31 Best Family-themed Songs for a Wedding Playlist

Updated November 20, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

What better way to celebrate the day than with songs about family? Celebrate your kin at your wedding with a special song dedicated to them!

Best Family Songs in Title

All of the songs listed have the word family in the song title – making them family songs.

I included many different music styles including pop, country, hip-hop, funk, reggae, rock, and more. We also included many musical eras from the 1960s through today.

  1. “Family” by The Weeknd, Suzsanna Son (R&B – 2023)
  2. “Family” by David Guetta, Bebe Rexha, Ty Dolla $ign (Pop – 2021)
  3. “We Are Family” by Sister Sledge (Disco – 1979)
  4. “Family” by Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors (Singer-Songwriter – 2019)
  5. “Family” by The Chainsmokers, Kygo (Dance – 2019)
  6. “Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige (R&B – 2001)
  7. “Family Affair (Dance For Me)” by David Guetta (Dance – 2022)
  8. “Family Portrait” by P!nk (Pop – 2010)
  9. “Family” by Taylor Ray Holbrook (Country – 2023)
  10. “Family” by Jordan Rakei (R&B – 2021)
  11. “Family” by Track45 (Country – 2022)
  12. “Family” by Surfer Girl (Reggae – 2021)
  13. “Family” by Zach Gill, Jack Johnson (Rock – 2008)
  14. “Family” by 1da Banton (Afrobeats – 2023)
  15. “Family” by Mother Mother (Alternative – 2017)
  16. “Family Ties” by Baby Keem, Kendrick Lamar (Hip Hop – 2021)
  17. “Family Is Family” by Kacey Musgraves (Country – 2015)
  18. “My Family” by Migos, KAROL G, Snoop Dogg, Rock Mafia (Soundtrack – 2019)
  19. “Family” by Rebecca Zamolo (Pop – 2020)
  20. “Family Reunion” by The O’Jays (R&B – 1975)

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Friends & Family – The Isley Brothers
2021, From the Album Friends & Family

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And what we went through, we went through it together (well)
We stick together, said through thick or thin
I thank God for family and all our day one friends

The Addams Family (Theme) – Christina Aguilera
2021, From the Album The Addams Family 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So get a witch’s shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We’re gonna pay a call on
The Addams family

Family – Badflower
2021, This Is How The World Ends

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I cursed my blood tonight, it happens all the time
Is everyone against me? Has everyone g’d me?
What happened to this family?

The Family Madrigal – Stephanie Beatriz & Olga Merediz & Encanto Cast
2021, Encanto (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The home of the Family Madrigal (we’re on our way)
Where all the people are fantastical and magical
I’m part of the Family Madrigal

Family Table – Zac Brown Band
2020, Welcome Home

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause we got room for everyone
Let’s make some memories, ’round this 9 foot pine
Pull up a chair and stay a while, at the family table


Family – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
2019, Dragons

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Family, sons and daughters
Family, like a photograph
Family, baptized in the water
Family, put me on the map

Family Tree – Caylee Hammack
2019, Family Tree

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A few of us are on fire to get out, and some just wanna stay home
But it don’t matter, ’cause the roots run deep
And ain’t nothing gonna shake our family tree

Family Feud – Jay-Z feat. Beyoncé
2019, 4:44

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Nobody wins when the family feuds
But my stash can’t fit into Steve Harvey’s suit
I’m clear why I’m here, how about you?

Family and Loyalty – Gang Starr feat. J. Cole
2019, One of the Best Yet

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Diamonds are forever like family and loyalty
Or real rap songs like C.R.E.A.M. or My Melody
Diamonds are forever like my infinite thought
Like respect in the hood that can’t be bought

Family – The Chainsmokers with Kygo
2019, World War Joy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I know some people, they would die for me
We run together, they’re my family
When I get up, they gon’ be high with me
I’ll say forever my family


Family Is Family – Kacey Musgraves
2015, Pageant Material

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You get what you get, and you don’t get to pick ’em
They might smoke like chimneys, but give you their kidneys
Yeah, friends come in handy, but family is family

Family Bible – Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
2015, Django and Jimmie

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I can see us sittin’ round the table
When from the family Bible dad would read
And I can hear my mother softly singin’
Rock of ages

Family – Hanni El Khatib
2013, Family

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Cause we are, we are family
We are family
F-A-M-I-L-Y till the day we die

Nothing Beats A Family – Ricky Skaggs
2012, Music to My Ears

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Nothing beats a family
No, nothing beats a family

Family Man – Craig Campbell
2011, Craig Campbell

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What puts the dirt underneath my nails?
What keeps the calluses on my hands?
Family man


My Family – Laurie Berkner
2011, Party Day!

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Cousins, friends, sons, and daughters
Uncles, aunts, and grandparents
I’m so glad, you’re my family!

Family – Noah Gundersen
2011, Family

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Happy to be here
With all of my family hookers in heels and the men who
Watch them like hungry black eels

Welcome To The Family – Avenged Sevenfold
2010, Nightmare

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Only time will alter your vision
Never in question, lethal injection
Welcome to the family

Family Time – Ziggy Marley featuring Judah Marley
2009, Family Time

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Lift up your feet with a dance
Lift up your spirit’s with a song
It’s family time, it’s family time, it’s family time

Family First – Cissy Houston, Whitney Houston, & Dionne Warwick
2008, Daddy’s Little Girls Soundtrack

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Just remember that family comes first
Where you gonna run to? when no one is around
Do you think how dare they will love you


Welcome To The Family – Little Big Town
2008, The Road To Here

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Welcome to the family
And this side of the tracks
If you ever leave her
You ain’t coming back

Family – LeAnn Rimes
2007, Family

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We’re all to blame, we’re all the same
Make no apologies
This is my family

Everybody (Family Reunion) – Carl Thomas, Chaka Khan, Gerald Levert, Yolanda Adams
2006, Madea’s Family Reunion Soundtrack

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You can alwasy rest ashore
Dont be ashamed to share with me
See i am your family

Family Reunion – Jill Scott
2004, Beautifully Human: Words and Sounds Vol. 2

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What can you say? it’s family
And whoa, whoa oh, whoa, whoa oh, whoa, whoa oh, whoa
What can you say? It’s family

Family Affair – Mary J. Blige
2001, No More Drama

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Have fun up on, up in this dancery (oh, yeah)
We got ya’ll open, now ya floatin’
So you gots to dance for me (you gotta dance for me)


Family Portrait – P!nk
2001, Missundaztood

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mommy, I’ll do anything (I’ll do anything)
Can we work it out?
Can we be a family?

Family – Dolly Parton
1991, Eagle When She Flies

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Some are fighters, others faint
Winners, losers, sinners, saints
It’s all family

Family Tradition – Hank Williams Jr.
1979, Family Tradition

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Everybody makes my prediction
So if I get stoned, I’m just carrying on
An old family tradition

We Are Family – Sister Sledge
1979, We Are Family

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

We are family
I got all my sisters with me
We are family
Get up everybody and sing

Family Reunion – The O’Jays
1975, Family Reunion

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wish grandma could see
The whole family
I sure miss her face
And her warm and tender embrace


Family Affair – Sly & The Family Stone
1971, There’s a Riot Goin’ On

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

It’s a family affair (it’s a family affair)
Blood out there, blood out there
(Ain’t nothing but a family)

The Addams Family Theme Song – Vic Mizzy (original)
1964, The Addams Family Soundtrack
The song was reproduced and released in the 1990s and again in the 2000s.

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So, put a witch’s shawl on
A broomstick you can crawl on
We’re gonna play a call on
The Addams family


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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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