9 Of The Best Songs About Fatherhood
One of the best feelings in the world is being a parent. When your child stares up at you with joyful eyes as you tuck them into bed it’s like the world stops revolving. Putting that feeling into words is hard, but reliving it through song is much easier. You know the classics - ‘Papa Don’t Preach’, ‘Cats in the Cradle’, ‘Isn’t She Lovely’ and ‘Papa Was A Rolling Stone’. So how about a few more delightful songs to remind you how good it feels to be a father.
1. Queen | Father to Son
Whether they take your advice or not it’s your job to keep sharing it.
A word in your ear from father to son
Funny you don't hear a single word I say
But my letter to you will stay by your side
Through the years till the loneliness is gone
Sing if you will - but the air you breathe I live to give you
2. Heartland | I Loved Her First
Sharing in your daughter’s wedding day will be a special event. In this song the father reminds his daughter he’ll always be there even though she’s found her new man.
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
Someday you might know what I'm going through
When a miracle smiles up at you
Yeah, I loved her first
3. John Mayer | Daughters
Just reading the lyrics brings this song to life - “So fathers, be good to your daughters/Daughters will love like you do”. John Mayer reminds father’s they’re teaching their families how to love.
On behalf of every man
Looking out for every girl
You are the God and weight of her world
4. Miley/Billy Ray Cyrus | I Learned From You
Here’s a sweet collaboration between father and daughter. Miley and Billy Ray Cyrus sing about their journey from know-it-all child to mature relationship.
I didn't wanna listen to what you were sayin'
I thought that I knew all I need to know
I didn't realize that somewhere inside me
I knew you were right but I couldn't say so
5. Keith Urban | Song For Dad
As we grow older many of us worry we’re turning into our parents. Not Keith - he couldn’t be prouder to be like his ‘pa.
And I'm proud today to say I'm his son
When somebody says I hope I get to meet your dad
I just smile and say you already have
6. Jay Z | Glory
In a precious ode to his precious bundle Jay Z even used his daughter Blue Ivy’s heartbeat as the opening to this track. Like many songs on fatherhood it details the change in perspective you find after having a child.
The most amazing feeling I feel
Words can't describe what I'm feeling for real
Maybe I paint the sky blue
My greatest creation was you
7. Luther Vandross | Dance With My Father
Sometimes it’s the small moments we remember best.
Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me
Spin me around 'till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure
I was loved
8. Bob Carlisle | Butterfly Kisses
Watching your daughter grow is a special journey most fathers wouldn’t miss for the world.
All the precious time
Like the wind, the years go by.
Spread your wings and fly.
9. Holly Dunn | Daddy’s Hands
At the end of the day all the hard work you put in doesn’t go unnoticed.
I remember daddy's hands workin' 'til they bled
Sacrificed unselfishly just to keep us all fed
If I could do things over, I'd live my life again
And never take for granted the love in daddy's hands
Becoming a father is one of the most special experiences in life. From watching them take their first steps to playing together in the cubby house and teaching them to ride a bike, there are so many memories to be made. But one day they will grow up and when they do you can relive those feelings through song.
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