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Family Songs

Family Songs

Family songs can be played at various occasions like weddings, reunions, and birthdays, when the whole family gets together. Read this article to find some great songs to choose from...
Aparna Jadhav
A family is a wonderful gift from God and respecting each member in it (old or young) is our responsibility. It is the primary support we have when we are going through the rough patches of life. Even if the world doesn't, knowing that your family will stand by you can make you feel strong, even in the toughest of times. Your family knows you more than any friend, colleague or even a lover. You can count on your folks to fight for you, and prove that you are right even when you are not. They can be your best friends and teachers and when the time comes, they care to correct you. There is no other love which is as pure and honest as a family's love and having one is definitely a lifetime experience. So, when you get a chance to tell your family what they mean to you, don't hesitate. We usually come across many family poems, but there are some great songs mentioned below, which can be used at family events to express your love. Take a look and pick your favorites!

Families come together to share various joys like festivals, weddings, birth occasions, and anniversaries. Since music is the best way to celebrate family fun and happy events, there are innumerable songs, composed, specially to express the love for families. These songs express love, gratitude, fun, and endurance that prevail in a family.

The following list of reunion songs are best used in slide shows made for your dear family members to express your love for them.
  • Beautiful - Flickerstick
  • The Beautiful People - Marilyn Manson
  • Everyday (Family Reunion) - Chaka Khan
  • Family - Dolly Parton
  • Family Reunion - The Original O'Jays
  • Find Myself In You - Brian McKnight
  • Foolish Heart - Steve Perry
  • I Can Only Imagine - MercyMe
  • I Don't Wanna Wait - Paula Cole
  • I'll Be - Will Downing
  • If I Ever Leave This World Alive - Flogging Molly
  • It's a family affair - Sly & The Family Stone
  • It's A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Julia - The Beatles
  • Keep Your Head Up - Chaka Khan
  • Let's Get Together - The Parent Trap
  • Love and Happiness - Al Green
  • Love Hurts - Nazareth
  • Set Phasers to Stun - Taking Back Sunday
  • The More We Get Together - Raffi
  • We Are Family - Sister Sledge
  • We're Gonna Make It - LL Cool J
  • Wounds In The Way - Rachelle Ferrell
  • Your Guardian Angel - The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus

There are some country songs, which are foot tapping and full of life. So, if you are looking for good country music to dance to at family events, here it is.
  • I've Heard That Song Before - Helen Forrest
  • Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • In the Living Years - Mike and the Mechanics
  • Our House - Madness
  • Father And Son - Cat Stevens
  • Back Home Again - John Denver
  • Somebody's Hero - Jamie O'Neal
  • Running in the Family - Level 42

Christmas is another great time of the year when you spend the holidays with your family. Thus, Christmas songs, like carols and hymns, can be sung or played at this happy time of the year!
  • A Holly Jolly Christmas - Burl Ives
  • Christmas Shoes - NewSong
  • Here Comes Santa Claus - Gene Autry
  • Last Christmas - Wham!
  • My Little Drum - Vince Guaraldi (Charlie Brown Christmas)
  • Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy - Bing Crosby & David Bowie
  • Rudolph, The Red-nosed Reindeer - Gene Autry
  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town - Bruce Springsteen
  • The Christmas Song - Nat King Cole
  • White Christmas - Bing Crosby

There are many other occasions like Halloween, Thanksgiving, graduations, birthdays and anniversaries, that call for a family celebration. For occasions like these, we have some great songs too. Take a look!
  • Everybody Shout Hello - Jeffrey Friedberg & The Bossy Frog Band
  • There You'll Be - Faith Hill
  • Times of Your Life - Paul Anka
  • Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
  • Hello Everybody - Pigeon John
  • Feels Like Home - Chantal Kreviazuk
  • Forever and for Always - Shania Twain
  • Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel
  • My Best Friend - Tim McGraw
  • Remember When - Alan Jackson

Weddings are one of those happy occasions, where even the distant family members come together to celebrate. Since this is the perfect time for a big fat family reunion, there are some great songs which can be played at weddings.
  • Against the Wind - Bob Seger
  • Because Two People Fell In Love - Brad Paisley
  • Could It Be Magic - Barry Manilow
  • Friends - Elton John
  • Funny How Time Slips Away - Al Green
  • I Cross My Heart - George Strait
  • I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock and Roll) - Nick Lowe
  • Kind and Generous - Natalie Merchant
  • Lean on Me - Bill Withers
  • Love - Al Green
  • Memories - Elvis Presley
  • More Than a Woman - Aaliyah
  • She Loves You - The Beatles
  • Stand by Me - Ben E. King
  • Sunshine - Babyface
  • Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi
  • There You'll Be - Faith Hill
  • Times of Your Life - Paul Anka or Clueless
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole or Natalie Cole
  • Walk This Way - Aerosmith
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  • You For Me (The Wedding Song) - Johnny Gill
  • You're All I Need To Get By - Aretha Franklin
  • You've Got a Friend - James Taylor

There are many songs which can be played at events related to children too. So, take your pick from the ones mentioned below.
  • A Feast - Gemini
  • Little Brother, Little Sister - Bobby Susser
  • Family Trip - The Uncle Brothers
  • My Brother Thinks He's a Banana - Barry Louis Polisar
  • All Roads Lead to Home - Bobby Susser
  • Daddy's Song - Patricia Shih
  • Pieces of a Puzzle - The Uncle Brothers
  • Grandpa Knows So Many Things - Bobby Susser
  • Pen Pals - Gemini
  • I Love You All the Time - Music with Mar.
  • All You Really Need Is Your Family - Bobby Susser
  • I'll Always Remember - Bobby Susser
  • To My Family and Friends - Kevin Kammeraad
  • My Room (It's A Wonderful Feeling) - Bobby Susser
So, pick your favorites and make the most out of fun times with your family.