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Songs That Remind Us Of Dad - A Father's Day Tribute

We all have special songs that remind us of the fathers who shaped our lives. So, when several Klipsch employees were asked to name a song (or two), here is what they had to say…

Devon Dean- Digital Marketing Coordinator

My Dad was a giant music snob. When I was growing up, my Mom spent time in and out of hospitals fighting illness. In the meantime, my Dad did quite a bit of solo parenting. It was during this time we would bond over a wide variety of music and watch MTV's iconic "120 Minutes" on Sunday nights. Our favorite bands included The Rolling Stones, Oasis, Sisters of Mercy, and The Cure.

Whenever I hear The Stones' "Gimme Shelter," I think of my Dad.

Mike Babcock – Corporate Buyer

Picture features my dad, mom, wife, and me at one of our favorite restaurants, Captain Curt’s.

“Glory Days” by Bruce Springsteen always reminds me of my dad. The year was 1985, and the Born in the USA tour was at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis. I absolutely loved it. My ears rang for days!

Rob Standley – VP of Marketing and Product Development

I recall riding in my dad’s pickup truck and listening to country music. The AM radio was blaring some old country station between the news and commodities updates. Pretty much any-aged country song reminds me of dad. And while dad was taken from us long before we were ready, I visit his memory through music. “Love Without End, Amen” by George Strait reminds me of how my father accepted and loved his children regardless of circumstances. “Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw was a bit of an anthem for him after being diagnosed with melanoma. It reminds us to live life to the fullest and take advantage of the present. “The Sun Song” by Michael Tolcher has always felt very uplifting and moving, to me, in a time of transition. It’s the song I pick each time a holiday passes that I would have spent with him (if he were still with us).

Jim Carey – Program Manager

Here is a photo of my dad I on my wedding day.

My dad is my best friend and best man. Listening to Motown & Doo-wop classics will forever remind me of childhood summers in the garage or backyard with my father. Here is a playlist my dad and I love:

  1. “Cats and the Cradle” – Harry Chapin
  2. “Free Bird” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  3. “Little Deuce Coupe” – Beach Boys
  4. “Tusk” – Fleetwood Mac
  5. “Sherry”– Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
  6. “Unchained Melody” – Righteous Brothers
  7. “Runaround Sue” – Dion & The Belmonts
  8. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)” – Four Tops
  9. “Where Did Our Love Go” – The Supremes
  10. “Under the Boardwalk” – The Drifters

Luisa Standley – Channel Marketing Manager

There are so many songs that remind me of my dad, but two bring my dad to mind and usually with a laugh. My dad would blast John Mellencamp’s “Love And Happiness” to get my sister and I out of bed. It always scared the crap out of us when the intro would play, but it worked. The second song is “Do You Feel Like We Do” by Peter Frampton. While most people love that song, I on the other hand cringe when I hear it, because it was used as a form of punishment. We were coming back from the Carmel pool and gave my dad sass for making us leave. We were pulling into the garage and the loathed song played. My dad made me sit in the car and listen to the song in its entirety – talk box thing and all. Worst punishment for an 8-year-old! It’s a family joke now and something we always laugh about.

Do you have a favorite song that reminds you of Dad? Tell us what it is and why!