Checkout the below listed latest top 10 best Songs For Dad in 2017, The relationship that a father share’s with his children are both complex and emotional. They differ when it is a father’s relationship with his son or his daughter. More often than not, the father wants his son to grow up just like him…or not make the same mistakes they did. When they have a daughter they want to protect her and show her how a man is supposed to be. A father may have anxiety about a being a strong role model and whether or not they are up to the task at hand. These ten songs are all by amazing fathers who love their children unconditionally.
Here we present the list of top 10 best Songs For Dad in 2017.
10. Mockingbird – Eminem
This song was released in 2005 on the artist’s fifth album, Encore. Although his ex-wife is mentioned, the song is primarily about his relationship with his daughters Alaina and Hallie Jade. The video l.m was haunting, featuring Eminem in his house watching movies of the girls and missing them. The song Hush Little Baby is sampled over his powerful lyrics. The song reached number 11 on Billboard’s Top 100 charts.
9. Sloane’s Song Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
This is a song that Ben ‘Macklemore’ Haggerty penned for his daughter Sloane Ava Simone. The song became a smash hit 2015; heard on every radio station. Macklemore discussed the meaning of the song in an interview. He wanted to be in a better place when he learned his girlfriend was pregnant. He wished he had had a more ‘respectable story’ However, he recalls praying on the floor the night Tricia went into the bathroom to take the pregnancy test. He felt scared; even of working on new music. He thought that anything he would try, he would fail. Even though he thought of someone who was not ready to be a dad, Sloane’s song became his stream of conscious thoughts to his unborn daughter. There are so many wishes a Daddy has for his little girl contained in the lyrics.
7. Just The Two of Us – Will Smith
The song was featured on Smith’s fourth album Big Willie Style; released July of 1998. The inspiration for the song was the Bill Withers classic of the same name. However, Smith’s interpretation was the relationship between a father and a son and not a couple; peaked at number one on the UK rap charts. Although. Just the Two of Us only made it to number 20 on the US charts.
6. Love Without End Amen
This song was written by Aaron Barker and featured on Strait’s 1990 album. This song spent five weeks at number one on the Billboard country charts. The beat and the tempo of the song are lighthearted. Yet, this song has a very powerful message. It speaks about the amazing messages that no matter what a child might do a father will always love their son unconditionally.
5. With Arms Wide Open – Creed
This song was off their second studio album Human Clay, recorded in 1998 and released in the year 2000. The song was a number-one hit on the Billboard Charts. Thirteen years after the single was released front man Scott Stapp commented: “It continues to have relevant meaning in my life. At the time it was just about his son. However, when he did the interview he also had a daughter and a second son as well. He looked back at the song a reminisced about his naivete at being a parent. In his own words ‘that that song expressed as me being a young man and approaching fatherhood for the first time.’
4. Daddy’s Girl – Al Martino
This song was released in 1967 on Capitol Records.is a classic daddy singing to his little girl song.It’s been recorded by other artists such as the Mills Brothers. However, it’s the Italian Balladeer that made this song an instant classic.
3. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – John Lennon
Lennon wrote this song for Sean, his second son 1975. The recording was part of the Double Fantasy album; recorded and released just before his death in 1980. The song’s lyrics start as him comforting him from a nightmare and finsihging with how much he loved him. One of the most profound in the song is Lennon’s self-improvement mantra. He was something of an absentee parent with his first son Julian. However, his hope and wish were a more positive relationship with his second son. It was featured in the movie Mr. Holland’s Opus to show the powerful relationship he had with his son. Whatever the context, this is a powerful song about a father’s love for his son.
2. Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
This song was Wicks debut single. Stealing Cinderella earned the distinction of being the biggest debut for a country star in 2007; ending the year at number 32 and peaking at number 5. The song was inspired by Wick’s girlfriend. She worked as a Disney Princess. The song is about a young man who is coming in wanting to the father about marrying his daughter. There are many childhood memories scattered throughout the song via the pictures he sees in the living room. Any father can identify with the feeling they are losing their daughter Wicks inspiration for this song was his girlfriend who worked as a Disney princess.
1. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
Randy Thomas and Bob Carlisle co-wrote this 1997 chart topper. Butterfly Kisses was so popular that the same year it was written it was covered by not one but two different artists. The ballad shot to number one on the American Contemporary charts. Butterfly Kisses won a Dove Award as well as the prestigious Grammy award both in the best song of the year category. The song was written for Carlisle’s daughter Brooke. He talked about the deeper meaning contained in the line notes on Wow #1s. He describes it as not as much about fatherhood but instead about ‘gratitude and imperfection…’for all it’s also a song about appreciation of time well spent. As with any good thing, there is a bittersweet sadness in letting go.’ This is exactly what the lyrics capture. It is an amazing tribute to a father watching his daughter growing up, sharing amazing memories, and then watching her live her life with the lessons he imparted on her.