107 Songs About Parents (Pop, Rap & More)

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107 Songs About Parents (Pop, Rap & More)

I. Christian Songs About Parents

1. Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman

Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman
Album: This Moment
Year: 2007

The song is about a young girl who is left at home by her parents while they go out to a party. She is sad and feels like she is missing out, but her fairy godmother comes and transforms her into a beautiful princess. She goes to the ball and meets the prince, but when the clock strikes midnight she has to leave and she loses her glass slipper. The prince goes on a quest to find her and eventually they are reunited and live happily ever after.

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2. In Christ Alone by Keith & Kristyn Getty

Artist: Keith & Kristyn Getty
Album: In Christ Alone
Year: 2006

“In Christ Alone” is a song by Keith and Kristyn Getty, written in 2001. The song is based on the apostle Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 15:3 that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.” The song reflects on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and the victory he achieved over death.

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3. Slow Down by Nichole Nordeman

Artist: Nichole Nordeman
Album: Every Mile Mattered
Year: 2017

The song is about a mother’s love for her child, and how she wants to protect them and keep them safe. She knows that the world is a scary place, and that her child is growing up too fast. She just wants them to slow down and enjoy their childhood.

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4. Amazing Grace by Il Divo

Artist: Il Divo
Album: The Promise
Year: 2008

Il Divo is a classical crossover group that formed in 2003. The group has released eight albums, with their first album, “Il Divo,” being the most successful. “Amazing Grace” is a song off of their first album. The song is a cover of the traditional Christian hymn of the same name. The song is sung in English, Spanish, and Latin.

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5. Song to My Parents (I Only Wanna See You There) by Keith Green

Artist: Keith Green
Album: For Him Who Has Ears to Hear
Year: 1977

The song is about a son who is telling his parents that he only wants to see them in heaven. He talks about how he knows they are getting old and he doesn’t want them to worry about him. He wants them to know that he is okay and that he will see them again in heaven.

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6. Honor Your Father and Mother by Steve Green

Artist: Steve Green
Album: Hide ‘Em In Your Heart: Bible Memory Melodies, Vol. 2
Year: 1992

The song is about honoring one’s parents, and how important it is to do so. It talks about how parents are the ones who have brought us into this world, and how we should honor them for everything they have done for us.

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7. Steal Their Hearts by The Neverclaim

Artist: The Neverclaim
Album: The Neverclaim
Year: 2013

The song is about a group of people who are fighting for their lives. They are willing to do whatever it takes to survive. They are not afraid to steal hearts if it means they can live.

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8. Father by Jeremy Camp

Artist: Jeremy Camp
Album: The Story’s Not Over
Year: 2019

“Father” is a song by Jeremy Camp from his album Beyond Measure. The song is about Camp’s father, who died when Camp was 19. The song is a tribute to Camp’s father and talks about how much he misses him.

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9. Rock of Ages by Augustus M. Toplady

Artist: Augustus M. Toplady
Album:
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The song ‘Rock of Ages’ is a hymn written by Augustus M. Toplady in 1775. The lyrics of the song express the speaker’s dependence on God and their confidence in His protection. The song also contains a reference to the ‘Rock of Ages’, which is a metaphor for God.

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10. You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

Artist: Josh Groban
Album: Closer
Year: 2003

“You Raise Me Up” is a song originally composed by Irish-Norwegian duo Secret Garden. The music was written by Secret Garden’s Rolf Løvland and the lyrics by Brendan Graham. After the song was performed early in 2002 by the Secret Garden and their invited lead singer, Brian Kennedy, the song only became a minor hit. In 2003, the song was recorded by the Irish singer Josh Groban, whose version became a global hit. Groban’s recording was produced by David Foster and Humberto Gatica and released on his album Closer. His single achieved considerable adult contemporary and easy listening radio airplay and peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in February 2004. In the United Kingdom, Groban’s version of “You Raise Me Up” peaked at number one in January 2005, becoming his first number-one single there.

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11. Just As I Am by Charlotte Elliott

Artist: Charlotte Elliott
Album:
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The song is about a person coming to Jesus just as they are, without trying to change themselves first. It is a song of surrender and humility, and a reminder that we are all sinners in need of God’s grace.

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12. Holy, Holy, Holy by Reginald Heber

Artist: Reginald Heber
Album:
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The song is a hymn about the Holy Trinity. The first verse is about the Father, the second verse is about the Son, and the third verse is about the Holy Spirit. The song ends with a prayer that the Trinity would be glorified forever.

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13. In Christ Alone by Keith & Kristyn Getty

Artist: Keith & Kristyn Getty
Album: In Christ Alone
Year: 2006

“In Christ Alone” is a song by Keith and Kristyn Getty, written in 2001. The song is based on the apostle Paul’s statement in 1 Corinthians 15:3 that “Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures.” The song reflects on the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and the victory he achieved over death.

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14. Amazing Grace by Il Divo

Artist: Il Divo
Album: The Promise
Year: 2008

Il Divo is a classical crossover group that formed in 2003. The group has released eight albums, with their first album, “Il Divo,” being the most successful. “Amazing Grace” is a song off of their first album. The song is a cover of the traditional Christian hymn of the same name. The song is sung in English, Spanish, and Latin.

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II. Rap Songs About Parents

1. Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album:
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The song is a tribute to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. He talks about how she was a strong black woman who raised him by herself and how she always put her children first. He talks about how she was always there for him, even when he was in trouble. He talks about how she is the reason he is the man he is today and how he will always love her.

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2. Poppa Was a Playa by Nas

Artist: Nas
Album: The Lost Tapes
Year: 2002

The song is about Nas’ father, who was a womanizer. Nas talks about how his father would cheat on his mother and how it would affect him and his sister.

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3. Hey Mama by Ye

Artist: Ye
Album: Late Registration
Year: 2005

“Hey Mama” is a song by Ye about a mother’s love and how it can help someone through tough times. The song is full of appreciation for all that a mother does for her children. It is a touching song that is sure to bring a smile to any mother’s face.

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4. Mama’s Song by Kendrick Lamar

Artist: Kendrick Lamar
Album: To Pimp a Butterfly
Year: 2015

Mama’s Song is a song by Kendrick Lamar in which he pays tribute to his mother, who has been a constant source of support and inspiration in his life. Lamar reflects on all the ways she has helped him, from teaching him how to be strong in the face of adversity to always being there for him when he needed her. He thanks her for everything she has done for him and promises to make her proud. Mama’s Song is a moving and heartfelt tribute to the most important woman in Kendrick Lamar’s life.

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5. Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album:
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The song is a tribute to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. He talks about how she was a strong black woman who raised him by herself and how she always put her children first. He talks about how she was always there for him, even when he was in trouble. He talks about how she is the reason he is the man he is today and how he will always love her.

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6. Just the Two of Us by Will Smith

Artist: Will Smith
Album: Big Willie Style
Year: 1997

The song is about a father and son spending time together and the father telling the son that he will always be there for him.

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7. Mama Knows by J. Cole

Artist: J. Cole
Album: Cole World: The Sideline Story
Year: 2011

The song is about a young man who is trying to figure out life and is turning to his mother for guidance. He is trying to find his way and is hoping that his mother can help him.

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8. Guess Who by Goodie Mob

Artist: Goodie Mob
Album: Soul Food
Year: 1995

“Guess Who” is a song by American hip hop group Goodie Mob. The song was released as a single from their album, World Party, on August 26, 1996. The song features vocals from American singer CeeLo Green and is produced by American record producer Organized Noize. The song peaked at number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number 8 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

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9. Cleanin’ Out My Closet by Eminem

Artist: Eminem
Album: The Eminem Show
Year: 2002

The song is about Eminem’s difficult childhood and how it has affected him as an adult. He talks about how he was abused by his father and how he has struggled with addiction and mental health issues. He also talks about how he has tried to be a good father to his own children, despite his own challenges.

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10. Dance by Nas

Artist: Nas
Album: God’s Son
Year: 2002

“Dance” is a song by Nas. It was released on June 15, 1999, as the fourth single from his second studio album, I Am… (1999). The song was produced by Trackmasters and features a sample of “The Boss” by James Brown.

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11. Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J

Artist: LL Cool J
Album: Mama Said Knock You Out
Year: 1990

“Mama Said Knock You Out” is a song by LL Cool J from his album of the same name. The song is about LL Cool J’s mother giving him advice to never give up in life and to never let anyone get the best of him. The song is considered a classic in the hip-hop genre and is one of LL Cool J’s most popular songs.

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12. Papa’z Song by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album: Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
Year: 1993

The song is about Tupac’s father, who was a Black Panther. Tupac talks about how his father was always fighting for justice, and how he was always there for him. Tupac also talks about how his father died when he was young, and how much he misses him.

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13. Legends Never Die (Daddy’s Halo) by R.A. the Rugged Man

Artist: R.A. the Rugged Man
Album: Legends Never Die
Year: 2013

The song is about a father and son who are both rappers. The father is proud of his son’s success, but he is also proud of his own legacy as a rapper. The son pays tribute to his father by rapping about how his father’s music has inspired him.

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14. Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album:
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The song is a tribute to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. He talks about how she was a strong black woman who raised him by herself and how she always put her children first. He talks about how she was always there for him, even when he was in trouble. He talks about how she is the reason he is the man he is today and how he will always love her.

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III. Latest Songs About Parents

1. Turn to You (Mother’s Day Dedication) by Justin Bieber

Artist: Justin Bieber
Album: Songs For Moms
Year: 2022

The song is dedicated to Justin’s mother and all mothers around the world. He thanks his mother for everything she has done for him and promises to always be there for her.

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2. Only One by Ye, Paul McCartney

Artist: Ye, Paul McCartney
Album: Dear Donda
Year: 2021

The song is about a person who is in love and is willing to do anything for the person they love. They are the only one for that person and will always be there for them.

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3. More Hearts Than Mine by Ingrid Andress

Artist: Ingrid Andress
Album: Lady Like
Year: 2020

The song is about a woman who is in love with two men and can’t choose between them. She is torn between her head and her heart, and she doesn’t know what to do.

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4. First Man by Camila Cabello

Artist: Camila Cabello
Album: Romance
Year: 2019

The song is about a woman’s love for a man who is her first love. She talks about how she loves him unconditionally and how she will always be there for him.

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5. A Mother Like You by JJ Heller

Artist: JJ Heller
Album: A Mother Like You
Year: 2019

The song is about a mother’s love for her child. It is a very sweet and sentimental song. The lyrics talk about how a mother’s love is always there, even when her child is grown up and she is no longer around. It is a very beautiful song and it will make you appreciate your own mother even more.

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6. God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

Artist: The Beach Boys
Album:
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“God Only Knows” is a song by The Beach Boys that was released in 1966. The song is about a person who is in love and is willing to do anything for the person they love. The song is considered to be one of the greatest love songs of all time.

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7. The Mother by Brandi Carlile

Artist: Brandi Carlile
Album: By the Way, I Forgive You
Year: 2018

The song is about a mother’s love for her child. It is a very emotional and powerful song. The lyrics are very beautiful and touching. The song is sure to bring tears to your eyes.

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8. Speechless by Alicia Keys

Artist: Alicia Keys
Album:
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The song is about a woman who is in love with a man who does not seem to reciprocate her feelings. She is trying to understand why he does not feel the same way about her and she is left feeling speechless.

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9. Parents Just Don’t Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Album: He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper
Year: 1988

The song is about how parents just don’t understand what it’s like to be a teenager. They don’t understand what it’s like to be in love, or to want to go out and party. All they want is for their kids to be safe and to do what they’re supposed to do.

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10. Only One by Ye, Paul McCartney

Artist: Ye, Paul McCartney
Album: Dear Donda
Year: 2021

The song is about a person who is in love and is willing to do anything for the person they love. They are the only one for that person and will always be there for them.

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11. Weekends Look A Little Different These Days by Brett Young

Artist: Brett Young
Album: Weekends Look a Little Different These Days
Year: 2021

The song is about how the weekends look a little different now that the singer is in a relationship. He used to spend his weekends partying and being wild, but now he spends them with his girlfriend and doing more low-key activities.

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12. He’s Her Life by Waylon Nihipali

Artist: Waylon Nihipali
Album: He’s Her Life
Year: 2022

The song ‘He’s Her Life’ by Waylon Nihipali is about a woman who is in love with a man who is not interested in her. She is trying to convince him to love her, but he is not interested.

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13. Things Dads Do by Thomas Rhett

Artist: Thomas Rhett
Album: Things Dads Do
Year: 2021

The song is about all of the things that dads do for their children, and how much their children love them for it.

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IV. Country Songs About Parents

1. Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Play On
Year: 2009

“Mama’s Song” is a song by Carrie Underwood. It is a song about a daughter’s love for her mother. The song is told from the daughter’s perspective, and she expresses her gratitude for her mother’s love and support. She talks about how her mother has always been there for her, and how she is the one person who will always love her unconditionally. The song is a tribute to mothers everywhere, and it is a reminder of the special bond between a mother and her child.

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2. Without You by Luke Combs

Artist: Luke Combs
Album: What You See Is What You Get
Year: 2019

The song is about a man who is struggling to get over a break-up. He is trying to move on but finds it hard to do so because he is still in love with his ex.

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3. Weekends Look A Little Different These Days by Brett Young

Artist: Brett Young
Album: Weekends Look a Little Different These Days
Year: 2021

The song is about how the weekends look a little different now that the singer is in a relationship. He used to spend his weekends partying and being wild, but now he spends them with his girlfriend and doing more low-key activities.

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4. Heart to Heart by Toby Keith

Artist: Toby Keith
Album: How Do You Like Me Now?!
Year: 1999

The song is about a man who is in love with a woman who is in love with someone else. The man is trying to tell the woman that he loves her and that he is the one who is meant for her.

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5. Humble and Kind by Tim McGraw

Artist: Tim McGraw
Album: Damn Country Music
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The song is about being humble and kind to others. It talks about how we should treat others with respect and how we should be grateful for what we have. The song also talks about how we should never take anything for granted.

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6. Die a Happy Man by Thomas Rhett

Artist: Thomas Rhett
Album: Tangled Up
Year: 2015

The song is about a man who is content in his relationship and is willing to do whatever it takes to make his partner happy. He talks about all the things he would do for her, and how he would die a happy man if she were to love him the way he loves her.

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7. He’s Her Life by Waylon Nihipali

Artist: Waylon Nihipali
Album: He’s Her Life
Year: 2022

The song ‘He’s Her Life’ by Waylon Nihipali is about a woman who is in love with a man who is not interested in her. She is trying to convince him to love her, but he is not interested.

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8. The First Cut is the Deepest by Sheryl Crow

Artist: Sheryl Crow
Album: C’mon America
Year: 2003

The song is about heartbreak and how the first cut is always the deepest. The lyrics talk about how love is never easy and how you never forget your first love.

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9. My Wish by Rascal Flatts

Artist: Rascal Flatts
Album: After The Storm
Year: 2014

The song is about a man who is reflecting on his life and what he wishes for. He wishes for happiness and peace for his loved ones. He also wishes for success and love for himself.

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10. The Father, My Son, and the Holy Ghost by Craig Morgan

Artist: Craig Morgan
Album: The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost
Year: 2019

The song is about a father’s love for his son and the bond between them. The father talks about how he will always be there for his son, no matter what. The song is a touching tribute to the father-son relationship.

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11. I Loved Her First by Heartland

Artist: Heartland
Album: I Loved Her First
Year: 2006

I Loved Her First is a song about a father’s love for his daughter. He talks about how he was there for her first steps, first words, and first love. He talks about how he will always be there for her and how he loves her unconditionally.

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12. Things Dads Do by Thomas Rhett

Artist: Thomas Rhett
Album: Things Dads Do
Year: 2021

The song is about all of the things that dads do for their children, and how much their children love them for it.

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13. In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride

Artist: Martina McBride
Album: Martina
Year: 2003

In My Daughter’s Eyes is a song written by Martina McBride and produced by Paul Worley. The song was released in May 2002 as the lead single from her album of the same name. The song peaked at number five on the Billboard Country chart and number thirty-four on the Billboard Hot 100.

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14. Let them be Little by Lonestar

Artist: Lonestar
Album: Let’s Be Us Again
Year: 2004

The song is about a parent’s love for their child and wanting them to stay young forever. The lyrics talk about all the different stages of a child’s life and how fast they grow up. The song is a reminder to cherish every moment with your children because they will be grown up before you know it.

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15. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Artist: Celine Dion
Album:
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The song is about a woman thanking her lover for all the ways he has loved her and supported her over the years. She talks about how he has been her strength when she was weak, her shelter from the storm, and her light in the dark. She says that because of his love, she has been able to achieve all her dreams, and she will always be grateful to him.

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16. Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Artist: Lynyrd Skynyrd
Album: (Pronounced ‘Lĕh-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)
Year: 1973

The song is about a man who is telling his son to live a simple life and not to get caught up in the materialistic things in life. He also tells him to be a good person and to treat others with respect.

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V. R&B Songs About Parents

1. A Song for Mama by Boyz II Men

Artist: Boyz II Men
Album: Soul Food
Year: 1997

A Song for Mama is a touching ballad dedicated to the singer’s mothers. It talks about the special bond between a mother and child, and how a mother’s love is always there, even when her child is grown up and leading their own life. It is a beautiful tribute to the mothers who have always been there for their children, and who have loved them unconditionally.

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2. Dance with My Father by Luther Vandross

Artist: Luther Vandross
Album: Dance with My Father
Year: 2003

“Dance with My Father” is a song by Luther Vandross. It was released in June 2003 as the lead single from his album of the same name. The song was co-written by Vandross and Richard Marx, and produced by Marx. “Dance with My Father” peaked at number one on the Billboard Hot 100, becoming Vandross’ fourth and final number-one single on the chart. The song won the Grammy Award for Song of the Year and the Grammy Award for Best Male R&B Vocal Performance.

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3. Only One by Ye, Paul McCartney

Artist: Ye, Paul McCartney
Album: Dear Donda
Year: 2021

The song is about a person who is in love and is willing to do anything for the person they love. They are the only one for that person and will always be there for them.

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4. Speechless by Alicia Keys

Artist: Alicia Keys
Album:
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The song is about a woman who is in love with a man who does not seem to reciprocate her feelings. She is trying to understand why he does not feel the same way about her and she is left feeling speechless.

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5. Parents Just Don’t Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Album: He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper
Year: 1988

The song is about how parents just don’t understand what it’s like to be a teenager. They don’t get why teenagers do the things they do, and they just don’t get it.

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6. Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album:
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The song is a tribute to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. He talks about how she was a strong black woman who raised him by herself and how she always put her children first. He talks about how she was always there for him, even when he was in trouble. He talks about how she is the reason he is the man he is today and how he will always love her.

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7. Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

Artist: Stevie Wonder
Album: Songs in the Key of Life
Year: 1976

“Isn’t She Lovely” is a song by Stevie Wonder, from his 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life. The song is a celebration of the birth of Wonder’s daughter, Aisha Morris. The lyrics express Wonder’s joy at the miracle of his daughter’s birth, and the music is upbeat and positive. The song was a hit, reaching number 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

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8. First Man by Camila Cabello

Artist: Camila Cabello
Album: Romance
Year: 2019

The song is about a woman’s love for a man who is her first love. She talks about how she loves him unconditionally and how she will always be there for him.

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9. Mama Who Bore Me by Lea Michele

Artist: Lea Michele
Album:
Year: 2006

The song is about a young girl’s relationship with her mother, and how she is the one person who has always been there for her. The girl expresses her gratitude for her mother’s love and support, and how she has always been her rock.

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10. The Old Rugged Cross by George Bennard, B. T. Green & The Christian Harmonettes

Artist: George Bennard, B. T. Green & The Christian Harmonettes
Album:
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“The Old Rugged Cross” is a song written by George Bennard in 1912. The song is about the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and how it can provide hope and comfort to those who believe in him. The song has been recorded by many artists over the years and is considered to be a Christian hymn.

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11. Parents Just Don’t Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Album: He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper
Year: 1988

The song is about how parents just don’t understand what it’s like to be a teenager. They don’t understand what it’s like to be in love, or to want to go out and party. All they want is for their kids to be safe and to do what they’re supposed to do.

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12. Your Joy by Chrisette Michele

Artist: Chrisette Michele
Album: I Am
Year: 2007

The song is about a woman who is in love and is very happy because of it. She sings about how her joy comes from her man and how she would be nothing without him.

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13. Mama Said by The Shirelles

Artist: The Shirelles
Album: The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings
Year: 1961

The song is about a young girl who is trying to find her place in the world and is asking her mother for guidance. The mother tells her to be careful of the company she keeps and to be true to herself.

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14. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone by The Temptations

Artist: The Temptations
Album:
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The song is about a man who is reflecting on his father, who was a rolling stone. He talks about how his father was never around and how he never knew him. Despite all of this, he still loves his father and is proud of him.

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15. Keep Your Head Up by 2Pac

Artist: 2Pac
Album:
Year: October 28, 1993

The song is about keeping your head up even when things are tough. 2Pac talks about how he’s been through tough times himself and how he’s seen people go through tough times. He says that you have to keep your head up and keep fighting even when things are tough.

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16. Dear Mama by Tupac Shakur

Artist: Tupac Shakur
Album:
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The song is a tribute to Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur. He talks about how she was a strong black woman who raised him by herself and how she always put her children first. He talks about how she was always there for him, even when he was in trouble. He talks about how she is the reason he is the man he is today and how he will always love her.

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17. Mama Who Bore Me by Lea Michele

Artist: Lea Michele
Album:
Year: 2006

The song is about a young girl’s relationship with her mother, and how she is the one person who has always been there for her. The girl expresses her gratitude for her mother’s love and support, and how she has always been her rock.

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18. The Old Rugged Cross by George Bennard, B. T. Green & The Christian Harmonettes

Artist: George Bennard, B. T. Green & The Christian Harmonettes
Album:
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“The Old Rugged Cross” is a song written by George Bennard in 1912. The song is about the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross and how it can provide hope and comfort to those who believe in him. The song has been recorded by many artists over the years and is considered to be a Christian hymn.

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19. Only One by Ye, Paul McCartney

Artist: Ye, Paul McCartney
Album: Dear Donda
Year: 2021

The song is about a person who is in love and is willing to do anything for the person they love. They are the only one for that person and will always be there for them.

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VI. Rock Songs About Parents

1. Father and Daughter by The Wild Thornberrys Movie

Artist: The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Album:
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Father and Daughter is a song by The Wild Thornberrys Movie. The song is about a father and daughter’s relationship. The song is sung by Timbaland and is produced by him as well.

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2. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone by The Temptations

Artist: The Temptations
Album: All Directions
Year: 1972

The song is about a man who is reflecting on his father, who was a rolling stone. He talks about how his father was never around and how he never knew him. Despite all of this, he still loves his father and is proud of him.

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3. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Artist: Celine Dion
Album:
Year:

The song is about a woman thanking her lover for all the ways he has loved her and supported her over the years. She talks about how he has been her strength when she was weak, her shelter from the storm, and her light in the dark. She says that because of his love, she has been able to achieve all her dreams, and she will always be grateful to him.

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4. My Father’s House by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Nebraska
Year: 1982

The song is about a son’s relationship with his father, and how he longs to have a better relationship with him. The son reflects on his childhood and how his father was always working and never had time for him. The son remembers the times when his father would take him to the park and play with him, and how those times were the happiest times of his life. The song is about the son’s hope that someday he will be able to have a better relationship with his father.

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5. Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Play On
Year: 2009

The song is about a daughter’s love and appreciation for her mother. The daughter talks about all the things her mother has done for her and how she has always been there for her. The song is a tribute to all mothers and the sacrifices they make for their children.

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6. I’ll Stand by You by The Pretenders

Artist: The Pretenders
Album: Last of the Independents
Year: 1994

The song is about standing by someone through thick and thin, no matter what happens. The lyrics talk about being there for someone when they need someone to lean on, and how love can conquer all obstacles.

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7. My Father’s Eyes by Eric Clapton

Artist: Eric Clapton
Album: Pilgrim
Year: 1998

The song is about a son reflecting on his father and how he never really got to know him. He remembers all the times his father was away working and how he would come home tired and angry. The son always wanted to know more about his father but never had the chance. Now that his father is gone, he regrets not taking the time to get to know him better.

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8. In My Life by The Beatles

Artist: The Beatles
Album: Rubber Soul
Year: 1965

In My Life is a song by The Beatles that was released in 1965 on their album Rubber Soul. The song is about the narrator looking back on his life and all the different people and experiences that have shaped him. He reflects on how, even though some of those people are no longer in his life, they have all left a lasting impression.

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9. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Album:
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The song is about a relationship that is falling apart and the singer is struggling to deal with it.

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10. Father of Mine by Everclear

Artist: Everclear
Album: So Much for the Afterglow
Year: 1997

“Father of Mine” is a song by the American rock band Everclear. It was released in 1997 as the lead single from their third studio album, So Much for the Afterglow. The song is about lead singer Art Alexakis’ difficult relationship with his father, who left the family when Alexakis was a child. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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11. Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna

Artist: Madonna
Album: True Blue
Year: 1986

The song is about a teenage girl who is pregnant and is telling her father not to preach to her about what she should do. She says that she is going to keep the baby and that she knows what she is doing.

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12. The Times They Are A-Changin’ by Bob Dylan

Artist: Bob Dylan
Album: The Times They Are a-Changin’
Year: 1964

The song is about how the world is constantly changing and how people need to change with it. Dylan sings about how the old ways of doing things are no longer effective and how people need to adapt to the new ways. He also talks about how the future is always unknown and how people need to be prepared for it.

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13. Here for You by Prairie Wind

Artist: Prairie Wind
Album:
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The song is about a person who is always there for someone else, no matter what they need. They will always be there to help and support their loved one.

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14. Mother by Pink Floyd

Artist: Pink Floyd
Album: The Wall
Year: 1979

The song is about a son’s relationship with his mother, and how he is trying to come to terms with her death. The son is struggling to deal with his grief and is asking his mother for help. The song is very emotive and Pink Floyd’s signature sound creates a feeling of loss and nostalgia.

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15. Father of Mine by Everclear

Artist: Everclear
Album: So Much for the Afterglow
Year: 1997

“Father of Mine” is a song by the American rock band Everclear. It was released in 1997 as the lead single from their third studio album, So Much for the Afterglow. The song is about lead singer Art Alexakis’ difficult relationship with his father, who left the family when Alexakis was a child. The song was a commercial success, peaking at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and being certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.

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16. Mama Can I Hold You by Tracy Chapman

Artist: Tracy Chapman
Album:
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The song is about a child who is asking their mother if they can hold them. The child is scared and wants their mother to comfort them.

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17. My Father’s House by Bruce Springsteen

Artist: Bruce Springsteen
Album: Nebraska
Year: 1982

The song is about a son’s relationship with his father, and how he longs to have a better relationship with him. The son reflects on his childhood and how his father was always working and never had time for him. The son remembers the times when his father would take him to the park and play with him, and how those times were the happiest times of his life. The song is about the son’s hope that someday he will be able to have a better relationship with his father.

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18. Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood

Artist: Carrie Underwood
Album: Play On
Year: 2009

The song is about a daughter’s love and appreciation for her mother. The daughter talks about all the things her mother has done for her and how she has always been there for her. The song is a tribute to all mothers and the sacrifices they make for their children.

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19. Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Artist: Fleetwood Mac
Album:
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The song is about a relationship that is falling apart and the singer is struggling to deal with it.

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20. Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone by The Temptations

Artist: The Temptations
Album: All Directions
Year: 1972

The song is about a man who is reflecting on his father, who was a rolling stone. He talks about how his father was never around and how he never knew him. Despite all of this, he still loves his father and is proud of him.

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21. Papa Don’t Preach by Madonna

Artist: Madonna
Album: True Blue
Year: 1986

The song is about a teenage girl who is pregnant and is telling her father not to preach to her about what she should do. She says that she is going to keep the baby and that she knows what she is doing.

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22. My Father’s Eyes by Eric Clapton

Artist: Eric Clapton
Album: Pilgrim
Year: 1998

The song is about a son reflecting on his father and how he never really got to know him. He remembers all the times his father was away working and how he would come home tired and angry. The son always wanted to know more about his father but never had the chance. Now that his father is gone, he regrets not taking the time to get to know him better.

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VII. Pop Songs About Parents

1. Bridging the Gap by Nas

Artist: Nas
Album:
Year: 2004

“Bridging the Gap” is a song by Nas, featuring his father, jazz musician Olu Dara. It was released in September 2002 as the lead single from Nas’ fifth studio album, God’s Son. The song samples Olu Dara’s 1981 recording “Nigerian Market Day”.

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2. There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back by Shawn Mendes

Artist: Shawn Mendes
Album: There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back
Year: 2017

The song is about being in love and not having any fears or doubts. It’s about being free and being able to do what you want.

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3. What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye

Artist: Marvin Gaye
Album: What’s Going On
Year: 1971

The song is about peace and love and the problems that come with them. Gaye is asking what’s going on with the world and why there is so much hate. He wonders why we can’t all just get along and live in peace.

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4. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Album: He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper
Year: 1988

This song is about two friends who enjoy spending time together and having fun. They are both talented DJs and enjoy making music together.

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5. Only One by Ye, Paul McCartney

Artist: Ye, Paul McCartney
Album: Dear Donda
Year: 2021

The song is about a person who is in love and is willing to do anything for the person they love. They are the only one for that person and will always be there for them.

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6. First Man by Camila Cabello

Artist: Camila Cabello
Album: Romance
Year: 2019

The song is about a woman’s love for a man who is her first love. She talks about how she loves him unconditionally and how she will always be there for him.

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7. The Best Day by Taylor Swift

Artist: Taylor Swift
Album: Fearless
Year: 2008

“The Best Day” is a song by American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift. It was written and produced by Swift with Nathan Chapman. Swift self-penned the lyrics and co-wrote the music with Chapman. The song is a power ballad with influences of country and pop music. Lyrically, the song is about Swift’s mother and is a tribute to her. “The Best Day” was released on October 14, 2008, by Big Machine Records as the fifth and final single from Swift’s second studio album, Fearless (2008). The song peaked at number 15 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart and number 32 on the Billboard Hot 100.

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8. Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

Artist: Celine Dion
Album:
Year:

The song is about a woman thanking her lover for all the ways he has loved her and supported her over the years. She talks about how he has been her strength when she was weak, her shelter from the storm, and her light in the dark. She says that because of his love, she has been able to achieve all her dreams, and she will always be grateful to him.

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9. Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

Artist: Bette Midler
Album:
Year: 1988

The song is about how important the people who love us are to our lives and how they help us through tough times.

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10. DJ Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince

Artist: DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince
Album: He’s the DJ, I’m the Rapper
Year: 1988

This song is about two friends who enjoy spending time together and having fun. They are both talented DJs and enjoy making music together.

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11. Only One by Ye, Paul McCartney

Artist: Ye, Paul McCartney
Album: Dear Donda
Year: 2021

The song is about a person who is in love and is willing to do anything for the person they love. They are the only one for that person and will always be there for them.

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12. First Man by Camila Cabello

Artist: Camila Cabello
Album: Romance
Year: 2019

The song is about a woman’s love for a man who is her first love. She talks about how she loves him unconditionally and how she will always be there for him.

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