Songs about daughters are a beautiful and touching way to show how much we love our girls. These songs vary from funny and happy to thoughtful and sad. They also span decades of music so that you can find something for every mood! We hope that this list provides the perfect soundtrack for your daughter or someone special in your life.
1. “You Are My Sunshine” by Jimmie Davis
This is an upbeat, country-style tune that will make your little girl feel cozy and loved! It’s also great for teaching the alphabet to small kids because it uses each alphabet letter at least once. The lyrics are about how much sunshine the singer gets from his special girl and how he can’t imagine life without her. This song is also wonderfully nostalgic for parents who grew up with it!
2. “Right by You (For Luna)” by John Legend
This song is about how much the singer loves his daughter and the reality of watching her grow up and change. John Legend wrote this track specifically for his daughter, Luna, and he muses over her future and his desire to ensure that he’s doing everything possible to be the best father to her. Touching and poignant, John Legend really hits the mark on this song about his beloved girl.
3. “My Girl” by The Temptations
The lyrics of this song reflect the answers most dads would give when asked, “What do you want out of life?” The Temptations’ lead singer croons about wanting a home and family – including his baby girl! He sings that he will love her and care for her always. In the music video, Temptations member Eddie Kendricks even dances with his own daughter as he sings about how much she means to him. This makes it perfect for special occasions like Father’s Day or birthdays!
4. “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Kippi Brannon
This is one of the sweetest songs about daughters. It’s all about how much a father loves his little girl and what he would do for her if she were ever in trouble. He says that nothing will change their special bond together no matter where they are or what happens to them in life.
Kippi Brannon initially wrote the song in 1978. It was made famous by country star Al Martino and later covered again by singer/songwriter Adam Gregory in 2010. This song is a timeless classic that has lasted for decades! You’ll love the beautiful music on this one – it’s perfect for lulling your little girl to sleep at night.
It will always be one of those memorable songs that makes you smile whenever you hear it.
5. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” By Martina McBride
Being a parent can be anxiety inducing! We want to be the best version of ourselves for our kids so that they can become fully healthy and realized in the world. Martina McBride’s song “In My Daughter’s Eyes” explores this concept from the mother’s point of view. She wants to be the best mom possible, which we can fully commend!
6. “Coal Miner’s Daughter” by Loretta Lynn
This country classic is all about how much the singer’s daughter means to him. It tells the story of Loretta Lynn, born in Kentucky, Lynn grew up on her family’s farm. She became one of the first women to be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame – and this song helped make that happen!
In 2008, this touching song from 1970 was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress. The country music legend Loretta Lynn even performed it at a special White House evening to help celebrate women’s history.
7. “The Most Beautiful Girl” by Charlie Rich
This is a heartwarming song about the special bond between father and daughter. It’s all about how much he loves his little girl, whom he calls “his beautiful girl.” The singer shows her unconditional love in every way possible – even if she doesn’t always make it easy! This classic country tune from 1973 will get stuck in your head for days after you hear it.
8. “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
This is one of the most famous pop songs about daughters. Taylor Swift wrote it for her dad on Father’s Day in 2008 and later included it on her album Fearless. She said that she wanted to write this song with him because he always makes everything better – even when life seems complicated! It’s an uplifting song about daughters that will make you smile.
The lyrics are sweet and straightforward: “On the best day of my life, he was the best thing to happen.” It’s an excellent gift for any dad or daughter on Father’s Day – it even works as a good graduation present!
9. “Here for You” by Neil Young
This song talks about how much a father will do for his daughter because he’s here to help her through life. The singer tells us that he’ll be by her side whenever she needs him – no matter what or when! This touching tune from 1988 is one of the best songs ever written.
If you have kids, it’s one of those songs that you’ll want to hear. It will put a smile on your face and make you feel happy for the beautiful relationships in your own life!
10. “Dance with My Daughter” by Jason Blaine
This song is about how much the singer loves his daughter and wants to spend time with her. He says that he would dance all night long if she asked him – even though it’s been a long day! This country tune from 2007 will make you want to get up and move your feet. It’s one of those songs that you’ll want to hear again and again.
11. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
This classic country song from 2002 is all about how much the singer loves his daughter! He says he wants her to have everything in life and promises not to let anything wrong happen. This is one of those songs you’ll want to sing along with – it will put a smile on your face every time you hear it.
12. “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
This song is all about how much the singer loves his daughter. He says that she’s “his favorite thing,” and he wants to spend every day with her! This classic tune from 2000 will make you feel happy – it always puts a smile on my face when I hear it. It’s a great song from 2000 – and it will always be popular as more people hear it!
13. “Daughters” by John Mayer
It’s all about how the singer loves his daughter and wants her to grow up strong. He says he hates it when people say she looks like him – because “she don’t look like me.” It’s an excellent song for fathers who are worried about raising their daughters in today’s world. It tells them to support her and give her the best opportunities they can – even if she goes against what he thinks is right!
It talks about things like how much a father hates his daughter growing up – but at the same time, he loves to watch her grow.
14. “My Father’s Daughter” by Jewel Ft. Dolly Parton
This is another great song for any father or daughter on Father’s Day. The singer talks about how much she loves her dad – even though he can be challenging at times! The lyrics are simple but sweet: “I am my father’s daughter.” It will remind you of the great relationship you have with your parents! The lyrics are very catchy, and it’s one of those songs that will stay in your head for days.
15. “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman
This touching song from 2006 is about how the singer’s daughter was in a terrible accident. She survived, but she badly burned her face and body – and she’d live with those scars for the rest of her life! He says that even though people might stare at his daughter because of it, he wouldn’t trade anything to have another day with her.
This is one of those songs that will make you cry – it’s so touching! If you’re looking for songs about an inspiring story, this one makes the list. It talks about how much a father loves his daughter, and all he wants to do is spend time with her no matter what she looks like on the outside.
16. “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Michael Bublé
This fun, up-tempo song from 2007 is all about how the singer’s daughter makes him feel! He says that she gives him a reason to live his life – and he can’t wait for her to grow up. It talks about what it would be like if they had another child together, which will make you laugh out loud!
This song will make you feel nostalgic and remind you of your father and daughter’s relationship. There are lyrics like “When I hold her hand / Everything stops around me,” which makes this a lovely tune for Father’s Day.
17. “I’ll Be” By Reba McEntire
We definitely didn’t like this song… said no one ever! This somewhat sad song acts as a strong ballad between mother and daughter and it’s definitely one of the most impactful songs about daughters.
18. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
This song from 1991 didn’t originally feature the daughter of Nat King Cole. When Natalie decided to do a duet with her dad, it was only later that she included it on this album. The two singers talk about how much they love each other – and there are lyrics like “I wish you all the love in the world.” This song will make you smile, and it’s all about how much a father loves his daughter.
19. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
This touching song from 2006 is about how much the singer’s daughter means to him. He says that she was his most significant accomplishment in life, and he can’t wait for her to find someone special too! The lyrics are sweet: “My wish for you is simple / Find your dreams come true.”
20. “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle
This country song from 1997 is all about how much the singer loves his little girl! He says that she’s just like a butterfly, and he wishes that their relationship would last forever. The lyrics are adorable: “I’ll hold your hand in mine / And leave you free to fly.”
21. “How Do You Talk to An Angel” by The Heights
This fabulous song from 1993 talks about the singer’s little girl who passed away. He says that he doesn’t know what to say or do without her – and it will make you think of your childhood memories with your dad. The lyrics are perfect for Father’s Day: “But I know you’re watching over me / And taking good care of my family.”
22. “Mama’s Broken Heart” By Miranda Lambert
This is a great song about a mother’s advice for how to handle a breakup between her daughter and a boy. We quite like the tone and feel of the song, and it features a unique take on the mother-daughter relationships in many songs throughout this article.
23. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
In this song a daughter reassures her mother that she will always need her to be there with her love. The video shows Underwood getting married to a man, but that doesn’t push mom out of the picture in terms of the essential mother-daughter relationship.
24. “Greatest Love of All” by Whitney Houston
This song from 1986 is all about how much the singer loves her daughter. She sings, “I can’t wait to see you grow / I wish you weren’t growing so fast,” which will remind you that your dad’s little girl is now a grown woman!
25. “Sweetest Devotion” by Adele
Just like the last song, Adele wrote this song as a testament to her love to her daughter and how the bond between mother/daughter is “eternally” strong.
26. “Father Figure” by George Michael
This song from 1988 is about how much the singer loves his daughter. He says that she was there when he needed her most and that he’ll always be there for her too. It goes through everything he does for his daughter – like tucking her in at night. It’s a lovely song, and it reminds you of the love your dad has always had for you too!
27. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
This song from 1976 is about how much the singer loves his daughter. He’s just so proud of her – he talks about how she has everything that a parent could want in their child! It reminds you of your childhood memories with your dad, and it will make you smile: “Isn’t she lovely / Isn’t she wonderful?”
In conclusion, the most important thing you can do to your daughter is to love her unconditionally. You should never let a day go by without telling her how much she means to you – and these songs will help!
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