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06/16/2012 11:01 am ET

Father's Day Playlists: 18 Songza Collections For You And Your Pops (AUDIO)

HuffPost Entertainment is delighted to announce that we'll be working with Songza to bring you bespoke playlists that amplify holidays and current events (we'll also be covering a few obscure genres for good measure).

Songza is a music startup with a simple goal: "To play you the right music at the right time." The company has cultivated over 2,000 playlists which are all hand-curated by experts. You can choose playlists by mood, activity and any number of other filters. Listening is free and requires no log-in -- just click on a playlist and you're there. Below, take a spin through eighteen playlists that Songza thinks you and your father may enjoy. Whether you're having some serious family conversations or just driving to pick up some steaks for a BBQ, Songza is confident there's something here for you. We're inclined to agree.

Heart-to-Heart With Dad
These stirring playlists are perfect for emotional moments with your dad.

Grown Men Making Grown Men Cry
Sometimes it takes a grown man to make a grown man cry. These songs, all by great male artists, take guys to their emotional zeniths.

Soulful Heartache
What becomes of the brokenhearted? They console themselves with their favorite classic soul tunes about love and loss.

Closing Time
Wind down after a long night out with these emotive and nocturnal ballads from the classic singer-songwriters of the '60s, '70s and '80s.

Grilling with Dad
These classic playlists will keep any Grill Master happy.

Essential Motown Hits
Perhaps the most important record label in history, Motown gave us a wealth of smooth and funky soul hits. From The Temptations to The Supremes to Marvin Gaye and beyond, these are the classic songs from Hitsville, U.S.A.

‘70s Outlaw Country
A new brand of country music emerged in the '70s that sought to bring raw honky tonk emotion and authenticity back to the genre, which had become increasingly pop-oriented. These are the outlaw country songs that mattered.

The World of the Rolling Stones
Celebrate the Stones at their 1970s peak with this selection of some of their biggest hits, along with favorites by some of the other bands in their orbit.

Driving With Dad
These playlists are perfect for long drives with your dad.

Ventura Highway
Take a trip from Haight on down to Sunset with these acoustic-centric songs by California artists from the late '60s and early '70s. Singer-songwriter, folk rock, country rock, soft rock. Lots of harmony, and plenty of mellow.

Songs to Raise Your Kids To
Every kid needs to grow up with great music. These are the classic songs you should sing with (and to) your kids.

Father-Daughter Road Trip
These are the songs you heard as a kid in the backseat Dad's car. Relive the memories while you take the wheel on a long drive with your dad.

Dinner With Dad
These classy playlists are perfect for a nice Father’s Day dinner.

Blue Trane
During the late 1950s and early '60s, John Coltrane and many of his peers searched for a sound beyond bebop. This cool post-bop set, with saxophones aplenty, balances adventurousness and melody.

Chess Records
A retrospective of Chicago's legendary Chess Records, America's greatest blues label. Chess was the home of Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Etta James, Little Walter, and many more.

For Sinatra Fans
Sinatra's artistry is so all-encompassing you could easily spend your entire life listening to no one else. But even the most fanatical Frank lovers might want to mix it up once in a while, so here's a batch of vocalists bound to appeal to admirers of Ol' Blue Eyes.

Cool Songs for Young Dads
These cool playlists will help young dads stay hip to new music.

The New Singer-Songwriters
Everyone with a soft spot for singer/songwriters knows their Troubadour History 101, filled with songsmiths from previous generations, but here's where you'll find the best of the current crop of artists committed to the crafting of thoughtful tunes.

Cool New Music: Spring 2012
Highlights from the critically-acclaimed albums released in the Spring of 2012. Updated weekly with brand new music that you won't hear on the radio.

Poolside Indie
From the underground to your above ground; chill by the chlorine with your Ray Bans on and waste away the day with these sun-drenched indie tunes.

New Music for Boomer Dads
These playlists will introduce your Baby Boomer dad to new music he’ll love.

Old Dogs, New Tricks
Even as they approach retirement age, the classic rockers of the '60s, '70s and '80s have continued making exciting and intriguing music over the last two decades. Check out these old dogs' new tricks.

Sweet Soul Revival
The retro sounds of '60s soul music have made a comeback. These contemporary artists are updating classic soul sounds for the 21st century.

Today’s Americana
Listen to key tracks from today's most popular Americana albums, as measured by the Americana Music Association's weekly airplay chart.

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