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Papa's playlist: A peek at Billboard's favorite Father's Day hits

(L to R) Luther Vandross, Keith Urban, Madonna, Will Smith (Courtesy: Associated Press)
(L to R) Luther Vandross, Keith Urban, Madonna, Will Smith (Courtesy: Associated Press) (Copyright by WSLS - All rights reserved)


Rebecca Sapakie, Media General – (MEDIA GENERAL) -- There's all kinds of dads out there. And, no one knows how to memorialize the father figure better than musicians. Songs about our dads, becoming a dad or being a dad have become worldwide smash hits decades over.

From Luther Vandross' tear-jerking "Dance with My Father" to Will Smith's tender "Just the Two of Us," songs about our fathers make us laugh and cry.

So, if you're having brunch with dad this Sunday, prep a playlist just for papa. Here's a peek at Billboard's picks for its "Dear Daddy" Father's Day playlist back in 2014.

Luther Vandross, "Dance with My Father"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmDxJrggie8

John Mayer: "Daughters"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZLbUIa7exE

Harry Chapin: "Cats in the Cradle"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUwjNBjqR-c

Keith Urban: "Song for Dad"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAcyQPMDAbw

Stevie Wonder: "Isn't She Lovely"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gckGhM7GmWM

Will Smith: "Just the Two of Us"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WamkRSDeD8

The Temptations: "Papa was a Rollin' Stone"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dWDJhLCgdo

Kenny Chesney: "There Goes My Life"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xP-Sxfntdb4

Bruce Springsteen: "My Father's House"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aINKxgksisA

Eric Clapton: "My Father's Eyes"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IigRv6B763k

Madonna: "Papa Don't Preach"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G333Is7VPOg

This is 11 of Billboard's 25 selections. For the entire list, click here.