Post # 1
I am a ballet/modern dancer and I teach and perform professionally. I thought a nice song for a father/daughter dance might be "Tiny Dancer." But there’s that line "No one here, lying here beside you" and something like "And I said softly, slowly" hmmm…"Hold me closer tiny dancer, count the headlights on the highway"
I think father daughter dances are kind of inherently creepy but I guess that I have to do it. (My dad would be hurt if I skipped it). I would really love to choreograph something cool, but my father is a man 6’2", rather large 220-240lbs I think and not that light on his feet.
Any thoughts, suggestions?
Post # 3
Funny you asked this, I’ve been debating the exact same question… I’m also a dancer and when I was a kid I performed a dance to that song that my dad really loved, so the song has special meaning for us. But even after reading through the lyrics I can’t quite decide for sure exactly what it’s about or whether it’s inappropriate!
Post # 4
I vote no. My mother was a dance teacher and I took for about 20 years. That song is not about a friendship or relationship appropriate for a father daughter.
How about something and choreographed? Know you can ‘swing’ that right?
good fun song if you want to get things moving:
Dancin’ in the Streets
and here are 10 more sentimental classics (voted on by dads for father daughter dances):
Two which might work for you well from this list are Frank Sinatra’s version "The Way you Look Tonight" and "Unforgettable" duet by Natalie/Nat King Cole. Either of these would be gorgeous with a touch of choreography!
Post # 5
I voted "no" simply because I feel the song isn’t quite appropriate. The "tiny dancer" part is nice but not so much the rest.
Post # 6
Thanks for the help bees! It probably isn’t quite appropriate. My mother wants me to do Lionel Ritchie’s "Ballernia Girl." I am considering it though it is quite possibly one of the cheesiest songs of all time.
The way you look tonight by Frank Sinatra just might be better. 🙂
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion
Hmm, I don’t think it’s that creepy. The one line that gets me is "now she’s in me, always with me." Yeah, it’s a close one. Probably no one will be listening to the lyrics, but if it’s going to bother you, then I say go with something else. What a shame, though! Elton John is the best. 🙂
Post # 8
A really good father daughter song is "Turn Around" by Harry Belafonte.
It’s very touching, and nice and slow for your dad who is already a big guy, but then is going to have a lot of emotions effecting him then too.