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Now That's What I Call Dad Rock (Corrected)

I was at the Nerdist and they were reviewing the Now That's What I Call Dad Rock Soundtrack. As a Dad, I should say that whoever culled that list is not a real Dad.

Now That’s What I Call Dad Rock Tracklist

1. “We Will Rock You” – Queen should be Hammer to Fall

2. “Start Me Up” – The Rolling Stones should be Gimme Shelter

3. “With Or Without You” – U2 should be Champagne Supernova by Oasis

4. “Livin’ On A Prayer” – Bon Jovi should be Rock of Ages by Def Leppard

5. “Radioactive” – Imagine Dragons

6. “Mr. Brightside” – The Killers should be I Write Sins Not Tragedies by Panic! At the Disco

7. “Dakota” – Stereophonics should be Karma Police by Radiohead

8 “Take Me To Church” – Hozier should be Hurt by Johnny Cash

9. “Rockstar” – Nickelback

You watch Rockstar today and those damn whippersnappers don't even know who half those people are.

10. “Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd

11. “More Than A Feeling” – Boston should be Evil Woman by ELO

12. “(Don’t Fear) The Reaper’ – Blue Oyster Cult

13. “Bat Out Of Hell” – Meat Loaf should be Go Your Own Way by Fleetwood Mac

14. “Ace Of Spades” – Motörhead

15. “Should I Stay Or Should I Go” – The Clash should be Rock the Casbah

16. “The Jam” – Town Called Malice should be Ant Music by Adam and the Ants

17. “Two Princes” – Spin Doctors

18. “She’s So Lovely” – Scouting For Girls should be Bad Romance by Lady Gaga

19. “Chelsea Dagger” – The Fratellis

20. “Rocks” – Primal Scream should by Down by the Stone Temple Pilots

I explained to my kids that Scott Weiland couldn't promote the single to the STP hit Down because he was in jail, but that didn't stop him from being one of the greatest frontmen in the history of rock.

21. "Africa" - Toto should be Mr. Roboto by Styx

22. “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” – Simple Minds should be Voices Carry by 'Til Tuesday

23. There She Goes – The La’s should be Under the Milky Way by the Church

24. “I Wanna Be Adored” – The Stone Roses should be Love Spreads

25. “Everybody’s Changing” – Keane should be Breaking the Habit by Linkin Park

26. “How To Save A Life” – The Fray should be Gold Digger by Kanye West

27. “Hold Back The River’ – James Bay should be....

You know what? If your Dad's jam is Hold Back the River, he may have not been the one that hooked up with your Mom.

28. “Ho Hey” – The Lumineers should be Gangnam Style by Psy

29. “All Right Now” – Free

30. “Smoke On The Water” – Deep Purple

31. “Search And Destroy” – Iggy & The Stooges

32. “Are You Gonna Go My Way” – Lenny Kravitz

33. “Walk This Way” – RUN-DMC feat. Aerosmith

34. “(You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party)” – The Beastie Boys should be Intergalactic

35. “Stacy’s Mom” – Fountains Of Wayne

36. “Buck Rogers” – Feeder should be Girl All the Bad Guys Want by Bowling for Soup

37. “All The Small Things” – blink-182 should be What's My Age Again?

38. “Crazy Crazy Nights” – Kiss should be.....

You know, this is a hard one. Kiss had about 25 songs that were better than Crazy Crazy Nights, but when I think of maskless Kiss, if you're a Dad, how do you pass over God Gave Rock and Roll to You from Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey Soundtrack?

39. “Addicted To Love” – Robert Palmer

41. “Teenage Dirtbag” – Wheatus should be Self Esteem by the Offspring

42. “Kids” – MGMT should be Thrash Unreal by Against Me!

43. “In Too Deep” – Sum 41 should be The Hell Song by Sum 41

44. “America” – Razorlight should be Rehab by Amy Winehouse

45. “Complicated” – Avril Lavigne should be Girlfriend by Avril Lavigne

46. “Torn” – Natalie Imbruglia should be Promiscuous by Nelly Furtado

47. “The Sound” – The 1975 should be Migraine by twentyonepilots

48. “Pompeii” – Bastille should be Sail by AWOLNATION

49. “Naive” – The Kooks should be Sugar, We're Going Down Swinging

50. “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” – Deep Blue Something should be Ship of Fools by World Party

51. “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” – Bachman – Turner Overdrive

52. “I Shot The Sheriff” – Eric Clapton should be White Room by Cream

53. “Can’t Fight This Feeling” – REO Speedwagon should be I Do' Wanna Know by REO Speedwagon

54. “Maggie May” – Rod Stewart should be What is Life by George Harrison

55. “Sharp Dressed Man” – ZZ Top should be Hot For Teacher by Van Halen

56. “Born To Be Wild” – Steppenwolf

57. “Here I Go Again ‘87” – Whitesnake

58. “Eye Of The Tiger” – Survivor should be Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran

59. “Love Is The Drug” – Roxy Music

There, fixed it for you.


Editor's Note: Listen, with the exceptions of Ace and Spades and Search and Destroy, we could have scrapped the entire list. We tried to fix it, not re-construct it.

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