It's inevitable that once you reach a certain age, no matter how 'hip' or 'cool' or 'with it' you think you are, you're going to feel out of touch with the 'yoof' of today.
We didn't think it'd come for us this early in life, though. Nor did we think that we'd be made to feel like dads.
A tweet showing the tracklist of a 'Now' compilation from 2018 has gone viral and has put the fear of god into thirtysomething hipsters of both sexes.
'Now That's What I Call Dad Rock' has some songs that we would definitely not put in the 'dad rock' category (i.e. Phil Collins, The Eagles, Eric Clapton) - but it looks like we don't get to make these decisions.
Instead, songs like MGMT's 'Kids', Sum 41's 'In Too Deep' and even Natalie Imbruglia's 'Torn' - all classics in their own right/genre, one might argue (and not all rock) - are including on the tracklist of this particular compilation, alongside songs by Bon Jovi, The Jam, Keane and Toto. Never mind the fact that 'Kids' was only released in 2008; apparently, it's a song that dads love grooving to.
Hozier's 'Take Me to Church' is also on the tracklist, as well as Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' and The Killers' 'Mr. Brightside'.
Dunno about you, but the whole thing has plunged us into an existential crisis. As if this month couldn't get any worse.
See below for the offending tweet and the resultant reaction...
— The Vimto Kid (@AlexWatt187) January 25, 2021
Ok I just looked and Chelsea Dagger is on it, this feels like a personal attack. (Justice for Two Door Cinema Club though)
— Robert Perkins (@cosRobPerkins) January 26, 2021
That hit me harder than the pandemic.
— Matt (@MattBlackVinyl) January 26, 2021
— That Orwellian Guy (@ThatOrwell) January 26, 2021
@KingBingus Am I a Dad without being a Dad? Most of these are bangers tbf...
— Steve Dawson (@ThisBeSteveD) January 26, 2021
I feel personally attacked
— D'Lo Red (@dloredonline) January 26, 2021