28 Best Father-themed Songs to Celebrate Him

Updated November 25, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

Popular father songs to celebrate Father’s Day. All of the songs listed have Father in the title of the song. What better way to celebrate your father than to dedicate to him a father song that has a father in the song title?

I included many different music styles including Rock, Christian, Rock, Country, Folk, and R&B. I also included different music eras from 1970 through today.

Best Father Songs in Title

My father song themes talk about a Father’s eyes a few times, a father and a mother, a father and his son, the father of mine, a father and daughter, a father’s love, a father’s love, and the way that he loved, and also dance with your father.

These songs all celebrate Fathers. If you think we should add a father song, be sure to add it in the comments section at the bottom of the page. If not, don’t make me call your father and tell on you!

  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)

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The Father’s House – Cory Asbury
Released in 2020 on the album The Father’s House

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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


Next, read a list of popular dad hits.

Fathers & Daughters – Michael Bolton
Released in 2015 on the album Fathers and Daughters Soundtrack

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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)

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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


Check out a list of popular daddy hits.

Babyfather – Sade
Released in 2010 on the album Soldier of Love

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Father Can You Hear Me – Tyler Perry
Released in 2005 on the album Tyler Perry’s Diary of a Mad Black Woman

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Father just forgive us
Hear us when we say
We’ll give ya, give ya, give You everything
Our lives and souls today

Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
Released in 2003 on the album Dance with My Father
Genre: R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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


Listen to a list of popular papa hits.

Like Father Like Son – Lenny Kravitz
Released in 2020 on the album Aida

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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


Put in your earbuds and play songs containing son in the lyrics.

Color Him Father – The Winstons
Released in 1969 on the album Color Him Father

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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”

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

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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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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