(Closed) Father Daughter Songs

posted 12 years ago in Music
Post # 3
22 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

Here are some suggestions for songs:

  • Daughter – Loudon Wainwright 
  • Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
  • Father Daughter –Paul  Simon

After the first minute or so into the song we will be inviting all father/daughter combos at the wedding to dance along with us. We are going to do the same for my fiances mother/son dance. It just has worked out that we are going to have a lot of mother/father/daughter/son combos at our wedding so it should be great! 🙂

Post # 4
3230 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

You could totally do Stevie Wonder, such a sweet song and a great father/daughter dance song!

We danced to “Love Without End Amen” its actaully a song abot a father and son, but my dad would sing my brother & I this song when we were younger (and he never sings) so even though its about a boy, we danced to it anyway!

Post # 5
414 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I am pretty sure my Dad and I will be dancing to “In My Life” by the Beatles. He still argues with me that they are the greatest band EVER, so I figured I’d surprise him with this one!

I’m sort of avoiding the reality that both of us hate the spotlight and can’t really dance. I like Little Miss Tree’s idea to bring other fathers and daughters out onto the dance floor after a minute…that would certainly take the pressure off of us!

Post # 6
106 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I am considering Natalie Merchant’s “Kind and Generous”, if our band can play it. 



I like “In My Life” too but that’s my parents’ song together. 

Post # 7
1369 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

i got it from a bee, but i LOVE the words to steve kirwan’s my little girl!

Post # 8
48 posts
  • Wedding: June 2011

I would totally love to use “You are the Sunshine of my life” by Stevie Wonder, it’s such a great song – it’s a maybe but was recently a friend’s first dance song. 

Another good idea is to think about his favorite music/artist/song and see if something might be fitting.

I am thinking that we will dance to a different Stevie Wonder song – “I just called to say I love you” – my dad always hums that song to me and it’s just a song that stands out when I think of my dad. The lyrics aren’t a perfect fit, but it’s just really representative anyway 🙂

Post # 9
11 posts
  • Wedding: June 2010

We are dancing to Forever Young by Bob DYlan…awesome song!

Post # 10
109 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Stand by me by Ben E. King. it has been a song that has been played in my house ever since I was little.

Post # 11
330 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

We are dancing to “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Post # 12
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

My dad and I are dancing to Heartland’s “I Loved Her First.”  It’s exactly how my daddy feels…youtube it; I think you’ll like it.

Post # 13
84 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

Josh’sGIrl – that’s the song my Dad picked out for us to dance to as well. He’s a tiny bit sappy, as you might guess.

Post # 14
97 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2021

We are also using Stand By Me.  I can’t listen to it without choking up, though!

Post # 15
162 posts
Blushing bee

Im using MY GIRL by the Temptations

Post # 16
285 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I am pretty set on Gracie by Ben Folds 🙂

You can’t fool me
I saw you when you came out
You got your momma’s taste
But you got my mouth

You will always have a part of me
Nobody else is ever gonna see
Gracie girl

With your cards to your chest
Walking on your toes
What you got in the box
Only Gracie knows

And I would never try to make you be
Anything you didn’t really wanna be
Gracie girl

Life flies by in seconds
You’re not a baby
Gracie, you’re my friend
You’ll be a lady soon
But until then
You gotta do what I say

You nodded off in my arms watching TV
I won’t move you an inch
Even though my arm’s asleep

One day you’re gonna wanna go
I hope we taught you everything
You need to know
Gracie girl

There will always be a part of me
Nobody else is ever gonna see
But you and me
A little girl
My Gracie girl

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