The best songs for Father’s Day

Sometimes it can be difficult to express how you feel to your father. Or maybe your away or overseas and can’t connect in person. When a gift or card just isn’t enough, share your feelings for dad with one of the best Father’s Day songs! From Harry Chappin to Will Smith, we’ve got plenty of great Father’s Day songs to choose from! If you’re looking for something a little longer, check out the great Father’s Day playlist from Spotify. Or you can make your own playlist!

Cats in the Cradle – Harry Chappin

One of the essential father-son songs, Cats in the Cradle shares the story of a father and son’s relationship through time. Through the song, it reminds us that sometimes we need to slow down and focus on our family and relationships rather than chase the fleeting things in life.

My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton

This GRAMMY winning single from Eric Clapton reminds us why we should treasure our relationships while we have them. Clapton lost his son at the age of four and never met his own father. My Father’s Eyes is near the top of any Father’s Day songs lists!

Father to Son – Queen

Queen’s “Father to Son” captures the at times difficult task of raising a son and imparting wisdom and advice. From their 1974 LP Queen II, this song can help you celebrate your relationship with you father and initiate conversations that may be hard to discuss.

Father and Son – Cat Stevens

A folk classic, Cat Stevens’ “Father to Son” shares the story of a father’s wisdom and a son’s rebellion.

Song for Dad – Keith Urban

As Father’s Day songs go, Keith Urban’s “Song for Dad” is a modern classic. This 2002 favorite shares how it’s the little things we love about our dads, and that maybe kids should dread the thought of growing up to be like their parents.

I learned from You – Miley Cyrus

Written while Miley was still a “Daddy’s girl”, “I learned from you” shares the journey of a child growing up and learning from her father. Sung with her dad Billy Ray Cyrus, this is Father’s Day songs classic!

I’m Already There – Lonestar

Country songs tend to bring out the emotion, and Lonestar’s “I’m Already There” is no exception. It shares the story of those who aren’t able to spend time with their father because their are either working to support the family or deployed in the military.

Just The Two Of Us – Will Smith

Will Smith’s “Just the Two of Us” shares the story of Will and his oldest son Trey. The song highlights their relationship as both best friends but also the strong fatherly advice and mentorship.

Daughters – John Mayer

Off his 2003 album Heavier Things, John Mayers “Daughters” explores the nature of father-daughter relationships. The song highlights the importance of these relationships through time, and the impact that these relationships have later in life.

He Didn’t Have to Be – Brad Paisley

Not every father is perfect. But flaws included, any man can be the perfect father for a child in need of a father figure. Brad Paisley’s “He Didn’t Have to Be” honors all the step fathers and father figures that take on the dad role when they might not have to.

Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

A true classic, Butterfly Kisses shares the story of a father thinking back to raising his 16 year-old daughter as he now walks her down the aisle.

Just Fishin’ – Trace Adkins

From the perspective of a father to a daughter, “Just Fishin’ ” shares the story of how the little moments in life are the true treasures. This Trace Adkins song definitely embraces the saying of “it’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

My Old Man – Zac Brown Band

The story of a lifelong relationship, “My Old Man” shares the guiding influence that Zac Brown’s father played in helping him learn and grow into the man he is today.

Father’s Day Playlist

If you didn’t get enough of the individual Father’s Day songs, this great playlist should help you get through the big day! Enjoy!