father/daughter song

I need help finding a song for my dad and I to dance to. I want something that everyone else can dance to, but is geared towards dads. Since it's our renewal I'd feel funny having a designated daddy daughter dance, I've already been married 5 years. But my dad has always been there, and still is, there for me and my kids. So I just want a special song that will make me and him cry, cuz, I donno, I want that. I never got to dance with him at our wedding, and I just have so much to thank him for. Any ideas?

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:00 am
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My dad and I didn't get a chance to have our father/daughter dance either. We had planned to dance to either My Girl by The Temptations or Young at Heart by Frank Sinatra.


Good luck!

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:03 am
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My friend & her dad danced to "I Loved Her First" by Heartland... There was not a dry eye in the room...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MXhJ3oCg3K8


 

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:14 am
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Have I Told You Lately that I Love You by Rod Stewart


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsZIKInMftQ

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:25 am
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Theres a new one that I heard on the country station (yes I'm frm TX) and it was "You can let go now daddy" by someone with a C - maybe Crystal? I have if downloaded and can look if you want.


Or Cinderella by Steven Curtis Champan (there will not a be a dry eye in sight)

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:26 am
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Good one Cryflore...


You can let go now Daddy - Crystal Shawanda - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H78uQhsZKKA


(song goes through the natural progression of life - young 5 year old - bride - daddy getting older/dying - but the song could definitely be faded out after the bridal/marrying part)...


Lyrics:


Wind blowing on my face
Sidewalk flying beneath my bike
A five year olds first taste
Of what freedom's really like
He was running right beside me
His hand holding on the seat
I took a deep breath and hollered
As I headed for the street

"You can let go now daddy
You can let go
Oh I think I'm ready to do this on my own
It's still a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now daddy
You can let go"

I was standing at the altar
Between the two loves of my life
To one I've been a daughter
To one I soon would be a wife
When the preacher asked
"Who gives this woman?"
Daddy's eyes filled up with tears
He kept holding tightly to my arm
'Til I whispered in his ear:

"You can let go now daddy
You can let go
Oh I think I'm ready to do this on my own
It's still feels a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now daddy
You can let go"

It was killing me
To see the strongest man I ever knew
Wasting away to nothing in that hospital room
"You know he's only hanging on for you"
That's what the night nurse said
My voice and heart were breaking
As I crawled up in his bed and said:

You can let go now daddy
You can let go
Your little girl is ready to do this on my own
Its gonna be a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now daddy
You can let go
You can let go


 

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:32 am
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One more and I will stop:  How Sweet it is to be loved by you - James Taylor


Michael Buble has a great version of "How Sweet it is" too - jazzier and more upbeat...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQY0hrN7AE0&feature=related

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:43 am
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It was killing me
To see the strongest man I ever knew
Wasting away to nothing in that hospital room (WTH??)
"You know he's only hanging on for you"
That's what the night nurse said
My voice and heart were breaking
As I crawled up in his bed and said:


You can let go now daddy
You can let go
Your little girl is ready to do this on my own
Its gonna be a little bit scary
But I want you to know
I'll be okay now daddy
You can let go
You can let go


um... no - that song seems to me like it's about a girl telling her dad it's ok to go to heaven... not really what i'd want to be listening to at my wedding..  not even if my dad was on his last breath would i dance with him to this...  it'll sound like you're "fishing" for emotion - when in actually the emotion should alradey be there...


how about something lighthearted???  i mean, trying to recapture something that has passed (dancing with your dad at your wedding)  is gonna seem ... um... idk the word for it...  BUT what you can do is focus on now and do something a little less "let go now daddy" since youve been married for 5 years and something more "grown up"???


 

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:45 am
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All right... who posted that song that made me cry???????????????? Ahhhhhhhhh

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:50 am
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we were going to dance to cinderella by steven curtis chapman but i HATED it.  my sister finally told my dad that i was miserable.


now we're dancing to my wish by rascal flatts - generic, happy, slightly sappy song.  And...it can be faded out a little after 2 minutes.

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:50 am
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Budoh... just you-tubed that song and Im crying right now!!! What a freakin song! OMG...


 


maybe Im just really emotional right now cause its that time of the month... LOL

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:51 am
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No, that song is to blame. Not the PMS.  Unless I'm PMS'ing and don't know it! But I cried from just reading it.

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 7:54 am
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Juliet... seriously it's the song... and to top it off, my friend's dad gave the most sweetest, heart wrenching speech that even made grown men cry...

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 8:08 am
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I'm not having it announced.. I'm just going to have the dj play it and then ask my dad to dance with me and tell him that I always wished I had been able to dance with him when I got married and this song's for him.. so no one will know it's our "daddy/daughter" song but us.. which is where it gets hard.. cuz it can't bee directly about wedding days, but then I don't want it so generic it could be about anyone... but I do want other people to dance, but nothing too upbeat because my dad can't dance.. do you guys know of any songs with lyrics dedicated to the dad from the daughter? So a woman singing.. I know my husband will dance with my daughter- she's 3.. and we always listen to delilah and cry.. he is going to be so teary at her wedding... I do like "cinderella" but will other people dance too? I mean, I don't care if people figure it out and watch, I just don't want to announce it.. blah I'm listening to cinderella and literally bawling.. cuz I still am such a daddy's girl and he's like one of the first people I call about everything. I mean most people just get up and dance when they hear the beginnings of a slow song... or is that stupid?

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 8:32 am
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My cousin & her father danced to 'I loved her first' and it was the same thing - not a dry eye!


My father and I will dance to Tim McGraw's 'My little girl'. He said the 1st time he ever heard this song he knew he would dance with me at my wedding to it :)

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 8:33 am
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I danced with my dad to Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle.  Alot of my guests got up and started dancing with us (even DH was dancing with his BM).  Pick a song that you like, people will dance.

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 8:33 am
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i think you're putting way too much thought into this...


pick a song that has special meaning to you and ask your pops to dance - then while youre dancing, just re-iterate how much you love him and thank him for being an awesome dad... simple!


ditto cari - pick a song you like and just go for it...

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 8:37 am
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p.s. im not trying to be rude or anything but your love for your dad and showing hm he is special should be an everyday event - not just for show for one day in front of people to make them cry...

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 8:39 am
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umm yea OK I think that was rude.. I'm not "putting on a show" for anyone. I do tell my dad everyday.. I don't give if other people cry, I don't even want them to know the song has any significant meaning. But I do want a song to make me and him get teary eyed thinking back over all the years and the things he has taught me and how he's always put us first and just everything in life and how I can only hope to be as great to my children as he was to us. Because you CAN'T do that everyday. And I'm not trying to be rude either.. I think that just hit me the wrong way.. because it's so the opposite of what my goal is here..

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 9:05 am
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the wedding itself is a show...  everyone's is as some point - why do you think we care so much about the perfect details?? anyway, w/e...


my posts are never meant to be rude - i just dont blow wedding smoke up anyone's asses - i'm a realist and am not apologetic about my opinions...it's somewhat cheeseball to pick a song to MAKE someone tear up - my point is you and your father are gonna tear up regardless b/c of the father-daughter bond and b/c of the love that you share, the memories, the growing pains, everything - it's family and it's unconditional love.  you could be dancing to the theme from starsky and hutch and it wouldnt matter...


and yes you can do it everyday... b/c you live it everyday - dont you think w/e youve learned from your dad - you are passing on to your kids??


anyway - have a great renewal... i'll refrain from posting on this thread further...


 

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 9:16 am
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I think that whatever song you pick will be great...none of the songs we have posted are for the purpose of making everyone cry...they all just mostly hit people that way as you listen to the lyrics and think about your life and all that you and dad have gone through. (I know what you mean!)


I'm a huge cry baby and you could play baby got back and have you and your dad dance to it and I would cry!


What type of music are you more into country, poppy, oldies, frank sinatra?

Posted on October 8, 2008 at 9:22 am
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