My Top Ten Father’s Day Songs
Dad: A daughter's first love, a son's first hero.
These are my ten favorite Father's Day songs in honor of Dads everywhere:
"Father To Son" - Queen
This is a hidden gem from Queen's second album. Beautiful vocals and harmonies with some heavy guitar riffs. A song that would make any rocker's Dad proud.
"Walk Like A Man" - Bruce Springsteen
Bruce Springsteen paints a picture like only he can of a man making the steps to the alter on his wedding day while thinking back on the steps he learned growing up watching his father lead the way.
"Father Sun" - Sammy Hagar
Sammy Hagar enlists the help of his very own son Aaron to add vocals to this track off of Sammy's 2013 album 'Sammy Hagar & Friends'.
"Forever Young" - Bob Dylan
About a series of hopeful wishes from parent to child, this is a beautiful song crafted by the great Bob Dylan.
"Father and Daughter" - Paul Simon
"As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
Who loved his daughter more than I love you"
Paul Simon's love letter to his daughter. A magical musical moment of father-daughter love.
"Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" - U2
This track from 2004's 'How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb' is Bono's heartfelt tribute to his dying father Paul Hewson. He sang it for the first time at his father's funeral.
"Daughters" - John Mayer
Less of a tribute to fatherhood but more of a warning to fathers everywhere: A daughter's most defining moments with their fathers occur during their childhood years.
"Teach Your Children" - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
This classic from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young also features Jerry Garcia on pedal steel guitar. Graham Nash wrote the song. The lyrics deal with the often difficult relationship he had with his father, who spent time in prison.
"My Father's Eyes" - Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton finished the 90s with this Grammy-winning tribute to the father he never met and to the son he tragically lost.
"Cats In The Cradle" - Harry Chapin
Allow me to be the millionth music fan who puts this song at the top of their Father's Day song list and why not? It is a timeless piece of music.