4. Papa Don’t Preach • True Blue (1986) • Madonna
This is vintage Madonna at her best and one of our favorite songs about fathers. Yes, they tend to lecture, but they also give the best advice. And how many pop songs tackle hard issues like teen pregnancy?

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5. Glory • Single Release (2012) • Jay-Z
Even better than songs about fathers, is a song by a father celebrating the birth of his daughter. Jay-Z released this single two days after his wife, Beyoncé, gave birth to their first child, Blue Ivy. Best Line: The most beautifullest thing in this world is Daddy’s little girl.