(Closed) Father-Daughter Dance song-HELP!

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Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2010

My Dad and I danced to “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III…and it was just fun and the lyrics were so us.

However, we also considered these songs too…

“Your Smiling Face” by James Taylor (I think this one could be a bride/groom first dance too, but the more my dad and I listened to it the more we thought it fit well for a man who has a daughter and how his whole view on love changes…plus it has a great section where the music drops out and is one of those moments where you just want to through up your arms and start the big crowd clap.

“Don’t go changing” by Billy Joel.

Post # 18
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I’m dancing to My Little Girl by Tim McGraw with my dad! He chose it and I absolutely love that song!!!

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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@7SEVENJ9: It is slow.  That is the one thing I would change about the song… make it a little faster for dancing purposes.  But the words are beautiful, and it could not line up more with my relationship with my fiance and my dad.  I wanted a song that was about my dad giving me away, not just about me and my dad, so when I found that song, I fell in love. 

Are you slow dancing for your father daughter dance, or did you want something kinda peppy?  My concern with this song was that it would be to slow and drawn out for our guest to watch, so we’re playing a slide show in the background with pictures of me and my parents growing up, with the lyrics over it.

As crazy as it is, I think the father/daughter dance song was the hardest one for me to pick out.  Good luck finding yours! : )

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I let my dad pick the song and he actually picked “Butterfly Kisses” so what may be sappy to some may not be sappy to others, as long as my dad is happy about it thats all that matters to me.

Post # 21
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

If we do one, we’ll do “When you wish upon a star” (the Louis Armstrong version—we’ll edit it to make it shorter).   We watched pinocchio (and every other disney movie ever made) together, and so it fits.  As an added bonus, Fiance and Future Mother-In-Law can dance to it too so that we can do a combined dance.

Post # 23
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am doing ‘In my life’ by the Beatles.  I am a huge Beatles fan and it is a really pretty song.  Not a typical father daughter song but it really suits us.

Post # 24
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

We combined the father/daughter and mother/son dances, but we used the same song as

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@shaydenise

Post # 25
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I was engaged many years ago and since the dads dont really have much say in the planning I asked my dad to pick our song. He looked online for days and once a week he would have a list of songs for me to listen to. One of them was a Scottish song or something like that and in the song they say Me Daughter so now that is what he calls me in a wicked cool Irish/Scottish/Indian accent.  I called off that wedding 5 years ago and he is still looking for songs.

Let your dad help pick it out you will be amazed at what they can come up with.

Post # 26
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Stacia, what a great idea with the slideshow! I figured I’d slow dance with dad, but he’s more of a peppy guy… I wonder if there’s an up-tempo version – the lyrics are perfect!!!

Post # 27
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My dad chose “Walk with You” by Edwin McCain, but if you’re into country, “It won’t be like this for long” by Darius Rucker brought tears to my eyes and I normally don’t cry over lyrics!

Post # 29
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

We are dancing to “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. Check it out, it’s really nice.

Here are the lyrics:

Heartland- “I Loved Her First” – Lyrics
 
Look at the two of you dancing that way
Lost in the moment and each others face
So much in love you’re alone in this place
Like there’s nobody else in the world
I was enough for her not long ago
I was her number one
She told me so
And she still means the world to me
Just so you know
So be careful when you hold my girl
Time changes everything
Life must go on
And I’m not gonna stand in your way

I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she’d find you someday
But it still hard to give her away
I loved her first

How could that beautiful woman with you
Be the same freckled face kid that I knew
The one that I read all those fairy tales to
And tucked into bed all those nights
And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she’d find you someday
But its still hard to give her away
I loved her first

From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
Someday you might know what I’m going through
When a miracle smiles up at you

I loved her first
 

Post # 30
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

My dad and I are dancing to “It won’t be like this for long” by Darius Rucker.  It’s a beautiful song and…who doesn’t love Hootie doing country?!?!?

Post # 31
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

We’re probably dancing to “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac, unless my dad comes up with something he likes better. He influenced my love of classic and southern rock, so I’m hoping we go with a song from one of those genres to represent our relationship.

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