19 Songs About Bad Fathers

Sunday is Father's Day, which reminds a lot of people of their good AND BAD relationships with their dads. The A.V. Club put together a list of 19 songs about bad dads.  Here it is:



1.  "Cat's in the Cradle",  Harry Chapin  (1974)


2.  "Styrofoam Plates",  Death Cab for Cutie  (2001)


3.  "Papa Was a Rollin' Stone",  The Temptations  (1971)


4.  "I'm Bugged at My Ol' Man",  The Beach Boys  (1965)


5.  "The Fry Song",  Marceline the Vampire Queen  (2010)  (This is from the Cartoon Network show "Adventure Time".)


6.  "Oh Father",  Madonna  (1989)


7.  "Had a Dad",  Jane's Addiction  (1988)


8.  "That Was The Worst Christmas Ever!",  Sufjan Stevens  (2006)


9. & 10.  "Hast Thou Considered The Tetrapod" and "This Year",  The Mountain Goats  (2005)


11.  "Father of Mine",  Everclear  (1997)


12.  "No Son of Mine",  Genesis  (1991)


13.  "Who Are You?"  Andrew Jackson Jihad  (2009)


14.  "Father's Day",  Frank Turner  (2006)


15.  "The Old Timer's 2x4",  The Lawrence Arms  (2000)


16.  "Biological Didn't Bother",  SHAQUILLE O'NEAL!!!  (1994)


17.  "Please Daddy (Don't Get Drunk at Christmas)",  Bill Danoff and Taffy Nivert  (1993)


18.  "Confessions Of A Broken Heart (Daughter To Father)",  Lindsay Lohan  (2005)


19.  "Daddy Wasn't There",  Austin Powers . . . a.k.a. Mike Myers  (2002)



(The A.V. Club has a rundown on each song, and videos for most of them.)