Father/Daughter dance songs …. and GO

posted 3 years ago in Traditions
Post # 2
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2018

We will (probably) be dancing to Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman. Before I found that song I wanted Becase You Loved Me – Celine Dion. My Girl and Have I Told You Lately would be great songs for a father/daughter dance too!

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 6 months ago by  Jacqui90.
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

My father found a list of traditional father-daughter songs online and we listened to several together, but I didn’t like any of them. I didn’t necessarily want something specifically intended for a father-daughter dance at a wedding. My dad danced to “I Loved Her First” at my sister’s wedding and, honestly, the song makes me cringe. I loathe that song (I mean no disrespect to those who chose or choose it–just my personal preference). Instead, I asked if we could dance to “Blackbird” by the Beatles. My father and I love the Beatles and it is one of my favorite Beatles songs. My father agreed, so we are dancing to “Blackbird.”

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

“I loved her first” by Heartland was what my dad & I danced to.

Post # 5
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Busy bee

My dad and I did Billy Joel’s Lullabye 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

Haha – I have no idea. I told the DJ something short, slow and appropriate/standad and he played a 3 minute non-descript father daughter dance song. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I danced with my dad to Father and Daughter by Paul Simon. It was VERY us. Its more upbeat though, so if you want a slow song its probably not for you.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

We did Stand By Me for our combined father/daughter and mother/son dance.

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Daddy’s Angel – T Carter

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June, 2014

Maybe I’m wrong, but I was told it’s traditional for the dad to pick the father/daughter dance selection. My stepdad chose Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s arrangement of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/It’s a Wonderful World. Sappy isn’t always bad and if your dad wants a sweet, emotional, sappy daddy/daughter dance, I say let him! 🙂

Post # 12
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Helper bee

We did “my wish” by rascal flatts, my dad chose it!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Daddy’s Girl by Peter Cetera. Very 80’s but awesome.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Father & Daughter by Paul Simon

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park

Dad and I danced to I Wish I Could by Colin Raye. It’s one of my dad’s favorite songs 

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