Cats In The Cradle Cover | Top 7 Renditions + Bonus Playlist

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Welcome to our list of the Best Cats In The Cradle Cover Songs ever. This song began its lyrics as a poem written by Harry Chapin’s wife. The poem itself was inspired by the awkward relationship between her first husband and his father who was a politician. She said she was also inspired by a country music song that she heard over the radio when this song was made.

Harry Chapin (ORIGINAL)

Before we jump into the Cats In The Cradle cover videos, let us first take time to know about the original artist who brought this song to life. This is a 1974 folk-rock music by a musician named Harry Chapin. This song is a part of his album entitled ‘Verities & Balderdash. This single has reached the top spot of US Billboard Hot 100 in December 1974. This is Harry’ only number-one song and it became the best to be known of his work and an icon for folk-rock music.

“Cats In The Cradle” Lyrics

My child arrived just the other day
He came to the world in the usual way
But there were planes to catch, and bills to pay
He learned to walk while I was away
And he was talking ‘fore I knew it, and as he grew
He’d say “I’m gonna be like you, dad”
“You know I’m gonna be like you”

cats in the cradle cover

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
“When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when”
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

My son turned ten just the other day
He said, thanks for the ball, dad, come on let’s play
Can you teach me to throw, I said, not today
I got a lot to do, he said, that’s okay
And he walked away, but his smile never dimmed
It said, I’m gonna be like him, yeah
You know I’m gonna be like him

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
“When you coming home, dad?” “I don’t know when”
But we’ll get together then
You know we’ll have a good time then

Well, he came from college just the other day
So much like a man I just had to say
Son, I’m proud of you, can you sit for a while?
He shook his head, and he said with a smile
What I’d really like, dad, is to borrow the car keys
See you later, can I have them please?

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
“When you coming home, son?” “I don’t know when”
But we’ll get together then, dad
You know we’ll have a good time then

I’ve long since retired and my son’s moved away
I called him up just the other day
I said, I’d like to see you if you don’t mind
He said, I’d love to, dad, if I could find the time
You see, my new job’s a hassle, and the kids have the flu
But it’s sure nice talking to you, dad
It’s been sure nice talking to you
And as I hung up the phone, it occurred to me
He’d grown up just like me
My boy was just like me

And the cat’s in the cradle and the silver spoon
Little boy blue and the man in the moon
“When you coming home, son?” “I don’t know when”
But we’ll get together then, dad
We’re gonna have a good time then

Songwriters: Sandy Chapin / Harry F. Chapin
Cat’s in the Cradle lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc

Cats In The Cradle Cover | Top 7 Renditions + Bonus Playlist

Ugly Kid Joe

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Ugly Kid Joe is our first pick for this Cats In The Cradle cover collection. This is an official music video they made wherein they show a short story of a young boy and his father. The song is really full of meaning and this music video is a really great example of describing it.

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Junik

Junik said that they were kids from the 90s and to celebrate that fact, they did this. Although this song was originally released in the 1970s, they said they were highly influenced by this one through the band Ugly Kid Joe which was a popular band back in the 90s.

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Scott McGowan

Scott McGowan is a full-time musician who is from the country of Devon. He’s been doing professional music for quite a time has a ton of experience performing mainly in pubs, clubs and cafe bars. This is him in the video recording himself singing ‘Cats In The Cradle’.

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Mixed Up Everything

A very good street performance added in our list of Cats In The Cradle cover list. This is the band called Mixed Up Everything which is composed of 4 hardworking brothers who loves playing music together and entertaining crowds. They have a dream which is to one day play on the biggest rock stages. Who knows how far can these guys go? They are amazingly good!

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Karen

Is it just me or her guitar really sounds like a Ukelele? This is a couple who does streams on Twitch and this is a clip of probably one of their live streams where they covered ‘Cats In The Cradle’. I like this cover simply because I like her voice. Her name is Karen and their Twitch ID is a_couple_streams.

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Dilana

If you remember the TV Show Rockstar: Supernova, then you’ll know this singer. I remember this singer when watching this TV show and I have to say she really sings very well. Her voice is perfect for rock music as you can see in this live performance.

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Brad James

This is something I’ve seen for the first time. A song cover while actually driving a truck! He labels himself “America’s Singing Truck Driver” as he says on his Twitter account. This guy is very unique, I must say.

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BONUS: Cats In The Cradle Cover Playlist

That concludes our trip/journey/list/post through the Best Cats In The Cradle Cover Songs ever. This a song that’s not I’m not yet familiar with and I have to say Ugly Kid Joe’s version is very much what I really like in all of these videos posted here. Is there a cover song that we missed and you think should be included in our list? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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