It is rightly said that a daughter may outgrow your lap but will never outgrow your heart. There is no denying the fact that a daughter is always special. The bond that daughters share with their parents is for life and even when she becomes a wife or a mother herself she never forgets her parents. Today on September 24, 2017, India is celebrating Daughter’s Day and parents are busy looking with misty eyes towards their precious girl who would always be a princess and a little baby in their view. Daughters and daughter-in-law hold a very significant role in their family. They are the ones who uphold the dignity, love, and honour of the family. They are revered too and in a lot of ways are more pampered than their brothers. Irrespective of the fact whether daughters are the elder child or the younger one in the family she can easily wrap the elders around her little finger. Today on Daughter’s Day here is a list of songs from Bollywood and International artists that can be dedicated to daughters.
1.Chandni Re Jhoom – Nauker
This simple yet heart-warming song from the Sanjeev Kumar and Jaya Bachchan movie Nauker relates the special bond between a father and his daughter. The entire film is based on this premise and the quest of the father for a suitable mother for his little daughter. Sung by Kishore Kumar and composed by RD Burman this song is one of the best renditions of this special bond. There is a female version of the song as well sung by Lata Mangeshkar and filmed on Jaya Bachchan which highlights the love and aspirations that parents have for their little daughters.
Watch the one sung by Lata Mangeshkar below.
2.Mere ghar aayi ek nanhi pari – Kabhie Kabhie
This song from the iconic movie Kabhie Kabhie that had Amitabh Bachchan, Rakhi, Waheeda Rahman, Shashi Kapoor, Rishi Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in lead roles is one of the best lullaby songs from Bollywood. The movie that boasts of stellar performances and beautiful music also had this gem in its playlist which is a perfect tribute to daughters.
3.Chandaniya Lori Lori – Rowdy Rathore
Chandaniya Lori Lori was an integral part of the movie Rowdy Rathore that had Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha in lead roles. The song sung by Shreya Ghosal is haunting as well as pleasing to the ears and is a perfect song for singing to daughters as a tribute as well as a lullaby. The lyrics of the song explains a mother’s hopes of seeing her daughter well cared and leading a happy and peaceful life with no hardships, trials, and tribulations.
4. My Little Girl -Tim McGraw
My Little Girl is a song co-written and performed by American Country Singer Tim McGraw. It was written by Tim Mcgraw and Tom Douglas. The song is a tribute to daughters and talks about how even the singer/narrator’s daughter is growing up she will always be his little girl. The song was nominated by the Broadcast Film Critics Association for Best Song in 2006 and reached the top three Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
5.Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Father and Daughter is a song sung by Paul Simon which is one of the best songs that describes the emotions a father has for his daughter. The song talks about the father’s hopes of seeing his daughter grow and shine watch over her and protect her. The song talks about how the father does not promise that there won’t be any scary things in his little girl’s life but she should know that there could never be any father who would love his daughter more than he does.
6.A Mother’s Prayer – Celine Dion
A Mother’s Prayer is a re-recorded solo version by Celine Dion from the original song The Prayer which was a duet between Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. The original duet version won the Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song from the Quest for Camelot movie in 1999.
7.Dancin’ On Daddy’s Shoes – Leon Redbone
This beautiful song from Leon Redbone talks about the loving bond between a father and daughter when the daughter was small enough to dance standing on her daddy’s shoes. It’s a nostalgic song and talks about the daughter thinking about the simpler times when she would dance with her dad. The song has awesome music from a ukulele and Leon Redbone’s silky voice is like a serene and lovely dream.
8.When You Need Me – Bruce Springsteen
This is a perfect song and can be dedicated to daughters and will be an apt song to play at your daughter’s wedding. The song talks about how the father is no longer the same now that he has a little daughter who picks him up when he is down and without her his life would be dreary. The singer tells his daughter to call him whenever she needs him as he will always be there to hold her and wipe away any tears that come in her eyes.
9.Fathers and Daughters – Michael Bolton
This song is an original soundtrack from Russell Crowe and Amanda Seyfried’s movie Fathers & Daughters. The soulful song is sung Michael Bolton and was written by him as well. This song is like a lesson imparted by a father to his daughter about life, love, and faith. The father here does not promise his daughter stars but knows his limitations and the hardships and obstacles that life throws at everyone and hopes that his daughter will be able to tide each and every one of them.
10.Teenage Daughters – Martina McBride
Teenage Daughters is a song co-written by Martina Mcbride, an American country music artist. This song is not mushy and any parent can relate to. It is funny and gives an accurate portrayal of what it means to be a parent to a teenage daughter.
These songs are a perfect way to show your love and gratitude to your daughter because a daughter remains one all her life and she would always take care and love you. It is time you showed her the love and appreciation that she rightfully deserves. Here’s wishing a very Happy Daughter’s Day to all the parents and daughters out there.