I’m trying to find a short, non-sappy, oldies father/daughter dance song.
My Dad is disabled and on oxygen, so it has to be short, since he can’t be without his wheel chair for long and he’ll have his shoulder-bag oxygen tank. I in no way want an overly mushy song and it needs to be slower, since he can’t really move well, which is also why it needs to be a short song. I’m looking for something from the 1940s-1950s. My Dad doesn’t want to add his two-cents and is leaving it up to me.
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..
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.
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.
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).