14 Songs About Growing Up

(Last Updated On: May 20, 2021)

Growing up is inevitable. Along the way, we create so many memories and meet so many different people. As grown-ups, we can look back at some of the times and appreciate them or at times wish we could go back to those times. Below is a list of songs that talk about growing up:

1. Kanye West – Good Morning

The song is told as if Kanye is waking up on his graduation day look back into his college days and finally receiving his “rapping degree”.


2. NF – When I Grow Up

NF shares how when growing up he wanted to be a rapper instead of going to college or working a nine-to-five job.


3. Lil Nax X – C 7osure

In the track, Nas tells someone he loves that he needs to grow and that fear or worry won’t hold him back.


4. Bebe Rexha – Not 20 Anymore

The song is about Bebe turning 30 and feeling like she is more mature plus a better person overall. She feels like women are often told that aging makes them less beautiful.


5. Avicii – Wake Me Up

In the track, Avicii doesn’t want to wake up to adulthood until he has to. At the moment, he is living the dream instead of the realities of being a grown-up.


6. Oasis – Fade Away

This is a song about growing up but at the same time not growing old.


7. Macklemore feat Kesha – Good Old Days

The song is about making the most of life so years later you aren’t dwelling on past experiences with regret.


8.  Ed Sheeran – Castle On The Hill

Ed grew up in Framlingham and in the song, he goes through different memories of things he experienced as a kind and people he met along the journey of growing up.


9. Adele – When We Were Young

Adele describes the song as a party with old friends and acquaintances after you meet up years later.


10. The Chainsmokers – Young

The track is about remembering the breakup of a teenage relationship and also the great moments they shared. They touch on specific moments in their past that led to the demise of a relationship.


11. Kygo – Kids In Love


12. Kygo & Ellie Goulding – First Time


13. Swedish House Mafia – Don’t You Worry Child

The song talks about the loss of innocence as one grows up. John sings about how the childhood and teenage years were the time of his life but now as an adult, he finds himself in a tough situation.


14. Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song

The song is about Carrie reassuring her mother that she can stand on her own now that she is all grown up. This is all thanks to her mother giving her everything she needs.