15 Songs With Family In The Lyrics

Kobe and Gigi, the members of the Bryant family passed away in 2020, before his passing the basketball legend shared the picture of him and his daughter in 2019.
Kobe and Gigi, the members of the Bryant family passed away in 2020, before his passing the basketball legend shared the picture of him and his daughter in 2019.( Source : instagram )

Songs With Family In the Lyrics are 1. Bohemian Rhapsody  2. Family Man and 3. Daddy Sang Bass many more.

Artists like Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, and John Lennon have made emotional songs addressing family issues and love.

Clapton's sentimental song "Tears in Heaven" is dedicated to his son who passed away after falling from the 53rd floor of a New York City apartment.

Similarly, James Blunt's emotional montage "Monsters" dedicated to his father was sung by American Idol winner 2023 Iam Tongi during the final and audition rounds.

Greatest Songwriters pay homage by including snippets of lyrics of family in their song thus this list shall discuss various songs addressing the feeling of home, family, and melancholy of familial relationships.

15 Songs With Family In The Lyrics

Bohemian RhapsodyQueen
Family ManFleetwood Mac
Daddy Sang BassJohnny Cash
Papa Don't PreachMadonna
Keep the Family CloseDrake
OlderSasha Alex Sloan
Lovely, Love My FamilyThe Roots
See You AgainWiz Khalifa
FamilyChance The Rapper
First ClassJack Harlow
Auntie DiariesKendrick Lamar
Family BusinessKanye West
Family PotraitPink
Blended FamilyAlicia Keys

1. Bohemian Rhapsody By Queen

Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen is a song about family love. It is dedicated to his mom by the singer, Freddie Mercury.

The song is about everything as it talks about sentimental love, and familial bond, and jumps to narrate about physics and gravity.

According to Rolling Stones, it is listed at #17 in "500 Greatest Songs of All Time." Mercury's vocal performance was also ranked by the magazine as the greatest in rock history as per their readers poll.

The lyrics go like this:

I'm just a poor boy nobody loves me

He's just a poor boy from a poor family

2. Family Man by Fleetwood Mac

Family Man by Fleetwood Mac is another song about family. It states the nature of the artist by addressing himself as a "Family Man.";

This song is from the album "Tango in the Night" from their 1987 album. It peaked at #90 on Billboard Hot 100 charts. Its engaging dance tune was praised by both critics and fans of the band.

Stevie Nicks's backing vocals and his singer's voice can be heard throughout the song. It is also included in the 2002 compilation album of The Very Best of Fleetwood Mac.

The track's lyrics go like this;

I am What I am (am what I am, I am what I am, am what I am)

A Family Man (a family man)

3. Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash

Daddy Sang Bass by Johnny Cash is a Country song about family. It was written by Carl Perkins.

This recorded track by Johnny Cash went on to become no. 1 on the Billboard Country chart list for 6 weeks which spent 19 weeks in the 1969 chart.

It has been covered by multiple artists like Dolly Parton, Leon Russell, and Steeter Davis among others. It was a prominent and fun song about family, back in the day.

The lyrics go like this;

Just four people that's all we were

Tryin' to make a livin out of black-land dirt

but we'd get together in a family circle singin' loud

4. Papa Don't Preach By Madonna

Papa Don't Preach by Madonna is an ode to her family. It is a song honoring the wishes of her father that describes their relationship.

The best-selling solo artist's song is from her 1986 album True Blue. It was written by Brian Eliot and Madonna. Song talks about teenage pregnancy and female choices in relationships.

It became the #4 single on Billboard Hot 100. This dance-pop was nominated for "Best Female Pop Vocal Performance" at the 29th Grammy Awards.

Song's lyrics go like this;

He says that he's going to marry me

We can raise a little family

5. Keep The Family Close By Drake

Keep The Family Close by Drake is a familial song from the Canadian rapper. It is about the only people who can be counted upon.

This song is from Drake's fourth studio album "Views" released in 2016 by Young Money Entertainment. the song is a dancehall, R&B, trap and pop song.

The lyrics go like this:

How do you not check on me when things go wrong?

Guess I should've tried to keep my family closer

6. Older by Sasha Alex Sloan

Older By Sasha Alex Sloan is a song about family grievances. She performed the song on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on February 9, 2019.

It speaks from the heart of the artist, it is a beautiful sad song that relates, complains, and addresses the concerns of her parents. This track is from her second EP titled "Loser."

The lyrics go like this:

I used to wonder why, why they could never be happy

I used to close my eyes and pray for a whole 'nother family

7. Lovely, Love My Family By The Roots

Lovely Love Family is a song about professing love toward family by The Roots. This band also serve as the house band for Jimmy Fallon's show from 2009 to 2014.

Roots performed the song for children on the Nickelodeon channel. It expresses the love of the family by the vocalist Dice Raw.

The lyrics go like this;

With the love of friends and family

Get stronger, and it carries me on through

8. See You Again By Wiz Khalifa

See You Again by Wiz Khalifa is a song about family memories. It is dedicated to the late actor Paul Walker from the Fast and Furious series.

This song is written by both countertenor singer Charlie Puth and rapper Wiz Khalifa. It is a popular track in the Fast and Furious series. Grammy-nominated this song for "Song of the Year" in 2015.

"See You Again" lyrics go like this:

How can we not talk about family when family's all that we got?

Everything I went through, you were standing there by my side

9. Rude By Magic

Rude By Magic is a popular song about familial bonding. It is about a boy asking a girl to marry but their family not agreeing to the marriage.

Magic's song was from their debut album "Don't Kill The Magic" from their 2013 album. The remix of the song also features Kid Ink, Ty Dolla sing, and Blink 182 member Travis Barker.

It won the "Single of the Year" Juno award performing the business of 8.6 million units in 2014. Rude's lyrics go like this;

(Marry That girl) and we'll be a family

Why you gotta be so rude?

10. Family By Chance The Rapper

Family By Chance The Rapper is a happy song about family. It respects the gift of having a family and parents.

Chance The Rapper's song talks about various ups and downs in the relationship. This track cherishes the blessing of family. This song also features Vic Mensa & Sulaiman.

The lyrics go like this:

Til my pops popped me off, that was family matters

Used to watch him in the kitchen sippin' Sammy Adams

11. First Class By Jack Harlow

First Class By Jack Harlow is a song with lyrics about family. It is one of the most popular singles from the Kentucky-based rapper.

Jack Harlow flexes about his wealth and success after achieving multiple milestones since his debut album. First Class is a song from his second album "Come Home the Kids Miss You" released in 2022.

Song's lyrics go like this:

Family, makin' sure they never downsize

I got visions of my mom sayin', "Wait, this house mine?"

12. Auntie Diaries By Kendrick Lamar

Auntie Diaries by Kendrick Lamar is a song dedicated to family members related by blood. It is famous for its controversial subject matter.

It explains how despite not understanding his "Auntie" and his cousin, he still loves and supports them.

Lamar's song is from his Grammy-winning album 2023, "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers." It is also the latest album from the artist of more than five-year hiatus. 

The lyrics go like this:

He's more confidence to live his plan now

But the family in disbelief this time

13. Family Business By Kanye West

Family Business by Kanye West is a song about happenings inside a family. It refers to contributions, responsibilities, and matters of family.

Kanye's song is from his 2004 album titled "The College Dropout." It is his debut studio album that samples multiple soul and R&B records.

According to Kanye:

Family business is a soulful tribute to the godbrother of Tarrey Torae and many collaborators in the album

This album was listed on Rolling Stone's 500 greatest albums of all time.

14. Family Portrait By Pink

Family Portrait by Pink, this song addresses family problems. According to Pink, she got into trouble with her mother after releasing the song.

Pink's song is from her second studio album "Missundaztood" released in 2001. It talks about a family that is falling apart due to parents splitting with each other.

Song's lyrics go like this:

Can we work it out? (Can we?)

Can we be a family? (Can We?)

15. Blended Family By Alicia Keys

Blended Family by Alicia Keys is a song with a family in the title. It is a song from her sixth studio album Here.

The album was released in 2016. The song also features the rapper ASAP Rocky.

According to the artist herself, this track is about a family's themes such as adoption and extended families. The music video of the song is filmed in black-and-white and includes Keys and Rocky.

Song's lyrics go like this;

This blended family, but baby

That's what you do, what you do, what you do

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