27 Best Father-themed Songs to Celebrate Him

Updated March 18, 2024 | Author: Matthew Campbell

Fathers deserve a standing ovation! This playlist is your source for finding the perfect song to celebrate the incredible men who’ve always been your rock. Get ready to hit the feels with heartwarming classics or upbeat jams that are guaranteed to get your Father on the dance floor.

From tearjerker dedications to dance floor anthems, I’ve got you covered! Let’s find the perfect soundtrack to honor the man who deserves a round of applause on your wedding day!

Best Father Songs in Title
  1. “Father Stretch My Hands Pt. 1” by Kanye West (Hip Hop – 2016)
  2. “Fathers & Daughters” by Michael Bolton (Soundtrack – 2015)
  3. “Father Figure” by George Michael (Pop – 1987)
  4. “Father And Son” by Cat Stevens/Yusef (Singer-Songwriter – 1970)
  5. “Father And Daughter” by Paul Simon (Rock – 2002)
  6. “Like My Father” by JAX (Pop – 2021)
  7. “Good Good Father” by Chris Tomlin (Christian – 2016)
  8. “The Father’s House” by Cory Asbury (Christian – 2020)
  9. “Father Of Mine” by Everclear (Rock – 1997)
  10. “Heavenly Father” by Isaiah Rashad (Hip Hop – 2014)
  11. “Run To The Father” by Cody Carnes (Christian – 2019)
  12. “Father” by Demi Lovato (Pop – 2015)
  13. “Father Stretch” by Sunday Service Choir (Christian – 2019)
  14. “Father” by Wonderclouds (Instrumental – 2021)
  15. “Father Time” by Kendrick Lamar, Sampha (Hip Hop – 2022)
  16. “Father And Son” by Johnny Cash, Fiona Apple (Country – 2003)
  17. “Father Father” by Khruangbin, Leon Bridges (Alternative – 2022)
  18. “How Deep The Father’s Love For Us” by Anna Golden (Christian – 2016)
  19. “Father’s Lament” by Poor Man’s Poison (Singer-Songwriter – 2014)
  20. “Father” by YoungBoy Never Broke Again (Hip Hop – 2023)

The Father’s House – Cory Asbury

Released in 2020 on the album The Father’s House

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Check your shame at the door
‘Cause it ain’t welcome anymore
Ooh, you’re in the Father’s house

Run To The Father – Matt Maher

Released in 2020 on the album Alive & Breathing

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I run to the Father
Fall into grace
I’m done with the hiding
No reason to wait
My heart needs a surgeon
My soul needs a friend

The Father, My Son, And The Holy Ghost – Craig Morgan

Released in 2019 on the album God, Family, Country

Lyrics To Inspire You:

In the mornings I wake up, give her a kiss, head to the kitchen
Pour a cup of wake-me-up and try to rouse up some ambition
Go outside, sit by myself but I ain’t alone
See, I’ve got the Father, my son, and the Holy Ghost

Run To The Father – Cody Carnes

Released in 2019 on the album Run To The Father

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I run to the Father
I fall into grace
I’m done with the hiding
No reason to wait

Fathers & Daughters – Michael Bolton

Released in 2015 on the album Fathers and Daughters Soundtrack

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll be there in you heart when you’ll carry on
Like moonlight on the water, and sunlight in the sky
Fathers and daughters never say goodbye

 

Good Good Father – Chris Tomlin

Released in 2015 on the album Never Lose Sight

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re a good, good Father
It’s who You are, it’s who You are, it’s who You are
And I’m loved by You

Heavenly Father – Bon Iver

Released in 2014 on the album Wish I Was Here (Music From The Motion Picture)

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Heavenly father
Is whose brought to his autumn
And love is left in end

Father’s Lullaby – Nick Lachey

Released in 2013 on the album A Father’s Lullaby

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Here’s my father’s lullaby,
Baby you don’t have to cry,
Now it’s time to close your eyes.
Let’s say goodnight.

A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How) – Bucky Covington

Released in 2010 on the album Good Guys
Genre: Country

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I didn’t hear it then
But I hear it now
He was saying “I love you”
The only way he knew how

Babyfather – Sade

Released in 2010 on the album Soldier of Love

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Your daddy knows you’re a flame
Your daddy knows you’re a flame
Yeah daddy love you child

 

How Deep The Father’s Love For Us – Selah

Released in 2009 on the album You Deliver Me

Lyrics To Inspire You:

How great the pain of searing loss
The Father turns His face away
As wounds which mar the Chosen One
Bring many sons to glory

Dance With My Father – Celine Dion

Released in 2008 on the album My Love: Essential Collection

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Another walk, another dance with him
I’d play a song that would never ever end
How I’d love, love, love
To dance with my father again

Father & Friend – Alain Clark

Released in 2007 on the album Live It Out

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m so proud of you
For you help make me what I am
A better man
I’m just so proud of you
I’m here and I’ll be if I can A father and a friend

Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

Released in 2003 on the album Dance with My Father
Genre: R&B

Lyrics To Inspire You:

If I could steal one final glance, one final step
One final dance with him
I’d play a song that would never ever end
‘Cause I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again

 

Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

Released in 2002 on the album The Wild Thornberrys Movie
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So you’ll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father loved his daughter
More than I love you

Like Father Like Son – Lenny Kravitz

Released in 2020 on the album Aida

Lyrics To Inspire You:

At times acclaimed, at times reviled
You’ll wind up doing just what I’d have done
Like father, like son

My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton

Released in 1998 on the album Pilgrim
Genre – Roc

Lyrics To Inspire You:

What did I try?
Bit by bit, I’ve realized
That he was here with me
And I looked into my father’s eyes

Father Of Mine – Everclear

Released in 1997 on the album So Much for the Afterglow
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Father of mine
Tell me what do you see?
When you look back at your wasted life
And you don’t see me

Father and Son – Boyzone

Released in 1995 on the album Said and Done
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

There’s so much you have to go through
Find a girl, settle down
If you want you can marry
Look at me, I am old but I’m happy

 

Father’s Love – Bob Carlisle

Released in 1995 on the album Simply Bob Carlisle
Genre: Christian

Lyrics To Inspire You:

A promise from heaven above
No matter where you go
Always know you can depend on
Your father’s love

Seein’ My Father In Me – Paul Overstreet

Released in 1989 on the album Sowin’ Love

Lyrics To Inspire You:

And I find I’m more and more like him each day
I notice I walk the way he walks
I notice I talk the way he talks
I’m startin’ to see my father in me

Father Figure – George Michael

Released in 1987 on the album Faith

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I will be your father figure
I have had enough of crime
I will be the one who loves you
‘Til the end of time

Mother, Father – Journey

Released in 1987 on the album Escape
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

So now don’t you turn away
Hey, mother, father, sister
Hey, come back, tryin’, believin’
Hey, mother, father, dreamer

Father’s Eyes – Amy Grant

Released in 1979 on the album My Father’s Eyes
Genre: Christian

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Eyes full of compassion
Seeing every pain
Knowing what you’re going through
And feeling it the same
Just like my Father’s Eyes

 

Father Christmas – The Kinks

Released in 1978 on the album Picture Book

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Father Christmas, give us some money
We’ll beat you up if you make us annoyed
Father Christmas, give us some money
Don’t mess around with those silly toys

Father and Son – Cat Stevens

Released in 1970 on the album Mona Bone Jakon
Genre: Folk

Lyrics To Inspire You:

From the moment I could talk I was ordered to listen
Now there’s a way and I know that I have to go away
I know, I have to go

Color Him Father – The Winstons

Released in 1969 on the album Color Him Father

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I think I’ll color this man father
I think I’ll color him love
Said I’m gonna color him father
I think I’ll color the man love, yes I will

Father’s Name is Dad – The Fire

Released in 1968 on the album Vinyl release “Father’s Name Is Dad / Treacle Toffee World”

Lyrics To Inspire You:

My father’s name was Dad
My mother’s name was Mum
How can I take the blame
For anything I’ve done?

 

Have a favorite Father song? Please share your song below in the comments.

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I have always had a love for music and the way it makes you feel. My passion grew for wedding celebrations with years as a wedding DJ. Now, as a wedding music planner, I research popular and unique wedding songs to create personalized playlists for couples and help wedding pros curate crowd-cheering music. Let’s get the party started! – Read More About Me

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Charles Robertson
Charles Robertson
2 years ago

Father’s Name is Dad by Fire 1968

My Wedding Songs
My Wedding Songs
2 years ago

Great song. Thanks for sharing. IT has been added to the list!