Marriage and Parenting

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

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