Sadly, Scott Weiland did not make it to his 50th birthday, dying on Dec. 3, 2015 at the age of 48. But his children managed to mark the occasion this past week by creating a special playlist of songs that reminded them of their father on what would have been the big Five-0.
Weiland’s 17-year-old son Noah and 15-year-old daughter Lucy put together the playlist, which includes a mixture of their dad’s own recordings as well as some of his personal favorites from other artists. In a Facebook posting announcing the “Songs That Remind Me of My Dad” playlist, Weiland’s offspring also offered their commentary on each of the tracks in the playlist.
There are touching, personal anecdotes like Lucy revealing that “Cinnamon” was her favorite Stone Temple Pilots song and being told it was inspired by her mom. She also reminisced about rehearsing Weezer’s “Island in the Sun” for her 5th grade talent show while her dad watched on.
Noah reveals he feels a kinship to Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” explaining, “This song is about Billie [Joe Armstrong] losing his dad, and even before I lost my dad I always felt connected to it.” Noah also calls out “Too Cool Queenie” as one of his favorite and STP’s most underrated songs.
Both kids say that they are thrilled to include Weiland’s cover of “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” adding, “We are so lucky to still have him with us on Christmas morning. This song feels almost like he’s talking to us.”
Weiland’s 50th birthday would have been Oct. 27. You can read Lucy and Noah’s full commentary on each of their songs here and check out the Spotify playlist below.
Songs That Remind Me Of My Dad
by Noah and Lucy Weiland
“Happy Birthday Daddy”
Here are a few songs that remind us of you on this special day and every day. XOXO – Noah & Lucy
Island In The Sun by Weezer: I wanted to sing this song for my 5th grade talent show. It reminds me of making my dad watch me practice it over and over again. I ended up doing another song when I realized that Weezer wasn’t actually going to back me up.(Lucy)
Cinnamon by Stone Temple Pilots: This is my all time favorite STP song. When he gave me my own copy of the demo version he told me that it was about my mom. (Lucy)
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Scott Weiland: We are so lucky to still have him with us on Christmas morning. This song feels almost like he’s talking to us. (Noah & Lucy)
Too Cool Queenie By Stone Temple Pilots: I can’t say why exactly, but this is one of my favorite songs, and its completely underrated. (Noah)
Lucy in The Sky With Diamonds by The Beatles: One of our dads biggest influences. He made a home video with all of our Christmases that began with a close-up of Lucy’s eyes and this song playing. (Noah & Lucy)
Dead & Bloated by Stone Temple Pilots: I started “touring” with my dad when I was only months old. As I got older he would sometimes bring me out for this song so that I could sing the first verse into the megaphone. (Noah)
She Builds Quick Machines by Velvet Revolver: This song will always remind us of the making of that video. Nothing is cooler than thinking that your dad is a badass Clint Eastwood type of guy. (Noah & Lucy)
Wake Me Up When September Ends by Green Day: This song is about Billie losing his dad, and even before I lost my dad I always felt connected to it. (Noah)
Trippin’ On a Hole in a Paper Heart by Stone Temple Pilots: This is another song that was often a final song of a show where Lucy and I would sometimes come out on stage. His vocals are incredibly strong and I always loved the emphasis that was put on lyrics like “let me be.” (Noah)
Since You’ve Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson: Not a song that you would expect to find on a Scott Weiland playlist, but he was my dad, and every dad with a little girl when this song came out was probably familiar with it. He even took us to her concert and danced with me on his shoulders while I rocked out with my little fists in the air. (Lucy)
Kitchenware & Candybars by Stone Temple Pilots: Another one of his most powerful vocals and possibly his most emotional one. (Noah)
God Only Knows by The Beach Boys: His favorite song of all-time. You can hear the influence of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys in so much of his music. (Noah)
Black Again by Stone Temple Pilots: I don’t know how to explain it, but it’s one of the most “Scott Kline-Weiland” songs that he’s made. I think one reason is because his singing voice sounds identical to his talking voice. (Noah)
A Song For Sleeping by Stone Temple Pilots: If you haven’t already, just listen to it and you’ll know why. (Noah)
Revolution by The Beatles: Did we mention our dad loved The Beatles? (Noah & Lucy)