10 New Songs Your Dad Might Like
It’s Father’s Day in the United States this Sunday, so I’ve decided to try and pick 10 new songs that your dad might like. One thing I’m fairly certain most dads don’t like heavy electronic bass and high-tempo four-on-the-floor kick arrangements. Things I might think they like include beautiful vocal arrangements and some rock n roll elements? Maybe a guitar or elements that take them back to their heyday of music consumption.
I’m obviously coming from a place of subjectivity. I grew up listening to what my dad wanted on the radio, the Beatles and Irish folk-singer, Mary Black. Looking back, I’m happy I have that logged in my brain somewhere. Back in the day, I’m not sure I was so grateful.
Back in the 14th and 15th century, The Catholic Church actively supported the custom of a celebration of fatherhood on St. Joseph’s Day on March 19th. This was the feast day of Saint Joseph, who is referred to as the fatherly Nutritor Domini (“Nourisher of the Lord”) in Catholicism and “the putative father of Jesus” in southern European tradition. The tradition and holiday was then brought over to the Americas by the Spanish and Portugueses. In Latin America, they also celebrate Father’s Day on March 19th.
Father’s Day was not celebrated nationally in the US until the 20th century. The holiday was implemented in the US to complement Mother’s Day by celebrating fathers and male parenting. After Anna Jarvis’ successful promotion of a nationally recognized Mother’s Day in Grafton, West Virginia, the first observance of Father’s Day was held on July 5, 1908, in Fairmont, West Virginia.
Below are 10 new songs, I think your Dad might take to.