Let’s face it: being a dad ain’t easy. While moms bring us to life, nurture us and help us grow, a dad’s role is complicated. Whether they be armchair coaches or on the ground leaders, workaholics or thrill seekers, coding nerds or rivetheads, dads may be the ones who teach us the most about life. Today is dad’s day — a time for sharing, remembering, honoring and giving back to the men who have given so much of their own time and care and love. While KEXP is celebrating with our 8th Annual Kids Dance Party at EMP, you might be at home with your father or your own children or just remembering the father figures in your life, so we’ve gathered for you here a collections of songs about fathers, dads, daddies, and poppas, covering a range of themes that are as varied as these men’s roles in our lives. Have a listen and have a very happy Father’s Day.