Song, Kenny Loggins   (listen)

–Father and Daughter, Paul Simon   (listen)

–Forever Young, Bob Dylan   (listen slow versionlisten fast version)

–Forever Young, Rod Stewart   (listen)

–Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, Cyndi Lauper   (listen)

–Glory, Jay-Z

–Godspeed (Sweet Dreams), Dixie Chicks   (listen)

–Ho, Hey, The Lumineers   (listen)

–Home, Phillip Phillips   (listen)

–I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack   (listen)

–I’m Yours, Jason Mraz   (listen)

–In My Daughter’s Eyes, Martina McBride   (listen)

–In My Life, the Beatles   (listen)

–It Won’t Be Like This for Long, Darius Rucker   (listen)

–Just the Two of Us, Will Smith   (listen)

–Kooks, David Bowie   (listen)

–Landslide, Fleetwood Mac   (listen)

–Make You Feel My Love, Bob Dylan, Garth Brooks, or Adele   (listen Dylanlisten Brookslisten Adele)

–My Girl, The Temptations   (listen)

–My Little Girl, Tim McGraw   (listen)

–My Wish, Rascal Flatts   (listen)

–Never Grow Up, Taylor Swift   (listen)

–Stay Beautiful, Taylor Swift   (listen)

–Sweet Child O’Mine, Guns N’ Roses   (listen)

–Teach Your Children Well, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young   (listen)

–Then They Do, Trace Adkins   (listen)

–There Goes My Life, Kenny Chesney   (listen)

–These Are the Days, Van Morrison   (listen)

–Tough Little Boys, Gary Allen

–Upside Down, Jack Johnson   (listen)

–We’re Going to be Friends, The White Stripes   (listen)

–What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong   (listen)

–Wild World, Cat Stevens   (listen)

–Yellow, Coldplay   (listen)

–Your Song, Elton John   (listen)

–Cats in the Cradle, Harry Chapin   (listen)