The relationship between parents and daughters is special. If you want to celebrate this special bond, you could always pen a heartfelt letter. But if you are struggling with what words to say, these songs about daughters (including father-daughter songs and mother-daughter songs) are an excellent way to show how much your child means to you.
In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride
Martina McBride’s “In My Daughter’s Eyes” offers a thought that many parents share: the desire to live up to the trust and innocence that a young daughter represents. Written by James Slater, this country-style ballad ranked among the top songs on the Billboard charts.
Daughters by John Mayer
With simple acoustic guitar accompaniment, “Daughters” is a swaying plea for parents to “be good to your daughters.” At the 2005 Grammys, “Daughters” won Song of the Year.
My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
Another sad country song you should consider is “My Little Girl.” This song highlights the mixed emotions of a father cherishing the memories of his daughter as a child while she now prepares to go out into the world.
Isn’t She Lovely? by Stevie Wonder
Unlike the previous songs about daughters that are about reminiscing the younger years of children, “Isn’t She Lovely?” is an ode to a daughter at her birth. Stevie Wonder combines an upbeat tempo with words of amazement and gratitude at the gift of his child, Aisha.
The Girl You Think I Am by Carrie Underwood
“The Girl You Think I Am” is Carrie Underwood’s appreciation for her father, who was her biggest fan and cheerleader, not out of wishful thinking but from a place of love and encouragement.
Daddy’s Little Girl by Michael Bublé
Michael Bublé, in contrast to many other songs about daughters, spends no time on memories in “Daddy’s Little Girl.” He praises his little girl for who she is and what she means to “Mommy and me.”
Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
Steven Curtis Chapman penned “Cinderella” in the aftermath of his daughter’s accidental death. In three-quarter time, he encourages his listeners to value every moment with their children.
Dance With My Daughter by Jason Blaine
Jason Blaine resolves to make the most of the time he and his daughter have in “Dance with My Daughter.” In an easy six-eight meter, Blaine celebrates his daughter’s “stubborn heart” and “gypsy soul.”
Sweetest Devotion by Adele
Adele sings of how a child’s love for a mother is unlike any other kind. “Sweetest Devotion” is dedicated to her son, but it applies to daughters easily. Written with Paul Epworth, this song was released with Adele’s third studio album, 25.
Coal Miner’s Daughter by Loretta Lynn
“Coal Miner’s Daughter” reflects an older, bluegrass version of country music before the pop influence. So, what is it about? Loretta Lynn tells of the difficulties her parents faced in raising a child in the face of rural isolation and extreme financial need.
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
In “I Hope You Dance,” a hybrid of pop and country, Lee Ann Womack wants her daughter to remain young at heart even as time marches on.
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
In 1991, Natalie Cole revised the arrangement of her father’s 40-year-old classic “Unforgettable.” She coupled Nat’s voice from an older recording with hers to create a father-daughter duet.
Slow Down by Nichole Nordeman
This tune is true to its name: an unhurried plea to a daughter eager to see the world. “Slow Down” represents the reflections of a mother on the life of a child who brings her joy but must leave the nest nevertheless. It comes from the 2015 album “The Unmaking.”
Right by You (For Luna) by John Legend
Released in 2016 on the album “Darkness and Light,” this song is a collaboration among several writers, including John Legend. Dedicated to his daughter, “Right by You” focuses on the future, promising unpredictable circumstances along with unconditional love.
Mama’s Broken Heart by Miranda Lambert
Among all the songs about daughters, Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” speaks to the emotional turmoil of a failed romance that is put into perspective by a mother’s wisdom.
You’ll Always Be My Baby by Alan Jackson
Country music giant Alan Jackson is a proud father who wrote this slow dance song for each daughter’s wedding. “You’ll Always Be My Baby” is a declaration that marriage does not weaken the father-daughter bond. This was performed in 2021 at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
Prettiest Girl in the World by Logan Mize
In “Prettiest Girl in the World,” Logan Mize understands girls’ insecurities. However, his daughter has no reason for them.
Landslide by Fleetwood Mac
Stevie Nicks wrote “Landslide” in 1975 when her professional and artistic fortunes fell. In this song, dedicated to her father, she expresses her awareness of the passage of time: “Even children get older, and I’m getting older too.”
Other Songs About Daughters
- My Father’s Daughter by Jewel Ft. Dolly Parton
- Daddy’s Little Girl by Kippi Brannon
- The Best Day by Taylor Swift
- Daddy Lessons by Beyoncé
- Daddy’s Hands by Holly Dunn
- Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
- You’re Gonna Miss This by Trace Adkins
- Gracie by Ben Folds
- Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
- Stealing Cinderella by Chuck Wicks
- A Mother’s Prayer by Celine Dion
- Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood
- Just Fishin by Trace Adkins