Top Ten Father Songs

by | Sep 3, 2022

Here’s our Top Ten List of Father Songs from musicals to celebrate all the fathers and father figures in our lives …



10. ‘The Pants Song’ – Be More Chill

The Australian premiere of Be More Chill by Manly Black Box Theatre took place in 2018.

This song talks about the challenge of being a Dad.

He’ll need a dad so strongTo help him not slip away


9. ‘Father to Son’ – Falsettos

StageArt’s production of Falsettos took place at Chapel Off Chapel in 2018. This is a song between a father and his son, with some fatherly wisdom and advice.

I loved you, I love you.


8. ‘Wheels of a Dream’ – Ragtime

Ragtime was the final show presented by The Production Company and they finished in style. This song is about a father’s dream for his new child.

Well, when he is old enoughI will show him AmericaAnd he will rideOn the wheels of a dream


7. ‘Sunrise, Sunset’ – Fiddler On The Roof

This song will pull at the heartstrings of anyone with grown up children.
Is this the little girl I carriedIs this the little boy at play?
I don’t remember growing olderWhen did they?

6. ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’ – Phantom of the Opera

A hauntingly beautiful song about missing a departed father. Thinking of all the dads who are no longer with us.

You were onceA friend and fatherThen my worldWas shattered




5. ‘Father’s Day’ – Children Of Eden

Stephen Schwartz’s lyrics sum up the love of a father:
That’s what it means to be a Father
I never knew that I could feel a love so deep



4. ‘Soliloquy’ – Carousel

The realisation that a man is about to become a father …

I wonder what he’ll think of meI guess he’ll call me the “old man”




3. ‘Dear Theodosia’ – Hamilton

This song considers the way life changes when a man becomes a father.

I’m dedicating every day to you



2. ‘Father and Son’ – Moonshadow

Moonshadow made its world premiere in 2012 at the Princess Theatre in Melbourne’s East End Theatre District, featuring songs by Yusuf Islam/Cat Stevens.

This is an emotional ballad about the relationship between a father and his growing son.



1. ‘Bring Him Home’ – Les Miserables

While Jean Valjean was not a biological father himself, he took care of and raised Cosette, then also ensured the safety and protection of her beloved Marius, who later declares Valjean a “father to us all”.






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