23 Best Dad-themed Songs to Celebrate Him

Updated November 26, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

What better way to celebrate Father’s Day than a list of the top 10 Dad songs? We included many different music genres including Christian, Rock, Country, Vocal, Hip Hop, and Folk. We also included a vast length of music eras from 1962 through today.

Is your Dad an entrepreneur? Play him Dad songs on Mom & Pop Business Owners Day on March 29.

Best Dad Songs in Title

Dad-themed songs include a song about dad’s life, a feeling that dad is going to kill their child because of bad behavior, a special waltz for mom and dad, a song for my dad (or yours), a letter by daddy, a song about how dad has gone crazy, a song about how much I have grown up to be like my dad, a song that is just for my dad, and finally just a song for dad.

Just because it is not Father’s Day, it is great to dedicate a song just to him. You could also celebrate his birthday with a song. If you have a dad song that you think we should add, be sure to comment on it at the bottom of the web page.

  1. “Dad” by Tyler Wood (Country – 2018)
  2. “Dylan’s Dad” by Geena Fontanella (Alternative – 2023)
  3. “Dad Vibes” by Limp Bizkit (Rock – 2021)
  4. “I’m Yer Dad” by GRLwood (Alternative – 2018)
  5. “dad song” by Abbie Gamboa, UPPERROOM (Christian – 2023)
  6. “DadBod” by Logic (Hip Hop – 2020)
  7. “Goodnight Dad I Love You” by Wishing (Alternative – 2020)
  8. “Dad Rock” by TRSH (Alternative – 2022)
  9. “This One Is For You (Rip Dad)” by Yung City (Alternative – 2020)
  10. “Mom & Dad” by Darren Kiely (Alternative – 2023)
  11. “My Dad’s Gone Crazy” by Eminem and Hailie Jade (Hip Hop – 2002)
  12. “Oilfield Dad” by Bryan Martin (Country – 2019)
  13. “Brian Wilson Is My Dad” by Breakup Shoes (Alternative – 2018)
  14. “Steely Dad” by Drug Cabin (Alternative – 2014)
  15. “Dad’s Old Number” by Cole Swindell (Country – 2018)

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Dads and Daughters – MaRynn Taylor
Released in 2020 on the album Dads and Daughters

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Dads and daughters
They go together
Like boats and water
They’re meant for each other
Through wind and the waves
They’ll sail away from the storm

My Dad Is Rich – Danny Gonzalez
Released in 2020 on the album My Dad Is Rich

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Me and dad at the ball park, hittin’ balls with a bat
If you bully me, you’re gonna brawl with a bat
Who needs a sugar daddy when you got a sugar dad?

Call My Dad – AJR
Released in 2019 on the album The Click

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And now after it all, I just really wanna call
My dad, my dad
I feel so broke up, I wanna go home
No, I feel so broke up, I wanna go home

Dad’s Old Number – Cole Swindell
Released in 2018 on the album All of It

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Sorry about the one ring hang-ups
Early morning and late night wake-ups
It was me, in case you wonder
You’ve got dad’s old number

Dad – Tyler Wood
Released in 2018 on the album Who I Am

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You carried the weight so we’d have a good life
Raised us with love
So we could fly
Anyone else would call you Superman
But I just call you Dad


I’m Yer Dad – GRLwood
Released in 2018 on the album I’m Yer Da

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh, I’m your dad
I’m your dad
I’m your dad
Call me daddy

Hey Dad – Matt Stillwell
Released in 2015 on the album Hey Da

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Hey dad, it’s me dad
Just wanted to tell you that I miss you bad
He’d make me laugh like he always did
Before he said goodbye he’d leave me with this
Go on boy, be strong boy, don’t you shed a tear for me boy

Calls Me Dad – Jelly Roll
Released in 2015 on the album Therapeutic Music 5

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ve been called an a****e by the woman I love
Said things I shouldn’t have
But that shit don’t matter no more
‘Cause the one I love just calls me dad

Even My Dad Does Sometimes – Ed Sheeran
Released in 2014 on the album X

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

So live life like you’re giving up
‘Cause you act like you are
Go ahead and just live it up
Go on and tear me apart

Oilfield Dad – Bryan Martin
Released in 2014 on the album Oilfield Dad

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

But I know someday
I’ll tell ’em some way
I missed half their life to give ’em one I never had
It ain’t easy bein’ an oilfield dad


Dad’s Letter – Tyga
Released in 2013 on the album Hotel California
Genre: Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If I sent my dad letters
This what it sound like if I sent my dad letters
One day I hope you hear this I pray you doin’ better

Mom & Dad’s Waltz – Patty Griffin
Released in 2013 on the album American Kid

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And each night
I’d walk for miles
Cry or smile
For my mama and daddy
I want them to know
I love them so

Had a Dad – Jane’s Addiction
Released in 2012 on the album Nothing’s Shocking

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Had a dad, bug and strong
Turned around, found my daddy gone
He was the one made me what I am today
It’s up to me now, my daddy has gone away

My Dad – Potluck
Released in 2009 on the album Pipe Dreams
Genre: Hip-Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

That’s my dad
The only one I had
And when I looked around alotta kids didn’t have
Hell yeah we had our differences but now they seem small

Dad’s Gonna Kill Me – Richard Thompson
Released in 2007 on the album Sweet Warrior
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I hit the road block, somehow I never hit the mine
The dice rolled and I got lucky this time
And dad’s gonna kill me


Thank You For Being Dad – Jon Barker
Released in 2006 on the album Songs To Strike A Chord
Genre: Folk

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Even though the years drift away, I
never took the time just to say,
‘I love you, and I always have,
And thank you for being my Dad.’

My Dad’s Gone Crazy – Eminem
Released in 2002 on the album The Eminem Show
Genre: Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

There’s really nothin’ else to say, I, I can’t explain it
I think my dad’s gone crazy!
A little help from Hailie Jade, won’t you tell ’em, maybe?
I think my dad’s gone crazy!

Song For Dad – Keith Urban
Released in 2002 on the album Golden Road
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

In everything he ever did, he always did with love
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

Dear Dad – Ky-mani Marley
Released in 2000 on the album The Journey

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

The thoughts all erase my fears and drive my tears
Im just writing to let you know someone cares
Daddy I love you, I Love you, really really love you
Daddy I miss you, I miss you and I know my brothers and sisters do too

So Much Like My Dad – George Strait
Released in 1992 on the album Holding My Own
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I can’t live without her, momma
But this time you can’t kiss the hurt away
But if I’m so much like my dad


Mom and Dad’s Waltz – Willie Nelson & Merle Haggard
Released in 1977 on the album To Lefty from Willie
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’d walk for miles
Cry or smile
For my mama and daddy
I want them
To know I love them so

It’s For My Dad – Nancy Sinatra
Released in 1975 on the album It’s for My Dad
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want you to know that when It’s said and done
He’s one of the best friends I ever had… I ever had
This song’s not for you folks
It’s for my dad

Dad’s Old Fiddle – Merle Haggard
Released in 1972 on the album It’s Not Love (But It’s Not Bad)

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Daddy never left us any will telling us what he’d give
But everybody knew his fiddle was mine
But the fiddle was all he left so I had to teach myself
And I bet I played his song a million times
And I would play.

My Dad – Paul Peterson
Released in 1962 on the album Lollipops and Roses
Genre: Vocal

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

My dad, now here is a man
To me he is ev’rything strong no he can’t do wrong, my dad
My dad, now he understands when I bring him troubles to share
Oh, he’s always there, my dad


Have a favorite Dad song? Please share your song below in the comments!

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Matthew (Matt) Campbell is the founder/editor of My Wedding Songs from his experience as a wedding DJ. He is the author of two wedding planners: ‘Wedding Songs Planner’ and ‘The Wedding Music Toolkit’. Matt is the host of the ‘Wedding Songs Podcast’. He shares music inspiration in his weekly newsletter the ‘Wedding MusicLetter’. His articles have been published on Rolling Stone, DJ Life Magazine, and DJ Times. Matt resides in the wedding capital of the world – Las Vegas.

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