Coffee Break: Songs your dad hates

Dirty Dancing
Scene from Dirty Dancing when Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey practice their lifts in a lake. (The Kobal Collection, via NPR)

In 1987, Jill Riley's childhood home was filled with the Dirty Dancing soundtrack, and her dad thus retreated to the garage for about a year.

And in 1997 Brian Oake's dad could not believe that Brian would listen to something "as stupid as" Cibo Matto's "Know Your Chicken".

Dads, am I right? Whether it's punk rock, novelty soundtracks, kiddie bop, or screamo, surely we all played something that irked our dads.

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear that your dad hated?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive. Or, when you register for a Minnesota Public Radio account, you can send requests via Alexa, too Just say "Alexa, ask The Current to play Song by Artist" e.g. "Alexa, ask The Current to play Left of the Dial by The Replacements."

Songs played

Hole - Doll Parts
Was (Not Was) - Dad I'm In Jail
Rob Base and DJ EZ Rock - It Takes Two
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax
Porno for Pyros - Pets
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes


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