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'Daddy's Song': A Father's Day Playlist With Daddy Issues

06/16/2013 01:54 am ET | Updated Aug 15, 2013
  • David Wild TV Writer; Contributing Editor, Rolling Stone; Co-Author, 'Everybody's Brother'

Why do I get the feeling Kanye West is going to take his World's Greatest Dad mug way too seriously? My own great dad Stanley Wild's favorite song was not a Kanye classic, but rather "My Way" by Frank Sinatra. Today, if you're lucky enough to have a loving dad who's still around, then I say play your Old Man play whatever the hell he wants. Here's hoping my sons are reading this. But just in case it helps anyone out there, let's gather a playlist for all the dads out there. In that spirit, here are some of my own paternal favorites, and some suggestions from my extended family of followers at @Wildaboutmusic. As always, please add your own Father's Day favorites below.

DADDY'S SONG - Harry Nilsson
YOUR DADDY LOVES YOU - Gil Scott-Heron
INDEPENDENCE DAY - Bruce Springsteen
MY FATHER'S FATHER - The Civil Wars
STILL FIGHTING IT - Ben Folds
DADDY'S COME HOME - Gary U.S. Bonds
BEAUTIFUL BOY - John Lennon
I LOVE YOU DAD - James McCartney
IT'S FOR MY DAD - Nancy Sinatra
DADDY- Beyonce
PAPA WAS A ROLLING STONE - The Temptations
FATHER'S NAME WAS DAD - Fire
DADDY DON'T LIVE IN THAT NEW YORK CITY - Steely Dan
FOOTSTEPS OF OUR FATHERS - Pat Green
SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN - U2 @Rusty_Olson
GONE DADDY GONE - Violent Femmes @taradublinrocks
FATHER & DAUGHTER - Paul Simon @sunnymorton
FATHER & SON - Cat Stevens @bpwesterhoof
I HATE YOU BIG DADDY - Dewey Cox
DADDY COULD SWEAR, I DECLARE - Gladys Knight & The Pips
DADDY'S HOME - The Jackson 5
MY FATHER'S GUN - Elton John
DADDY WHAT IF - Bobby Bare. Jr. with Isabella Bare
THE MAN WHO WAS THE CIRCUS - Shel @JaronLowe
BEING A DAD - Loudon Wainwright III
SATURDAY'S FATHER - Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
DADDY'S HANDS - Holly Dunn @JoJo219
HE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE - Brad Paisley @LizaJaneToo
PERFECTLY GOOD GUITAR - John Hiatt @lowercasejames
LOVE WITHOUT END, AMEN - George Strait @clauds_garcia
FATHER OF MINE - Everclear @bradshaw1972
ANYTHING LIKE ME - Brad Paisley @2lazylabs
CATS IN THE CRADLE - Harry Chapin @treepaine
LANDSLIDE - Fleetwood Mac @TeacherTracy
SO LONG DAD - Harry Nilsson

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