NON-SAPPY Father/daughter song

posted 3 years ago in Reception
Post # 3
9859 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@FutureMrsReilly:  I don’t know – I’m trying to come up with something for us as well.  I’m guessing there are no songs that you remember him playing or singing when you were little.

Return to Pooh Corner by Kenny Loggins has been popular with some of my friends…

Post # 4
1399 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@FutureMrsReilly:  I danced with my dad to ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Frank Sinatra.  I don’t consider it too sappy.  Our relationship is a bit distanced, so I also didn’t want to choose a song that didn’t suit our relationship.  Plus I’ve always loved ‘Father of the Bride’ with Steve Martin, and this is the major song in the movie.

Post # 5
5905 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@FutureMrsReilly:  We didn’t have dancing at our wedding, but whenever we’re someplace with a dancefloor…my Dad and I always request Frank Sinatra’s “They Can’t Take That Away From Me.”

Its kind of our song.

Post # 6
515 posts
Busy bee

@FutureMrsReilly:  “My Girl” by the temptations is one i have seen done at weddings. it was definitley not sappy and the bride and the father made it look fun 🙂

Post # 7
2895 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

i was going to suggest isn’t she lovely, lol. i’m not a daddy’s girl either, so i tried to stay away from the sappy songs too. i actually danced with both my mom and dad to that song. i started out dancing with my dad and then half way thru, my mom cut in 🙂

Post # 8
397 posts
Helper bee

@FutureMrsReilly:  we were just researching this lastnight, and think I’ve decided on Over The Rainbow by IZ. Sweet and happy song, but not too sappy when it comes to my relationship with him.

Post # 9
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My dad and I danced to The Beatles “In My Life”.  My dad and I are close, but neither one of us are the sappy, sentimental type, so this song worked well for us.  It’s very neutral. 

Post # 10
1041 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

My father/daughter dance is to “What a wonderful world”. I am close with my father, but I didn’t really like any of the songs that actually referenced to fathers and daughters. It’s a pretty song either way.

Post # 12
8518 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

@FutureMrsReilly:  We’re dancing to Wildflowers by Tom Petty. I think its very non sappy.

Post # 13
64 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole

The Way You Look Tonight – Steve Tyrell

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Lullaby (Goodnight my angel) – Billy Joel

Isn’t She lovely – Stevie Wonder

Lights – Journey

In My Life – The Beatles

Zoe Jane – Staind


There are lots of lists out there as well, like this one:


Post # 14
19 posts
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m thinking of dancing to “my girl” with my dad. My friend danced with her dad to that song and I liked that it wasnt long and was more fun then sappy!

Post # 15
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My dad and I danced to “Blessed” by Elton John. I didn’t want anything that talked about being daddy’s little girl like you said because I’m not daddy’s little girl. I love Elton John so this song worked for us.

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