20 Great Songs to Dedicate to Your Son

There are many ways to show love and affection and nothing can express your sentiments better than good music. We have carefully rounded up some brilliant songs that can help you express your love for your son and let him know how much he means to you. You will find many personal favorites in this list and there might just be one or two that have special significance.  You can even use these songs as lullabies to help your son drift off into peaceful dreams.

Here are 20 songs that talk about this special relationship.

1. “Anyway” by Martina McBride

Martina McBride - Anyway (Official Video)Martina McBride – Anyway (Official Video)

This is a song that most moms sing to their sons when the children are young. It expresses all of the fears and hopes of having a son but ultimately affirms the love between mother and son.

2. “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle 

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This is the song that you sing to your son when he takes his first steps or says his first word, and it’s a good one to continue to remind him of how much he means to you well into his growing-up years.

3. “The Man You’ve Become” by Molly Pasutti

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If you are looking for words to tell your son about all the things you want for him and how wonderful you think he is, play this melody. A good one for young boys, this song expresses how excited you are to see him develop into an adult.

4. “Priceless” by King & Country

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Parents need to remind their children to stay true to their beliefs and goals, no matter how hard life may seem. This is the song you play if you want to convey the message without saying all the words. It’s a good song of reassurance that you will always be there for him and support him as he follows his dreams.

5. “A New Day Has Come” by Celine Dion

Céline Dion - A New Day Has Come (Official HD Video)Céline Dion – A New Day Has Come (Official HD Video)

There will always be a new chapter in your little one’s life. They may have graduated from high school or college or moved out of the house. As they get started on a new chapter in life, you can take inspiration from this song to express pride for all that he has accomplished and share excitement for what lies ahead in his life.

6. “Baby Mine” by Alison Krauss

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A song for the infant years, this is more for parents than it is for their little ones. The song beautifully verbalizes the feeling of love and care as your newborn adjusts to life outside of his mother’s womb and protection and you take on the role of his new protector. Sing this song to him when he falls asleep at night.

7. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys

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A musical masterpiece that transcends generations, this song expresses your love for your child and is also an appropriate song to dedicate when he has children of his own. The song can be used to help him understand the responsibilities of being a father.

8. “Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon

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This is the song you dedicate to your son whenever he has done something exceptionally unique, whether it’s just coming home from school or making a difficult decision that helps another person. It’s also a good song to dedicate every time he leaves the house, helping him feel confident and good about himself. It shows that you are proud of all that he has accomplished, and you praise him for being exactly who he is.

9. “Like Father, Like Son” by The Game

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When you see your child accomplish something and feel at a loss of words, play this title. This song is dedicated to your son when he has done something that you are particularly proud of, whether it’s passing an important exam or simply helping an elderly neighbor bring in her groceries. You are amazed by all that he can do, and you are honored to have him as your son.

10. “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

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This is the perfect song to sing and dedicate to your son when he is a young child, and you marvel at all of the beautiful things that fill his life and yours. You have never been more in love with him than at that moment.

You will also sing this song in your head every time he brings a ray of sunshine into your life with his love and affection; when you wake up to him in the morning or when he comes home from school, and realize just how much he means to you.

11. “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw - Humble And Kind (Official Video)Tim McGraw – Humble And Kind (Official Video)

Parents want the best for their children and when they see them grow up to be kind, mature, and sensible young men, they want to applaud them for caring for others and putting their needs before their own. This is also an appropriate song to sing if you feel particularly humbled or gracious.

12. “Amazing” by Janelle

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The title of the song says it all. You want the lad to think he is amazing, hit play on this one. This song is perfect whenever you need a reminder of just how incredible he is, whether it’s because he has accomplished something remarkable or made a choice that helps another person. You are amazed every day by him.

13. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

Lee Ann Womack - I Hope You Dance (Official Music Video)Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance (Official Music Video)

This is the song you will sing to your son when life has tested him, and he’s made mistakes, but you are still proud of his heart, even if he isn’t proud of himself. You hope that he can find happiness and be free to do anything that makes his heart sing. 

It can also be dedicated to your son when he is feeling down on himself or if someone has been unkind to him. This song is a good way of reminding him that there will always be people in his life who love and believe in him.

14. “You Had to Be There” by Tim McGraw

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This song will be your dedication to your son when he tries to explain something that happened to him or something meaningful in his life that you weren’t present for. This song would help him know how sorry you are that you missed it and how much you wish you could have been there.

15. “Ablaze” by Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette - Ablaze (Official Video)Alanis Morissette – Ablaze (Official Video)

When your son accomplishes or decides to accomplish something that you thought he could never do or be, this song will give you the right words to show how proud you are.  

This is actually one of those songs that really understand your desire to shout from the rooftops.

16. “Mother to Child” by Rosita Stone

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One of the songs that pay tribute to life moving forward, the lyrics will resonate with you every time you play it. They say the nights are long and the days are short when you have kids. Time will fly and soon your children will be all grown up and start their own families. As you reminisce the old days and feel grateful for all that life has brought him, you will feel the power of the lyrics in this one!

17. “You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up)” by Josh Groban

Josh Groban - You Are Loved (Don't Give Up) [Official Music Video]Josh Groban – You Are Loved (Don’t Give Up) [Official Music Video]

Every child goes through a phase where they feel disenfranchised and unloved. They need you to be their biggest cheerleader and as you push them to keep moving, you can sing this song to make him realize his true worth!

18. “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

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This is the song you dedicate to your son when he’s finally realized that you were always there for him, even when it seemed like you weren’t and that all he needed to do was open his eyes and see how much love surrounded him, hoping that it reminds him of what a wonderful person he is and how lovable he can be to others.

19. “You Will Always Be My Son” by Anthem Lights

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Another number to applaud your child for all that he has become, we are almost at the end of our list and hitting on some of the best ones. Give it a listen if you are looking for another way to communicate all the feelings of love and pride!

20. “Child of Mine” by Carole King

Carole King - Child of Mine (Official Audio)Carole King – Child of Mine (Official Audio)

The love and emotion in this song can make even the toughest of moments feel easy. Your smart and intelligent young boy will appreciate all the kind words and accolades you shower on him when listening to this song and it will make you both jump with joy!


Thinking about our children can make us smile with joy and if you add some meaningful lyrics and beautiful tones as you revel in these thoughts, you are bound to be overcome by emotions.

The wide array of songs here are perfect for every occasion – be they young or small, starting their own families or taking their first steps in life, every milestone has been captured. Play this song in the car or on the stereo if you want your son to know how much he means to you and just how much you love having him in your life!