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New Study Shows Unique Ways Dads Are Bonding W/ Kids

Posted at 8:51 AM, Jun 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 08:10:35-04

This Father’s Day, Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the country, surveyed dads across the U.S. to uncover the power of music in fatherhood.

Music has the power to connect us and dads are actively choosing to use music to bond with their children. In fact, the survey found that 96% of dads said they listen to music with their kids at least once a week. And as it turns out this simple act can ultimately make dads feel happier and more in-tune with their children.

The survey revealed that:

  • Music makes dads happier and more connected. 78% of dads surveyed feel happy when they listen to music with their children and 61% say it makes them feel more connected. Happiness and connectivity increases the more frequently a dad listens to music with their child.
  • Music plays a role for the majority of dads with young children. 50% of dads with kids five and under listen to music every single day as an activity with their children.
  • Dads and teens still bond over music. More than 1 in 3 dads still listen to music daily with their teenagers.

In addition to this data, we’ve also curated the list of Top 10 Songs dads reported listening to with their children at the moment. Check it out below!

Top 10 Songs Dads Are Listening to With Kids*

  1. “Natural” by Imagine Dragons
  2. “Don't Stop Believin'” by Journey
  3. “Baby Shark”
  4. “Livin' On A Prayer” by Bon Jovi
  5. “Wheels On The Bus”
  6. “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X and ft. Billy Ray Cyrus
  7. “Sunflower” by Post Malone and Swae Lee
  8. “High Hopes” by Panic! At The Disco
  9. “Dancing With A Stranger” by Sam Smith and Normani
  10. “Wow” by Post Malone

*Dignity Health surveyed 1,004 dads in the U.S. with children under 18 years of age who report listening to music with their children. Songs are based on Billboard Top 100 rankings.

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