Family Reunion Songs

Our Family Reunion Song ideas to spice up your Reunion!

Family reunions are not complete without music to create a festive mood.  There are many family reunion songs that can be played or sung at most get-togethers and every family will have their own preferences.  The key is to bring print outs of the words to the songs so everyone has the potential to join in.  Some ideas for family reunion songs follow:

1.  Tie song selections to a theme or to the location of your reunion.  For example, western-reunion themed songs:

  • “Springtime in the Rockies”
  • “Okie From Muskogee”
  • “Home on the Range”
  • “On the Road Again”
  • “She’ll be Comin’ around the Mountain when she Comes”
  • “Red River Valley”

Family reunions on a cruise:

  • “Harbor Lights”
  • “Red Sails in the Sunset”
  • “Beyond the Sea”
  • “Calypso”

2.  If a video is being created for your family reunion, select songs that reflect your family heritage.
3.  Select songs that encourage dancing in a group, including songs for the kids, the adults and for the entire clan to dance to.
4.  If you have a musical talent show, encourage family members to bring the words to the songs they play or perform so everyone can join in.
5.  Hold your family reunion around a holiday and play/sing songs related to that event, for example:

There are many websites that have words to these songs.  Here is an example of a website of Holiday Songs for Children:  http://www.songsforteaching.com/holidays.htm.

6.  Regional Songs:  “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “Moon Over Miami,” “Sweet Home Alabama”.

General Family Reunion Songs:
1.    “Take me Home, Country Roads” — John Denver
2.    “Get Here if You Can” – Oleta Adams
3.    “My Mother’s Eyes”  — Bette Midler
4.    “Family” – Dolly Parton
5.    “See What Love Can Do” – Eric Clapton
6.    “My Hometown” – Bruce Springsteen
7.    “Those Were the Days” – Dolly Parton
8.    “We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
9.    “I’ll Be By” – Reba McIntyre
10.    “Mama” – Soulfood
11.    “It’s a Family Affair” – Sly & The Family Stone
12.    “Precious Things” – Jonathan Butler
13.    “These are My People” – Rodney Adkins
14.    “Lights of My Hometown” – Aaron Lines
15.    “Family Reunion” – O”Jays
16.    “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” – Bon Jovi & Sugarland

Have fun and be creative.  Music unifies and the songs and choice of music will resonate after everyone returns home.

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