40 Songs about Getting Older

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40 Songs about Getting Older

Mark Twain once said, “Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter”.

Getting old happens to the best of us. It happens to all of us. Fortunately, we have music far and wide that helps us cope as time goes by:

I. Latest songs about getting older (2019,2020,2021)

Check out our list below for the latest trending songs on getting old, growing older, growing up, and just plain aging.

1) Growing Old With You

Artist: Restless Road
Album: Growing Old With You
Year: 2022
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2) Growing Older

Artist: JJ Heller
Album: Growing Older
Year: 2021
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3) Losing My Edge

Artist: LCD Soundsystem
Album: LCD Soundsystem
Year: 2005
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4) Wasn’t Expecting That

Artist: Jaime Lawson
Album: Wasn’t Expecting That
Year: 2011
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II. Funny songs about getting older

Getting old is no joke unless, of course, you don’t take yourself seriously! This is pretty much the way to go – life is hard enough as it is without adding getting older to it.

1) Old Grand-Dad

Artist: Fats Waller
Album: The Fabulous Fats Waller & His Rhythm
Year: 1926
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2) Waitin’ On A Woman

Artist: Brad Paisley
Album: Time Well Wasted
Year: 2005
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3) Hey Nineteen

Artist: Steely Dan
Album: Gaucho
Year: 1980
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4) The Little Old Lady From Pasadena

Artist: The Beach Boys
Album: Beach Boys Concert
Year: 1964
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III. Songs about being 60 years old

It seems 60 is the new “It Age,” and if you’re there or about to be, or still have a long way to go – rest easy. It’s well worth the ride. We have a pretty interesting and diverse range of songs about being 60 right here.

1) What The Hell Happened To Me?

Artist: Adam Sandler
Album: 2nd Studio Album
Year: 1996
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2) Once I Was 7 Years Old

Artist: Ben Schuller
Album: Cover Sessions
Year: 2017
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3) 7 years

Artist: Stereo Avenue
Album: Do Ya Think You Can Dance? 2016 Soundtrack
Year: 2016
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4) Free The Madness

Artist: Steve Aoki ft. Machine Gun Kelly
Album: Neon Future I
Year: 2014
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IV. Pop songs about getting older

Everyone has a little something to say about growing old, from funnyman Adam Sandler to outlandish pop icon Billie Eilish. There is a song in here for all of us!

1) Grow Old With You

Artist: Adam Sandler
Album: The Wedding Singer
Year: 1998
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2) Getting Older

Artist: Billie Eilish
Album: Happier Than Ever
Year: 2021
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3) Help The Aged

Artist: Pulp
Album: This Is Hardcore
Year: 1998
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4) My Generation

Artist: The Who
Album: Debut Studio Album
Year: 1965
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V. Rock songs about aging

Rock n Roll will never die! And neither will it let us. So while you can, listen on and live long!

1) A Hazy Shade Of Winter

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Album: Bookends
Year: 1968
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Basically, a cold, hard look at how the passing of time crushes the exuberance of youth. Call it a stock-take of wasted opportunity during the peak of your life. Nevertheless, this duo delivers as they always do, and while it might not get you taking stock of your own life – it will have you singing along in no time at all!

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2) Glory Days

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Born In The U.S.A
Year: 1984
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3) Wild At Heart

Artist: Lana Del Rey
Album: Chemtrails Over The Country Club
Year: 2021
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4) I Don’t Want To Grow Up

Artist: The Ramones
Album: Adios Amigos!
Year: 1995
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VI. R&B songs about getting old

We just love the vibey, smooth beats and the way these soul singers to the thing that everybody can relate to getting old!

1) Same Drugs

Artist: Chance The Rapper
Album: Coloring Book
Year: 2016
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2) Ghost!

Artist: Kid Cudi
Album: Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager
Year: 2010
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3) When They Reminisce Over You

Artist: Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth
Album: Mecca & The Soul Brother (Remixes)
Year: 2018
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4) 7 Years

Artist: Lukas Graham
Album: Lukas Graham (Blue Album)
Year: 2015
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This song was nominated for three Grammy Awards in February 2017. According to the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), it was the seventh best-selling song worldwide in 2016, with a whopping 10.4 million digital downloads.

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VII. Rap/Hip Hop songs about getting older

Getting older is not for the faint of heart. Check out our selection of Rap and Hip Hop songs that speak to this very thing.

1) Growing Pains

Artist: Ludacris ft. Fate Wilson, Keon Bryce
Album: Word Of Mouf
Year: 2001
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2) Grown Up

Artist: Danny Brown
Album: The Ultimate Chilled Beats Vol. 1
Year: 2019
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3) Ivy

Artist: Frank Ocean
Album: Blonde
Year: 2016
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4) Childish Gambino – Hold You Down

Artist: Donald Glover
Album: Camp
Year: 2011
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VIII. Country songs about growing old

We can always rely on those good old country singers to have something to say about the hardships and realities of aging. Sit back, and enjoy.

1) In Our Old Age

Artist: Kenny Rogers
Album: Love Is Strange
Year: 1990
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2) Hello Grandma

Artist: Lyle Lovett
Album: I Love Everybodye
Year: 1994
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3) A Woman Half My Age

Artist: Kitty Wells
Album: (Film) The Road To Nashville
Year: 1967
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4) I’ve Aged Twenty Years In Five

Artist: George Jones
Album: I Am What I Am
Year: 1980
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IX. Disney songs about growing up

Yay for Disney and always having a cool and meaningful song to get stuck in your head! Here’s what they have to deliver for growing up and life!

1) Never Grow Up

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Speak Now
Year: 2010
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2) When I Am Older

Artist: Josh Gad
Album: Frozen II
Year: 2019
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3) How Far I’ll Go

Artist: Auli’i Cravalho
Album: Moana
Year: 2016
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4) Circle Of Life

Artist: Carmen Twillie & Lebo M.
Album: The Lion King
Year: 1994
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X. Songs with “Old Man” in the title

Whether you call your Dad Old Man, or whether you are one or know one – this varied selection of music genres has something to say about it.

1) Old Man

Artist: Neil Young
Album: Harvest
Year: 1972
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2) Don’t Let The Old Man In

Artist: Toby Keith
Album: Greatest Hits: The Showdog Years
Year: 2019
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3) My Old Man

Artist: Zac Brown Band
Album: Welcome Home
Year: 2017
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4) Mean Old Man

Artist: Jerry Lee Lewis ft. Ron Wood
Album: 40th Studio Album
Year: 2010
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