(Closed) Father/Daughter Dance Emergency Suggestions!

posted 10 years ago in Music
Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

My only other suggestion, would be to actually ask your dad for suggestions. 

Just because there is tension between you doesn’t meen that he doesn’t feel the sentiments expressed by the traditional father/daughter dance songs. 

Keep in mind that the songs typically used are from a father to a daughter.  So, that you don’t want "dad you’re great, you’re my hero, you always loved me songs" is OK- it’s supposed to me more like, "daughter you’re wonderful, I love you, your husband is lucky, you’re a lady" type sentiments.

My dad and I are dancing to "If I Could" by Ray Charles- which is about a father/parent’s wishes for their children/child. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I feel really bad for you..don’t make it harder than what you have to. It sounds cheesy, but do what your heart tells you. If there isn’t a song that describes your relationship or one that you feel comfortable dancing to because the words feel "forced"- then pick something totally generic. "It’s a Wonderful World" was actually a good choice, not a cop out.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

We are thinking of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?"  We chose it because we are doing the mother/son and father/daughter dances together, and so we wanted something kind of generic.  And we think that song is more just about the general feeling in the room than about any specific relationship, and so works for almost any relationship. 

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

I’m with the generic group!  We’re also doing the mother/son, father/daughter dance together.  I mean, I know it’s my day but who really wants to watch me and my dad dance for 4 minutes and then watch my Fiance and his mom for another 4 minutes?! 

Our song is That’s All by Michael Buble and we will dance with our parents to Unforgettable by Nat King and Natalie Cole, then all six of our parents will come and join us on the floor to Fly Me to the Moon by Diana Krall.  We’re saving the first dance until after dinner so that it kicks off the dancing and true party.

On a lighter note I always thought that Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof "Is this the little girl I carried, Is this the liitle boy at play…" is just too much!!

Pick a song you LOVE and enjoy your day 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - Winery in the Gold Country

My dad and I work with eachother but dont have a "close personal relationship" which I know sounds wierd, but we are more like business partners than father daughter.  Yeah okay, it does sound really weird.

But I chose "Youve got a friend" By James Taylor.  I think its very appropriate for the daughter that isnt exactly "daddys little girl."

Post # 10
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2018

how about a frank sinatra song, like fly me to the moon?

or a song without lyrics, like samba pa ti by santana? 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY

I danced with my uncle to In My Life by the Beatles.  It might work for you. It’s short and not really about father/daughter relationships, and it’s not too sappy.

You can listen to it here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym0x3vTw6yc

Lyrics:

There are places I remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain

All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I’ve loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

Though I know I’ll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I’ll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more
In my life I love you more

Or, depending on your musical tastes, Do You Realize? by the Flaming Lips might work.  It’s a little long, but you could always ask the DJ to fade it out early.  It’s a really pretty song just about life in general.

Check it out – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6tRXO9Q8LkY

Lyrics:

Do You Realize – that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize – we’re floating in space –
Do You Realize – that happiness makes you cry
Do You Realize – that everyone you know someday will die

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes – let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize – Oh – Oh – Oh
Do You Realize – that everyone you know
Someday will die –

And instead of saying all of your goodbyes – let them know
You realize that life goes fast
It’s hard to make the good things last
You realize the sun doesn’t go down
It’s just an illusion caused by the world spinning round

Do You Realize – that you have the most beautiful face
Do You Realize

 

 

Post # 13
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2008

MY LITTLE GIRL BY TIM MCGRAW DEFF THE BEST SONG FOR FATHER DAUGHTER DANCE BIG HIT AT MY WEDDING !!!! IT TALKS ABOUT THE GIRL GROWING UP AND THEN THE GUY ASKING THE FATHER FOR HAND IN MARRIAGE… I SANG IT TO MY DAD AND HE NEVER CRIES AND HE BALLED HIS EYES OUT LOL

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