Even before our little brains can grasp the concept of (cool), dad is already defining it. Whether he was rockin’ it ‘Old School’ to The Beatles as he manned the backyard BBQ, or shaking his groove thang on the floor at your cousin’s wedding, the Big Guy is (cool) . 

Music was always sort of second language my dad spoke to his kids. Even my own husband – who isn’t a musician like my dad – connects with our kids through music. All four of our kids are huge Ramones fans. That is entirely his doing — and frankly if it keeps Justin Beiber out of my house, it’s high on the list of things that make him a great dad. 

In honor of all the (cool) dads out there – yours, mine, our kids’ – I’ve put together this playlist. Happy Father’s Day!

father’s day playlist