(Closed) father/daughter song for those who don't really get along

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

We danced to “Let it Be” by the Beatles. I also have an aversion to all things country or “my little girl.” He picked it, apparently he used to sing it to me when I was little. Not the most traditional song, but hey, it made him happy because he’s a Beatles fan.

ETA: http://offbeatbride.com/2007/06/non-sappy-fatherdaughter-dance-songs – this is a good place to start.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Count on Me, by Jason Mraz, maybe? It’s upbeat, though, could be awkward to dance to. Or, maybe, “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Sinatra.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I’m the same as you.  We did a joint father/daughter and mother/son dance to Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young.”

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Over the Rainbow or What a Wonderful World.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I know how you feel. My dad and I also have a rough relationship. We’re going the opposite route and doing the walk down the aisle together, minus the giving away, but no father/daughter dance.

For the song, rat pack or jazz may be the way to go for non-sappy, non-country. A quicker pace can also keep it light and prevents it from going into lovey-dovey territory.

Some suggestions:

“You Make Me Feel So Young” -Frank Sinatra
“Cheek to Cheek” -Ella Fitzgerald/Bing Crosby/Any of the other incarnations of this song
“It’s a Wonderful World” -Louis Armstrong
“Unforgettable” -Nat King Cole

I think these are still a little doting, but without being straight-up lovey and sappy.
 

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We danced to Louie Armstrong’s Hello Dolly.

Uptempo, no specific relationships, etc mentioned. Perfect. Our relationship is on fair ground, but has never ever been sappy. It was a blast!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Lodge

I’m the same with country songs.  Not a country girl at all but I heard a song called “House That Built Me” by Miranda Lambert and it made me cry (mostly because my house that I grew up in was destroyed in a tornado).  I’m not close to my father either but I figure no matter how our relationship is it made me into the person I am today.  I’ve taken the good and bad and applied it to myself.

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