10 Songs About Little Girls Growing Up

Little girls are the apple of their daddy’s eyes, so naturally there are at least 10 songs about little girls growing up. Whether they fit into the country, Christian or rock genres, the lyrics always resemble the same love and devotion as a baby or an adult.

  1. "Butterfly Kisses" (Bob Carlisle) Picked as one of the most famous father/daughter dance tunes for weddings, "Butterfly Kisses" is the ultimate song about a little girl growing up. Bob Carlisle talks about butterfly kisses between him and his daughter at every age in her life, especially in the end verse on her wedding day.
  2. "This One's for the Girls" (Martina McBride) A song from one girl to another, this song is an epic karaoke song for women. Martina McBride tips her hat to the different years in a woman’s life, even the college SpaghettiO days.
  3. "This Used to be My Playground" (Madonna)Written for the soundtrack of the women’s baseball league film "A League of Their Own," Madonna sings in a mellow tune about childhood dreams and times gone by.
  4. "There Goes My Life" (Kenny Chesney) Beginning with high school pregnancy, Kenny Chesney talks about his life going down the drain. He continues to sing about the birth of his daughter, her little blonde curls and her toddler days. However it is the end verse that really gets to women. He sings about her leaving for college and the words “there goes my life” takes on a whole new meaning.
  5. "Don’t Forget to Remember Me" (Carrie Underwood) In this catchy country hit, we get a message from a daughter who has grown up and realizes the worth of remembering her family and having them remember her.
  6. "Get Ready, Get Set, Don’t Go" (Billy Ray Cyrus featuring Miley Cyrus) Not being a fan of the Cyrus’ won't matter when you hear the lyrics to this song. Sweet, loving and meaningful to all of those fathers who want their kids to fly, but don’t want them to go.
  7. "Mary's Song (Oh My My My)" (Taylor Swift) This is a cutesy song about a girl singing to her true love. The lyrics describe a love that began as children, grew as teenagers and flourished as adults.
  8. "Cinderella" (Steven Curtis Chapman) This song is by a Christian singer who wrote it while thinking of his young and newly adopted daughters. He knew that time with them was short and he wanted to dance with Cinderella before the clock struck midnight. Not long after he wrote this song, one of his young daughters was run over by a car and died.
  9. "Find Your Wings" (Mark Harris) This is song is from another Christian singer who wrote a song that reads more like a heartfelt poem. The lyrics are about a man’s wishes for his daughter and mentions, “Let me give you roots and help you find your wings.”
  10. "Stealing Cinderella" (Chuck Wicks) Old fashioned dads expect the boy to ask permission for their daughters' hand in marriage. This song details what is going in the prospective husband’s head as he does just that and puts himself in the shoes of a father that has watched his little girl grow.
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