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Songs About Having a Son

18 Songs That Perfectly Capture the Beautiful Chaos of Having a Son

Having a son is not for the faint of heart. Known for being as rambunctious as they are sweet, little boys constantly keep you on your toes and fill you with love. And as a parent, you've probably struggled with putting into words just how much your little one means to you. That's where music comes in. These 18 songs about having a son will make you laugh — like the whimsical ode to breastfeeding in "Rufus Is a Tit Man" — and cry — like the endearing Neko Case cover of "Danny's Song." Rap, country, and everything in between, this playlist is sure to tug at the heartstrings of every parent with a loving son.

  1. "Goodnight Little Arlo," Woody Guthrie
  2. "Beautiful Boy," John Lennon
  3. "Just the Two of Us," Will Smith
  4. "Sweet Child O Mine," Sheryl Crow (Originally Guns & Roses)
  5. "Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)," The Dixie Chicks
  6. "Hey Jude," The Beatles
  7. "Rufus Is a Tit Man," Loudon Wainwright II
  8. "To Zion," Lauryn Hill
  9. "Kooks," David Bowie
  10. "Father and Son," Cat Stevens
  11. "Forever Young," Audra Mae (Originally Bob Dylan)
  12. "Anything Like Me," Brad Paisley
  13. "I Love You So Much," DJ Khaled ft. Chance the Rapper
  14. "Danny's Song," Neko Case (Originally Loggins & Messina)
  15. "A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall," Bob Dylan
  16. "The Obvious Child," Paul Simon
  17. "A Boy Named Sue, "Johnny Cash
  18. "I Got You," Ciara

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