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76 Songs About Families

Updated on September 29, 2016
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FlourishAnyway believes there is a playlist for just about any situation and is on a mission to unite and entertain the world through song.

Your Family: A Family Of Incredibles

Even without the costumes, your family is incredible.  Make a playlist of rock, pop, country and R&B hits to celebrate your family's unbreakable bonds.
Even without the costumes, your family is incredible. Make a playlist of rock, pop, country and R&B hits to celebrate your family's unbreakable bonds. | Source

Let's Celebrate: Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers, and Others

Families. They can be a source of love, support, frustration, and even embarrassment. But they can also keep you laughing and entertained.

Some of the most memorable funny moments are those I've shared with my family. They are an eclectic bunch of conservative, liberal, wacky, average, frugal, generous and mostly fun people who —- except for our genetics — would probably never choose to know one another. What binds us, however, is our shared experience.

Funny Family Memories

One memorable Thanksgiving, my large family gathered around the table to eat dinner. We practiced our best manners because my sister and her then-husband had brought along their three young boys. They were all dressed up, and their 7 year-old, William, was even wearing a suit and tie (his idea, so they claimed.)

As parents bickered over what the baby would eat, young William turned to the rest of the group and said matter-of-factly, "Welcome to HELL."

People all over America were packed around their crowded their Thanksgiving tables probably thinking the same thing, but it took a child to verbalize this truism.

Families: We're All In This Together

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"Yes, we're related.  How'd you guess?"  A group of meerkats is called a "gang," "clan," or "mob." Meerkats live in underground burrows in the deserts of Botswana, Namibia,southwestern Angola, and South Africa."Where's your father when you need him?"  Mama duck looks after her ducklings."Don't worry, Marge.  He'll grow into his ears."  This father macque provides Mom with words of comfort about Junior.The gathering of the gossip girls.  Mama Cat sticks close to her two dashing daughters."Words can't hurt you.  You've got a tough hide, young man."  A mother rhinoceros offers her baby words of encouragement.Staring contest with the lemurs.  They're winning so far.Guess who's the odd man out?  Meerkats seek safety in numbers of up to 40 animals at a time, nestled in underground burrows.  Meerkats are related to the mongoose."Aww, yeah.  Here comes a hump o' trouble."
"Yes, we're related.  How'd you guess?"  A group of meerkats is called a "gang," "clan," or "mob." Meerkats live in underground burrows in the deserts of Botswana, Namibia,southwestern Angola, and South Africa.
"Yes, we're related. How'd you guess?" A group of meerkats is called a "gang," "clan," or "mob." Meerkats live in underground burrows in the deserts of Botswana, Namibia,southwestern Angola, and South Africa. | Source
"Where's your father when you need him?"  Mama duck looks after her ducklings.
"Where's your father when you need him?" Mama duck looks after her ducklings. | Source
"Don't worry, Marge.  He'll grow into his ears."  This father macque provides Mom with words of comfort about Junior.
"Don't worry, Marge. He'll grow into his ears." This father macque provides Mom with words of comfort about Junior. | Source
The gathering of the gossip girls.  Mama Cat sticks close to her two dashing daughters.
The gathering of the gossip girls. Mama Cat sticks close to her two dashing daughters. | Source
"Words can't hurt you.  You've got a tough hide, young man."  A mother rhinoceros offers her baby words of encouragement.
"Words can't hurt you. You've got a tough hide, young man." A mother rhinoceros offers her baby words of encouragement. | Source
Staring contest with the lemurs.  They're winning so far.
Staring contest with the lemurs. They're winning so far. | Source
Guess who's the odd man out?  Meerkats seek safety in numbers of up to 40 animals at a time, nestled in underground burrows.  Meerkats are related to the mongoose.
Guess who's the odd man out? Meerkats seek safety in numbers of up to 40 animals at a time, nestled in underground burrows. Meerkats are related to the mongoose. | Source
"Aww, yeah.  Here comes a hump o' trouble."
"Aww, yeah. Here comes a hump o' trouble." | Source

Quiz: Can You Name That Group Of Animals?

1. "We Are Family" by Sisters Sledge

This classic song by Sisters Sledge (1979) celebrates the closeness of family bonds. Fortunately, you can always count on loved ones to help you cherish the good times, as well as ease you through life's tough transitions.

2. "Dance with My Father" by Luther Vandross

In this poignant, career-defining song dedicated to his father, Luther Vandross (2003) reminisces about the bittersweet days he could never get back. When Vandross was a child, his father would pick him up, lift him high in the air, and dance with both he and his mother. Although the singer's father died when he was still a child, the loving memory still brought him comfort as an adult.

Sadly, Vandross suffered a stroke the year that the song was released, and his famous friends rallied in support of him to produce a music video for the song. Vandross won four Grammies for "Dance with My Father" in 2004, including Song of the Year. He died the following year.

3. "Daughters" by John Mayer

John Mayer (2003) advises fathers that their influence confers a lifelong impact on their daughters, particularly in how they trust and relate to others:

You are the guide and the weight of her world
So fathers, be good to your daughters
Daughters will love like you do.

4. "Holes In the Floor Of Heaven" by Steve Wariner

If you've ever lost a close family member, then you understand what country star Steve Wariner conveys in this tender 1998 hit. Long after your loved one has left this world, you can still feel their presence and they watch over you and share in your special moments.

5. "You’re Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins

Trace Adkins (2007) cautions us to slow down and treasure each day. A young woman is in such a hurry to grow up -- from college to marriage to parenthood -- that the people in her life remind her to treasure what really matters:

You're gonna miss this
You're gonna want this back
You're gonna wish these days hadn't gone by so fast
These are some good times
So take a good look around
You may not know it now
But you're gonna miss this.

6. "There Goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney

In this 2003 song, Kenny Chesney provides an example of how sometimes the biggest joys in life are the ones you least expect. When a young couple is met with an unexpected pregnancy, all the father can think about is, "There goes my life, There goes my future, my everything." As his daughter grows up and leaves home, those words take on a new, heartfelt meaning.

Awkward Family Photos

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Every awkward family begins with an awkward couple.  The interesting sweaters and the cat are a double bonus!Everyone has that one family member who is a little too obsessed with something.He who sleeps with dogs ... wakes up warm and feeling loved.As a St. Patrick's Day tradition, my dad enjoys dressing up like a leprechaun and driving his bike to the bus stop to meet my daughter. She tries her best to ignore him.  She is 15!
Every awkward family begins with an awkward couple.  The interesting sweaters and the cat are a double bonus!
Every awkward family begins with an awkward couple. The interesting sweaters and the cat are a double bonus! | Source
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Everyone has that one family member who is a little too obsessed with something.
Everyone has that one family member who is a little too obsessed with something. | Source
He who sleeps with dogs ... wakes up warm and feeling loved.
He who sleeps with dogs ... wakes up warm and feeling loved. | Source
As a St. Patrick's Day tradition, my dad enjoys dressing up like a leprechaun and driving his bike to the bus stop to meet my daughter. She tries her best to ignore him.  She is 15!
As a St. Patrick's Day tradition, my dad enjoys dressing up like a leprechaun and driving his bike to the bus stop to meet my daughter. She tries her best to ignore him. She is 15! | Source

7. "Don't Forget To Remember Me by Carrie Underwood

In this 2006 country song, Carrie Underwood describes a young girl's yearning to break free and the loneliness of leaving home. No matter what happens in the world, there's comfort in carrying your family with you wherever you go -- even if it's only in your heart.

8. "Daddy’s Hands" by Holly Dunn

Holly Dunn (1986) sees her father's aging hands as being both strong and gentle. He prayed with them, embraced her and patted her on the back when needed, worked hard with his two hands, and held her mother with them. No matter what, "There was always love in Daddy's hands."

9. "Sister Christian" by Night Ranger

Riding in cars with boys can sometimes lead to trouble. This power ballad by Night Ranger (1984) describes the concern of an older brother for his sister, as she grows up too fast.

10. "The Greatest Man I Never Knew" by Reba McEntine

Once you listen to this song, you'll want to call your father and tell him that you love him. Reba McEntire (1992) describes a father who became so wrapped up in his role as provider that he neglected to stop and simply hug his daughter and express how much she meant to him. Although the two were family members, they were most of all strangers. Don't let this happen to you. Be an emotional bridge rather than a wall to those around you.

11. "My Father’s Eyes" by Eric Clapton

Rock legend Eric Clapton (1998) describes his anguish at having never met his father and having his life built upon an uncertain foundation. At the same time, however, he realizes that when he looked into his son's eyes he found the connection he had sought all along.

Are You An Emotional Bridge? Connector or Divider?

You can choose to be an emotional wall or a bridge to others around you, including your family members. Do you connect other people in positive ways, bringing them together and making them feel good about themselves and each other?
You can choose to be an emotional wall or a bridge to others around you, including your family members. Do you connect other people in positive ways, bringing them together and making them feel good about themselves and each other? | Source

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12. "I’m Already There" by Lonestar

For families who are separated by a loved one's absence, Lonestar (2001) captures the worry, reassurances, and the yearning to be reunited.

The song became widely associated with military families whose loved ones were deployed after 9/11, but it can also describe those who must travel for work.

13. "Who Says You Can’t Go Home" by Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles

You spend the first 18 years of your life trying to escape where you grew up -- the town, family, and everything that is familiar -- and then after traveling the world, you figure out home is not so bad after all. In this 2006 cross-over hit Bon Jovi and Jennifer Nettles value their family roots and come full-circle in their quest to return home.

Nothing can replace the warmth of a hug from someone who loves you.
Nothing can replace the warmth of a hug from someone who loves you. | Source

14. "Mama Said" by The Shirelles

The Shirelles (1961) offer this classic nod to a mother's sage advice about not worrying too much about what you cannot change.

15. "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion

This Grammy Award-winning song was a worldwide hit in 1996, thanks to Celine Dion. Although she added the word "baby" to the songwriter's lyrics, it was actually written as a tribute to a father for his guidance, support and encouragement.

16. "My Town" by Montgomery Gentry

Montgomery Gentry (2002) is proud of their hometown. Although not perfect, it represents familiarity, continuity, and all that is right in the world. With the prevalence of geographic mobility -- moving frequently because of jobs, the military, etc. -- count yourself lucky if you can say you are truly "from" anywhere.

17. "Hurt" by Christina Aguilera

This 2006 song by Christina Aguilera is full of regret as she takes on the persona of a daughter reflecting on lost opportunities to connect with her father, who has recently passed away.

Would you tell me I was wrong?
Would you help me understand?
Are you looking down upon me?
Are you proud of who I am?
There's nothing I wouldn't do
To have just one more chance
To look into your eyes and see you looking back

18. "Cat's In the Cradle" by Harry Chapin

Relationships are like investments in that what you get out depends on what you put into them. This classic song by Harry Chapin (1974) recounts a young father who was too busy investing in his own future to spend time with his young son.

The father's inattentiveness comes full-circle in his retirement years, however, when in he becomes the recipient of his grown son's benign neglect. After all, the son had an expert role model.

And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
He'd grown up just like me
My boy was just like me.

Take time to enjoy the little things in life, like warm hugs and sticky kisses from your kids.  One day you'll look back and realize they were bigger than you thought.
Take time to enjoy the little things in life, like warm hugs and sticky kisses from your kids. One day you'll look back and realize they were bigger than you thought. | Source

19. "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle

From little girl to teenager to young bride, the daughter in this 1997 song by Bob Carlisle (1997) is dearly treasured by her devoted father. If every child was valued the way she is, the world's problems would be so much smaller.

20. "Hey Brother" by Avicii

This moving song by Avicii (2013) is a testament to the bonds of kinship. Because blood is thicker than water, in your darkest moments, you can always count on family:

Oh, if the sky comes falling down, for you
There's nothing in this world I wouldn't do.

21. "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood (2010) promises her mother that the man she is marrying is an earnest life partner who will keep his promises. The daughter is moving away from her mother, and it's a bittersweet time in their lives.

22. "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert

In this Grammy Award-winning song, Miranda Lambert (2010) visits her childhood home, and the memories come rushing in. She asks to come in for a look around, promising to take nothing but a memory.

The house represents more than where she used to do her homework, learned guitar, and where she buried her favorite dog in the yard. Her family home was her foundation in life and reminds her of a time when relationships were simpler and life was less complicated.

A small part of my family.  Are there any black sheep here, or did they stay home?
A small part of my family. Are there any black sheep here, or did they stay home? | Source

23. "I’ll Be There" by Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz

Whether you prefer the Mariah Carey and Trey Lorenz duet (1992) or the 1970 version by the Jackson Five, this song is about promising to show up, stand up, and be counted in a loved one's life when it's important.

24. "He Didn't Have To Be" by Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley gives a shout-out to step-fathers and other role models in kids' lives in this 1999 chart-topper. The song's protagonist is a five year-old son of a single mother, and almost immediately the man who eventually became his step-father included him in dates and activities. Fast-forward to adulthood as he is ready to become a father himself and the protagonist recalls all the ways his step-father helped him:

Lookin' back all I can say about all the things he did for me
Is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be.

25. "Daddy's Little Girl" by Frankie J.

Told from a daughter's perspective, this 2006 song by Frankie J. describes the heart wrenching tale of a family's break-up and the lasting impact of feeling abandoned.

26. "That's My Job" by Conway Twitty

Conway Twitty (1987) descibes his father and role model in this song as the one who provided comfort, guidance, and encouragement as simply part of his job of "dad." He explains to his son:

That's my job, that's what I do
Everything I do is because of you
To keep you safe with me, that's my job, you see

27. "Sometimes You Can’t Make It on Your Own" by U2

This Grammy Award-winning song by U2 (2004) is about Bono's distant and strained relationship with his dying father. The lyrics reveal that he struggled to bridge their communication divide and his father's tendency to shut others out. He perceived them as ultimately very similar.

28. "Meanwhile Back At Mama's" by Tim McGraw

While the world demands a fast pace, home represents solace and easy predictability. In this song, Tim McGraw (2014) yearns to abandon the high pressure life to return to all the things he thought he'd never miss back at his mama's place.

Our family tree has some twisted roots.
Our family tree has some twisted roots. | Source

29. "Somebody’s Hero" by Jamie O'Neal

Jamie O’Neal (2005) reminds us in this sweet song that you don't have to wear a cape, be a rock star, or travel to the moon to be someone's hero. If you're a parent, you probably already are. (Remember this when you are tempted to criticize a parent in front of his or her child.)

30. "Never Gonna Be Alone" by Nickelback

This 2009 power ballad by Nickelback provides a parent's message of unconditional love and support, regardless of any missed opportunities for togetherness in the past:

I'm gonna be there all the way,
I won't be missing one more day,
I'm gonna be there always,
I won't be missing one more day.

More Songs About Family: Fathers, Mothers, Sisters, Brothers

Title
Artist
Year Released
31. My Town
Little Texas
1993
32. Family Tradition
Hank Williams Jr.
1979
33. Love Can Build A Bridge
The Judds
1990
34. In My Daughter's Eyes
Martina McBride
2003
35. Coat Of Many Colors
Dolly Parton
1971
36. Daddy's Little Girl
Michael Buble
2002
37. He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother
The Hollies
1969
38. Family Portrait
Pink
2002
39. My Little Girl
Tim McGraw
2006
40. Black Sheep
John Anderson
1983
41. Blessed
Martina McBride
2001
42. A Song For Mama
Boyz II Men
1997
43. You'll Always Be My Baby
Sara Evans
2006
44. It Won't Be Like This For Long
Darius Rucker
2008
45. I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack
2000
46. Family Is Family
Kacey Musgraves
2015
47. Ready, Set, Don't Go
Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus
2007
48. Just Fishin'
Trace Adkins
2011
49. Love Without End, Amen
George Strait
1990
50. My Front Porch, Lookin' In
Lonestar
2003
51. Cleaning This Gun (Come On In, Boy)
Trace Adkins
2007
52. Seein' My Father In Me
Paul Overstreet
1990
53. Family Man
Craig Campbell
2010
54. Watching You
Rodney Atkins
2006
55. The Walk
Sawyer Brown
1991
56. Father of Mine
Everclear
1997
57. Confessions of a Broken Heart
Lindsay Lohan
2005
58. He Walked On Water
Randy Travis
1990
59. Father to Son
Queen
1974
60. The Perfect Fan
Backstreet Boys
1999
61. Oh Mother
Christina Aguilera
2006
62. A Song for Mama
Boyz II Men
1997
63. Mom
Meghan Trainor
2016
64. Turn to You
Justin Bieber
2012
65. Thank You Mom
Good Charlotte
2000
66. Dear Mom
Girls' Generation
2009
67. Like My Mother Does
Lauren Alaina
2011
68. Older Sister
Carly Simon
1974
69. Sister Oh Sister
Rodney Crowell and Mary Carr (feat. Roseanne Cash)
2012
70. My Brother
Wishbone Ash
1999
71. Blessed
Elton John
1995
72. In My Daughter's Eyes
Martina McBride
2003
73. I Think About You3
Collin Raye
1995
74. Grandpa, Tel Me 'Bout the Good Ol' Days
The Judds
1986
75. I Loved Her First
Heartland
2006
76. Buckaroo
Rodney Atkins
2006
Got a song suggestion? Please share it with us in the Comments Section below.
Families are like fudge:  mostly sweet with a few nuts.
Families are like fudge: mostly sweet with a few nuts. | Source

What's In A Name? Locations With Names That Are Associated With Family Members

show route and directions
A markerUncle Bob Mountain, Colorado, USA -
Uncle Bob Mountain, Colorado, USA
get directions

B markerLe Cousin, France -
Le Cousin, France
get directions

C markerDad, Hungary -
Dad, Hungary
get directions

D markerSister, Australia -
Sister, Avoca TAS 7213, Australia
get directions

E markerNephew Trail, Michigan, USA -
Nephew Trail, Grayling, MI, USA
get directions

F markerLa Niece, France -
La Nièce, 01320, France
get directions

G markerBrothers River, Florida, USA -
Brothers River, Florida, USA
get directions

H markerAunt Ag Creek, Wyoming, USA -
Aunt Ag Creek, Medicine Bow National Forest, Wyoming, USA
get directions

I markerGrandfather Mountain State Park, North Carolina -
Grandfather Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Blowing Rock Highway, Linville, NC, USA
get directions

J markerMother Mountain, Washington, USA -
Mother Mountain, Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA
get directions

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      FlourishAnyway 18 months ago from USA

      Danny - Thanks for the feedback and for stopping by to read. Have a terrific week!

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      Danny Cabaniss 18 months ago from Shawnee, Oklahoma

      Awesome! I love it when you write about family, and when you write about music, so this makes for a great combination. I love the pictures, and the town names. It all comes together to make a terrific hub!

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      FlourishAnyway 19 months ago from USA

      VioletteRose - Thank you for reading and taking the time to leave a comment. Have a great rest of the week.

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      VioletteRose 19 months ago from Chicago

      What a wonderful list of songs for families. The lyrics you shared here are so touching, thanks so much for sharing such beautiful songs!

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      Patricia Scott 19 months ago from sunny Florida

      What an amazing collection of family songs. Many of these cause me to weep, I admit it. The power of music to soothe raw edges and to bring back memories is wonderful..even if it means some unpleasant ones...I have found they enable me to identify what troubled me and let it go.

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      FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

      Supuni Fernando - Thanks for your kind kudos. Have a great week.

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      Supuni Fernando 20 months ago from Colombo, Sri Lanka

      Amazing post- Family is the best thing in the world.

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      FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

      Akriti Mattu - Thanks for reading/listening and for the up vote. Have a great weekend!

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      Akriti Mattu 20 months ago from Shimla, India

      What a wonderful post. Voted up.

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      FlourishAnyway 20 months ago from USA

      torrilynn - They're adorable, aren't they? Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

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      torrilynn 20 months ago

      I really do like the photo of the meerkats that you included as well as the songs. thanks for this creative and enjoyable hub. very interesting and informative. Best of wishes.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Molly - Families are such wonderful resources of love and support, and it's good to celebrate them with song. Thank you for reading.

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      Molly Layton 21 months ago from Alberta

      This is such a great list. It's tough for me to choose a favourite. Thank you for these wonderful songs.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Suzanne - Thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a wonderful week! I love that song too although I sure hope I don't create that kind of relationship in my own life.

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      Suzanne Day 21 months ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      Good job on listing best family songs. I really like Cats in the Cradle and We Are Family. Voted useful! x

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Susie - Thanks for stopping by and taking time to listen. That's a great song! I'm glad you found something you enjoyed here. Have a terrific week!

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      Susie Lehto 21 months ago from Minnesota

      Flourish, you must be a true blue music lover. You has so many great songs listed here. I had to listen to "Meanwhile Back At Mama's", I love that song.

      Awesome hub!

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Bill - Thank you for taking the time to visit. My nephew is always brutally honest. I hope you're having a great week!

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      Bill De Giulio 21 months ago from Massachusetts

      Another great list Flourish. Includes some timeless classics and a few of my personnel favorites. Great job, enjoyed the list. What would we do without family? Loved the Thanksgiving story :)

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Audrey - Another country music lover! I found it interesting how country had so many of the hits about families. Thanks for your kind words. Have a wonderful week ahead.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      ezzly - Sometimes the unexpected surprises are the best! Thanks so much for voting and sharing. Have a wonderful week.

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      ezzly 21 months ago

      Aw that made me tingle Your anecdote about There Goes My Life - it is sad for parents when their kids fly the nest. Voted up and sharing on twitter

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      Audrey Selig 21 months ago from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

      Hi Flourish - What a great collection of songs, and I do love country. You must have spent a great deal of time compiling this list. Your photos add to the collection and are fun to see. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Audrey Pinning

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      MsDora - Thank you for your generous, kind words. I certainly hope your Easter was a wonderful one spent with family and friends.

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 21 months ago from The Caribbean

      Yours is a beautiful family! You provide a list of meaningful songs, and I intend to make to listen to some of them. You also engage us in some fun ways. Thank you.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Writer Fox - Thank you for visiting and for bookmarking. Have a great week ahead!

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Sunshine625 - Glad you enjoyed this! Have a wonderful Easter with your family.

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      Writer Fox 21 months ago from the wadi near the little river

      Wow - another great list of songs! I think many of these would be great for weddings. I'll bookmark this one for sure.

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      Linda Bilyeu 21 months ago from Orlando, FL

      Way to go Flourish! What an awesome list of songs. As I was reading through the list song suggestions entered my mind and then BAM you mentioned them...I am out of suggestions! :)

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Sha - Thanks for stopping by. I hope your weekend has been a great one. Have a Happy Easter!

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Linda - Thanks for stopping by and for the kind comment. Have a wonderful Easter with your family.

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      Linda Crampton 21 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This is an interesting and attractive hub, as always, Flourish. It's also educational for me, which I appreciate, because I don't know most of the songs that you've described. I do know The Cat's in the Cradle and I'll Be There, though, and I like them both. I hope you have a very enjoyable Easter.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Susan - It often doesn't seem like you'll miss it when you're in the midst of it (i.e., the terrible twos, the teen years) but afterwards you do look back fondly. At least that is what I am finding. Thanks for stopping by!

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Nell - A number of these songs are country hits, and I don't know whether they get much international play. Glad you found at least one that you enjoyed. Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by!

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Faith Reaper - Thank you so much for visiting, commenting, sharing so widely. Have a lovely Easter weekend!

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      justthemessenger - That's an all time favorite! Thanks for taking a look at my playlist. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Shauna L Bowling 21 months ago from Central Florida

      Great list as usual. I'll have to come back later and listen to the videos. I love Miranda Lambert's The House That Built Me and Jackson 5's I'll be There.

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      Susan Hambidge 21 months ago from Hertfordshire, England

      This is a great hub. So many of these songs make me sad, though, they shouldn't really but they do. 'You're gonna miss this' is one of the worst for me, because it's so heartbreakingly true!

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      Faith Reaper 21 months ago from southern USA

      Awesome list, Flourish. You found some really great family-related songs. Looks like you come from a pretty great family there! I had forgotten a lot of these. I agree with Catherine, in that your commentary is what truly makes your hubs interesting.

      Happy Easter weekend.

      God bless you and your lovely family.

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      Nell Rose 21 months ago from England

      Hi, most of these I don't know, but I absolutely LOVE Avicci! I have the CD and sing to it all day long! lol! love the location names too, especially Mother Mountain, how cool! Great hub flourish, loved it!

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      James C Moore 21 months ago from The Great Midwest

      Reading this I was immediately reminded how the Pittsburgh Pirates used the #1 song on this list as the theme song on their MLB world series championship run. I must say you have very distinctive categories for your song list.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Homeplace Series - Thank you for taking a look. There are so many songs that reflect family relationships. I'm glad you found some that you enjoyed. Have a terrific weekend.

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      William Leverne Smith 21 months ago from Hollister, MO

      What a wonderful list! Many, many memories. Many I'd forgotten about. Thanks, so much, for sharing! ;-)

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Catherine - Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment. It's often hard to make the right choices in our daily lives but kids grow up so quickly, and they're certainly work the investments we provide.

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Larry - It's one of my favorites, too! Have a great weekend!

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Bill - Glad I could help out. Have a wonderful weekend!

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      Larry Rankin 21 months ago from Oklahoma

      A lot of good songs, but I think "Daughters" is my favorite.

      Wonderful article.

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      Catherine Giordano 21 months ago from Orlando Florida

      Another great playlist and your commentary adds so much. I would often think of Cat's in the Cradle" when my son was young and I was to busy to spend time with him. It made me reprioritize so I had the time. Music has the power to move us and change us. Voted up ++

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      FlourishAnyway 21 months ago from USA

      Frank - Thanks for being first today! Have a terrific weekend.

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      Bill Holland 21 months ago from Olympia, WA

      What a great list. Not surprisingly, many of the songs are country...and many of them are favorites of mine. Thanks for giving me something to listen to today. :)

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      Frank Atanacio 21 months ago from Shelton

      40 best.. wow enjoyed doing this hub.. took the quiz.. did the thumbnails.. and enjoyed your list thank you so much flourish :) Frank

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