If you are anything like us you need a soundtrack for all of life's celebrations. With Father's Day just around the corner, it is time to start thinking about some fun father's day songs. Next time we will give you a more traditional father's day playlist, but for now - check out our five funky songs for dad

1. Papa's Got A Brand New Bag - James Brown

2. Papa Don't Take No Mess - James Brown It does not get any funkier than the Godfather of Soul (so he gets two entries).

3. Son of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield / Aretha Franklin Written by John Hurley and Ronnie Wilkins and best known to young folks from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack. OK, it only really works if your Dad or Dad-In-Law is a preacher but hey, it still counts. Plus it's a classic.

4. Papa Was A Rolling Stone - The Temptations Hopefully your Dad (and your Mom) has a sense of humor or else this one might not go over too well.

5. Big Poppa - The Notorious B.I.G. This really might be a stretch and will definitely only work with certain Dads...but you have to admit it's pretty funky.  

What songs make you think of your Dad? Let us know in the comment section below.

Also check out our Father's Day Party Ideas post and stay tuned for our all-time top songs for Father's Day.