Some of our favourite celeb Dads - like Jay-Z and Chris Martin - have made us swoon over their sweet serenades to their kids. In honour of Father’s Day, here are our 10 favourite songs from celeb Dads to their kids.
1. "Glory featuring B.I.C." by Jay-Z
We love that this song features the cries of little Blue Ivy Carter - credited as B.I.C. - recorded within a day of her birth. "Glory" also reveals some quite personal information, including that the couple suffered a previous miscarriage, and that Blue was conceived in Paris.
2. "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon
Years later, this beautiful John Lennon song is still a moving expression of love for his young son, Sean. Lyrics like, "Everyday, in every way, it's getting better and better," take on extra poignancy when you consider that Sean was only 5 years old when his father died.
3. "I Am Your Baby's Daddy" by Coldplay (a.k.a. The Nappies)
Chris Martin and his Coldplay bandmates debuted their alter egos - The Nappies - in the week following the birth of Martin's daughter, Apple, with Oscar-winning wife Gwyneth Paltrow. Lyrics include, "I'll be there with you, baby, through the thin and the thick, I'm gonna clean up all the poo and the sick."
4. "(Lullaby) Goodnight My Angel" by Billy Joel
Sure it's a little schmaltzy, but that's what you've got to love about the Piano Man. Billy wrote this song for daughter Alexa in 1993.
5. "Harlow's Song" by Joel Madden
Madden intended to keep the tender lullaby "Harlow’s Song" for his family's ears only - including wife Nicole Richie - but once brother Benji heard it he insisted they include it on their next CD.