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

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Poll Closing Date: Tuesday, 24 July 2018 00:00 (in 6 days)

http://www.nowmusic.com/album/now-dad-rocks/

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


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

7. Stereophonics - Dakota

the only good stereophonics song (no one correct me)

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

white dads

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 19:58 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

*puts on sunglasses, leaves Target emptyhanded*

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:02 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

noted dad rock legend avril lavigne

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

weird that there's no Bob Marley

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:05 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

daddest song here is U2

Brad C., Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:17 (one week ago) Permalink

where is "The Distance" by Cake

frogbs, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:18 (one week ago) Permalink

I’m a dad and I love “Start Me Up.”

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

Worst song probably Lumineers Hey Ho

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

I wish I had a dad

boxedjoy, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 20:43 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

my dad doesn't like boston, but whatever

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

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

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:09 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

this list needs more steve miller band

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

Until we kill the original boomer, yes

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:16 (one week ago) Permalink

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

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:19 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

CSNY! Hendrix! VAN FUCKING MORRISON!

Does this list even know any dads?

chr1sb3singer, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:20 (one week ago) Permalink

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

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:21 (one week 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 (one week 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 (one week ago) Permalink

Does this list even know any dads?

Yes, British dads.

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

It's a UK comp.

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

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

MarkoP, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:27 (one week ago) Permalink

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

global tetrahedron, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 21:28 (one week ago) Permalink

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

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

currently listening to Thin Lizzy and wondering why they aren't on here (probably the grandad-rock factor)

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:31 (six days ago) Permalink

Currently going over electrical stuff at work, and the 60ish project foreman noticed a bike in the office and made a quick quip about Disraeli Gears and glanced at me to see if I got it.

Mungolian Jerryset (bendy), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:36 (six days ago) Permalink

Cant decide if buffet is dadrock or pathetic old bachelor/divorcedold rock.

is there a difference

aloha darkness my old friend (katherine), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:43 (six days ago) Permalink

Genesis - Duke

hell yeah, dadprog

princess of hell (BradNelson), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 15:54 (six days ago) Permalink

is there a difference

not taking the bait (that's the difference)

Hunt3r, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:00 (six days ago) Permalink

man! I'm a fairly new dad, presently sitting in the home of my own father for a family visit to Louisville KY for a week. And I cannot tell you how grateful I am that he, a 79 year old man, only listens to show tunes and John Philip Sousa and has very little to do with any popular culture whatsoever. makes enjoying every variety of music other than what he likes super easy, unconflicted etc etc…

veronica moser, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 16:10 (six days ago) Permalink

There's this whole subset of I assume younger people rock that to me epitomizes dad rock. Like The Head and the Heart, Lumineers, The Revivalists, Mumford & Sons et al., these random bands I hear sometimes with names like the Record Company. Or, you know, the Black Keys, shit like that. Basically music for people so far removed from peak hipness that they just don't realize it's the least hip music in the world. Middle of the Dial.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:50 (six days ago) Permalink

Wilco would be in there, but I think like Pearl Jam they just pull in so many different types of (white) fans, from dads to white cap bros to jam band fans to hipsters to weirdos ("Woo, Nels Cline, yeah!") to NPR listeners.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:53 (six days ago) Permalink

War on Drugs

President Keyes, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 18:58 (six days ago) Permalink

xp
I think Paul Rudd's character in This Is 40, and the boutique-y record label he runs, exemplifies what you're talking about. Or maybe even Apatow soundtracking in general.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:00 (six days ago) Permalink

Aging Gen X guy into rootsy realness, earnest ballads, etc.

i’m still stanning (morrisp), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:01 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) Permalink

Is any of it "bad" music?

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

Ocean Colour Scene is bad.

29 facepalms, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 19:57 (six days ago) Permalink

Never heard 'em!

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

only dad ears can pick up their frequency

President Keyes, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 20:10 (six days ago) Permalink

everybody's scared of aging

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

LOLOLOL

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

Went with eye of the tiger 🐯

Ross, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 21:58 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days ago) Permalink

Yeah, Death Cab, Beck, Decemberists

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

my dad bought that Keane album for some reason

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

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

lol

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

8. Hozier - Take Me to Church

also lol

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

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

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

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

kornrulez6969, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 23:32 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (six days 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 (five days ago) Permalink

Is that a trick question?

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 12 July 2018 04:19 (five days ago) Permalink

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

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


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