Great Songs about Parents and Children

The bond between a parent and child is something so strong and so special. Many people never thought they can love a person so deeply until they had a child. Parenting is hard, but it’s beautiful and utterly rewarding. There’s no greater joy than seeing the person you brought into this world grow. And if you’re a child, you know you’ve been a piece of work sometimes (maybe until today), but perhaps you’d like to appreciate your parents’ selfless commitment and lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing you.

Over the decades, there are so many songs from parents to kids, and from kids to parents songs about parenthood and tributes that speak of this special love connection between family. Here are some of them:

  1. A New Day Has Come, Celine Dion (listen)
  2. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy), John Lennon (listen
  3. Blue, Beyonce ft. Blue Ivy Carter (listen
  4. Daughter, Loudon Wainwright III (listen)
  5. Daughters, Nas (listen
  6. Dear Theodosia, Lin-Manuel Miranda and Leslie Odom Jr. (listen
  7. Father and Daughter, Paul Simon (listen
  8. Father Daughter Dance, Craig Cardiff (listen
  9. Gabriel and Me, Joan Baez (listen
  10. Gracie, Ben Folds (listen
  11. Growing Up, Deb Talan (listen
  12. Just Fishin’, Trace Adkins (listen
  13. Here For You, Neil Young (listen
  14. I Can’t Wait to Meet You, David Ryan Harris (listen
  15. I Hope You Dance, Lee Ann Womack (listen
  16. I Love You Sweet Baby, Kimya Dawson (listen
  17. I Thank You, Sam & Dave (listen) 
  18. I Turn to You, Christina Aguilera (listen
  19. In My Daughter’s Eyes, Martina McBride (listen
  20. Isn’t She Lovely, Stevie Wonder (listen
  21. It Won’t Be Like This For Long, Darius Rucker (listen
  22. Letter 2 My Unborn Child, 2Pac (listen
  23. Little Star, Madonna (listen
  24. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), Billy Joel (listen
  25. My Baby, Britney Spears (listen
  26. My Girls, Animal Collective (listen
  27. Only One, Kanye West (listen
  28. Sail to the Moon, Radiohead (listen)  
  29. Song For The Baby, Kelis (listen
  30. Sweetest Devotion,  Adele (listen)  
  31. Thank You, Dido (listen
  32. Thankful, Kelly Clarkson (listen)  
  33. The Early Days, Old Man Luedecke (listen)  
  34. The Mother, Brandi Carlile (listen
  35. The One Thing, Shakira (listen)  
  36. The Sweetest Gift, Sade (listen
  37. This Angel, Jennifer Nettles (listen)  
  38. There Goes My Life, Kenny Chesney (listen
  39. To Zion, Lauryn Hill feat. Carlos Santana (listen)  
  40. What I Never Knew I Always Wanted, Carrie Underwood (listen)  
  41. You are My Sunshine, Johnny Cash (listen)  
  42. You Belong, Rachel Platten (listen
  43. You’ll Be In My Heart, Phil Collins (listen)  
  44. You’re Gonna Miss This, Trace Adkins (listen
  45. Your Song, Elton John (listen