06/11/2014 09:28 EDT | Updated 06/11/2014 09:59 EDT

Father's Day: Songs To Make You Go Toss A Ball With Your Dad Right Now

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LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: US actor Will Smith (L) holds his son Jaden as he arrives at the premiere of new film 'Spider-Man,' in Los Angeles, CA, 29 April 2002. AFP PHOTO/Lucy Nicholson (Photo credit should read LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

The best songs inspired by the bond between fathers and their children

Have you ever noticed how important of a role fatherhood plays in inspiring music? Whether it's songs about being a father, becoming a father, looking up to your father or reflecting upon a relationship with your father, dad-love has been the subject matter of many a song over the years.

In the spirit of celebrating Father's Day this Sunday, here's a look at 20 of the best and most heartfelt songs about dads ever written by artists ranging from Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon to Gladys Knight and Natalie Cole to Lil' Wayne and Jay Z.

Oh, and if you're still stumped for a Father's Day gift, here are some ideas for music-loving dads.

Father's Day Songs