(Closed) Father/Daugher Dance with disabled Dad: Need Song Help

posted 9 years ago in Music
Post # 3
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

For the sake of recommending a song, I was going to recommend Wing beneath my wings.. but that doesnt fit your criteria.. Sorry lol
I dont know many 40s-50s songs… but one thing I can recommend that I saw at a wedding is just to play a portion of the song.. Maybe the first 2 verses, and then fade out..

Good luck! :] 

Post # 5
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Whatever Song you pick you don’t have to dance the entire sOng. Why not announce the dance, then have others join in a minute or so into the song. That way your dad will have a chance to bow out or maybe your husband can cut in and take over. That’s a symbol in itself.

p.s. I always loved the song “our love is here to stay” not sure who sings it. 




Post # 6
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

You could also have the other fathers & daugthers join you after about 30- 45 seconds or so on the dance floor. How about What a Wonderful World?

Post # 7
3949 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Ok what about Frank Sinatra (anything really) but the way you look tonight… It’s a little fast but you could just slow sway to it.  There’s a musical interlude about 2min in that you could just cut it off at.  

Or Louis Armstrong, What a wonderful world, it’s slow and it’s only about 2min long.  

Post # 8
558 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

What about Lean on Me?



Post # 11
3 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

So there is a song that Jason Mraz wrote for his sister’s wedding called When God Moves Through You. It is by no means a 40-50’s era song, but it is beautiful and *hopefully* not too sappy. My sister is thinking of singing it at my wedding 🙂

For 50’s, what about Hoplessly Devoted to You?

Or you could go Beatles “and I love her”

Is he always in the w/c or is he able to stand occasionally? Something with a slower beat would be best so that he can pace himself and take deep breaths when he needs to for sure. It will be beautiful.

And….the other gals are right – you don’t have to dance through an entire song – maybe find a good spot in the song where you could invite everyone to slow dance as if it were planned (wave them in).


Post # 12
3 posts
  • Wedding: January 2014

ooh! What about Come away with me by nora jones?

or My Girl by the Temptations?

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