The best songs about family

‘We Are Family’ by Sister Sledge

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Disco deities Sister Sledge created the ultimate ode to female friendship with this ’70s classic written and produced by Chic's Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards. 

‘Family Is Family’ by Kacey Musgraves

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Here, country singer Kacey Musgraves lists all the things your family do to piss you off, before rounding it off with a big ol’ ‘they're still your family, kids.’

‘Daddy Sang Bass’ by Johnny Cash

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For all the doom and gloom associated with the Man in Black, Johnny Cash could be a big, joyful softie… especially when it came to family. 

'Breathing' by Kate Bush

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Kate Bush is the antithesis of convention, and 'Breathing' ranks among her most weird and wonderful tracks. 

‘Family Business’ by Kanye West

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This 2004 track hints at a past Kanye who was calmer, family orientated and less materialistic. 

‘The Exchange’ by Torres

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Singer-songwriter Torres is well versed in melancholy, and clocking in at just under eight minutes, ‘The Exchange’ is an epic tale of woe.

‘Family Man’ by Fleetwood Mac

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Lyrically this Lindsey Buckingham-sung song is far from complex,  but its 80s production and classic Mac melodies are definitely infectious – it's taken from the band's 1987 comeback album Tango in the Night, home to the huge hits Everywhere and Little Lies. 

‘Mother-in-Law’ by Ernie K-Doe

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 Grit your teeth and smile knowingly as he sings that ‘sin should be her name.’ Calm down, Ernie – you love her daughter, remember!

‘Kooks’ by David Bowie

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Maybe it's because he‘s one of the most influential and enigmatic pop stars ever, but sometimes it's easy to forget David Bowie had a private life.

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