(Closed) Non country father/daughter songs?

posted 6 years ago in Music
Post # 3
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I don’t have any suggestions, but i’m commenting so I can follow because i absolutely don’t want a country song for mine either.

the only one I’ve been able to think of is “I’ll stand by you” but my mom thinks it’s a sad song, so not appropriate…

Post # 4
83 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@allyfally:  I think Simple Man by Lyrnyrd Skynyrd might be good… if you can ignore the genderness. 

Queen: You’re My Best Friend

Guns’N’Roses: Sweet Child O’ Mine

I see “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin suggested a lot on non-country father/daughter threads but … I’m not sure … it’s seems a little lover oriented to me. 

I was also thinking along these lines for music and I listened to Changes and, it just didn’t do it for me as a dance song either.

But, I did think about asking my dad to pick one to see what he thought! 

Post # 5
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

isn’t she lovely by stevie wonder. that’s the song we used for my wedding. i danced with both my mom and dad.

forever young by rod stewart is also a really sweet song.

Post # 6
2295 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

This one isn’t probably going to be quite his style, but we’re using Nothin’ Can Change This Love by Sam Cooke. Very appropriate (for both mom & dad actually, which is good since we are doing the dances together), and short! Easy to dance to as well.

Post # 7
6 posts

I like country music!

Post # 9
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@NAvery:  I just listened to your sam cooke song and loved it!  I showed it to my mom and she said it seemed more boyfriend/girlfriend.  But i don’t think so!  ugh… I think the only songs that are distinctly father/daughter are country songs and I SOOOO don’t want that

Post # 10
3765 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

My dad and I danced to Edwin McCain “walk with you.”

I listen to country all the time, and I wouldn’t call this song country.

Edited: Tagged the wrong bee! Oops!

Post # 11
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

lullaby by billy joel

Post # 13
9053 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We used “What a Wonderful World”, which qualifies as an oldie, but I’m guessing a little too chill for your dad.

Post # 14
2087 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I played it for my parents last night too and they both loved it.  I’ve never heard it before but found it on my google quest for non country songs.  I think I was specifically googling Billy Joel because I love him!  Hope your dad likes it too!

Post # 15
165 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013


  • Tom Petty – American Girl
  • Beatles – Blackbird
  • Loudon Wainwright- – Daughter
  • Beatles  – In My Life

Post # 16
8600 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

We did “I will be there” by Art of Dying. It’s not your traditional song but we are soooo not the cheesy song type people so it worked for us.

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