Music The Best Songs About Family  

Reference
1k votes 306 voters 30.4k views 89 items

List Rules Songs with family in the title are fair game, but this list focuses mainly on songs about the family as a subject.

Family songs are always a great way to celebrate the bond of those who share your flesh and blood. Parents and siblings are the subject of these songs, with various stories told about the relationships between child and adult or brother and sister. This is a ranked list of the best songs about family, as voted on by music fans like you. Some of the songs included below may have the words "family" in the lyrics or title, while others are only about the family as a theme. Not all of the songs on this list are happy songs, as some of them chronicle the hardships and challenges of staying strong as a family when things get tough, such as the death of a parent, brother or sister.

Music isn't typically categorized by the meaning of the words, so this music list is a great way to find some solid tracks that are thematically similar. Vote for the family songs that you enjoy the most, and downvote ones if you think they're not worthy of being high on the list. If one of your top songs is missing, add it to the list so others can vote for it too. Many genres of music are featured below, including rock, pop, folk, metal, and more.
list ordered by

1
45 24
Ranker Video

2
26 17
Ranker Video
The Temptations

3
18 10
Ranker Video
Christina Aguilera

4
18 13
Ranker Video
Elvis Presley

5
16 11
Ranker Video
John Mayer

6
22 18
Ranker Video
Pink Floyd

7
13 9
Ranker Video
Eric Clapton

8
16 13
Ranker Video

9
11 8
Ranker Video

10
10 7
Ranker Video
Everclear

11
8 5
Ranker Video

12
6 3
Ranker Video

13
6 3
Ranker Video
Mark Schultz

14
5 2
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added The Rolling Stones

15
8 6
Ranker Video
Iron Maiden

16
5 3
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Gnarls Barkley

17
18 17
Ranker Video
Ozzy Osbourne

18
11 10
Ranker Video
The Rolling Stones

19
7 6
Ranker Video
Deep Purple

20
7 6
Ranker Video
The Kinks

21
5 4
Ranker Video
The Psychedelic Furs

22
5 4
Ranker Video
Luther Vandross

23
4 3
Ranker Video
Pink Floyd

24
3 2
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Nina Hagen

25
2 1
Father of Night, Father of Day is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Songs About Family
punksnotdead added Manfred Mann's Earth Band

26
1 0
Ranker Video
punksnotdead added Ton Steine Scherben

27
9 9
Ranker Video

28
7 7
Mama is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Songs About Family
Genesis

29
6 6
Ranker Video
Steely Dan

30
6 6
Ranker Video
Bruce Springsteen

31
5 5
Ranker Video

32
4 4
Ranker Video
Aerosmith

33
4 4
Ranker Video
Aerosmith

34
4 4
Ranker Video
Pearl Jam

35
4 4
Ranker Video

36
3 3
Ranker Video
michael.forgameuseonly.jones added

37
3 3
Ranker Video
Good Charlotte

38
3 3
Ranker Video

39
3 3
Ranker Video
The Civil Wars

40
9 10
Ranker Video

41
9 10
Ranker Video

42
9 10
Ranker Video
Danzig

43
8 9
Ranker Video
Dire Straits

44
7 8
Ranker Video
Grateful Dead

45
5 6
Ranker Video
David Bowie

46
4 5
Ranker Video
Adrian Belew

47
2 3
Ranker Video
Tom Jones

48
7 9
Ranker Video
Pearl Jam

49
6 8
Ranker Video
Paul McCartney

50
5 7
Ranker Video
Metallica