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Fathers and Songs: Music for Father's Day

Compilation of songs that celebrate and probe the emotional complexities generated by fathers, with Kid Creole, Cat Stevens, Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, Madonna and many more.

Fatherhood has proved a great subject for a variety of artists - some celebratory, some conflicted, but all inspired by what dad does and doesn't do. Here's a mixture of songs that celebrate and probe the emotional complexities generated by the sometime head of the household. Kid Creole and the Coconuts, Cat Stevens, Emmylou Harris, Paul Simon, Madonna, Peter Gabriel, Mike and the Mechanics, Suggs and the Blockheads, Neil Young, James Brown, Pigbag and even Ozzy Osbourne and his daughter Kelly put in an appearance, making a cracking compilation for Father's Day.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 15 Jun 2019 23:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts

    Annie I'M NOT YOUR DADDY

  • Crosby & Nash

    TEACH YOUR CHILDREN

  • SUGGS & THE BLOCKHEADS

    MY OLD MAN

  • OZZY & KELLY OSBOURNE

    CHANGES

  • James Brown

    PAPA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BAG

  • Mike + the Mechanics

    THE LIVING YEARS

  • Madonna

    PAPA DON'T PREACH

  • Paul Simon

    FATHER AND DAUGHTER

  • DAVID BYRNE & MORCHEEBA

    DADDY GO DOWN

  • Neil Young

    OLD MAN

  • The Christians

    FATHER

  • Boney M.

    DADDY COOL

  • Peter Gabriel

    FATHER,SON

  • Pigbag

    Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag

  • Emmylou Harris

    TO DADDY

  • The Temptations

    PAPA WAS A ROLLIN' STONE

  • Cat Stevens

    FATHER & SON

Credit

Role Contributor
Producer Sasha Duncan

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