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Songs for Fathers :: Father's Day Songs

Updated on January 20, 2016

Father's Day Songs

Songs for Fathers :: Father's Day Songs. Lots of songs have been written about fathers, mostly tribute songs to acknowledge the greatness of a father. In this hub, I collected some songs pertaining to fathers. Dad, Daddy, Papa and what other endearments we call our dad, they are surely worthy of the day for fathers. Even the Father -- above is a source of joy for others specially those whio didn't have the chance to see their father.

Father's day is celebrated in different countries of the world. Here in the United States, people celebrate it every third Sunday of June. Father's Day is an occasion to pay tribute to our father and our forefathers and those who have acted as a father figure in our lives. Many songs have been written about father and one can only get emotional when you hear songs about fathers.

History of Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration which started in the early twentieth century and this celebration usually involves family affair, celebrations, gift giving and dinners for fathers.

It was believed that the first father's day was celebrated on June 19, 1910 in Spokane, Washington. It was through the effort of Sonora Smart Dodd who wanted to give tribute to her dad -- William Smart being both a mother and a dad to them when their mother died because of giving birth. The idea came to her when she was hearing a mass on Mother's Day. On that day on June 19, 1010 Ms Sonora arranged a tribute for her dad. She was the first to solicit the idea of having an official Father's Day observance to honor all fathers.

Here is a nice quote for Father's Day

"A father is someone that
holds your hand at the fair
makes sure you do what your mother says
holds back your hair when you are sick
brushes that hair when it is tangled because mother is too busy
lets you eat ice cream for breakfast
but only when mother is away
he walks you down the aisle
and tells you everythings gonna be ok"


Father and Sons -- By Cat Stevens Father and Son "is a popular song written and performed by English singer plus songwriter, Yusuf Islam (then known as Cat Stevens) included on his 1970 album Tea for the Tillerman".

This song was sung by Ian Hunter --- the title of the song is SHIP. Ian Hunter Patterson was born on 3 June 1939 -- an English singer-songwriter.. This song was inspired in "Blackpool while walking with his dad on bispham beach a short walk from his parents house about a man trying at last to show his feelings to his son before it is too late and in writing this song over a period of many years a son also showing his own love for his dad".

Father and Daughter is a song sung by Paul Simon and was originally released as a single. It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best song and was released in 2002. The "song is about a father's love for his daughter, told from his point of view. In the song, he talks about how he has always been there for her over the years and that life has much in store and that no father loves their daughter like he does".

The title of the song is "What If"

Robert Joseph (Bobby) Bare who was born April 7, 1935 in Ohio is an American country music singer and songwriter. He is the father of Bobby Bare Jr., another musician.

In 1974 — when Bare Jr. was only eight — they were both nominated for a Grammy for the song "Daddy What If." Performance by Bobby Bare & Bobby Bare Jr of their Grammy-nominated hit. Song written by Shel Silverstein.

Their duet "What if" is a question and answer song, the boy asking the father about scenarios, what if, in general it speaks of undying fathers love.

The title of the song is Father's Song

Matt Redman is an English Christian worship leader, songwriter and author. He was one of the main worship leaders associated with the Soul Survivor youth organisation. This song he sang is about finding God as your father.

The title of the song is A Song For Dad

Keith Lionel Urban was born on October 26, 1967 and is a New Zealand born Australian country music singer, songwriter and guitarist whose commercial success has been mainly in the United States and Australia.

The message of his song A Song For Dad by Keith Urban is that the man found he is acting like his dad and wanted to do what he did as a father and when he has a family on his own.

The Song 'Angel In My Arms" is a song for wedding, a dance song for daughters and their dad, it is sweet and endearing, The Angel in My Arms"

A beautiful song with the first stanza

"Once in every lifetime a moment comes along
That takes your breath away 'n all too soon it's gone
But the memory of the sweetness...the joy this moment brings
Will stay with me forever as I watch you spread your wings"

This is a song sang by a daughter to her dad, and asking her dad that he sing her that song and let them do the things they have been doing, happy memories and endearing, sweet. The first stanza of the song goes this way"

Sing me a Song Again Daddy

"Sing me your song again, daddy
Sing me a happy verse
Teach me those clever rhymes you sang
As you carried me on your shoulders
Sing me that hymn that you so loudly
Sang in church with mom
Sing it again to me and fill me
With all your words of wisdom ".

The Corrs is a rock band from Ireland, and it consists of the Corrs siblings.

The Corrs sang "On My Father's Wings" and is a sweet song for father

"But I will fly on my father's wings
To places I have never been
There is so much I've never seen
And I can feel his heartbeat still
And I will do great things
On my father's wings"

This song Daddy's Home is sung by a father to his child, telling her that he is home now and they can be together so the child need not worry anymore, and thanking the daughter for waiting patiently and he is not thousand miles away anymore. This is so sweet and the melody is touching including the lyrics.

A song of a dad to his daughter -- Daddy's Home

"You're the girl of my dreams.
And I'd like to thank you for waiting patiently.
Daddy's home
daddy's home to stay -
How I waited for this moment to be by your side.
Your best friend wrote and told me
You had teardrops in your eyes.
Daddy's home
daddy's home to stay".


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    • kafeier profile image


      9 years ago

      I like the best.

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      9 years ago

      The last song on your list Daddy's Home, I like the best. One that you don't have listed that, I like really like a lot too is titled Hello Daddy. It was sent to me by a friend. If you search "hello daddy fathers day song" you'll see the youtube video. great site. Please add more as you find them they are all great.

    • supervision profile image


      9 years ago

      Daddy's home is also my favorite father's day song. I like version done by jermaine jackson.

    • Pamela99 profile image

      Pamela Oglesby 

      9 years ago from Sunny Florida

      I didn't realize there were so many good fathers day songs. Good hub.

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      9 years ago

      Dads are wonderful and i had the greatest Dad who became my best friend later in life. His promise to me shortly before he passed away is he would be waiting for me standing beside Jesus when my name was called.

      Could a finer gift be given to a son from his Dad. He passed away in 2005 and I do miss him but his blessings I carry close to my heart.

      Thank you for this Hub Maita it has been a blessing.


    • alexandriaruthk profile imageAUTHOR


      9 years ago from US

      thank you BK, I like that song too, it is endearing, Take care BK, I was so busy and I miss your hubs,

    • BkCreative profile image


      9 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Daddy's Home was my favorite when I was growing up in the late 50s - forgot the group then but I would sing it out the window waiting for my hero to come home.

      I simply cannot understand why this American culture insists that boys need a father and totally ignores girls - were it not for my father, not only would I be nutty - but I may not know how to pick an ideal man, or I may welcome the wrong man in my life, as so many women do.

      Clever hub - songs for Father's Day. Rated up, of course!


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