Songs About Children

We experience a mixture of feelings when it comes to our kids…. especially those formative years of growth. Children have a way of bringing out many of our strongest human emotions and feelings that range from pride to worry, happiness to sadness, hopes to fears, satisfaction to tension, agitation to frustration and so on. We nurture them and give words of praise and encouragement. We look forward to and remember the milestones they reach as they are growing up. We take much pride in their endeavors, accomplishments and achievements. On the other hand they know how to push our buttons… and over time become very good and adept at it 😛 We set boundaries and limits… always trying to look out for their best interest and well-being. Sometimes, on the inside, you kind of wish the time to slow down or freeze on those special moments in life – for your children to enjoy those carefree years of kids simply being kids… before all those responsibilities and obligations kick in as adulthood approaches.

We watch our children growing up in oh so many ways including when your little baby begins to crawl – When your toddler begins to take those first few steps – When you hear the first word spoken by your baby – When you send your little one off to their first day of kindergarten at school – When your child stars to socialize and make his or her first friend – When your adolescent becomes a teenager and the big jump from elementary school to high school – That first dance or prom – That first job – The magic milestone ages of 16, 18 and 21 – Graduation day is another extraordinary moment – basically the transition from youth heading out into the adult world… some to a higher education… some into military service… some into full-time work.

Music is a great way to express those emotions at various stages of your child or children’s growth. Certain songs will reflect certain moments and times in your lives. Songs about growing up is an ideal way of getting your feelings to reach the heart of the listener. There are many songs out their about children – both happy and sad – good times and bad times as life is unpredictable – many about growing up – by a huge plethora of songwriters and musical artists. You’ll find a wide array and variety of these songs – from several decades of music – in the list below to choose from to put to your ipod, music player, burn to CD, or whatever else your intentions may be.

Keep in mind that these are songs ABOUT kids and childhood experiences. These are NOT necessarily songs FOR children (although some are) or BY children (although there are a few sung by kids or excerpts within the songs). Be selective in what you choose. Although many are listed here, there have got to many tons more out there. I’ve tried to keep a majority of these as “mainstream” without digging too deep. Let me know in the comment section below if there are others that you know that should be included here and I will add them when I update this list.


Songs About Children

Songs About Growing Up

Songs About Childhood Experiences

  1. All-American Girl – Carrie Underwood
  2. Baby Sittin’ Boogie – Buzz Clifford
  3. Beautiful Boy – John Lennon, Celine Dion
  4. Beautiful Child – Fleetwood Mac
  5. Billy Can’t Read – Paul Overstreet
  6. Bimbo – Jim Reeves
  7. Bless The Beasts & The Children – The Carpenters
  8. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  9. Cat’s In The Cradle – Harry Chapin
  10. Check Yes Or No – George Strait
  11. Child Support – Barbara Mandrell
  12. Childhood Places – Dottie West
  13. Children – Johnny Cash
  14. Children’s Marching Song – Mitch Miller & His Gang
  15. Circle Game – Joni Mitchell
  16. Clair – Gilbert O’Sullivan
  17. Coal Miner’s Daughter – Loretta Lynn
  18. Coat of Many Colors – Dolly Parton
  19. Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast – Wayne Newton
  20. Daddy What If – Bobby Bare & Bobby Bare Jr.
  21. Daddy’s Girl – Red Sovine
  22. Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
  23. Daddy’s Little Girl – The Mills Brothers, Al Martino, Frankie J., Faith Hill
  24. Dance Little Jean – Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  25. Don’t Laugh At Me – Mark Wills
  26. Don’t Take The Girl – Tim McGraw
  27. Drive (For Daddy Gene) – Alan Jackson
  28. Eyes of A Child – The Moody Blues
  29. Eyes of A Child – Air Supply, Michael McDonald (different song than above)
  30. Father & Daughter – Paul Simon
  31. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  32. Forever Young – Rod Stewart (different song than above)
  33. Free To Be You & Me – Marlo Thomas & Friends
  34. Giddy Up Go – Red Sovine
  35. Girls & Boys – Good Charlotte
  36. Go Away Little Girl – Steve Lawrence, Donny Osmond
  37. God Bless The Child – Billie Holiday, Blood Sweat & Tears, Diana Ross, Shania Twain (recorded by several other artists as well)
  38. Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston
  39. He Walked On Water – Randy Travis
  40. Hell Is For Children – Pat Benatar
  41. Help Pour Out The Rain (Lacey’s Song) – Buddy Jewell
  42. House At Pooh Corner – Kenny Loggins, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  43. How Far Is Heaven – Kitty Wells
  44. I Am Your Child – Barry Manilow
  45. I Don’t Call Him Daddy – Doug Supernaw, Kenny Rogers
  46. I Loved Her First – Heartland
  47. I Watched It All On My Radio – Lionel Cartwright
  48. In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
  49. In My Room – The Beach Boys
  50. It’ll Come Back – Red Sovine
  51. Jack & Diane – John Cougar Mellencamp
  52. Just The Two of Us – Will Smith
  53. Keep It Between The Lines – Ricky Van Shelton
  54. Keep On Singing – Helen Reddy, Austin Roberts
  55. Kid Stuff – Barbra Fairchild
  56. Kids of The Baby Boom – Bellamy Brothers
  57. Kids Say The Darndest Things – Tammy Wynette
  58. Let Them Be Little – Billy Dean, Lonestar
  59. Little Girl – Tim McGraw
  60. Love Without End Amen – George Strait
  61. Lullaby To Him – The Hollies
  62. Mama Let Him Play – Jerry Doucette
  63. Mockingbird – Inez Foxx, Carly Simon & James Taylor, Toby Keith
  64. Mockingbird (Haile’s Song) – Eminem
  65. Mr. Mom – Lonestar
  66. My Boy – Richard Harris
  67. My Front Porch Looking In – Lonestar
  68. No Charge – Melba Montgomery, Shirley Caesar
  69. Nobody’s Child – Hank Snow, Hank Williams Jr., Traveling Wilburys
  70. Oklahoma – Billy Gilman
  71. Old Dogs, Children & Watermelon Wine – Tom T. Hall
  72. One Boy, One Girl – Collin Raye
  73. One Voice – Billy Gilman
  74. One Hundred Children – Tom T. Hall
  75. Patches – Clarence Carter
  76. Playground In My Mind – Clint Holmes
  77. Please Daddy – John Denver
  78. Please Daddy – Dwight Yoakam (different song than above)
  79. Puff The Magic Dragon – Peter Paul & Mary
  80. Puppy Love – Paul Anka, Donny Osmond
  81. Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
  82. Ready Set Don’t Go – Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus
  83. Rock & Roll Baby – The Stylistics
  84. Roll on (Eighteen Wheeler) – Alabama
  85. Skip A Rope – Henson Cargill
  86. So Much Like My Dad – George Strait
  87. Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
  88. Stolen Moments – Jim Witter
  89. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses, Sheryl Crow
  90. Sweet Little Rock & Roller – Chuck Berry
  91. Teach Your Children – Crosby Stills Nash & Young
  92. Teddy Bear – Red Sovine
  93. Thank God For Kids – Oak Ridge Boys
  94. That’s My Job – Conway Twitty
  95. The Best Day – George Strait
  96. The Dollar – Jamey Johnson
  97. The Game That Daddies Play – Conway Twitty
  98. The Greatest – Kenny Rogers
  99. The Kid – Clint Black
  100. The Kid In Me – Craig Morgan
  101. The Kids Are Alright – The Who
  102. The Kid’s Aren’t Alright – The Offspring
  103. The Little Girl – John Michael Montgomery
  104. The Marvelous Toy – Chad Mitchell Trio, Peter Paul & Mary, John Denver
  105. The Men In My Little Girl’s Life – Mike Douglas
  106. The Obvious Child – Paul Simon
  107. The Only Child – Jackson Browne
  108. Then They Do – Trace Adkins
  109. There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
  110. This One’s For The Girls – Martina McBride
  111. This Used To Be My Playground – Madonna
  112. Tough Little Boys – Gary Allan
  113. Two Little Boys – Rolf Harris
  114. Watching Scotty Grow – Bobby Goldsboro
  115. Watching You – Rodney Atkins
  116. What Is Truth – Johnny Cash
  117. When A Child Is Born – Johnny Mathis, Michael Holm, Kenny Rogers (covered by several other artists as well)
  118. When I Grow Up – Pussycat Dolls
  119. When I Grow Up (To Be A Man) – The Beach Boys
  120. When I Was A Boy – Dar Williams
  121. When The Children Cry – White Lion
  122. Where Do The Children Play – Cat Stevens
  123. With A Child’s Heart – Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Raven Symone
  124. Wonderful – Everclear
  125. You & Me Against The World – Helen Reddy
  126. You Can’t Lose Me – Faith Hill
  127. Your Dad Did – John Hiatt
  128. You’re Gonna Miss This – Trace Adkins