The year is 2004. Despite my father (age 44) primarily listening to a combination of Steve Winwood, Level 42, Steely Dan, and Steppenwolf pretty much exclusively, he keeps talking about Gwen Stefani. He plays Hollaback Girl on the stereo. He buys Love Angel Music Baby on the Rhapsody music store.
Anyway whatever this phenomenon is, I am going through it with myself and Dua Lipa
Related: I once tried to get my dad into The Hold Steady (when Boys In Girls In America) came out. He could not get into it. My mom likes Hurray for the Riff Raff and Hiss Golden Messenger a lot but only knows them when I commandeer the stereo when I visit. My dad is mostly exposed to new music via SNL which he watches religiously
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