Top Ten Dad Songs

By: Ken Streater | Parenting | Top Ten Lists

Sing, smile, cry, reflect, dance, hug your dad, miss your dad, hug your kids. In no particular order, here is our list of the best songs about fathers and fatherhood. 

Okay, so we could not agree on the top ten so there are actually 13 songs.


1)      My Father’s Eyes, Eric Clapton


2)      There Goes My Life, Kenny Chesney (Note: This live version includes a performance with the songwriter, Wendell Mobley, who had and lost a daughter when he was a teenager.)


3)      Father and Son, Cat Stevens


4)      The Living Years, Mike and the Mechanics


5)      Daddy’s Hands, Holly Dunn


6)      The Things We’ve Handed Down, Marc Cohn


7)      Highway 20 Ride, Zac Brown


8)      Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn


9)      Daughters, John Mayer


10)   Daddy, Beyonce


11)   Dance With My Father, Luther Vandross


12)   I’ve Got a Name, Jim Croce


13)   My Father’s House, Bruce Springsteen (Note: The first minute of this is a black screen but it then shows Bruce live. The video is shaky but the sound of him singing this live is too powerful to not have this version as our choice.)