Father’s Day 2016: Dad Rock

Father’s Day 2016: Dad Rock

Happy! Happy! Break out the books, socks, and coffee mugs, it’s Father’s Day 2016! Just in time for Father’s Day we stumbled upon a new favorite podcast, Dad Rock, and we immediately borrowed a page from their latest episode by asking you to name the song that most reminds you of your dad. We’ll use some of your responses in an upcoming episode of GovLove about working fathers in local government.

Submissions for Dad Rock

Memphis or Maybelline by Chuck Berry

Submitted by Matt Yager, City of Plano, TX

Story Behind the Song: I have a lot of memories of my father driving me here, there and everywhere. There was a time where I started ragging on his musical selection, which I later discovered was actually better than my own. One of the first things I remember purchasing for him for father’s day that he actually enjoyed was a Chuck Berry greatest hits cassette. And hey, Maybelline is probably Churck Berry’s best driving song.

Fanfare For The Common Man by Aaron Copeland

Submitted by David Donaldson, City of Beaverton, OR

Story Behind the Song: My father listened only to classical music and he thought Copeland was the greatest American composer. Along with Appalachian Spring this was his favorite. He would turn it up and it would take you to another place

El Paso by Marty Robbins

Submitted by Sarah Medary, City of Eugene, OR

Mrs. Brown, You’ve Got a Lovely Daughter by Herman’s Hermit

Submitted by Shelby Teufel, City of Pleasant Hill, MO

Anything Songs by Herb Albert & the Tijuana Brass

Submitted by Carol Krager, City of Tigard, OR

Summer Breeze by Seals & Croft

Submitted by Cristen Nussman Wood, City of Pearland, TX

Centerfield by John Fogerty

Submitted by Kirsten Wyatt, ELGL Executive Director

Story Behind the Song: My tendency to listen to albums on repeat until the entire family is totally over them comes from my dad. Growing up, we’d listen to the same records – then tapes – for months until every song was memorized by everyone. One such album, “Centerfield,” was on repeat for months in our car. For a long time, my sister and I thought the lyrics, “put me in coach,” referenced Cinderella’s magical coach for the ball and my dad had to explain that it was actually about baseball. In addition to John Fogerty, we wore out the Bruce Springsteen box set, Paul Simon’s “Graceland,” and strangely (and sadly) the Milli Vanilli tape.

Old Man by Neil Young

Submitted by Randy Ealy, City of Beaverton, OR

Big Bear (from Super Troopers) by Steak

Submitted by T.L Cox, Springsted Incorporated

You Got It by Roy Orbison

Submitted by Kent Wyatt, ELGL Co-Founder

There You’ll Be by Faith Hill

Submitted by Jamie Ludovic, Washington County, WI

Sharp-Dressed Man by ZZ Top 

Submitted by Center for Priority Based Budgeting

Meanwhile, check out these ELGL articles that touch on the special bonding between father and child.

Life as a City Manager’s Child with David Rowlands, City of Fillmore (CA)

 The Plight of the Partner

Life as a City Manager’s Child with Pat Hare, City of Adair Village

Life as a City Manager’s Child with Sean Pederson, City of Canton, SD

Life as a City Manager’s Child with Alex McIntyre

Life as a City Manager’s Child with Jeanna Troha

Life as a City Manager’s Child with Jackie Schwerm

Life as a City Manager’s Child with David Donaldson

The Assistant: Brooks Bennett, Round Rock, TX

Life as a City Manager’s Child with Mary Van Milligan

Life as a City Manager’s Child with Kent Wyatt

Guidepost #19 – Edward Wyatt, Cities of Fairfax, Va and Wilson, NC