15 of my Dad's Favorite Songs

I am pretty sure most of you know that my dad passed away last year. But in memory of him I am posting his favorite songs. I am sure he has more but these were towards the top of his favorites. Many I would hear him playing on his guitar that he would play as many times as he could. He really loved to get songbooks and play the guitar. Here are 15 of his favorite songs.

1. Blackbird - The Beatles 1968

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

2. Suite: Judy Blue Eyes - Crosby, Stills & Nash 1969

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

3. A Horse with No Name - America 1971

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

4. American Pie - Don McLean 1971

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

5. Old Man - Neil Young 1972

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

6. Never Been to Spain - Three Dog Night 1972

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

7. My Maria - B.W. Stevenson 1973

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

8. Piano Man - Billy Joel 1973

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

9. Mexico - James Taylor 1975

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

10. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac 1975

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

11. Amie - Pure Prairie League 1975

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

12. Hit Me with Your Best Shot - Pat Benatar 1980

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs


13. Jessie's Girl - Rick Springfield 1981

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

14. Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp 1982

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

15. Come to My Window - Melissa Etheridge 1993

15 of my Dads Favorite Songs

There they are! Maybe you found one of two you might know :)

Let me know what your dad's favorite songs are! Have a great father's day!!

15 of my Dad's Favorite Songs
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  • Lliam
    Nice work on that MyTake, Jj. I'm definitely familiar with those songs. I like some of them a LOT and a few of them aren't particular favorites but they're still good. Seems like your dad was kind of a mellow guy and had a streak of romance and nostalgia.
    Is this still revelant?

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  • Whatthefluff
    I see a lot of peaceful tunes here :) May your dad rest in peace as soothing as his favorite songs. This is a really nice way to commemorate your dad
    Is this still revelant?
    • Thank you :)

    • Of course 🐘

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  • LEETSBEREAL
    So sorry for your lose JJ I lost my aunt two years ago and it hit me very hard. I do sometimes listen to her favorite music it makes me feel closer to her even though she is gone.

    Don McLean - American Pie 1971 - As a child I had this song on repeat! It was so soothing and relaxing I am so happy your Dad found joy in this song my gosh it is a classic.
  • I-am-a-nobody
    Oh my! Some real classics in there.
    I play guitar (just chords, not a lot of picking).

    I can do Old Man alright and a part of My Maria.
    Amie is one I ought to try and American Pie, too.
    If I could pick... I'd play Blackbird about a half hour a day (ha ha)
    Thanks for sharing.
    • You are welcome, thanks for reading

  • GoodGuyBreakingBad
    This my Father's song to my Mother ( late) when they were married and my Mom would cry, dam this song is making me cry... Why why? https://www.youtube.com/embed/Ml3MJfr_wXQIt's Four In The Morning - Faron Young
  • KingdomForAKiss
    Very nice list, sir! I'm sorry for your loss. Making things like this are a good part of the healing process. It doesn't take the pain away but it honors your dad and brings you closer to his memory. My heart is with you.
  • GraveDoll
    BIG hugs J.

    I remember and i can't believe it been a year. >_<

    My best friend mom just died last night im just getting the news. My friend right now is just in shock. She
    • I'm so sorry to hear that...

    • And thanks for the hugs. Hopefully your friend has some good support

  • OlderAndWiser
    I know every one of these songs and really like all but one of them. (I'm not a Melissa Etheridge fan.)

    My dad was born in 1926 so most of his favorites were written in the 1940's and 1950's, and they would be unknown to most of the users this site.
  • CSN. Those otherwise drug addled protesters came up with a stunning eternal social admonition. It was probably much more subjective for Judy Blue Eyes.

    Don't let the past
    Remind us
    Of what we are not now.
    Translated: Never look back. I say it all the time.

    Joel's Piano Man honored the style of another performer, Harry Chapin.

    I karaoke Young's Old Man. Almost indistinguishable from his whiny, tinny tenor.
    • The great part about Neil Young is anybody can sing his songs as well as he could!

    • @I-am-a-nobody
      I do Old Man, Needle and the Damage done, Cinnamon Girl among others.

  • DashboardLight
    Judy Blue Eyes, Piano Man, American Pie. Nice picks from him :D

    Tell him to try out Take The Long Way Home by Supertramp.https://www.youtube.com/embed/KaHgzIwjZpw
    • Oh shit, just read he's gone. I'm sorry man.

    • No worries :)

    • I will say though that supertramp fit pretty well for this 😂 considering you did not know :)

  • andreasderjuengere
    I don't need to like these songs.
    I like to see that you have good intentions, and that you two had (have) a good relationship.
    My own father's favourites... will make you puke. I'll spare you that :)
  • lightbulb27
    Didn't know landslide was released that long ago. I find it interesting it mirrored their relationship.

    Anything Frankie Valley.
  • ask4any
    I absolutely LOOOOVE 12 out of the 15. Your father had good taste. I'm sorry for your loss.
  • msss98
    Ur dad had great taste
  • douride2
    WOW all stellar hits.
  • NYCQuestions1976
    Excellent music list.
  • KrakenAttackin
    A lot of good songs here, for sure.
  • bulletbob555
    Good songs I remember them all
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