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Daddy Needs A New slotRadio!

SlotRadio_U2_Ver_1a[2] Oh, hey, you know you want this. Or, to be a little clearer about it, you know that there's a man in your life who may or may not be a dad and who may or may not be expecting a little sumthin-sumthin on - what's it called again? - FATHER'S DAY who wants this.

Behold, the Sandisk slotRadio digital music player. It's small, it sounds great, and it comes pre-loaded with 1,000 songs, so you don't have to worry about loading just the right music on to it. All the right music is already there! GENIUS.

You want one? For yourself, or, you know, for that man in your life? WE HAS ONE FOR YOU. All you have to do is this: tell us, in the comments, what - if MamaPop were a radio station or, say, a highly interactive slotRadio - song you would dedicate to the dad in your life to commemorate Father's Day. And you could, maybe, you know, write it as a dedication, to make it extra speshul. Dear Dad: did you know about this song by Madonna? Papa Don't Preach? Yeah, that...

Leave your answer in the comments anytime before noon this Friday - that would be June 12th - and we'll pick a winner. And we promise not to tell if you decide to keep it for yourself.

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Bonus Round! Please vote for MamaPop for "Guilty Pleasure" Blog! For your trouble? Yet another chance to win a slot radio! Who's a big winner? YOU ARE.


And the winner is.... Bessi Viola! Congrats, lady! (And, all y'all? YOU MADE ME CRY DAMMIT.)

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Pick me. I was here first.


Wow... actually that terribly sappy Andrea Bocelli song, "Time to Say Goodbye". Dad loves to put on the iPod and dance with my dearly departed mother to it, a smile on his face and tears in his eyes.


Would Mamapop be an obscure broadway musicals station? Because that is the only way any song would ever apply to my dad. In which case it would be, "Letting Go" from Jekyll and Hyde, which he always joked to my sister and I we should play for the father-daughter dance at our weddings. It's completely cheesy and sentimental for that setting (and also SO not my dad), so it was always kind of a joke. But then my sister really did it. So it always reminds me of him.


"Everything Old Is New Again" from the film "All That Jazz", because the daughter performing for her dad is what made my husband want to be a father. (Okay, to have a daughter. We have only sons. Bygones!)


"Joy to the World" by Three Dog Night. It was the song we "danced" to at my wedding and the only song I've ever seen him dance to. He instilled in me a great love of 60's and 70's rock.


If there is one song that makes me think most of my dad it's "Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own" by U2. Bono wrote the song about his dying father- the first time he sang it was at his father's funeral. My father is still with us, but I almost lost him about 8 years ago. Up until then it was hard to believe, even for a smartass adult daughter, that he wasn't a superhero!

An Airborne Ranger, an Infantryman, a helicopter pilot, who worked his way through high school and college? Who made it through three years in Vietnam (including its surrounding countries) with nothing more than a scar from playing touch football and a scorpion sting? We were in a bad car accident when I was 12- I saw him purposely flip over the front seat of our car and apply pressure to my brother's bleeding head before it seemed like we had even stopped moving. The man could catch flies in his bare hands. See things from behind his head. Stare you down into nothing, or smile at you and make you glow. He passed flight physicals almost into his 50s! He was so fit he was still running. He was only sick twice in my whole memory- once from wisdom teeth, and once from food poisoning.

...until he had to have a quintuple bypass. He had chest pain one day, went to the doctor, went to the hospital, and was found to have 90% blockage in five vessels. The fact that he didn't drop dead of a heart attack is a miracle. But to see my father sick- in pain, unable to help himself, that was a shock for all of us. Although I would never wish that pain on anyone, I do treasure the memory- I got to spend time with my father in a way I never thought I would. I got to help take care of my father and help make him well again. He had to sleep sitting up in a recliner for weeks- I slept on the couch next to him. I convinced him to take pain medication before it was too much. I encouraged him at therapy. I talked with him and kept his mind off things. And he trusted and depended on me.

You don't have to put up a fight
You don't have to always be right
Let me take some of the punches
For you tonight

Listen to me now
I need to let you know
You don't have to go it alone

...Sometimes you can't make it on your own


'Butterfly kisses' seems to be the perfect song to dedicate to my dad. He's always been there for me and today is taking my daughter shopping so he can buy her a birthday gift. Pick me!


What the heck is it called, "Stay"...? The golden oldie that asks "oh won't you stay, just a little bit longer?"
Except even thinking about that song fucks me up.

My dad was a radio journalist and host of a popular radio program for 30 years. He died very suddenlythree years ago and of course this was announced as a major news story later that same day. The next day, the radio station did a two hour tribute, people called in with their favourite memories of Dave. At the end of the program, they played that song and I am crying just typing this.

Wow, aren't I the downer.


"My Father's Shoes" by Cliff Eberhardt, because... maybe I'm kind of a little bit bitchy ("You should not resent me for moving forward, I cannot rectify all the things that bad for you... I will not walk in my father's shoes"), although it's also sort of a really nice song. Nice/bitchy.

Or "Since You've Been Gone" by Cheryl Wheeler, because it's a song about missing your dad, which, my dad's not dead, but it still fits in some ways.

"Mercy of the Fallen," Dar Williams. Actually a very nice, non-bitter song.

Mike and the Mechanics, "The Living Years," because my dad actually totally loves it, because he is sentimental like a 12-year-old girl.

"The Day I Let Glory Steer," the Nields, which is about a broken father-daughter relationship being repaired.

Either "Learning to Fall" or "I Still Believe" by Lowen & Navarro. Both very nice songs. Somewhat cheesy. The titles are self-explanatory.

So, apparently I have a playlist, not a single song.


"Born To Be Wild" by Steppenwolf.

That song is my dad to a T. When he was in high school, he took his first road trip from Dallas down to Galveston with a bunch of buddies. I have heard over and over again how, when they turned onto the seawall, they rolled the windows down and blared that song.

Apparently it was a memory he had to relive... over and over and over again. We vacationed in Galveston several times when I was growing up, and EVERY TIME, when we turned onto the seawall, we rolled down the windows and blared that song. It's our family theme song. It's my ringtone when my dad calls me. It's the best song ever.


I would have to dedicate the Jim Croce song Bad, bad Leroy Brown. While it is probably not the most appropriate song to tell my dad how I feel about him, it always reminds me of him. He used to play that song on an old 8-track in this beat-up truck he had as he drove me around town and he would sing along to it really loud. I remember being mortified by his singing, but now when I think back it makes me smile.


On the Road Again. Willie Nelson. Dad's favorite - he traveled every week while I was growing up. A family anthem so-to-speak.


HEY, if any of y'all want a second chance to win, I'm giving one away on Sweetney too!



The one that makes me think of my dad the most is Blood Sweat & Tears' "One Child Born". He played the heck out of his BS&T albums when I was little.


That Shawn Mullins song, "Lullaby". Not because of any meaning in the song, but because one of the best memories I have of my dad is us shouting that song in the car. Only instead of saying "Rockabye", he'd sing "CROCO-DILE". You just have to know my dad. :)


"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong. Because while my dad may look all intimidating and stuff, underneath he's just a big softie, and he loves that damn song.

Dana (The Homesteading Housewife)

Daddies Hands.wonderful old country song. :)

great contest!


This dedication is for Harold, my grandpa. He was the dad I knew growing up and were he well enough would have given me away at my wedding. He passed away from cancer just 2 weeks before I found out I was pregnant with my 1st child. My son was born the following summer on grandpa's birthday.

My song is Strangers on the Shore which always gives me chills remembering him dancing my grandmother around the floor to "their song" with a look of love in his eye. I think those were some of his best moments and so I dedicate this song for him.

amy @ bitchin' wives club

I dedicate "I'd Run Away" by The Jayhawks to my husband because after eleven years and three sons together, I still run away with him every chance I get. :)


It's kind of an inside joke, well okay it's DEFINITELY an inside joke, but I'd play Johnny Horton's "Battle of New Orleans."


To my Dear Dad: the song I dedicate is "Everybody (Backstreet's Back)" by the Backstreet Boys. Because you clearly deserve a medal, trophy, or sandisk slotRadio for all of those concerts that you endured during my early teens. Mom wasn't havin' any of it, but you clearly understood that Nick Carter and I were truly meant to be together.


My dad always liked the old song, "Mandy" (you were a fine girl)it's form the 70"s maybe?


Rod Stewart's "Forever Yours"


I'd dedicate "Daughters" by John Mayer to him. He was such a good Dad to all of his daughters.


If MamaPop were a radio station, I would dedicate the song "We've Only Just Begun" to my husband. That was the first song we danced to at our wedding!


There is a song by country band Heartland called "I Loved Her First" and since my father has me and my twin sister as his only 2 little girls, I would dedicate it to him.

elizabeth p

My girls love to sing Butterfly kisses with their daddy.


i'd have to go with Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy.


I can't lie, if I win that, I'm keeping it.

My dad can have that tie I already bought.


Dear Daddio: The song I'd like to dedicate to you is "God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys. You may be surprised to hear that I remember you singing all those Beach Boys songs as lullabies, when I was little and scared and couldn't sleep. Later Mom confessed it was because they were the only songs you knew the words to. Thank you for walking my colicky ass all through the house, all through the night, singing those songs to me: "God Only Knows", "Surfer Girl", etc. Thank you for rocking with me and singing when I was in elementary school and anxious for reasons I couldn't put into words.

I don't remember you singing to my shrieking colicky self, and the nighttime rocking memories are fuzzy, but I remember you dancing with me to "God Only Knows" at my wedding four years ago... still singing to me. I remember your voice. Love you.


The song for my Dad would be "Take This Job and Shove It". After retiring from the military he started a succession of self-owned businesses because he said the only boss he wanted to work for was himself.

Tracey Byram

Papa Was A Rolling Stone would be pretty appropriate for my dad.


I can never hear any Bill Haley and the Comets song without thinking of my dad. In fact, once I joined the Columbia record club just because one of the albums(yes, I am dating myself) was Best of BH&theC's! Then there is "The Stroll" by the Diamonds..I remember "strolling" thru the living room with him!

Robert Crawford

Sinatra's "My way." My father could have made easier choices, but he taught me that doing the right thing usually isn't easy. It just makes it easier to sleep at night.


Daddies Hands for sure, oldie but great tune, thanks for the giveaway

Patrick Kurtz

I would dedicated "Imagine" by John Lennon to my father because he is peaceful and optimistic for the future like John was.


Dear dad, this Johny Cash, Walk the line is for you!.

Sarah Denton

Save all your kisses for me by the brotherhood of man my Dad used to sing it to me


i would give him "Fire and Rain" by James Taylor because it is not only his favorite song, but that song evokes so much passion and love in the air.

Christine W

My Girl is perfect for my dad because he has 5 daughters! Thanks for the chance!

Christine W

I just voted for you! Thanks for the chance!

Pamela S

I'd send it to my hubby for being such a wonderful dad and I'd pick "You Are the Sunshine of my Life"!!!


I would give my Dad "I Feel Pretty" from West Side Story. It's funny to watch him sing along. Because he's a nerdy engineer and it's funny.


Dad, I want to dedicate I love a rainy night as you were always so busy that's the only time we saw you.


I think Hero by Mariah Carey is a great song and he likes it!
Thanks a lot Dad, You are my Hero!

kim b

Daddie's Hands. Just like you dad a classic and never grows old.

Cindy G

To my husband and the father of my girls, I dedicate "Stayin Alive" because everytime I see you shake you thang for the kids, I laugh so hard I pee my pants a bit.

Brandon Ralston

I would dedicate the song "Stand By Me" to my dad for fathers day.


I would dedicate the song THE ROSE by Bette Midler, to my dearly loved and missed dad who passed away 7 years ago. Shortly after he died, the song became stuck in my head and, there for a couple of days, I would play it a lot and cry my heart out - but I truly felt like that song held a message from dad to me:
Just remember, in the winter
far beneath the bitter snow
lays the seed, that with the sun's love
in the Spring, becomes the Rose


My dad knew that I would grow up to be a performer on stage. Here's an Elton John dedication from his Tiny Dancer.


Dad likes Heart, so I'd do "Crazy on You" lol!


Hmm.. for my dad it would have to be a Journey song. Not that I can actually name a Journey song, but like porn, I recognize it when I see (hear) it.

Shilo Beedy

I would give this to my dad and have the song girls just want to have fun with Cyndi Lauper. I love the part where it says "Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one But girls they want to have fun"


Bad, Bad Leroy Brown for my dad

Lisa G.

Growing up my dad used to love to sing "Oh Lord It's Hard to be Humble" by Mac Davis. It always made me laugh and I loved singing along with him. This is definitely the song that says my dad to me!
lisalmg25 at gmail dot com


I would dedicate the song Ride The Lightning by Metallica to my dad. I don't know why, it was just the first song that came to my mind.

Steven Rupp

"You're Just a Coca-Cola Cowboy" by Mel Tillis! -ruppbc@yahoo.com

Steven Rupp

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I would dedicate "A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes," the song we danced to on our wedding day!

Margaret Smith

This would make such a wonderful fathers day gift. This Sandisk SlotRadio sounds wonderful. Thanks so much.

Laura Griggs

"How Far Is Heaven" because Daddy would sing it to us anytime we were in the car - it made me cry every time and still does to this day. :D

LeAndrew Taylor

I'm going with Tom Petty's 'Free Fallin'!

It's a great summer roadtrip song!

It was also my dad's favorite (R.I.P. Dad)!

Thanks for the 'great' giveaway offering!

Please, include me in your drawing!

Thanks again and 'good luck' to all!


"Just Can't Get Enough" by Depeche Mode is most appropriate!

LeAndrew Taylor

Just 'voted' for you!

Good luck!

Hope U win!




For me it would be Billy Joel's only the good die young. My father passed away when he was 45 of a rare form of cancer. Whenever I hear that song it makes me think of him.

patrick m

I would dedicate " I Can't Drive 55" by Hagar.
Dad likes to check things out when he's driving.


That's "Brandy," by Looking Glass! I freaking love that song! "Brady, you're a fine girl, what a good wife you would be. But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea." So ridiculously sexist! Yet so awesome!



christopher h

fat bottomed girls by queen, wait, that wouldn't be terribly appropriate

susan varney

gypsy tramps and thieves mverno@roadrunner.com

Megan B.

I would dedicate "Butterfly Kisses" to my dad. We heard it before my wedding and it was the first time I saw him cry. Thanks!

teril hack

oh yeah daddy wants one of those!


The song that most represents my dad to me is Leonard Skynard's Simple Man. It just always reminds me him and what he tried to teach me growing up.


My Girl by The Temptations cause my dad used to sing it to me all the time


Father & Daughter by Paul Simon (tear jerker).

...I wish I could sign up for an account but that type pad thing totally won't let me =( !!



Suzy Q

I'd dedicate "Time of Your Life" to my dad. I hope he had the time of his life because he surely wasn't there for me very much.


I'd dedicate "Sweet By and By" to my dad. He passed away in April, and he is missed.


I would dedicate John Lennon's Imagine to my father. He was a Buddhist and truly believed in peace and harmony.


If Mom Pop were a radio station I'd dedicate Fathers and daughters by Paul Simon to my dad. He's gone now but if he were still around, I'd say: "I dedicate Fathers and daughters to my Dad who I love and I want him to know how much I appreciate all he's done for me."


We'll meet again (Vera Lynne) is my fathers song.


Dear Dad,

Since I know you secretly, deep down, really loved it when I tortured you with *NSync, how about some "Here We Go" for old times sake?

Justin Gall

Fathers and sons by cat stevens


Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd. Because I do. Wish he was here, that is. I moved far away and I miss him so much, even though it's been 11 years since I left home. I wish he got to spend more time with my daughter.

Susan Smith

My Dads favarite song was My Way by Frank Sanatra and that's how he live his life


The song for my dad would be red white and blue by lynrd skynryd. My dad was a blue collar guy for his whole life and that song just talks about the things that were important to him, family, god, country.

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