Music Mama: Songs for Dads


By Jackie Helton, the Music Mama

In honor of Father’s Day, which will be here before we know it (June 21st), this month’s playlist is all mac523small.jpgabout the daddies. This list is full of songs written for or about the men who make a huge impact on our lives. Go to your favorite online music store, like iTunes, and download your favorites as a surprise for your father or the father of your own children.

Special thanks to Lisa Mac of Lisa Mac Photography for allowing us to illustrate this post with some great moments between dads and kids captured on film. Click on any of the photos to visit Lisa’s website to see more samples of her work.

Hero, by Mariah Carey

Sunrise, Sunset, by Eddie Fisher

Dance with my Father, by Luther Vandross

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Father and Son, by Cat Stevens

Leader of the Band, by Dan Fogelberg

My Father’s Eyes, by Eric Clapton

Butterfly Kisses, by Bob Carlisle

Papa Loves Mambo, by Perry Como

Father In You, by Mary J. Blige

Papa, Can you Hear Me, by Barbra Streisand

Because You Loved Me, by Celine Dion

Cats in the Cradle, by Harry Chapin

Living Years, by Mike and the Mechanics

scott32small.jpgTurn Around, by The Vogues

Unforgettable, by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

What A wonderful World, by Louis Armstrong

Father and Daughter, by Paul Simon

Wind Beneath My Wings, by Bette Midler

Beautiful Boy, by John Lennon

Daddy Don’t You Walk So Fast, by Wayne Newton


The Music Mama is back on the first of each month with a new list of songs for your listening pleasure. Next month’s list will be a great playlist to take with you to the beach or lake! Stay tuned.