On Father’s Day, June 5, we celebrate dads and all they mean in our lives. Fathers Day was conceived by Sonora Louise Smart Dodd in 1909—a true daddy’s girl no doubt. Ms. Dodd tirelessly promoted the idea of Father’s Day until Woodrow Wilson approved it in 1916. However it wasn’t until 1966, that Lyndon Johnson proclaimed Father’s Day would be observed on the third Sunday in June. Richard Nixon finally made it a permanent national observance in 1972.
In honor of all the great dads out there, we present The Big Papa Playlist—our top 15 songs about fathers to celebrate his day.