Post # 1
Bees, I need your help big time. Countless hours on YouTube have gotten me nowhere but frustrated and with lots of mascara pouring down my face.
I’m looking for a father-daughter song for the wedding. Problem? I’m so super-duper close with my dad and I already get so misty-eyed just thinking about “leaving” him, if you will, that I totally CAN NOT handle anything really mushy/sentimental/heart-wrenching. A few tears is one thing, but I end up crying like I’m at a funeral. Everything I’ve found online either has tears streaming down my face 15 seconds in, or it has lyrics which are entirely inappropriate for a father-daughter dance.
Any suggestions? Something a little more happy/upbeat and less “I loved her first; My little girl’s my whole world.”
Only song I mustered up so far is Ray Charles “Ain’t that love”. Not sure if it’s okay for the occasion, though. I thiiink it is. Here’s the link if you want to listen to it on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jQOJ86qTLk
Post # 3
This is one of my contenders, it’s really upbeat 🙂
Post # 4
Following to hear the inputs – I am in the same boat! I actually assumed my dad wouldn’t want to do a dance, but he told me yesterday he did. So now I have to find something suitable – he’s requested something slow as he’s not in the best health (which is why a super sappy song will have me in tears!).
Post # 5
My dad and I danced to “my girl” it was kind of upbeat and really fun to dance to 🙂
Post # 7
Interested to hear suggestions too!
Post # 8
We are doing Louis Armstrong “What a Wonderful World” – I didn’t think it would be too mushy!
Post # 9
@California_bee: I agree! That’s the song I’m thinking of too since it’s still cute but it’s not as mushy!
I’m pretty sure i’d be a mess if we danced to I Loved Her First, even though I love country music!
Post # 10
@al0818: that’s what I danced to with my father! It’s not a super mushy song, we both cried anyway haha
Post # 11
I cried to all of them, I managed to hold it together during the wedding because I was too busy sucking it in to get mushy.
My friend did her daddy dance to I loved her first! I cried and I was just a guest.
I like Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely.
Post # 12
@laurel946: I love country music too and I had my dad listen to “I loved her first” and he said it sounded catty haha!
Post # 13
@riakd: I danced to something similar to what @al0818 and @LMD84 chose. “What a Wonderful World/Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. It’s a nice song and not mushy.
Post # 14
Comment to follow as well.
Post # 15
We are dancing to a live band playing “My Girl”…my dad is a goofball and dancing to a slow super mushy song just isn’t our style.
Post # 16
Ohh, I hadn’t even thought of “My Girl” — that could work!!
Thanks for the suggestions, ladies! Keep ’em coming!!!