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The Best Songs About Daughters

Photograph of the blog post author, Annika Hope

Annika Hope


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The best song about daughters should be heartfelt and meaningful, expressing the love and admiration the parent has for their daughter. It should also be uplifting and inspiring, encouraging the daughter to reach for her dreams and be the best version of herself. It should also be relatable and meaningful, touching on the unique bond between parent and daughter.

How Many Songs Are There About Daughters? 

There is no definitive answer to this question as there is an ever-growing number of songs about daughters in the music industry. We believe that these are the best songs about daughters below, do you agree?  

The Best Songs About Daughters

  1. “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

Bob Carlisle is an American singer-songwriter, musician, and record producer. He is best known for his hit song “Butterfly Kisses,” which topped the Billboard Hot 100 in 1997.

Carlisle was born in Los Angeles, California in 1954. He began his music career in the early 1970s as a member of the Christian rock band Allies. He later went on to pursue a solo career, releasing his debut album, Bob Carlisle, in 1982.

Carlisle has released several albums over the years, including Butterfly Kisses (Shades of Grace) (1997), A Different Light (1999), and The Love of God (2003). He has also written songs for other artists, including Amy Grant, Michael W. Smith, and Point of Grace.

Carlisle has been nominated for two Grammy Awards and has won two Dove Awards. He is also the recipient of a BMI Songwriter Award for his song “Butterfly Kisses.”

2. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw is a country music superstar, actor, and philanthropist. He was born in 1967 in Delhi, Louisiana and is the son of baseball player Tug McGraw. He has sold more than 50 million records and is one of the most successful and popular country music artists of all time.McGraw’s career began in 1990 with the release of his debut album, Not a Moment Too Soon. The album was a huge success and spawned the hits “Indian Outlaw,” “Don’t Take the Girl,” and “Down on the Farm.” He has released a total of sixteen studio albums, including the critically acclaimed Everywhere (1997), A Place in the Sun (1999), and Live Like You Were Dying (2004). His album, Two Lanes of Freedom, was released in 2013. 

In addition to his music career, McGraw has also starred in several films, including The Blind Side (2009), Friday Night Lights (2004), and Flicka (2006). He has won numerous awards, including three Grammy Awards, fourteen Academy of Country Music Awards, eleven Country Music Association Awards, and a People’s Choice Award.

3. “Daughters” by John Mayer

John Mayer is an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, and producer. He was born in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on October 16, 1977. Mayer began his musical career in Atlanta, Georgia, where he formed the John Mayer Trio in 1998. He released his debut studio album, Room for Squares, in 2001 and has since released seven additional albums. His most successful album to date is Continuum, which was released in 2006 and won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Mayer has sold over 20 million albums worldwide and has toured extensively throughout his career. He has collaborated with a variety of artists including Alicia Keys, Taylor Swift, and Frank Ocean. He has also appeared on numerous television shows and has been featured in many magazines. In addition to his music career, he has also established the John Mayer Foundation, which supports various charitable causes.

4. “A Song for My Daughter” by Ray Allaire

Ray Allaire is a Canadian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He has released two solo albums, “Life In The Trees” (2012) and “Lines” (2015). He has toured extensively across Canada, the United States and Europe, playing festivals such as the Ottawa Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, and the Calgary Folk Music Festival.

Allaire began his musical career in the late 1990’s as a member of the Canadian indie rock band The Salads. He later left the band to pursue a solo career and released his debut album, “Life In The Trees” in 2012. The album was critically acclaimed and spawned singles such as “Lonely Road” and “The Sun”.

In 2015, Allaire released his highly anticipated follow-up album, “Lines”. The album featured a more folk-influenced sound, and featured singles such as “Lines” and “Hold On”. Allaire has since toured extensively in support of the album, performing in venues across the US and Canada. Allaire is also an accomplished session musician, having played on albums by artists such as The Darcys, The Arkells, and The Strumbellas. He has also toured as a backing musician for artists such as Andy Shauf and Bahamas.

5. “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift is an American singer-songwriter and actress. Born in Reading, Pennsylvania, she moved to Nashville, Tennessee, at the age of 14 to pursue a career in country music. She signed with the independent label Big Machine Records and became the youngest artist ever signed by the Sony/ATV Music publishing house. 

Swift’s self-titled debut album was released in 2006 and spawned five hit singles, including “Our Song” and “Tim McGraw”. Her second album, Fearless, was released in 2008 and quickly became a commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 5 million copies in the United States. The album earned Swift four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, and spawned two more chart-topping singles, “Love Story” and “You Belong with Me”.

In 2019, Swift released her seventh studio album Lover, which was another commercial success, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over 867,000 copies in its first week. The album spawned four hit singles, “Me!”, “You Need to Calm Down”, “Lover” and “The Man”.Swift has sold over 50 million albums and 150 million singles worldwide, making her one of the best-selling music artists of all time. She is also one of the most awarded music artists in history, having won 10 Grammy Awards, an Emmy Award, 23 Billboard Music Awards, and 12 Country Music Association Awards.

Closing Thoughts

So do you agree with our top 5 best songs about daughters? We hope w have given you food for thought and you keep searching for other songs out there that are written about daughters, or maybe you will write your own uplifting and inspiring lyrics. We can’t wait to hear them. 


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