Post # 1
I want to find a dance song for my father and I, and I don’t like country music at all. I don’t like any of the ones w/ sappy words either, like "daddys little girl" or anything like that. It’s just weird to me. I will always be his princess … I want a cool dance song.
I really love Frank Sinatra, Frankie Valli and those kinds of songs.
Post # 3
I just googled "father dance wedding songs" and this was the first link I clicked on:
It has a lot of different songs, many of which aren’t country and daddy’s little girl-ish. They may or may not be sappy–depending on you definition of sappy–but it’s worth a look.
But seeing as you may have already seen this list and not cared for it, since what I did, anyone could do, haha, Do you both have a favorite song/singer? You could go non-traditional and just pick a song that reminds you of your time together. Or just something that you both would love to dance to together. A newer song that I was thinking about for our dance was "Your Joy" by Chrisette Michele (it’s a little sappy, but I like it). Good luck!
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2009 - Red Fish Grill
How about a little Motown with "My Girl"?
Post # 5
We are dancing to "Becasue you loved me" from Celin Dion.
Post # 6
Or "Isn’t She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder. It’s about his daughter, and there are a bunch of covers out there so you can find a style you like.
Post # 7
Paul Simon has a good one. I think it was on the soundtrack to a kids’ movie. Not Rugrats. The other one. Anyway, my sister used that one. (My other sister used a country song.) I haven’t decided yet.
Post # 8
"In My Life" by the Beatles
"You Raise Me Up" Josh Groban
"Because You Loved Me" Celine Dion (my Father-In-Law and his daughter danced to this at her wedding and there wasn’t a dry eye in the house)
"Singing In The Rain"
"You Are So Beautiful"
"Daughters" by John Mayer
Post # 9
Daughter by Loudain Wainwright!
Post # 10
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Post # 11
We are dancing to Secret of Life by James Taylor … it’s not totally "father-daughter" but the lyrics are awesome.
Post # 12
Paul Simon "Father and Daughter" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhT0Pydv4JQ&feature=related From the Wild Thornberrys movie
Loudon Wainwright III "Daughter" featured at the end of Knocked Up:
Post # 13
We’re dancing to Landslide by Fleetwood Mac.
Gracie – Ben Folds
I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
How You’ve Grown – 10,000 Maniacs
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Thank You – Led Zeppelin
Post # 14
You could use anything that you want for a Daddy Daughter Dance song. I would have used "Desperado" by the Eagles for mine (Dad passed away last May). I’m still playing the song but nobody will be dancing to it. 🙁
Post # 15
I thought of "My Girl" have to run that by my dad! Its kind of … boyfriend/girlfriend’ish.
Omg I loved Wild Thornberrys!
Is Celine Dion cheesy? Will people think I’m a cheeseball? "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion is really beautiful though! I forgot about this song. … and I don’t associate it with guys …
Joe Cocker song is GORGEOUS. Its my little sister and my dads song though! It somehow became … there song. Haha.
Daughters could be in the Top Five list for my Father & Daughter dance … it’s more … my generation. It’s so hard picking a song to dance to with your dad … theres no cool songs that I grew up with, that I know of from my generation of music.
There are songs that remind me of my dad, I never thought of using a non-traditional one … I will think of it.
I have a funny note to end on: When I was little my dad bought a jukebox + song for my dance recital for me … it was such an important moment! Lol. I always think of him when I ever hear this song. Some Beach Boys songs remind me of him, the Monster Mash song definitely reminds me of him, Going to the Chapel and My Boyfriends Back … we danced to those all the time on the jukebox. Haha. OOOH can you feel the love tonight from Lion King. We loved that movie when I was really little.
Thank you! Good replies. I’m playing them all on youtube.
Post # 16
Great ideas! my mom said there is this OLD song called "daddys little girl" that I HAVE to have. Whatever, we’ll see. I don’t want some hokey dokey song about me being his little baby or something. I’m just not into that. I told my dad i’m ok with him p;icking led Zeppelin and so he’s trying to figure out if we’re going to go rock n roll or traditional, lol. My dad’s really into his rock and roll. Long hair, tattoos, plays guitars, etc. Kinda looks like a biker =]