This is a personal re-post of the Fathers’ Day post I did a year ago with several changes, improvements and additions — originally posted 4/June/2009
Father’s Day, which is celebrated on the third Sunday in June, is a special day set aside to honor our dad, father, pops, papa (or what ever endearing term you may use for that special nurturing male role model in your life) but should also include any other father figures who may have been part of your life over the years — especially grampa if you’re fortunate enough to still have around. Most of us have our own fond memories and special times spent with our dads. For those fortunate enough to still have dad around, let him know just how much you love and respect him while you still can. And for those of us who have lost our dads, we still hold a special place in our heart and soul for him and the good times as well as the fond memories linger on and tend to become even stronger on Father’s Day.
I lost my own dad 15 years ago (at the age of 81) and miss his wisdom and advice greatly but somehow I know he will hear these heartfelt songs in Heaven and will no doubt be listening to some of his own favorites from Father’s Day long ago….. probably a few from the Big Band era as well as his love for pioneering country music with a great big beaming grin on his face and pride in his heart.
“Happy Father’s Day, Dad ….. I Love Ya”
Happy Father’s Day to all fathers, dads, stepfathers, grandfathers, Godfathers in the spiritual sense, and big brothers who are like fathers. The songs listed below cover a wide span of years as well as genre range. There should be something here that appeals to just about everybody. So why not put together a CD mix of songs that express your own personal feelings about your father/child relationship and/or experiences. This should enable you to put together a nice compilation of songs to give to dad on a customized CD or mp3 — Enjoy :)
►►► Make sure to check out more songs for or about dad for all occasions by clicking this link > Songs For Dad
* This following list as well as the above post has been recently updated (June/2010)
Father’s Day Songs For Dad
- A Boy Named Sue – Johnny Cash
- A Father’s Love (The Only Way He Knew How) – Bucky Covington
- A Good Man – Emerson Drive
- A Song For Dad – Keith Urban
- Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
- Best Friend – Nilsson (Theme from the TV Show “The Courtship of Eddie’s Father)
- Blind Man In The Bleachers – Kenny Starr
- Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
- Cat’s In The Cradle – Harry Chapin
- Coal Miners Daughter – Loretta Lynn
- Colour Him Father – The Winstons
- Daddy – Beyonce
- Daddy Frank (The Guitar Man) – Merle Haggard
- Daddy Never Was The Cadillac Kind – Confederate Railroad
- Daddy Sang Bass – Johnny Cash
- Daddy What If – Bobby Bare
- Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
- Daddy’s Home – Shep & The Limelites
- Daddy’s Home – Jermaine Jackson
- Daddy’s Home – Cliff Richard
- Daddy’s Little Girl – Karla Bonoff
- Daddy’s Song – The Monkees
- Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
- Drive (For Daddy Gene) – Alan Jackson
- Father & Daughter – Paul Simon
- Father & Son – Cat Stevens
- Father of Mine – Everclear
- Father To Son – Queen
- Father To Son – Phil Collins
- Father’s Song – 3 Doors Down
- Forty Again – John Berry
- Grandpa (Tell Me ‘Bout The Good Old Days) – The Judds
- Grown Men Don’t Cry – Tim McGraw
- He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley
- He Walked On Water – Randy Travis
- Hero – Mariah Carey
- High Cotton – Alabama
- Holes In The Floor of Heaven – Steve Wariner
- I Don’t Call Him Daddy – Doug Supernaw
- I Don’t Call Him Daddy – Kenny Rogers
- I Got A Name – Jim Croce
- I Miss You A Little – John Michael Montgomery
- I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
- It’s For My Dad – Nancy Sinatra
- Just The Two of Us – Will Smith
- Keep It Between The Lines – Ricky Van Shelton
- Last Game Of The Season (Blind Man In The Bleachers) – David Geddes
- Leader Of The Band – Dan Fogelberg
- Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was – The Chi-lites
- Love Without End, Amen – George Strait
- Mom & Dad’s Waltz – Lefty Frizell
- My Dad – Paul Peterson
- My Father (Always Promised Me) – Judy Collins
- My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton
- My Son Calls Another Man Daddy – Hank Williams
- Old Man – Neil Young
- On My Father’s Wings – The Corrs
- One For Daddy-O – Cannonball Adderly
- Only Daddy That’ll Walk The Line – Waylon Jennings
- Papa – Paul Anka
- Papa Can You Hear Me – Barbra Streisand
- Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone – The Temptations
- Patches – Clarence Carter
- Ready Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray Cyrus & Miley Cyrus
- Roots of My Raising – Merle Haggard
- Seein’ My Father In Me – Paul Overstreet
- So Much Like My Dad – George Strait
- Something Stupid – Frank & Nancy Sinatra
- Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own – U2
- Song For My Father – Horace Silver
- Talkin’ To The Wrong Man – Michael Martin Murphy
- Teach Your Children – Crosby Stills Nash & Young
- Thank You For Being My Dad – Jon Barker
- That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine – Gene Autrey
- That’s My Job – Conway Twitty
- The Best Day – George Strait
- The Best Day – Taylor Swift
- The Car – Jeff Carson
- The Dirt Road – Sawyer Brown
- The Games That Daddy’s Play – Conway Twitty
- The Greatest Man I Never Knew – Reba McEntire
- The Living Years – Mike & The Mechanics
- They Don’t Make ‘Em Like My Daddy Anymore – Loretta Lynn
- Things I Wish I’d Said – Rodney Crowell
- Things My Father Said – Black Stone Cherry
- Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
- Time In A Bottle – Jim Croce
- Unforgettable – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
- Walkin’ In My Father’s Shoes – Craig Morgan
- Watching You – Rodney Atkins
- With Arms Wide Open – Creed
- You’ve Got To Stand For Something (Or You’ll Fall For Anything) – Aaron Tippin
* Make sure to check out more songs about dad by clicking this link > Songs For Dad
Speaking of DADS, here’s another post about Fathers you may want to check out from this site:
Father’s Day Facts
The idea of Father’s Day was conceived in Spokane, Washington by Sonora Dodd while she listened to a Mother’s Day sermon in 1909.
Dodd (now known as “the mother of Father’s Day”) wanted a special day to honor her father, William Smart, a widowed Civil War veteran who was left to raise his six children on a farm.
The following year, June 19, 1910 was chosen for the first Father’s Day celebration, proclaimed by Spokane’s mayor because it was the month of William Smart’s birth.
Decades later, the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers was issued in 1966 when President Lyndon Johnson designated the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day. Father’s Day has been celebrated annually since 1972 when President Richard Nixon signed the public law that made it permanent.
Father’s Day By The Numbers
This is a big day for the 66.3 million fathers in America.
Nearly 95 million Father’s Day cards were given last year in the United States, making Father’s Day the fourth-largest card-sending occasion.
Sons and daughters send 50 percent of the Father’s Day card to their dads. Nearly 20 percent of Father’s Day cards are purchased by wives for their husbands. That leaves 30 percent of the cards which go to grandfathers, sons, brothers, uncles and “someone special.”
While not everyone in America is a fan of Father’s Day, 72 percent of Americans plan to celebrate or acknowledge Father’s Day.
Gifts For Dad On Father’s Day
Neckties are an old standby and lead the list of Father’s Day gifts. A good place to buy dad a tie or a shirt might be one of 9,189 men’s clothing stores around the country.
Other items high on the list of Father’s Day gifts include those items you may find in dad’s toolbox such as hammers, wrenches and screwdrivers. You could buy some of these items for dad at one of the nation’s 14,864 hardware stores or 5,795 home centers.
Other traditional gifts for dad such as fishing rods and golf clubs make for a happy Father’s Day for the 22,410 sporting goods stores in America.
More than 68 million Americans participated at a barbeque in the last year — it’s probably safe to assume many of these barbecues took place on Father’s Day.
Mr. Mom is becoming a more common sight at parks across America with 147,000 estimated “stay-at-home” dads. These married fathers with children under 15 years old have remained out of the labor force for more than one year primarily so they can care for the family while their wives work outside the home. These fathers cared for 268,000 children under 15.
The dads seem to stay home more with younger children. Preschoolers claim 20 percent of fathers with employed wives who were the primary caregiver for their preschooler. In contrast, only 6 percent of fathers provided the most hours of care for their grade-school-aged child.
Many families split the responsibility of child care. Many Dad’s (32%) with full time jobs regularly worked evening or night shifts and were the primary source of care for their preschoolers during their children’s mother’s working hours.
Article Source: US Census Bureau
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