Just to keep things interesting this festive week, I will not be on my usual soapbox; instead I wanted to pass along musical inspiration.
Here is the playlist for your 2013 MIXED Tape - The “Parenting Mixed Tape” you can (and hopefully) will make for inspiration.
The following songs inspire ME to be a better father and to never take for granted my vital role and the privilege of being a dad.
As the father of both a little boy and girl, I’m open to lots of songs. Some are these are great lumpy throat songs that make you want to find your children and hug them tight (especially “Little Guy” from Canadian gem Gord Bamford).
As a DJ in my other life, www.djhaymaker.com, I love music and I am always searching for the next great song. When providing music and entertainment for 60+ weddings a year, I pay special attention to the slideshow songs as well as the special parent dances – some of those cracked this elite list of killers.
IMHO, here are the BEST DAD songs of all time!!
(I have given you just enough songs to fill a mixed tape )
You’re Gonna Miss this - Trace Adkins
Let Them be Little – Billy Dean
Drive – Alan Jackson
There Goes My Life –Kenny Chesney
FATHER - DAUGHTER Songs
Just Fishing – Trace Adkins
I Loved her First - Heartland
My Daughter’s Father – Gord Bamford
My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
My Girl – Temptations
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
FATHER – SON Songs
The Best Day of My Life – George Strait
Love with out End, Amen – George Strait
Little Guy – Gord Bamford
Watching You – Rodney Adkins
Anything Like Me – Brad Paisley
Just the Two of Us – Will Smith
Powerful songs with Powerful Dad messages
Dance with my Father Again – Luther Vandross
The Living Years – Mike and the Mechanics
Cats in Cradle – Harry Chapin
Dear Father – Colin Hay
You Can Let Go Now Daddy – Crystal Shawanda
And finally one awesome “Step Dad” song…
He Didn’t Have to Be – Brad Paisley
Yes, most of these lyrical masterpieces are country – but don’t judge me or the list! If you can spare a few moments, have a listen and prepare to be moved!
This list might inspire a great gift for the Dad (make him a sweet Mixed Tape or CD playlist (lame) of cool tracks. These tunes are emotional, inspiring, and fun!
I look forward to your feedback…
These are my favourites… What songs are your favourites?
Which songs make you a better parent???
Until next time! Rock on!
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