Songs About Kindness

Updated on August 22, 2019
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Barbara. "The Song Hunter," has spent over 40 years writing poetry and lyrics. In her spare time, she loves to find songs that tell stories.

Top 10 Unique Song Choices about Kindness
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Below are 10 unique songs about kindness. Each song has a summary with a brief description covering what the tune is about. You can also listen to each song directly on the page to help you further determine whether the song is suitable for your needs. The messages in each song are unique and fit multiple scenarios. Create a playlist featuring all of them, or just the ones that work for you.

Top 10 Songs about Kindness

1. "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw

2. "The Prayer" by Celine Dion Featuring Andrea Bocelli

3. "Try a Little Kindness" by Glen Campbell

4. "Somebody's Daughter" by Tenille Townes

5. "Thank You" by Johnny Reid

6. "Song for the Lonely" by Cher

7. "Anyway" by Martina McBride

8. "One Voice" by Billy Gilman

9. "One Love" by U2

10. "Stand by You" by The Glee Cast

1. "Humble and Kind" by Tim McGraw

Album: Damn Country Music

Year: 2015

When the world is too tough to take, choose Humble and Kind as your go-to song. The lyrics remind us about the beauty in gentleness and giving. How we treat each other lasts a lifetime. It's the one part of life most of us have full control over. Humble and Kind reminds us to choose to be good people. Whether we achieve our goals or not, in the end it's how we made others feel that we'll be remembered for.

Essential Lyrics:

Hold the door say please say thank you
Don't steal, don't cheat, and don't lie
I know you got mountains to climb but
Always stay humble and kind
When those dreams you're dreamin' come to you
When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride but
Always stay humble and kind

2. "The Prayer" by Celine Dion Featuring Andrea Bocelli

Album: These Are Special Times (Celine Dion)

Year: 1998

We all need a little guidance to be the kindest version of ourselves. Praying for the strength to see the best in people and to be guided by the light is sometimes necessary. This gorgeous song belongs on any playlist where hope, faith and kindness are the primary themes. The church-like music and lyrics are profoundly moving.

Essential Lyrics:

I pray you'll be our eyes
And watch us where we go
And help us to be wise
In times when we don't know
Let this be our prayer
When we lose our way

3. "Try a Little Kindness" by Glen Campbell

Album: Try a Little Kindness

Year: 1970

The lyrics to Try a Little Kindness will resonate forever. It doesn't matter which generation hears this song, the message will always apply. The song reminds us that when we see someone who needs a helping hand, or a shoulder, we should just try a little kindness. Don't hesitate to reach out. The smallest gestures are often the most remembered.

Essential Lyrics:

You got to try a little kindness, yes show a little kindness
Just shine your light for everyone to see
And if you try a little kindness, then you'll overlook the blindness
Of narrow-minded people on the narrow-minded streets

4. "Somebody's Daughter" by Tenille Townes

Album: Living Room Worktapes

Year: 2018

This song is fabulous. It's near and dear to the artist's heart. It's meant to serve as a reminder that we all matter. The lost soul featured in the video was 'Somebody's Daughter' and it could be anyone we know. Townes' delivers a message on her Youtube video that says, "hope it inspires people to notice others around them, and to think about how much a wave and a smile can really mean to somebody".

Essential Lyrics:

Bet she was somebody's best friend laughing
Back when she was somebody's sister
Countin' change at the lemonade stand
Probably somebody's high school first kiss
Dancin' in a gym where the kids all talk about someday plans
Now this light'll turn green and I'll hand her a couple dollars
Oh, and I'll wonder how she felt when no one caught her
She's somebody's daughter


5. "Thank You" by Johnny Reid

Album: Kicking Stones

Year: 2007

This beautiful song and video reflect the life of a couple lived to it's fullest. Her husband has recently passed away and the video shows her reflecting the special moments of their life together. It's incredibly moving. We're all headed towards this kind of reflection. Hopefully we are. The thank you is for the life lived together, and for being there for each other. It's both gracious and powerful. Get a tissue before you watch this video.

Essential Lyrics:

Thank you for the life you've given me.
Thank you for sharin' all your love and your peace.
Thank you, for every tear of happiness I've cried

6. "Song for the Lonely" by Cher

Album: Living Proof

Year: 2001

This message about kindness in song is delivered through reassurance and hope that someone will be there for you. When everything around you comes crashing down, someone is saying a prayer for you and sending you hopefulness. The gift of kindness is unseen, but always there. Remembering that we're never alone is difficult, however, this tune leaves us with the message that even in our darkest hours we are still loved.

Essential Lyrics:

This is a song for the lonely
Can you hear me tonight
For the broken hearted, battle scared, I'll be by your side
This is a song for the lonely when your dreams won't come true
Can you hear this prayer
'Coz someone's there for you

7. "Anyway" by Martina McBride

Album: Waking Up Laughing

Year: 2007

You're probably familiar with the theme of this song. 'Anyway' also known as the Paradoxical Commandments was written by Kent M. Keith in 1968. The message has gained fame for over 50 years now and you can find the words interpreted in song, magnets, poems, memes, posters and more. Mother Theresa kept a copy of this famous poem on the wall of her children's orphanage in India until the day she passed. Martina took the message to song, and this powerful tune is the example of what kindness and goodness truly means. The song reminds us that it's never been between us and 'them', but always between ourselves and our higher power.

Essential Lyrics:

You can love someone with all your heart
For all the right reasons
In a moment they can choose to walk away
Love 'em anyway

8. "One Voice" by Billy Gilman

Album: One Voice

Year: 2000

The words of child sing to heaven asking for help down here on earth. The kindness of this song is hopeful prayer of a youngster recognizing the way things should be, the way things can be. "One voice, one simple word, hearts know what to say, one dream can change the world, keep believing til you find your way" (lyrics). Never lose hope. Billy Gilman reminds us that through darkness there is light.

Essential Lyrics:

We need some help
Down here on earth
A thousand prayers, a million words
But one voice was heard

9. "One Love" by U2

Album: Achtung Baby

Year: 1991

One love, we get to share it. The message of the song is about forgiveness, caring and love. The kindness message in this song reminds us that we are all living this one life together as sisters and brothers. Love is our temple and we need to remember to carry each other through the trials of this earthly existence. Being kind is love.

Essential Lyrics:

You say one love, one life (One life)
It's one need in the night
One love (one love), get to share it
Leaves you darling, if you don't care for it

10. "Stand by You" by The Glee Cast

Album: The Quarterback by Glee Cast

Year: 2013

The kindness in 'Stand by You' is in the promise that someone will stand by you through it all: "I'll stand by you, won't let nobody hurt you". When the world seems as though it's abandoned you, this person vows to be by your side no matter what happens. Even when you're not at your best, the kindness of their love will keep your heart warm. It's more than love it's a vow of love. One that lasts through eternity.

Essential Lyrics:

I'll stand by you
I'll stand by you
Won't let nobody hurt you
I'll stand by you
Take me in into your darkest hour
And I'll never desert you
I'll stand by you

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    © 2018 Barbara Tremblay Cipak

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      • Brite-Ideas profile imageAUTHOR

        Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

        9 months ago from Toronto, Canada

        Thank you Shauna, and thank you for stopping by, Happy New Year to you as well

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        Shauna L Bowling 

        9 months ago from Central Florida

        This is a very uplifting post, Barbara. Your timing is perfect. The world needs to hear the messages in all these songs and truly take them to heart. I think the one that really affected me the most was Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind".

        Thank you. I really enjoyed this.

        Happy New Year, Barbara!

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        Barbara Tremblay Cipak 

        10 months ago from Toronto, Canada

        Thanks for stopping by Lorelei. I can't get enough of Tenille Townes song as well, and she's Canadian too

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        Lorelei Cohen 

        10 months ago from Canada

        I could spend the entire morning on your page listening to these songs. Beautiful and a couple our my favorites. I love the song Thank You by Johnny Reid it truly reminds a person of the things that matter most. Thank you for the introduction to Tenille Townes, she is a newcomer to me. Merry Christmas.

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