120 Songs About Family

Updated on April 14, 2020
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Carson suffers from a serious case of melophilia. Geeking out on her favorite music artists is her guilty pleasure.

There are so many great songs about families out there. These 120 are my absolute favorites.
There are so many great songs about families out there. These 120 are my absolute favorites. | Source

When you stop and think about your family, you might find yourself riding a wild rollercoaster of emotions. A family can be your source of happiness, comfort and, sometimes, even anger. But, no matter how annoying your family members can be, the special love and connection you have with them never fades. The following songs about family sum up these emotions. Without question, these songs will remind you that life just isn't right without them.

Pop Songs About Family

1. "Two of Us" by Louis Tomlinson (2019)

2. "Mom" by Meghan Trainor and Kelli Trainor (2016)

3. "Ring Off" by Beyoncé (2014)

4. "7 Years" by Lukas Graham (2012)

5. "Down to Earth" by Justin Bieber (2009)

6. "Oh Mother" by Christina Aguilera (2007)

7. "Daddy's Little Girl" by Frankie J (2006)

8. "Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter o Father)" by Lindsay Lohan (2005)

9. “Because of You” by Kelly Clarkson (2005)

10. "Family Portrait" by P!nk (2001)

11. "Mama" by Spice Girls (1996)

12. "Keep It Together" by Madonna (1990)

13. "Father Figure" by George Michael (1987)

14. "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge (1979)

15. "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders (1973) 

16. "Daddy Don't You Walk so Fast" by Wayne Newton (1972)

17. "Father and Son" by Cat Stevens (1970)

18. "He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother" by The HolliTes (1969)

19. "You Better Sit Down Kids" by Cher (1967)

20. "Daughter" by The Blenders (1963)

R&B/Soul Songs About Family

21."Mother" by Ashanti (2008)

22. "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross (2003)

23. "Family Reunion" by Jill Scott (2004)

24. "Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige (2001)

25. "A Song for Mama" by Boyz II Men (1997)

26. "Outstanding" by The Gap Band (1982)

27. "Before I Let Go" by Maze (1981)

28. "Family Reunion" by The O'Jays (1975)

29. "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers (1972) )

30. "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone" by The Temptations (1972)

31. "Family Affair" by Sly & The Family Stone(1971)

32. "Walk Easy My Son" by Jerry Butler (1971)

33. "Daddy's Little Man" by O.C. Smith (1969)

34. "Mother-in-Law" by Ernie K-Doe (1961)

35. "Papa's Got a Brand New Bag" by James Brown (1956)

Country Songs About Family

36. "Family Is Family" by Kacey Musgraves (2015)

37. "Meanwhile Back at Mama’s" by Tim McGraw ft. Faith Hill (2014)

38. "Nothing Beats a Family" by Ricky Skaggs (2012)

39. "Family" by Rodney Atkins (2011)

40. "Never Grow Up" by Taylor Swift (2010)

41. "The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert (2010)

42. "It Won't Be Like This for Long" by Darius Rucker (2008)

43. "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift (2008)

44. "You're Gonna Miss This" by Trace Adkins (2008)

45. "Somebody's Hero" by Jamie O'Neal (2005)

46. "Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi (2005)

47. "Don't Forget to Remember Me" by Carrie Underwood (2005)

48. "Something to Be Proud Of" by Montgomery Gentry (2005)

49. "Mr. Mom" by Lonestar (2004)

50. "Babygirl" by Sugarland (2004)

51. "Remember When" by Alan Jackson (2003)

52. "There goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney (2003)

53. "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride (2003)

54. "The Baby" by Blake Shelton (2003)

55. "I'm Already There" by Lonestar (2001)

56. "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack (2000)

57. "The Best Day" by George Strait (2000)

58. "Just Another Day in Paradise" by Phil Vassar (2000)

59. "He Didn't Have to Be" by Brad Paisley (1999)

60. "Butterfly Kisses" by Raybon Bros. (1997)

61. "Love Can Build a Bridge" by The Judds (1990)

62. "The Greatest Man I Ever Knew" by Reba McEntire (1991)

63. "Daddy’s Hands" by Holly Dunn (1991)

64. "Thank God for the Kids" by Oak Ridge Boys (1982)

65. "Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers (1981)

66. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Loretta Lynn (1971)

67. "Teach Your Children Well” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. (1970)

68. "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton (1968)

Rock Songs About Family

69. "The Exchange" by Torres (2015)

70. "Never Gonna Be Alone" by Nickelback (2008)

71. "Only Mama Knows" by Paul McCartney(2007)

72. "Sometimes You Can't Make It on Your Own" by U2 (2005)

73. "Daughters" by John Mayer (2003)

74. "Blood Brothers" by Iron Maiden (2000)

75. "Arms Wide Open" by Creed (1999)

76. "My Father's Eyes" by Eric Clapton (1998)

77. "The Wish" by Bruce Springsteen (1998)

78. "Father of Mine" by Everclear (1997)

79. "Mama Said" by Mettalica (1996)

80. "Daughter" by Pearl Jam (1993)

81. “Winter” by Tori Amos (1992)

82. "Mama, I'm Coming Home" by Ozzy Osbourne (1991)

83. "316" by Van Halen (1991)

84. "Oh Daddy" by Adrian Belew (1989)

85. “In the Living Years” by Mike and the Mechanics (1988)

86. "Family Man" by Fleetwood Mac (1987)

87. "Brothers in Arms" by Dire Straits (1985)

88. "Mama" by Genesis (1983)

89. "My Father's House" by Bruce Springsteen (1982)

90. "Blessed" by Elton John (1982)

91. "Breathing" by Kate Bush (1980)

92. "Babylon Sisters" by Steely Dan (1980)

93. "Mother" by Pink Floyd (1979)

94. "Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas (1975)

95. "Sister Golden Hair" by America (1975)

96. "Father to Son" by Queen (1974)

97. "Mother and Child Reunion" by Paul Simon (1972)

98. "Kooks" by David Bowie(1971)

99. "Don't Cry Daddy" by Elvis Presley (1969)

100. “Hey Jude” by The Beatles (1968)

101. "Two Sisters" by the Kinks (1967)

102. "Mother's Little Helper" by The Rolling Stones (1965)

Hip-Hop/Rap Songs About Family

103. "Family Feud" by Jay-Z (2017)

104. "Keep the Family Close" by DRAKE (2016)

105. "Brotherhood" by Stormzy(2016)

106. "Only One" by Kanye West ft. Paul McCartney (2014)

107. "Hey Mama" by Kanye West (2005)

108. "Family Business" by Kanye West (2004)

109. "Mockingbird” by Eminem (2004)

110. "Bridging the Gap" by Nas (2004)

111. "December 4th" by Jay-Z (2003)

112. "Father" by LL Cool J (1997)

113. "All That I Got Is You" by Ghostface Killah Feat. Mary J. Blige (1995)

114. "Dear Mama" by Tupac Shakur (1995)

Children's Songs About Family

115. "Family Cheer" by The Kiboomers (2015)

116. "There’s No Such Thing as Normal" by Dan Dan Doodlebug (2007)

117. "We Are a Family" by Jack Hartmann(1994)

118. "Houses Song" by The Kiboomers (1982)

119. “All I Really Need” by Raffi (1980)

120. "Family Song" by Sesame Street (1972)

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      Liz Westwood 

      3 months ago from UK

      You have put together an interesting selection of songs.

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