Readers recommend playlist: songs about fathers and daughters

Artists reflecting on the relationship from both angles include Madonna, Beyoncé, Stevie Wonder and Gaz Coombes

Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of your suggestions last week. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series works at the end of the piece.

Asking for songs about fathers and daughters seemed like a good idea. Then, with your nominations, came lyrics about filicide and incest, or sexist songs “sweetened” by sentimentality. Sometimes the tunes were mawkish, often they were as dark as the misanthropic playlist we published in 2014 – but even that had Boyd Rice promising his daughter a trip to Disneyland.

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Author: Paul Hayes

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