POLL: the daddest song on the Now That's What I Call Dad Rock! compilation

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OptionVotes
2. The Rolling Stones - Start Me Up 14
50. One of the other nine songs because this is a triple album for MAXIMUM DAD 8
11. Boston - More Than a Feeling 7
31. Iggy & The Stooges - Search and Destroy 5
12. Blue Oyster Cult - (Don't Fear) the Reaper 4
45. Avril Lavigne - Complicated 4
10. Lynyrd Skynrd - Sweet Home Alabama 4
30. Deep Purple - Smoke on the Water 3
1. Queen - We Will Rock You 3
3. U2 - With or Without You 3
17. Spin Doctors - Two Princes 2
29. Free - All Right Now 2
47. The 1975 - The Sound 2
34. The Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party 2
28. The Lumineers - Ho Hey 1
33. Run-DMC ft. Aerosmith - Walk This Way 1
39. Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love 1
35. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Mom 1
37. Blink-182 - All the Small Things 1
46. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn 1
44. Razorlight - America 1
42. MGMT - Kids 1
32. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way 1
24. The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be Adored 1
7. Stereophonics - Dakota 1
14. Motorhead - Ace of Spades 1
4. Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer 1
20. Primal Scream - Rocks 1
16. The Jam - Town Called Malice 1
18. Scouting for Girls - She's So Lovely 1
41. Wheatus - Teenage Dirtbag 0
8. Hozier - Take Me to Church 0
43. Sum 41 - In Too Deep 0
25. Keane - Everybody's Changing 0
6. The Killers - Mr. Brightside 0
5. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive 0
48. Bastille - Pompeii 0
49. The Kooks - Naive 0
40. Europe - The Final Countdown 0
9. Nickelback - Rockstar 0
23. The La's - There She Goes 0
27. James Bay - Hold Back the River 0
22. Simple Minds - Don't You (Forget About Me) 0
21. Toto - Africa 0
19. The Fratellis - Chelsea Dagger 0
26. The Fray - How to Save a Life 0
15. The Clash - Should I Stay or Should I Go 0
36. Feeder - Buck Rogers 0
13. Meat Loaf - Bat out of Hell 0
38. Kiss - Crazy Crazy Nights 0


aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:46 (two months ago) Permalink

the other s/nine/ten songs:

50. Deep Blue Something - Breakfast at Tiffany's
51. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
52. Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff
53. REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling
54. Rod Stewart - Maggie May
55. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man
56. Steppenwolf - Born to be Wild
57. Whitesnake - Here I Go Again '87
58. Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
59. Roxy Music - Love is the Drug

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:47 (two months ago) Permalink

7. Stereophonics - Dakota

the only good stereophonics song (no one correct me)

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:51 (two months ago) Permalink

29. Free - All Right Now

this is prob what i'd identify as daddest

teens still love "stacy's mom"

princess of hell (BradNelson), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:52 (two months ago) Permalink

5. Imagine Dragons - Radioactive

Trying to get my head around the idea of this as Dadrock.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:56 (two months ago) Permalink

white dads

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:58 (two months ago) Permalink

All Right Now is truly the sound of a dad putting on his sunglasses as he emerges from his car, casting a frosty gaze around the parking lot before walking into the Target for the hand sanitizer he forgot earlier in the day.

I think my pick is actually The Clash though. Maybe the Lenny K tune.

omar little, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:59 (two months ago) Permalink

as a dad I think I genuinely like ... idk a quarter of these songs? mostly feel like this is an insult to dads everywhere.

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:01 (two months ago) Permalink

*puts on sunglasses, leaves Target emptyhanded*

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:02 (two months ago) Permalink

this comp has to be trolling, there's no other way

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:03 (two months ago) Permalink

Ha, yeah. I was still teaching "Radioactive" to young (and tbh female) teenagers 3-4 years ago. P confident in guessing they're not parents yet.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:03 (two months ago) Permalink

noted dad rock legend avril lavigne

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:04 (two months ago) Permalink

voted for 50. because it's hard to get more dad rock than "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

gman59, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:05 (two months ago) Permalink

weird that there's no Bob Marley

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:05 (two months ago) Permalink

"Start Me Up" was made by actual 40ish dads and a big hit showing dads still got it. Does that make it daddest, or is recalling the songs of wild youth more dad?

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:05 (two months ago) Permalink

voted for 50. because it's hard to get more dad rock than "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet"

― gman59, Tuesday, July 10, 2018 4:05 PM (fourteen seconds ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

unfortunately poll options only go up to 50 leaving off imo the most dadtastic stretch of songs

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:06 (two months ago) Permalink

If the song is more than 40 years old it's granddad rock at this point.

Imagine Dragons is the clear winner, because today's dads like to stay current and keep up with the kids, good music for lacross practice.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:09 (two months ago) Permalink

I voted for Rocks imagining Bobby Gillespie's face should he find out his song is deservedly on this compilation.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:09 (two months ago) Permalink

51-56 is peak Dadrock, almost included 57 but late period Whitesnake are just a bit too flash really.

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Sum41? Avril Lavigne? The Lumineers? so sad millenial dads

my dad has been in dad rock bands for 10+ years, they play AC/DC, ZZ Top, Skynyrd, Floyd, all the classic rock stuff, and occasionally some lame 90s grunge knock offs. nothing as lame as the Spin Doctors tho.

they did play Robert Palmer so i'll vote for that. that song rules.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:11 (two months ago) Permalink

daddest song here is U2

Brad C., Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:17 (two months ago) Permalink

where is "The Distance" by Cake

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:18 (two months ago) Permalink

I’m a dad and I love “Start Me Up.”

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:31 (two months ago) Permalink

I have 3 kids and on road trips in our Honda Odyssey I make my kids listen to Can and Faust. My 6 year old daughter loves Amon Duul II, particularly the Yeti album.

kornrulez6969, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Worst song probably Lumineers Hey Ho

He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:38 (two months ago) Permalink

I wish I had a dad

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Not sure I understand the dadness of The Sound and Kids. Voted for the former without rereading the question lol. Maggie May is probably the daddest and also the best.

gospodin simmel, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:44 (two months ago) Permalink

weird list. the daddest has to be Boston, right?

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:55 (two months ago) Permalink

my dad doesn't like boston, but whatever

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:56 (two months ago) Permalink

My dad wasn't much of a rock fan, more a jazzbo, folk and classical guy, but he bought the Boston album because he heard there was a guy from MIT on it, and he thought that was hilarious. MIT guy in a rock and roll band! He ended up playing it tons and bought the follow up.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:58 (two months ago) Permalink

daddest song here is U2

― Brad C., Tuesday, July 10, 2018 1:17 PM (forty-one minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Hall of Fam (Spottie), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:00 (two months ago) Permalink

26. The Fray - How to Save a Life

...is from the "Grey's Anatomy" sndtrck, and thus not at all dad rock.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:04 (two months ago) Permalink

i'm playing boston for my daughter tonight because of this thread

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:09 (two months ago) Permalink

where is "The Distance" by Cake

otm

voting start me up; very dad to select a good band's 50th-best track

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:11 (two months ago) Permalink

"Smoke on the Water" feels like ur-dad rock to me, I dunno this is kind of a lame list. Where's the Dead C? Now THAT's What I Call Dad Rock

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:14 (two months ago) Permalink

this list needs more steve miller band

supreme court justice samuel lance-ito (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

is canonical 'dad rock' eternally late 70s/early 80s due to the boomer zeitgeist that still holds sway over this country or is it a timeless and malleable concept

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Until we kill the original boomer, yes

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:16 (two months ago) Permalink

that's what i thought. where's BTO then

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Honestly I think of today's dad rock as being more like Wilco.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:20 (two months ago) Permalink

What was the article I read where a not particularly old music writer (was it Petrusch?) played a bunch of music for teens and the teens though Black Flag sounded dad rock. That was awesome.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:20 (two months ago) Permalink

CSNY! Hendrix! VAN FUCKING MORRISON!

Does this list even know any dads?

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:20 (two months ago) Permalink

dad with baby in a stroller and a craft IPA rock xxp

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:21 (two months ago) Permalink

gen x still thinks its dads are the dads when actually the dads are calling from inside the house

mookieproof, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:23 (two months ago) Permalink

Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
Trying to get my head around the idea of this as Dadrock.

My parents are in their late 50s, early 60s. They both went to an Imagine Dragons concert a few years ago.

That being said, when I think of my dad I tend of think of Nights in White Satin by the Moody Blues, and that's not on here.

MarkoP, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:24 (two months ago) Permalink

Does this list even know any dads?

Yes, British dads.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:25 (two months ago) Permalink

It's a UK comp.

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:25 (two months ago) Permalink

I always tend to think of Bon Jovi more as "Mom Rock" than "Dad Rock".

MarkoP, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:27 (two months ago) Permalink

okay wait how is there no zeppelin? that's ur-dad rock. licensing issue?

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Bon Jovi is from Venus, Bon Scott is from Mars (xp)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:29 (two months ago) Permalink

My dad saw Charles Mingus' group (the lineup with Eric Dolphy) two nights running at the Five Spot in late 1963. He generally didn't/doesn't listen to "rock," and would likely find much on that list underwhelming.

Montgomery Burns' Jazz (Tarfumes The Escape Goat), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:03 (two months ago) Permalink

(xp) Paul Rust (a young guy) jamming on McCartney's "Jet" with the guy from Eels, in a house party scene from the Apatow-produced series Love, is very dad-rock.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:04 (two months ago) Permalink

(Just realized Paul Rudd & Paul Rust are only two letters apart, and it's making me question both names)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:05 (two months ago) Permalink

"Start Me Up" was made by actual 40ish dads and a big hit showing dads still got it. Does that make it daddest, or is recalling the songs of wild youth more dad?

This was my approximate reasoning in voting for it. The guitar riff and lyric both sound like an actual middle-aged dad trying to get going in the morning, or in the bedroom, whichever.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Eh, the line "you make a dead man come" is not very dad rock. (But maybe "You make a dad man ... ").

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:44 (two months ago) Permalink

I preferred dadrock when it was a way to take the piss out of bad music rather then a way to take the piss out of middle aged men enjoying stuff.

29 facepalms, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:52 (two months ago) Permalink

Is any of it "bad" music?

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:55 (two months ago) Permalink

Ocean Colour Scene is bad.

29 facepalms, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Never heard 'em!

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:57 (two months ago) Permalink

only dad ears can pick up their frequency

President Keyes, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:10 (two months ago) Permalink

everybody's scared of aging

The Desus & Mero Chain (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:22 (two months ago) Permalink

i just heard my dad say “Alexa play Jefferson Starship”

He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:27 (two months ago) Permalink

LOLOLOL

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Went with eye of the tiger 🐯

Ross, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Honestly I think of today's dad rock as being more like Wilco.

Yes. When I started hearing the term dad rock Wilco was the headlining act. Dad rock was known to be that mellow adult alternative/indie sound that would often appeal to smart (dressed nicely) types because of difficult guitar playing.

I'd love to see a US version of this comp (wilco, jack white related stuff, walkmen, vampire weekend).

This format, basically?: https://www.billboard.com/charts/triple-a

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:10 (two months ago) Permalink

Ghost is at #1 on the mainstream rock chart = that is clearly the superior format

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:12 (two months ago) Permalink

I don't know a lot of those AAA songs/artists, but most the ones I do know don't seem to quite fit. Not "rock" enough, maybe?

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:13 (two months ago) Permalink

I think at least one band member needs to wear a hat and/or beard (if not both).

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:15 (two months ago) Permalink

(haha, there's the "Record Company" that Josh mentioned, though -- I thought he made up that name. They have beards...)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:16 (two months ago) Permalink

Yeah, Death Cab, Beck, Decemberists

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:20 (two months ago) Permalink

my dad bought that Keane album for some reason

No organ. (crüt), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:23 (two months ago) Permalink

45. Avril Lavigne - Complicated
46. Natalie Imbruglia - Torn

lol

No organ. (crüt), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:24 (two months ago) Permalink

8. Hozier - Take Me to Church

also lol

No organ. (crüt), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:25 (two months ago) Permalink

i feel like they are casting too broad a net here. do separate comps for different generations of dads imo

No organ. (crüt), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:26 (two months ago) Permalink

i just heard my dad say “Alexa play Jefferson Starship”

― He said captain, I said wot (FlopsyDuck), Wednesday, July 11, 2018 5:27 PM (fifty-nine minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

dad otm

No organ. (crüt), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:27 (two months ago) Permalink

xxxp
I feel like Wilco have an "experimental" signifier those guys lack, which makes the difference somehow. It's that "difficult guitar playing" factor mentioned above.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:27 (two months ago) Permalink

51. Bachman-Turner Overdrive - You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet
52. Eric Clapton - I Shot the Sheriff
53. REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling
54. Rod Stewart - Maggie May
55. ZZ Top - Sharp Dressed Man

oh so here's where they put all the actual dad rock

No organ. (crüt), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:28 (two months ago) Permalink

i feel like they are casting too broad a net here. do separate comps for different generations of dads imo

You mean you can't just compile rock hits from a 5-decade span?

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:54 (two months ago) Permalink

It was tough but I voted for Natalie Imbruglia in the end.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 22:56 (two months ago) Permalink

"Difficult guitar playing" probably describes half of what I listen to btw. Maybe it's time to adopt.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Wilco is not quite of “today”, most people knew about them through yankee hotel foxtrot and that record is like 20 years old.

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Great thread. Basically, dads suck and guitars are tools of the patriarchy.

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:32 (two months ago) Permalink

xp
Most artists we're talking about here aren't exactly burning up the charts, though (even if still releasing new material).

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Dad rock was known to be that mellow adult alternative/indie sound that would often appeal to smart (dressed nicely) types because of difficult guitar playing.

https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/businessman-playing-guitar-something-difficult-39504910.jpg

Alan Alba (Tom D.), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:37 (two months ago) Permalink

Full disclosure: I never cared for Wilco, at all -- I thought they were dull, sub-Petty MOR rock w/pretensions -- until their last two albums, which I think are terrific... and which HAPPEN to have been released in the time since I became a dad. So that seals it! They're dad rock, and I like 'em (...but still not their earlier stuff).

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:39 (two months ago) Permalink

Ha, I'll stan for Nels Cline all day long but I honestly had no idea that Wilco has released four albums since Sky Blue Sky.

No purposes. Sounds. (Sund4r), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:41 (two months ago) Permalink

for a very long time, I have mulled over posting a TS: WFUV vs WFMU here, yet of course it would be no goddamn contest whatsoever on ILM. Notwithstanding sirius or Hot 97, that's what i listen to in the car. FUV is an excellent indicator of dad/ mom rock. It really is NO RAP OR HARD STUFF. once you come to terms with that, you hear Brandi Carlslie, The Record Company (truly hideously boring), and a constellation of very very correct triple A/neo classic rock that is deeply unfashionable, as well as the front rank of indie rock like Spoon, Arcade Fire and LCD and the most boring version of of the classic rock canon you can imagine …really anything that nice conscientious white people are supposed to like…BUT, aren't nice conscientious white folk supposed to listen to Kendrick and SZA? Maybe, but that's rap and R&B and that would freak out the listeners, who think that's all commercial crap…FUV plays the SHIT out of the Dap-Tone universe…black music is apparently okay when it is no longer innovating…I truly would be interested if any other ILMer in the NY area has anything to say about WFUV, which is absolutely indistinguishable from Sirius's Spectrum…

veronica moser, Thursday, 12 July 2018 02:22 (two months ago) Permalink

Is that a trick question?

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:19 (two months ago) Permalink

L.A. version = KCRW vs. KXLU(?)

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:43 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Monday, 23 July 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

Should’ve voted for smoke on the water tbh

No angel came (Ross), Monday, 23 July 2018 10:58 (two months ago) Permalink

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:01 (two months ago) Permalink

You make a dad-man come

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:02 (two months ago) Permalink

The best song won, says this dad

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:02 (two months ago) Permalink

Great-granddad rock, more like.

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:13 (two months ago) Permalink

3. U2 - With or Without Dad 3
17. Spin Doctors - Two Dads 2
29. Free - All Right Dad 2
34. The Beastie Boys - (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Dad) 2
33. Run-DMC ft. Aerosmith - Dad This Way 1
39. Robert Palmer - Addicted to Dad 1
35. Fountains of Wayne - Stacy's Dad 1
32. Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Dad 1
24. The Stone Roses - I Wanna Be A Dad

calstars, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:26 (two months ago) Permalink

Should Dad Stay or Should Dad Go

Brad C., Tuesday, 24 July 2018 01:27 (two months ago) Permalink

0 votes for toto - africa, sad day for millennial dads

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:37 (two months ago) Permalink

glad i wasn't the only vote for beastie boys, pretty daddish song imo

dyl, Tuesday, 24 July 2018 02:43 (two months ago) Permalink

0 votes for toto - Africa

it's nothing that a hundred dads or more could ever do

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 10:37 (two months ago) Permalink


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