Finding Songs for the Soundtrack of Your Life

It’s always a great experience to turn back and reminisce about the way we grew up. With or without parents, our growing up stage had struggles, emotions, and memories – both good and bad — no wonder why many artists and musicians have paid tribute to it all the time.

For sure, you have experience and mixed feelings when you became a parent yourself and see your little children grow up. You may have been proud of what your child has become and wish them all the best in the world, but at the same time, the parent inside you longs for the days when your children were still small and always wanting to spend time with you.

When you hear your baby’s first word, it becomes a happy memory. When your baby begins to crawl, it’s an exciting milestone. When you drop off your kid on his or her first day at school, you begin to dream about their academic future. The day you let your child drive, you become proud but nervous at the same time. Their graduation day becomes an exhilarating moment where you’re at your proudest. And there’s their wedding day when you’re so happy for your child for finding a partner in life, but a little part of you doesn’t want to let go yet.

Parents take a lot of trouble and pain to raise their children right and do everything they possibly can. There might be times when you disagree with your kid, but in the end, it’s their happiness that matters. When you want to celebrate your life as a parent or your own life as you reminisce about the years behind you, there are some songs about it. There are happy songs about growing up, and there are not-so-happy songs that can make you feel emotional. Check out these songs about growing up, and you might find a soundtrack to your life:

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Changes – David Bowie
Ivy – Frank Ocean
7 Years – Lukas Graham
There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Glory Days – Bruce Springsteen
No Such Thing – John Mayer
Letting Go – Susie Boggus
Breed – Nirvana
1979 – Smashing Pumpkins
Dammit – Blink 182
Young – Kenny Chesney
Jack and Diane – John Mellencamp
Stop This Train – John Mayer
Still Fighting It – Ben Folds
Wake Up – Arcade Fire
Wake Me Up – Avicii
Vagabond – MisterWives
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Ready, Set, Don't Go – Billy Ray Cyrus ft. Miley Cyrus
I Remember – Rod Wave
West Coast – Fidlar
Sum 2 Prove – Lil Baby
Time – Pink Floyd
In My Life – The Beatles
Memories – Maroon 5
Opposite Of Adults – Chiddy Bang
Never Gonna Change – Broods
Same Drugs – Chance The Rapper
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) – Green Day
Forever Young – Bob Dylan
Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
Fifteen – Taylor Swift
The Climb – Miley Cyrus
Lose Yourself – Eminem
Change – J. Cole
Forever Young – Jay Z
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – Billy Joel
Gracie – Ben Folds
In My Daughter's Eyes – Martina McBride
The Mother – Brandi Carlile
You're Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
It Won't Be Like This For Long – Darius Rucker
To Zion – Lauryn Hill feat. Carlos Santana
Blessed – Elton John
Then They Do – Trace Adkins
Growing Pains – Ludacris feat. Fate Wilson & Keon Bryce
Winter – Tori Amos
The Suburbs – Arcade Fire