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Top 20 Songs for Fathers Day

Top 20 pop & rock songs about Fathers and Dads for Father's day.

Now it's Dad's turn for a day, and we need a good mix-CD for his party. Listed here are the top 20 songs about fathers, for Father's Day in June. Get an off-key karaoke session lined up for him, or whatever works best for you.  The Father's Day song list:

1 - Cats in the Cradle by Harry Chapin (also covered by Skid Row). The ultimate Father's Day song.
And said, "I'm gonna be like him, yeah
You know I'm gonna be like [Dad]"

2 - Father to Son by Queen, from the magnificent Queen II album of 1974.
Kings will be crowned, and the word goes around, From father to son, to son

3 - Father and Son by Cat Stevens Excellent tune.

4 - Papa was a Rolling Stone by The Temptations (1972) One father's story told in a cool, groovy song.

5 - Oh Daddy by Fleetwood Mac, sung by the fabulous Christine McVie on the record-breaking Rumours album.

6 - My Father's House by Bruce Springsteen

7 - Son of Your Father by Elton John ... also recorded by Spooky Tooth (1969), but it was written by Elton John and Bernie Taupin. A great song either way!

8 - Daddy's Song by The Monkees in the weird movie "Head" (featuring Frank Zappa & Toni Basil)

9 - Daddy Don't You Walk So Fast (1972) by Wayne Newton

10 - Rent by the Pet Shop Boys. After all, who pays your rent? Dad pays it.

11 - Another Brick in the Wall Part 1 by Pink Floyd. Not the happiest Father song, but certainly one of the smoothest: Daddy's flown across the ocean, Leaving just a memory.

12 - Father of Day, Father of Night by Manfred Mann's Earth Band

13 - Dear Father by Yes , written by Jon Anderson and Chris Squire, from the "Time and a Word" LP

14 - Like Father, Like Son by The Game

15 - Father O.S.A by Styx, an early tune from the band's first years.

16 - My Father's Eyes by Eric Clapton

17 - Catch Me Daddy by Janis Joplin

18 - Father to Son by Phil Collins, from the "But Seriously" CD

19 - Papa Don't Preach by Madonna

20 - Father Figure - George Michael

Now go take your dad fishing and play this Father's Day songs list on the boat!  Nothing said "I love you, Dad" like a 3-hour tour on the water.

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