So, Father’s Day is this Sunday. Being the less important parent, Father’s Day sometimes feels like a smokescreen to make us feel like we matter. Let’s face it: Forgetting Mother’s Day, forgetting the day where we celebrate the woman who brought you into this world, is tantamount to lying under oath, failing a piss test or listening to Dave Matthews Band on purpose. Father’s Day doesn’t come with as high a reputation for consequence, nor does it seem to warrant the 45 minute wait at a restaurant.
But, it’s a day nonetheless and, as Dads, we could always use another tie or free day to watch a ballgame with an opened beer in one hand and the remote in the other. Or, a day alone in the record room. Here are some Father’s Day-related songs:
Aphex Twin — ”Come To Daddy”
The Cramps — “The Mad Daddy”
Jane’s Addiction — “Had A Dad”
Descendents — “My Dad Sucks”
Brian Wilson — “Child is the Father of the Man”
Johnny Cash — ”Daddy Sang Bass”
Articles Of Faith — “My Father’s Dreams”
Tom Waits — “Sins Of My Father”
The Monkees — ”Daddy’s Song”
Grinderman — “Man In The Moon”
John Lennon — ”Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” (or, as I like to call it, “Sucks To Be You, Julian”)
The Beatles — ”Hey Jude” (or, as I like to call it, “Paul Must’ve Liked You Better, Julian”)
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