Sometimes the only way to convey a message to your loved ones is through song. These well-known family video songs can be used to show family members that you love them, miss them, love to party with them, and simply cherish their friendship.
Family Video Songs for a Partying Clan
You love to hang out, get loose, and party with your family members. These songs and videos will have a place at any fun family get-together, from birthday parties to casual backyard BBQs and reunions.
"We Are Family" by Sister Sledge
This is a great song to put on high volume and blast at any fun family gathering. Hug, jump around, and celebrate being with the people closest to you.
"The Boys Are Back In Town" by Thin Lizzy
If your family contains a bunch of brothers, grandpas, and boy cousins, this song is a must when all of those menfolk get together.
"Happy" by Pharell
When you manage to find the time to pull everyone together in one space, it is virtually impossible NOT to feel anything but happy.
"Celebration" by Kool and the Gang
When everyone gathers to spend quality time with each other, it is definitely something to celebrate. It is hard to imagine a family birthday party, a graduation party, or a family reunion without this jam.
"Turn! Turn! Turn!" by The Byrds
Every year that you and your extended family gather is a year that everyone is older, taller, and changing so fast. The Byrds put life's changes into perspective with this classic.
"Family is Family" by Kacey Musgraves
When it comes to family, you don't pick the people related to you. You get what you get, for better or for worse. Country artist, Kacey Musgraves knows this sentiment and puts those feelings about family to song.
"Who Says You Can't Go Home" by Bon Jovi
No matter where life takes you, the people related to you are your home. Home is often not a place, but the people who forever live in your heart. You can always return to those people and those roots.
Family Video Songs for a Family Apart in Distance
Maybe you and your family can not be close to one another in physical proximity, but they are in your heart and mind all the time. These songs highlight the love that binds families together, no matter where life takes them.
"The House That Built Me" by Miranda Lambert
This is such a beautiful song that hits you in the feels. Lambert didn't write the song herself, but connected with it as an artist who had experienced so much of what was penned in the lyrics. Millions of people who have flown the coop can not help but feel emotionally attached to the deepness of the music.
"Homesick" Kane Brown
New hubby and father Kane Brown wrote the song for his fiance, whom he was missing terribly while he was performing on the road.
"Meanwhile Back at Mamas" by Tim McGraw Featuring Faith Hill
The song will resonate with anyone out in the world wishing for simpler times back home with mom. Life is hard and the daily grind takes its toll on everyone. Songs like this one remind listeners of simpler times and the love that surrounded them.
"Back Again" by Flor
"Back Again" is a raw and beautiful song by artist Flor. For those on their own and missing home, this song feels like a big old hug.
"Castle on the Hill" by Ed Sheeran
People leave home looking for bigger and better. Sometimes they find it, and sometimes they don't. Sheeran's mega-hit recalls the people and places of his youth, reminiscing about the good old days.
Family Video Songs for a Family Member Passed
Losing a loved one is devastating and heartbreaking. These songs would make any deceased family member smile from the heavens while helping those left on earth better grieve through music.
"Tears in Heaven" by Eric Clapton
There is no shortage of songs about loss, but Clapton's ballad to his deceased little boy, well good luck not bawling your eyes out when you hear this one. It will make you cry, even if you haven't lost someone in your family.
"Missing You" by Diana Ross
Ross's "Missing You" was written by Lionel Richie, who lost dear friend and iconic artist Marvin Gaye in a tragedy. "Missing You" captures the deep emotions and rawness that often accompanies losing a person that is literally a piece of your heart.
"One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men
This tune reminds everyone who is yearning for their lost family member that someday in the future they will be reunited. Perhaps they don't come together on earth ever again, but that doesn't mean that they won't have a chance to reconnect. It reminds all to hold those still with us closely.
"Angel" by Sarah McLachlan
This ballad is pretty much guaranteed to bring on the waterworks. It's so beautifully written it is no wonder that it resonates with pretty much anyone who has lost a family member close to them. The song expressed love, sadness, and hope all within the few minutes where it plays.
"See You Again" by Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth
Missing family members who have passed is hard. It feels like the hurt will never leave. This tune is a bit lighter in lyrics and gives those hurting some hope that someday they will be reunited with their loved ones on the other side.
"Beloved" by Mumford & Sons
Everything Mumford & Sons does a somewhat haunting and captivating, and "Beloved" is no different in that respect. The song is upbeat but still heavy in how it delivers the message of loving those on earth while you still can.
"If I Die Young" by The Band Perry
"If I Die Young" is so pretty, you almost forget that the lyrics pertain to the greatest and deepest loss a person can experience. Unlike many other songs about losing someone close to you, this tune has the perspective of younger generations.
Family Video Songs to Highlight Your Pride
There are moments in life where family makes us so proud to call them ours. They move mountains, walk down aisles, graduate, and do wondrous things with their lives. These tunes celebrate loved ones and their accomplishments.
"Simply the Best" by Tina Turner
Because they are, truly, and honestly, simply the very best. Your family members are your champions, cheerleaders, guiding lights, and best friends. Let them know, Tina Turner style, that they really are better than all the rest.
"On Top of the World" by Imagine Dragons
When someone in your family has accomplished something great, help them feel on top of the world with this Imagination Dragons feel-good song.
"All-Star" by Smashmouth
In your eyes, they are an absolute all-star! They won't help but be able to smile with this fun song by hit makers, Smashmouth.
"The Climb" by Miley Cyrus
Send this song to a family member who knows the climb to the top all too well. Sometimes the road traveled is a long and winding one, but the view from the top is certainly something to behold.
"You Gotta Be" by Des'ree
Give family an anthem of strength with "You Gotta Be" by Des'ree. Remind them that they have come so far and have so much to offer the world. This song is so strong, it makes anyone listening want to be strong too.
Family Member Songs to Inspire a Loved One
Sometimes family members go through difficult times, and it's hard to see the ones we love struggle. These songs inspire and lift the spirits of the ones loved the most.
"Bridge Over Troubled Water" by Simon & Garfunkle
A classic tune reminding loved ones that there is always someone in their corner willing to fight the good fight for them.
"Stand By You" by Rachel Platten
When you feel like you have no one, play this song and remember that your family will have your back and stand by you through good times and through bad times.
"Take Me Home, Country Roads" by John Denver
No matter how hard life gets, one road will always lead you back home, into the safety and the fold of family. There is no better feeling in the world than that.
"Keep Your Head Up" by Andy Grammar
Life isn't all sunshine and roses, and at one point or another, someone in your family will feel disparity and emptiness. This song reminds those feeling down to keep on keeping on.
"Made a Way" by Travis Greene
Every single word of this song is inspirational. It literally sends chills down listeners' spines. Play it for family members who feel like they can't carry on. It might give them hope and inspiration to take a few more steps.
"The Greatest" by Sia Featuring Kendrick Lamar
They might not feel like the greatest, but you know that they are! Tell them that you think they are far better than they give themselves credit for with this song.
"Don't Stop Believin" by Journey
This Journey song is epic and if you haven't heard it a time or two, then you are likely living under a rock. Never stop believing in yourself and never let your loved ones stop believing in their greatness either!
What Is in a Song
No matter whether your heart is beaming with pride, missing a loved one greatly, or bursting with joy because the family is all back together, there is a song and video for just about every family sentiment. When words just don't do the trick, turn to music to inspire the feelings that you have for the people closest to you.