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