Grandparents are very caring, loving, and influential people. Their wisdom and advice have guided many people through life. It’s because of the many contributions they have that many artists have dedicated songs to them. Here are 41 of the best songs about grandparents to honor them and their love.
1) Tell You Something (Nana’s Reprise) – Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys lays it all on the floor with this song. The lyrics are very moving, and it’s the best song to tell your grandparents how you feel about them. It’s great to appreciate them while they are still here with you, and the song can help you do just that.
2) Grandpa Told Me So – Kenny Chesney
This song is a recount of all the amazing life lessons your grandpa might have taught you. If your grandpa has been the one pushing you to overcome your fears and be great, this song is the perfect dedication to him. You can sing it or play it for him.
3) Grandma’s Theme — John Mellencamp
If you are celebrating the life of your grandmother or saying farewell, you should play this song. It’s about the loss of a loved one and how your grandma possibly got you through the hard times. The lovely song has beautiful lyrics that resonate with such a situation.
4) Grandpa — The Judds
Most grandparents are gentle, sweet, and full of stories about the good old days. The lyrics talk about wanting to hear about how life was for your grandparent because life seemed to be moving a lot slower back then.
5) Grandma’s House — Killer Mike
If you are close with your nana, you have probably spent more days than you can count in her house. Killer Mike talks about how he lived his life and learned so much in his grandmother’s house.
6) Glorious — Macklemore
If you want your grandparent to start living a little more and not stay home all the time, you need the help of this song. As long as they are still here with you, they should have some fun. The song video shows a grandma who has got a new attitude and a lease on life.
7) Grandma’s Hands — Bill Withers
Bill Withers sang the best farewell song for grandmothers with this masterpiece. He says if he goes to Heaven, he will look for grandma’s hands. The lyrics are so pure and honest, and anyone close to their grandma will relate to them.
8) Grandpa — Justin Moore
This is the perfect dedication song when you want to move your favorite grandpa to tears. It talks about how he was with you throughout life; he is always at your corner, even as a grown-up.
9) Grandma — A$AP Ferg
Sometimes your grandparents are with you all through your childhood and young adulthood. But they leave just in time to miss all the great things you accomplish, which is very sad. The song speaks about how Ferg wishes his grandmother was still around to witness his success.
10) Sunday Candy — Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
If your grandparent’s prayers and presence have pushed you to who you are today, you should check out this song. Dedicate it to them so that they know how important and loved they are by you.
11) I’m My Own Grandpa — Willie Nelson
You will have a good laugh with your grandparent over the hilarious lyrics of this song. It’s a hilarious and somehow twisted tale of love. It will show you a good time.
12) Afire Love — Ed Sheeran
This is another farewell song for grandparents or any loved one for that matter. It’s about Ed Sheeran’s grandfather, who passed on. If any of your grandparents suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, you would relate.
13) Grandma’s Garden — Zac Brown
The symbolic meaning behind the lyrics and the literal meaning of the song are both beautiful. This country ballad will help you pay tribute to your grandmother. It also shows gratitude for all the love she put in to help you grow.
14) Better Days — Dianne Reeves
Dianne talks in detail about her relationship with her grandma in this song. How she would ask a million questions and all the wise answers she would give her. If this relationship sounds familiar to what you have with your grandparent, this song is for you.
15) Grandma’s Song — Gail Davies
Gail Davies wrote this song as a tribute to her grandmother. You can borrow the lyrics and apply them to your relationship with your grandma. She even features her grandma at the end of the song.
16) Forever Changed — Carrie Underwood
Carrie tells a beautiful story of a young girl who falls in love, grows and gets married, gives birth to a daughter before getting Alzheimer’s disease. It shows all the changes your grandma possibly went through to get where she is today.
17) Nan’s Song — Robbie Williams
This song is about a grandma who passed on, but her spirit is always around. It’s very comforting when you listen to it after losing a grandparent. It reminds you that all the memories you shared will never go away.
18) My Angel — Kellie Pickler
For most of us, grandparents are guardian angels. If your grandparents raised you, you would perfectly understand what Kellie Pickler means by saying, my grandma, my angel. It can be a beautiful tribute or farewell song.
19) That’s What Grandpas Do — Gord Bamford
”He taught me not to be lazy, open doors for ladies….” There are so many things that Gord Bamford talks about that his grandpa taught him throughout the song. Grandpas do the most, especially when it comes to giving life lessons.
20) Granddaddy’s Gun — Blake Shelton
The renowned country artist, Blake Shelton, is talking about his grandpa’s gun and how he taught him how to hunt, among other things. This excellent song will be more relatable if your grandpa also has a gun he cherishes and only takes it out once in a while for hunting.
21) Lonely Road — The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
The song highlights a very thoughtful and relatable conversation about a grandfather and his grandson. He advises him to walk alone rather than take the road that is most traveled. This sums up many discussions you have probably had with your grandparents growing up.
22) Sonny — Newfound Glory
Newfound Glory’s song is about the late grandfather of the band’s lead singer; Sonny was his nickname. It’s an emotional song that can pull you to tears. Saying goodbye is not an easy thing, especially when you are inseparable from your grandpa.
23) Helena — My Chemical Romance
This was a breakthrough hit for the band and a tribute to two members’ grandmothers. It’s about the passing away of their beloved grandmas. But anyone who is experiencing loss can relate to the song’s lyrics.
24) Vernie — Blind Melon
According to Shannon Hoon, his grandmother, Vernie, would always tell him “I Love You” before she leaves, just in case it was the last time. He wishes he was more like her, and that is what the song mainly expresses.
25) Grandma’s Feather Bed — John Denver
This is a great song for all the memories you shared and how much they mean to you. The artist talks about the grandma in a beautiful light. He says the big feather bed was the best thing about grandma’s house.
26) Raymond — Brett Eldredge
This country song is about an old lady in assisted living who keeps mistaking one of her employees to be his son. Many people with grandparents who suffer from memory loss will resonate with this song.
27) He Walked On Water — Randy Travis
Randy Travis reminisces on his childhood by talking about his great grandfather, who he idolized growing up. He was a cowboy, and he always held him up in high regard despite the old age. It’s the best song for those who were lucky enough to meet their great-grandparents.
28) Together (Grandma & Grandpa’s Song) — Brett Kissel
Brett Kissel pulls all the heartstrings in this song. Talking about his grandma and grandpa, who unfortunately passed on because of an accident. If you are in a similar situation, this can be a proper goodbye and tribute song.
29) Ellsworth — Rascal Flatts
This is a sad song but speaks on many issues old people face, especially memory loss. Age comes with its fair share of challenges, and anyone with a grandparent would understand.
30) They Don’t Make Em Like That Anymore — Jason Blaine
This song talks about all the unique traits our grandparents used to have that are not there anymore these days. If you still look up to your grandparent and wish you could borrow some of those traits, you are not alone. That is what this song is about.
31) Love Like Crazy — Lee Brice
The lyrics on this song are self-explanatory; it’s about an older guy who goes after what he wants even if he gets called crazy by people around him. This song is like a short biography.
32) Clancy’s Tavern — Toby Keith
The song is about Toby Keith’s grandmother’s bar. It’s a beautiful country song that tells a story while captivating you with lovely tunes.
33) Grandma — Gretchen Wilson
The grandma on this song is 92 years old with no enough time left, but first, she leaves her grandchild with some words of wisdom. She also got high before she slipped over to the other side.
34) When You Are Old — Martina MacBride
This song talks about being there for the old people in your life, which are mostly grandparents. You should hold their hand to the last minute and let this song be your guide through it all.
35) Slipped Away — Avril Lavigne
Avril dedicated the lyrics to this song to her grandfather. It’s a rock-pop song released in 2004, and it has a nice beat to it. You can use it to bid goodbye to your beloved grandfather.
36) Show Some Respect — Bobby Wills
This is also a lovely country song that gives a spotlight to the older generation. It’s talking about showing respect to things and people, especially the ones who came before you.
37) The Grandpa That I Know — Patty Loveless
This song addresses the occurrences surrounding the death of her grandpa. Looking at him lying there, she feels like that is not the grandpa she knows. Everyone who has lost a loved one knows this feeling.
38) If Heaven Wasn’t So Far Away — Justin Moore
Justin says through this song that if Heaven was not far away, he would pack his kids and go there for a day so that they could meet grandpa. But it also talks about other people who departed early. It’s best for remembering all the loved ones you might have lost.
39) Marjorie — Taylor Swift
This song is a dedication to Taylor Swift’s maternal grandmother. This tender song explores the regret and grief that come with losing a loved one.
40) Granddad — Clive Dunn
This has to be one of the cheesiest songs ever sang or written. But it’s still a beautiful piece you can dedicate to your loved one. It sings praises of how the granddad was lovely and remembers some of the memories.
41) All That Matters — Tom Walker
Tom Walker penned down this song after being inspired by his grandmother. He wrote all the things she told her matters. It’s inspirational and moving, especially when you had a grandparent who was always giving excellent advice.
These are the best songs you can say thank you, I love you, and goodbye to your grandparents.
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