Friday, June 16, 2006

The Worst Songs To Dedicate To Dad On Father’s Day

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Thinking of crafting the perfect playlist for dear old Dad on Father’s Day? Avoid these popular but downright depressing Daddy ditties...

Harry Chapin’s “Cat’s In The Cradle” is a timeless Dad-dud, with a cruel, sarcastic chorus: When you coming home, Dad? – I don’t know when/ We’ll get together then, Son – you know we’ll have a good time then.

Don’t begin Pop’s Sunday with the Doors’ “The End,” either – even Oedipus would agree that Father? Yes, son?/ I want to kill you is lame for the big guy’s big day.

And though he’s Neil Young, skip his ballad “Old Man,” unless you want Dad to think it Doesn’t mean that much to me, to mean that much to you.

Gen X dads might dig Pearl Jam, but “Alive” is a buzzkill for any father, with Eddie Vedder growling that What you thought was your daddy, was nothing but a [garbled expletive].

Alt-rockers also should steer clear of Everclear’s “Father of Mine” refrain: My daddy gave me a name/ Then he walked away.

Finally, Madonna’s “Papa Don’t Preach” will get you in trouble deep – and Eminem’s “Daddy, Don’t Go” guarantees Dad’s dysfunctional holiday, as Slim Shady sloppily rhymes:

Now you know that I really hate you/ I wish I could shoot you.

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