(Closed) Father Daughter Dance – My Non-Cheesy Selections

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 3
524 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

we’re dancing to “Landslide”–Fleetwood Mac

Post # 4
1103 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am also having the toughest time thinking of a song!  My dad is definitely not the mushy type.  He loves 60’s/70’s rock.  I’d love to do an old school Chicago song (before they got into all the love songs). Maybe “If you leave me now” but I also feel like the lyrics are questionable. 

Post # 5
4437 posts
Honey bee

God Only Knows is one of my top contenders!

Post # 6
230 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010 - Kindred Oaks, Georgetown

hmm Brown-Eyes Girl is always fun! I’d definitely go for a faster song if I were going to dance with my dad at my wedding. Especially if you two are more goofy than sappy.

Post # 7
26 posts
  • Wedding: April 2011

my dad is a huge chicago fan, i was thinking your my inspiration… kinda lovely but the chorus is means alot to him i know

Post # 8
314 posts
Helper bee

I REALLY liked that version of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.” I have never heard that before. I absolutely loved it. I would be crying during your dance, lol.

Post # 9
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

thanks for the list, great picks, very helpful.  Although, Forever Young by Alphaville only reminds me of Napolean Dynamite~

Post # 10
196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2000

My top two choices are Father and Dughter by Pal Simon or Daughter by Loudon Wainwright.

We went the sappy route (My Little Girl by Tim McGraw) for my dad’s wedding 3 years ago, and I bawled through just about the entire dance. I don’t need any help repeating that on my wedding day. I can’t even listen to that song without crying.

Post # 11
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

We’re dancing to “Blackbird” by the Beatles.  I think some of the lyrics are questionable, but some are right on.  My dad and I both LOVE the Beatles, and I think the song is SO pretty.

Post # 12
12 posts

@skipbobrown – LOVE blackbird!  the beatles and it are such classics 🙂


my dad and i are dancing to (at least for this second) Thank You by Natalie Merchant.  Not so cheesy, but still conveys the message i’m going for.  A close second is Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles.


love this thread 🙂

Post # 13
141 posts
Blushing bee

I’ve always thought my dad and I would dance to Landslide when I get married, but I don’t think I could make it through the dance without bursting into tears lol

I think a really fun father daughter dance is “my girl” by the temptations.

Another idea I’m not brave enough to try is the ‘suprise’ father daughter dance


Post # 14
111 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Were dancing to “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman.  It’s a little bit more sappy than I was originally wanting, but my parents love this song.

Post # 15
425 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I LOVE the girls just wanna have fun cover!  I’m putting it on the back burner!  Where did you find it?

Post # 16
4 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

We are dancing to “Have I told you lately”, by Van Morrison. I am a huge Van Morrison fan and so is my dad, so it was between this and Into the Mystic. I thought the lyrics to have I told you lately fit us a little better. I love all the choices you guys listed on this thread. Have seen “Thank you” by Natalie Merchant at a wedding where they combined the father/daughter and mother/son into one dance and it was really nice. Also love “blackbird”, might suggest that to my fiance the mother/son dance.

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