18 Best Papa-themed Songs for a Wedding Playlist

Updated March 18, 2024 | Author: Matthew Campbell

Attention all wedding couples – It’s time to celebrate your papas! This playlist is overflowing with heartwarming classics and upbeat jams to honor the amazing papa in your life.

Find the perfect song for a tearful dedication that expresses your gratitude, or a foot-stomping anthem to get Papa grooving on the dance floor. Let’s create unforgettable memories with the “papa” of all playlists!

Papa Songs in the title

My top papa songs feature several music styles from Rock, Country, Pop, Jazz, Funk, and R&B. Discover different music eras.

  1. “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” by The Temptations (R&B – 1972)
  2. “Papa” by Paul Anka (Rock – 1974)
  3. “Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna (Pop – 1986)
  4. “Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag (Pt. 1)” by James Brown (Soul – 1965)
  5. “Papa Dukie And The Mud People” by The Subdudes (Rock – 2006)
  6. “Papa” by YouNotUs, Amber Van Day (Dance – 2020)
  7. “Papa Can You Hear Me?” by Barbra Streisand (Pop – 1984)
  8. “Papa Loved Mama” by Garth Brooks (Country – 1991)
  9. “Johny Johny Yes Papa” by CoComelon (Children’s Music – 2021)
  10. “Papa” by El Micha (Latin – 2023)
  11. “Papa” by 6ix9ine, Lenier, Secreto “El Famoso Biberon” (Latin – 2023)
  12. “Papa Loves Mambo” by Perry Como (Pop – 1954)
  13. “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” by James Brown (Funk, 1974)
  14. “Para Ti Papá” by Ulices Chaidez (Mexicana – 2018)
  15. “Papa” by SICKOTOY, Elvana Gjata, INNA (Dance – 2021)
  16. “Papa” by Medea Bokor (Classical – 2018)
  17. “papacito” by Alaina Castillo (Pop – 2019)
  18. “Papa” by Oasis Ministry, Grupo Grace (Christian – 2020)
  19. “Papa Mama Loca Pipa” by The Minions (Soundtrack – 2017)
  20. “Papa” by Oscar Medina (Latin – 1999)

Para Ti Papá – Ulices Chaidez

Released in 2018 on the album Para Ti Papá

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Pero te extraño tanto cuando tú no estás, papá
Un abrazo tuyo me da tranquilidad
Solo le pido a Dios tenerte aquí conmigo una eternidad

Cool Papa Bell – Paul Simon

Released in 2016

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Meet Doctor well, well, well,
And Cool Papa Bell,
The fastest man on Earth did dwell as
Cool Papa Bell

Papa Joe’s (Down At) – The Dixiebelles

Released in 2016

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You can rock and roll to Dixieland
The customers knows it’s the place to go
Down at Papa Joe’s

Papá, Quiero Decirte – Lali Torres

Released in 2009 on the album Con El Alma Pistas

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papá quiero decirte hoy
Te quiero con el corazón
Igual que tú, no hay en todo el mundo

Papa – Prince

Released in 2007

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa just went outside and pointed his shotgun up in the sky
He said “how come I don’t love my woman?”
Then he took aim and died


Papa’s Home – Widespread Panic

Released in 1993
Genre: Southern Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa’s he driving past the night
He’s working his way to make it home
The old man gonna be a sight

Papa Loved Mama – Garth Brooks

Released in 1992
Genre: Country

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa was a good one, but the jealous kind
Papa loved Mama, Mama loved men
Mama’s in the graveyard, Papa’s in the pen

Papa Come Quick (Jody And Chico) – Bonnie Raitt

Released in 1991
Genre: Country Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa come quick, Joy’s gone to the city
What we gonna do now that Jody’s gone
She left a note on the TV and Papa it’s a pity

Papa Don’t Preach – Madonna

Released in 1986
Genre: Pop

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa don’t preach I’m in trouble deep
Papa don’t preach, I’ve been losing sleep
But I made up my mind, I’m keeping my baby

Papa Can You Hear Me? – Barbra Streisand

Released in 1983
Genre: Jazz

Lyrics To Inspire You:

May the light
Of this flickering candle
Illuminates the night the way
Your spirit illuminates my soul
Papa, can you hear me?


Papa Don’t Take No Mess – James Brown

Released in 1974
Genre: Funk

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Now papa might grin
Drank a little taste of gin
Bet his last ten on a little game of skin
Hit me!
Wahoo Papa don’t take no mess

Papa Was A Rolling Stone – The Temptations

Released in 1972 Funk
Genre: R&B

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I heard Papa called himself a jack-of-all-trades
Tell me is that what sent Papa to an early grave
Folks say Papa would beg, borrow, steal
To pay his bills

Papa Rain – The Hollies

Released in 1972
Genre: Rock

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Silently you just seem self
That the number one is odd
Leaning heavily
On faith he’s built

Papa Gene’s Blues – The Monkees

Released in 1966

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I have no more than I did before
But now I’ve got all that I need
For I love you and I know you love me


Papa’s Got A Brand New Bag – James Brown

Released in 1965
Genre: Funk

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa, he’s doing the Jerk
He’s doing the twist, just like this
He’s doing the Fly every day and every night
The thing’s, like the Boomerang

Papa Noel – Brenda Lee

Released in 1964

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa Noel will bring the bells and all will be gay-o
I’m gonna be at the Christmas tree with my ma chère ami-o
So ring the chimes, it’s Christmas time and pick the old banjo

Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow – The Rivingtons

Released in 1962 on the album Papa-Oom-Mow-Mow / The Bird’s The Word

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Is he serious
Or is he playing
Oom mow mow is all he’s saying
Papa oom – pomm
Pomm – papa papa papa oom

Papa Loves Mambo – Perry Como

Released in 1954
Genre: Jazz

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Papa loves mambo
Mama loves mambo
Havin’ their fling again, younger than spring again
Feelin’ that zing again, wow

Oh My Papa – Eddie Fisher & Hugo Winterhalter

Released in 1953

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Oh, my Papa, so funny, so adorable
Always the clown, so funny in his ways
Oh, my Papa, to me he was so wonderful


Have a favorite Papa song, not on my list?  Be sure to share it below so that I can add it!

Why trust Matthew Campbell?

DJ, Author, Music Lover

Matthew Campbell

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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Rico Suave
Rico Suave
6 years ago

Hey, there appears to be a mistake on your website. The James Brown classic ic called “Papa Don’t TAKE No Mess”. While James Brown’s father may have very well been a very tidy man, the name of the song is a black colloquialism.
One who “does not take mess” refuses to accept BS or trifling from his family and children. Certainly hope this was a typo. CheersL:)

My Wedding Songs
My Wedding Songs
6 years ago
Reply to  Rico Suave

Thank you for pointing out our unfortunate typo. It has been corrected.