30 Best Daddy-themed Songs for a Wedding Playlist

Updated November 21, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

I created a list of daddy songs to celebrate Father’s Day. However, there are so many uses for songs that have the word daddy in the song title. Brides can dedicate songs to their dad during the wedding reception.

Brides can choose one of the below songs for the father-daughter dance song as a formal dance during the wedding reception. Daddy songs can be played during a baby shower just for the father. Daddy songs can also be played at the birth of his (and her) child.

Daddy Songs in the title

Daddy songs can also be played in memory of their daddy at any event including the funeral. My song list covers many different music genres including country, R&B, jazz, and hip-hop. Surprisingly there are not any rock songs. We also covered many different music eras from 1950 through today.

If you think we should add a song to my song list, be sure to add a comment at the bottom of the page with your suggestion.

  1. “Daddy” by Coldplay (Alternative – 2019)
  2. “Daddy” by Beyoncé (Pop – 2003)
  3. “Daddy Lessons” by Beyonce (Pop – 2016)
  4. “Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home)” by Usher (R&B – 2009)
  5. “Drive (For Daddy Gene)” by Alan Jackson (Country – 2002)
  6. “DADDY” by PSY, CL (Pop – 2015)
  7. “Daddy “by Cera Gibson (Pop – 2022)
  8. “Stuntin’ Like My Dady” by Birdman, Lil Wayne (Hip Hop – 2006)
  9. “Daddy” by Abby Anderson (Country – 2014)
  10. “Daddy” Aya Nakamura, SDM (R&B – 2023)
  11. “Daddy Issues” by Demi Lovato (Pop – 2017)
  12. “Daddy Cool” by Boney M. (Pop – 1993)
  13. “Daddy” by SAKIMA, ylxr (Pop – 2017)
  14. “Daddy” by Sleepsleep, Tahlia Paris (House – 2022)
  15. “Saddy Daddy-O” by Artimus Wolz (Comedy – 2022)
  16. “Daddy Issues” by The Neighbourhood (Alternative – 2015)
  17. “Daddy’s Little Girl” by The Shires (Country – 2016)
  18. “Daddy” by Nourished by Time (Alternative – 2023)
  19. “Me Nice Daddy” by Darell, Omar Courtz (Latin – 2023)
  20. “Daddy Wasn’t There” by Done Again (Tribute- 2013)

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Build Me A Daddy – Luke Bryan
Released in 2020 on the album Born Here Live Here Die Here

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Maybe you could bring him back?
If I walked in with him, it’d sure make mama happy
If you could build me a daddy

Daddy Lessons – Beyoncé
Released in 2019 on the album Lemonade

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

With his right hand on his rifle
He swore it on the bible
My daddy said shoot

You Can Let Go Now Daddy – Patricia Maguire
Released in 2018 on the album It Must Be Love

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I took a ddeep breath and hollored
As I headed to the stret
You can let go now, Daddy

Mama’s Sunshine, Daddy’s Rain – Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors
Released in 2017 on the album Souvenir

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re like a piece of heaven, in a hurricane
And it’s bubbling over, like a sweet champagne
You got your mama’s sunshine, you got your daddy’s rain

Dance Like Yo Daddy – Meghan Trainor
Released in 2016 on the album Thank You

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want you dance like yo daddy (come on)
Dance like yo daddy (come on)
Come on and move like yo mama, you know you wanna


Put on your headphones and listen to a father music playlist.


Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires
Released in 2016 on the album My Universe

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Turns out he was wrapped around mine
He said, “You can be anything you want to in this great big world”
But I’m always gonna be daddy’s little girl, daddy’s little girl

Daddy Doesn’t Pray Anymore – Chris Stapleton
Released in 2015 on the album Traveller

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Today I followed daddy down to church
And listened to the preacher read God’s word
We sang his favorite hymn but daddy didn’t make a sound

Daddy Issues – The Neighbourhood
Released in 2015 on the album Wiped Out!

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And if you were my little girl
I’d do whatever I could do
I’d run away and hide with you
I know that you got daddy issues, and I do too

Daddy – Abby Anderson
Released in 2014 on the album Daddy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

He treats me like a queen just like you, just like you do
He’s my shoulder to cry on, he’s my best friend
Oh, and daddy, he loves me just like you

Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith
Released in 2013 on the album Whiskey & Lace
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want you to see the woman I’ve become
Daddy don’t let go
I want you to know I’ll always need your love


Run Daddy Run – Miranda Lambert
Released in 2012 on the album The Hunger Games: Songs from District 12 and Beyond

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Daddy can you hear the devil drawing near
Like a bullet from a gun, run daddy run

Cat Daddy – Rej3ctz
Released in 2011 on the album Cat Daddy
Genre: Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Cat daddy when I dougie, cat daddy when I member
(When I member) Rockin’ skinnies, they for Rej3ctz, I remember
Competition see the Creez, they surrender

Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home) – Usher Featuring Plies
Released in 2009 on the album Raymond v. Raymond
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Is you say, “Daddy’s home, home for me”
And I know you’ve been waiting for this lovin’ all day
You know your daddy’s home (daddy’s home)

Daddy’s Little Girl – Pitbull featuring Slim
Released in 2009 on the album Pitbull Starring in Rebelution
Genre: Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All your life you wanted
Only one thing,
And that was to say
(she was daddy’s little girl)

Stuntin’ Like My Daddy – Birdman
Released in 2006 on the album Like Father, Like Son

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And I be stuntin’ like my daddy, stuntin’ like my daddy
Stuntin’ like my daddy, I be stuntin’ like my daddy


Daddy – Beyonce
Released in 2003 on the album Dangerously in Love
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I want
My unborn son
To be like my daddy
I want my husband to be like my daddy

Daddy’s Little Girl – Michael Bolton
Released in 2003 on the album Vintage

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You warm my day, brighten my night
You’re sugar, you’re spice, you’re everything nice
And you’re daddy’s little girl

Who’s Your Daddy? – Toby Keith
Released in 2002 on the album Unleashed
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Who’s your daddy? Who’s your baby?
Who’s your buddy? Who’s your friend?
And who’s the one guy that you come runnin’ to

Drive (For Daddy Gene) – Alan Jackson
Released in 2002 on the album Drive

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Just a little lake across the Alabama line
But I was king of the ocean
When daddy let me

Daddy Never Was the Cadillac Kind – Confederate Railroad
Released in 1994 on the album Notorious

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

He said some things just glitter and shine
He taught us that love was the one thing money couldn’t buy
Daddy never was the Cadillac kind


Daddy’s Money – Ricochet
Released in 1994 on the album Ricochet

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She’s got her daddy’s money
Her mama’s good looks
And look who’s lookin’ at me

Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
Released in 1984 on the album Holly Dunn
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Daddy’s hands were hard as steel when I’d done wrong
Daddy’s hands weren’t always gentle but I’ve come to understand
There was always love in daddy’s hands

Daddy Cool – Boney M.
Released in 1976 on the album Take the Heat off Me

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She’s crazy like a fool
Wild about Daddy Cool
I’m crazy like a fool
Wild about Daddy Cool

Daddy’s Girl – Red Sovine
Released in 1975 on the album Chart
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Daddy’s Girl, Daddy’s Girl
I’m the centre of Daddy’s world
I know I’m Daddy’s number one

Sugar Daddy – Jackson 5
Released in 1971 on the album Sugar Daddy

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m gonna be your sugar daddy
Give you honey all my money
Well L.A. to Cincinnati
That’s how far I’d crawl for you


Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash
Released in 1968 on the album Folsom Prison Blues
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

daddy sang bass (mama sang tenor)
me and little brother would join right in there
’cause singin’ seems to help a troubled soul

Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line – Waylon Jennings
Released in 1968 on the album Only the Greatest

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You said I was the only man in this whole world
You better do some thinkin’, then you’ll find
You got the only daddy that’ll walk the line


Next, read songs about dads.

Daddy’s Little Girl – Al Martino
Released in 1967 on the album Daddy’s Little Girl

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold
You’re daddy’s little girl to have and hold
A precious gem is what you are

Daddy’s Little Girl – Mills Brothers
Released in 1950 on the album Daddy’s Little Girl
Genre: Jazz

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You’re daddy’s little girl to have and to hold
A precious gem is what you are
You’re mommy’s bright and shining star

Daddy – Sammy Kaye
Released in 1941 on the album Sammy Kaye

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Hey, daddy, gee, don’t I look swell in sables
Clothes with Paris labels
Daddy, you oughta get the best for me


If you have a Daddy song not on my list, please share it below so that we can add it!

Why trust Matthew Campbell?

DJ, Author, Music Lover


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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