Is there a certain someone you’ve been taking for granted lately? Maybe he’s the guy who gently but insistently bugs you to check your car’s motor oil level. Or makes you grilled cheese sandwiches when you’re sick. Or taught your kids how to hold a baseball bat.
We’re talking about dads, of course. Cool or square, thin or pot-bellied, wisecracking or stoic, beer-chugging or bottled-water loving, dads rarely get the thanks they deserve. Since this Sunday, June 17, is Father’s Day, we dug up the 10 coolest, funniest, and most heart-tugging songs about the “Old Man” we could think of. Download them to your MyMusicCloud library and make a custom Father’s Day playlist for his tablet, PC, or mobile phone, or search our music store (more than 11 million songs) to select your own choices.
Among our picks are hits from Eric Clapton, Cat Stevens, Will Smith, Bruce Springsteen, and a host of country artists. If you were ever a teenage girl, you’ll relate to “Cleaning This Gun,” Rodney Atkins’ humorous riff about an overprotective dad and his daughter. In it, Rodney shares the speech he uses to scare his daughter’s amorous dates: “I’ll see when you get back, probably be up all night, still cleaning this gun.”
Lonestar pays tribute to stay-at-home pops in the hilarious yarn, “Mr. Mom,” about a newly unemployed husband who takes on his toddlers and discovers he’s in over his head when “There’s bubble gum in the baby’s hair, sweet potatoes in my lazy chair” and more homegrown disasters.
Late R&B superstar Luther Vandross yearns to see his sire once more in “Dance with My Father,” and so does Paul Carrack of Mike & the Mechanics in the ‘80s tearjerker “The Living Years.” While Harry Chapin laments not spending more time with his son in the classic cautionary tale: “Cat’s in the Cradle.”
On a happier note, Will Smith recorded “Just the Two of Us” for his son Trey, who also costars in the music video with comic Damon Wayans, Magic Johnson and more stars and their kids.
Enjoy these top 10 Songs About Dads list, share them on Facebook, and sync them across your friends’ devices with our worldwide cloud-based music delivery service. Happy Father’s Day from the staff at MyMusicCloud.
10. “Father and Son” Cat Stevens
9. “The Living Years” Mike & the Mechanics
8. “Dance with My Father” Luther Vandross
7. “Cat’s in the Cradle” Harry Chapin
6. “Just the Two of Us” Will Smith
5. “You’re Gonna Miss This” Trace Adkins
4. “In My Father’s Eyes” Eric Clapton
3. “Cleaning this Gun (Come On In Boy)” Rodney Atkins
2. “Independence Day” Bruce Springsteen
1. “Mr. Mom” Lonestar