Tomorrow is Father’s Day, and you know what that means: another playlist! Whether you’re looking for a song to dedicate to the old man, or just want a tune to get you pumped for the holiday, here’s a list of some of the best dad-themed songs out there.
”Father and Son” by Cat Stevens
This classic song depicts a conversation between a father and son, and the communication barriers. The dad wants his son to settle down, and the son knows he needs to move on and find his own way. Give your music the freedom to move– just like the son in this song– with the Bose SoundDock portable iPod speaker system.
“Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon
Tearjerking, poignant, and melodic, this song will make you feel things! “Before you cross the street, take my hand. Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans.” John Lennon would be the coolest dad ever– besides your dad. Play this beautiful song from a beautiful pair of B&W P5 headphones.
“Papa Don’t Preach” by Madonna
When this song comes on, you know you can’t help but sing along. A daughter asks her father for support as she deals with an unplanned pregnancy: “You always taught me right from wrong. I need your help, daddy. Please be strong.” Preach your good taste in music from the booming Polk TL350 5.0-channel speaker system.
“Papa was a Rolling Stone” by The Temptations
Move it to some Motown with this groovy tune about a deadbeat dad. A son looks to his mother for some answers about the late father he never really knew: “Hey, Mama, folks say Papa was never much on thinkin’, spend most of his time chasin’ women and drinkin’.” We can’t help sort through that, but we can recommend the Mirage OMD15 floorstanding speakers for incredible sound. Go ahead, sing it out.
“Just the Two of Us” by Will Smith
There is just something so endearing about this father’s ode to his son. From installing the carseat in for the first time (took an hour) to giving advice about dating (“One day some girl’s gonna break your heart”), the job of a dad– as this song illustrates– is about fumbling through it all with a sense of humor and a whole lotta love. Show your dad how much he rocks with an iPod nano.
Happy Father’s Day to all the dads out there!