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Father's Day

15 Touching Songs to Dedicate to Dad This Year

Beyoncé, Meghan Trainor, Nas, Madonna, Keith Urban, Eric Clapton and more provide awe-inspiring tracks to play on Father's Day

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Eric Clapton, "My Father's Eyes"

Clapton's GRAMMY Award–winning 1998 single was dedicated to his dad, whom he never met. For those of you who do not have a father to celebrate the holiday with, just know that you're not alone.

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Beyoncé, "Daddy Lessons"

Beyoncé and her father Mathew Knowles had a rocky relationship in the past, but she still decided to honor him with Lemonade's "Daddy Lessons." The swinging country tune is perfect for reminding your old man that you actually did listen to all the things he taught you.

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Queen, "Father to Son"

Queen's musical opus from their 1974 sophomore LP Queen II, "Father to Son," will provide an easy segue to sparking up that conversation with your dad that you've been holding in for so long.

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Meghan Trainor, "Dance Like Yo Daddy"

If your dad loves to have a good time, blast Meghan Trainor's "Dance Like Yo Daddy" and get down with your old man. Maybe he'll surprise you with some new moves!

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Luther Vandross, "Dance With My Father"

Speaking of dancing, this Luther Vandross tear-jerker is the ultimate soundtrack for those special moments with your father, like when he walks you down the aisle at your wedding. No we're not crying, you are!

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Nas, "Daughters"

Nas' 2012 single “Daughters,” off his eleventh studio album Life Is Good, has a great message for young dads who are struggling with raising a girl in the right way. This is a good one to play for that special father who is trying his hardest to be there for you.

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Beyoncé, "Daddy"

Taken from her 2003 Dangerously in Love debut, Beyoncé's "Daddy" is great for reminiscing on all the fun memories you've shared with your father from childhood to now.

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Reginae Carter, "Daddy's Little Girl"

Lil Wayne's daughter Reginae Carter released the adorable "Daddy's Little Girl" when she was 14 years old, which should give you the motivation to pen your own tribute to your father.

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Keith Urban, "Song for Dad"

Country songs are already emotional enough as it is, but Keith Urban decided to let the tears flow even more with 2002's "Song for Dad." Be prepared to buy a lot of Kleenex!

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Miley & Billy Ray Cyrus, "I Learned from You"

Miley Cyrus and dad Billy's “I Learned from You” duet was released in 2006 as the closing track on the Hannah Montana series soundtrack. The two singing their hearts out about how they made the other stronger than before—“I learned from you that I do not crumble / I learned that strength is something you choose—will bring out all the feels on Father's Day.

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Yellowcard, "Life of a Salesman"

The band's cut on their 2003 major-label debut will prove to your dad that, even if he didn't have the best-paying or coolest job, you still cherish him no matter what.

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Lonestar, "I'm Already There"

Here's another country song to hit you right in the feels! Lonestar's 2001 single "I'm Already There" is for those who weren't able to see their fathers because they were either always working hard or if they were sadly deployed at war.

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Will Smith, "Just the Two of Us"

The touching single “Just the Two of Us," from Will Smith's debut solo album Big Willie Style, is perfect for the loving dad who is also your best friend.

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Madonna, "Papa Don't Preach"

Madonna’s controversial 1986 single “Papa Don’t Preach” is not the typical father anthem, as it tells the story of a teenage girl who reveals to her dad that she is pregnant and refuses to have an abortion. But it's an important message and shows that fathers always have your back, even in the toughest life-changing situations.

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John Mayer, "Daughters"

John Mayer may not be a father, but he seems to know how men should be treating their children. “Daughters," the third single off his 2003 album Heavier Things, serves as a warning to new fathers to take care of their daughters right from the start.

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