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Pop Music: The 17 Best Father’s Day Songs

From loving odes to snarling screeds, these are rock’s top songs about dads

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Rock musicians, like just about everyone else, have a range of feelings about their fathers: plenty good, some conflicted. (After all, dads are the original authority figures.) To celebrate that central relationship, we put together this list of  songs about fathers and their children. From tender odes by rock legends to sarcastic punk potshots, these selections just about cover the gamut of paternal emotions. 

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