June, the year’s halfway point, signifies many things: long days, hot summer nights, family vacations, and time at the beach. It also presents a unique opportunity to recognize fathers everywhere for their hard work and dedication. This Father’s Day, The 10,000 created a playlist perfect for quiet moments, backyard barbecues, and everything in between. The playlist along with our description of each track, from Bruce Springsteen to Will Smith, can be found below, although the true meaning is yours to interpret.
Bruce Springsteen, “My Father’s House” A simple talk about patience while the record player spins turns into a talk about life.
The Temptations, “Papa Was A Rolling Stone” The deep baseline and hi-hat cadence plays eternal as Dad sits back and reminisces on days past.
Nas, “Daughters” Like the rattle from the tambourine heard at the beginning of the track, a father’s love for his daughter is endless.
John Mayer, “Daughters” The skillful sounds of the acoustic guitar rock her to sleep.
James Brown, “Papa Don’t Take No Mess” The Godfather of soul. Classic songs with timeless messages.
Asher Roth, “His Dream” Sometimes we might not step to the same beat, but we will always meet in the middle.
Will Smith, “Just The Two Of Us” The connection of life within music allows us to understand each other.