It's Father's Day this Sunday and we thought what better way can we help celebrate other than putting together a Flashback Friday music playlist in its honor. Now, most of the playlist you'll find online are all very sentimental and emotional. Well, we're not those sites. We wanted to mix it up between sappy songs, songs with the words "Father" or "Papa" in the title or songs that just talk about the relationship with your dad. So while some of the songs that tug you at your emotional heart strings like ones from Luther Vandross, Eric Clapton, Usher, Jay-Z, we also featured less sappy ones from George Michael, Madonna and Everclear. We wish everyone a happy Father's Day!

Flashback Friday - 6/14/13 - Best of: Father's Day Theme from kennygenius on 8tracks Radio.


Complete tracklist include:

Beyoncé - Daddy
Creed - With Arms Wide Open
Eric Clapton - My Father's Eyes
Everclear - Father of Mine
Fleetwood Mac - Oh Daddy
George Michael - Father Figure
James Brown - Papa's Got A Brand New Bag
Jay-Z ft. B.I.C. - Glory
Lenny Kravitz - Flowers for Zoe
Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father
Madonna - Papa Don't Preach
Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
Stevie Wonder - Isn't She Lovely
Usher - Prayer For You
Will Smith - Just The Two of Us





Even though this isn't the actual music video but the fact that the lyric music video for Kylie Minogue's new mega lava hot single "Skirt" looks like it could be the actual music video is causing me shake and scream like the little 14 year old that I am. A few weeks ago we posted about the song but boy are we happy to see that they are moving forward with the promotion for it. The video sees a very sexy Kylie (who just turned 45) frame-by-frame from her photoshoot for the video. I'm excited for her 12th studio album (soon to be finished) and her debut with Jay-Z's label, Roc Nation. NOWNESS has teamed up with Roc Nation to offer you a chance to win an exclusive signed print taken from today's premiere of Kylie Minogue's new video, "Skirt" - signed by the iconic singer herself! Click here to enter!

Kylie's Skirt on

Check out Kylie's interview with Nowness as she discusses what we can expect from her album.

What can we expect from the album?
Kylie Minogue: Pop dance but with a few new flavors. Expect the unexpected!  

Do you feel that spending more time in Los Angeles has influenced your musical style?
KM: Yes, but this is an extension of what I have always done. I love being chameleon-like and putting myself into new and unexpected situations, pushing myself to try different styles and delivery. My goal is to expand my zone of experience and music and not lose myself in the process—you have to keep digging to get to the gold.

How do you feel that being with Roc Nation has helped in shaping this album?
KM: Joining the Roc family has been an exciting whirlwind. I’ve had the opportunity to work with some producers who have been on my wish list for a number of years so it’s amazing! Roc Nation is such a dynamic company, combining many years of experience with a hungry young team.  It makes for fireworks and I think that will be heard in the music.

You have collaborated with quite a few people on this album—is there anyone you still dream of collaborating with?
KM: Always. I’m genuinely curious about the magic of collaboration. For example, I can’t imagine my life without duetting with Nick Cave on “Where The Wild Roses Grow.”

You’ve recently made a few forays back into acting. Anything exciting in the works?
KM: Appearing in Holy Motors and screening the film at Cannes last year was just mind-blowing. It was a beautiful yet terrifying challenge to strip myself of Pop Kylie and let the character just be. I also loved my day filming the She-Ra skit for Funny Or Die. I’ve been a fan of their website for a long time and this was a little dream come true. Acting feels so different to music but in a way it is like going home for me, so I love it and hope I can balance acting and music in the future




I should really start calling the Thirsty Thursday posts "What's Big Down Under" since almost every week I'm writing about awesome indie bands from Australia. So this week, raise your glasses full of Carlton to our Thirsty Thursday act, Pear Shape! The Sydney, Australia-based quartet is comprised of Tom Riordan, Josh Bush, Jack Ellwood and Tim Ellwood. They describe their sound as "fruit pop" (already sounds delicious) with influences including The Beatles, Blur, The Strokes and Vampire Weekend. I really like their Brit-pop/garage/indie and electronic sound but of course with that Australian summery feel.  I featured their recent track "Carousel" in yesterday's Hump Day Mix as I thought it would eventually make its way to Summer Jamz 2013: Daytime Disco mix. There's definitely this feel good/light quality to their work that makes listening to their music unconditionally enjoyable. Be sure to check out their latest track "Carousel" and head to Triple J Unearthed to download their songs for free!

For more on Pear Shape
Twitter: @pearshapemusic