“Now That’s What I Call Dad Rock”

The compilation is 3 years old. Why all the attention now?

We are all familiar with the “Now That’s What I Call...” music compilation series. Did you know there is one specifically for the Dads that rock?

The compilation has been out since 2018. So why is getting attention now? Writer Sam Maggs tweeted out the playlist and his shock of what is now considered “Dad Rock” went viral!

Take a look for yourself. Here’s the tracklist for “Now That’s What I Call Dad Rock”.

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 Skynyrd - “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 and the Stooges - “Search and Destroy”

32. Lenny Kravitz - “Are You Gonna Go My Way”

33. RUN-DMC feat. Aerosmith - “Walk This Way”

34. 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. Deep Blue Somethings - “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”

That is considered “Dad Rock” in 2021. Now you know and you’re welcome!

-- Doug O’Brien

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