The Ultimate ‘Dad Rock’ Playlist


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1. The Eagles, ‘Hotel California’

2. Dire Straits, ‘Money For Nothing’

3. Robert Palmer, ‘Simply Irresistible’

4. Pink Floyd, ‘Money’

5. Billy Joel, ‘Piano Man’



6. George Thorogood, ‘Bad To The Bone’

7. Survivor, ‘Eye of the Tiger’

8. Cold Chisel, ‘Khe Sanh’

9. Violent Femmes, ‘Blister In The Sun’

10. Lynyrd Skynyrd, ‘Sweet Home Alabama’



11. Toto, ‘Africa’

12. Rick Springfield, ‘Jessie’s Girl’

13. Tom Petty, ‘Free Fallin”

14. Van Morrison, ‘Brown Eyed Girl’

15. Australian Crawl, ‘Reckless’



16. Simon & Garfunkel, ‘Mrs Robinson’

17. Credence Clearwater Revival, ‘Fortunate Son’

18. Bob Seger, ‘Old Time Rock n’ Roll’

19. Billy Idol, ‘White Wedding’

20. Elton John, ‘Crocodile Rock’



21. Men At Work, ‘Who Can It Be Now’

22. The Beach Boys, ‘Good Vibrations’

23. Deep Purple, ‘Smoke On The Water’

24. Steppenwolf, ‘Born To Be Wild’

25. Roy Orbison, ‘Pretty Woman’



26. Meat Loaf, ‘Bat Out of Hell’

27. Cream, ‘Sunshine of Your Love’

28. Midnight Oil, ‘Beds Are Burning’

29. The J. Gelis Band, ‘Centerfold’

30. Neil Young, ‘Heart of Hold’



31. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, ‘Teach Your Children’

32. Bob Dylan, ‘Like A Rolling Stone’

33. Electric Light Orchestra, ‘Don’t Bring Me Down’

34. Boston, ‘More Than A Feeling’

35. Kansas, ‘Carry On My Wayward Son’



36. ZZ Top, ‘La Grange’

37. Asia, ‘Heat of the Moment’

38. Styx, ‘Mr. Roboto’

39. KISS, ‘I Was Made For Lovin’ You’

40. AC/DC, ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’



41. The Cars, ‘Just What I Needed’


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