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Billboard Shares Dear Daddy Playlist: 25 Songs to Play on Father’s Day


There’s a song for every kind of dad in Billboard’s ‘Dear Daddy Playlist.’ Honor your biggest fan—the man who scowled at your prom date, and never missed an opportunity to beam at every little success in your life—with some or all of these tunes. And if you have a couple hours on Saturday, try learning one!

1. Madonna, “Papa Don’t Preach”

2. The Game, “Like Father, Like Son”

3. Eric Clapton, “My Father’s Eyes”

4. Bruce Springsteen, “My Father’s House”

5. The Temptations, “Papa Was a Rolling Stone”

6. Queen, “Father to Son”

7. Harry Chapin, “Cats in the Cradle”

8. Jay-Z, “Glory”

9. Madonna’s “Oh Father”

10. John Mayer’s “Daughters”

11.  Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus – “I Learned From You”

12. Luther Vandross, “Dance With My Father”

13. Beyonce, “Daddy”

14. Keith Urban, “Song for Dad”

15. Reba McEntire’s “The Greatest Man I Ever Knew”

16. Stevie Wonder, “Isn’t She Lovely”

17. James Brown, “Papa Don’t Take No Mess”

18. Slick Rick – “It’s a Boy”

19. Asher Roth, “His Dream”

20. 2Pac, “Papa’z Song”

21. Common featuring Lauryn Hill, “Retrospect for Life”

22. Nas, “Daughters”

23. Kanye West and Jay-Z, “New Day”

24. Birdman and Lil’ Wayne, “Stuntin’ Like My Daddy”

25. Kenny Chesney, “There Goes My Life”


1 Comment

  1. They forgot my all time favorite song, “Leader of the Band,” a really touching tribute to his dad by Dan Fogelberg, who is now deceased himself. That one always makes me cry.


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