PW Guide Article: Father-Daughter Dance Songs

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Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Popular Father-Daughter wedding dance songs

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Posted on July 29, 2009 at 10:08 am
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That's me and my father dancing! Punam Bean was our photog and we are featured in the Real Weddings section of this website as well. My dad and I danced to "Love is a Many Splendored Thing."


Christina


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Posted on July 29, 2009 at 10:08 am
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I didn't do a father daughter dance, but if I did.... of these father daughter dance songs, I think "Lean On Me" would be most fitting since my dad loves Motown. I also really love the songs "Dance With My Father Again" or "Hero" but I think they might be a little too serious for father daughter dance songs... I prefer something a little more upbeat and happy for a wedding!


 

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 10:44 am
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My mom wanted my dad and I to dance to a really sappy song (like Butterfly Kisses or Daddy's Angel) and I said no enough times that she relented. I don't want to get all overly-emotional and sob at my wedding, so I prefer something more upbeat. We decided on "You Must've Been a Beautiful Baby" by Bobby Darin.

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 10:48 am
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Of all the songs to narrow down, I think father daughter dance songs can be the toughest.  This is because there are so many songs which have a lovely sentiment, but then they get too romantic, making them not the best choice for father daughter dance songs.   


The ones that are PERFECT father daughter sance songs are often either overused (Butterly Kisses, for example) or, too sappy.  


Some of my favorite ideas for father daugher dance songs are:


-In My Life by the Beatles


-Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkle


-I Hope You Dance by Leann Womak


 


This list is also very inspirational, take a browse and you will surely have lots of ideas for father daughter dance songs and be able to narrow it down to on that works for both you and your Dad!  :)

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 11:02 am
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When thinking about father daughter dance songs ... my top choices are definitely anything from Credence Clearwater or Steppenwolf! My dad is a rocker!

Posted on August 17, 2009 at 11:20 am
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My favorite father daughter dance songs are My Wish by Rascal Flatts and You've Got a Friend by James Taylor.

Posted on August 18, 2009 at 5:10 am
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I really want to use "the best day" by George Strait even though its about a boy since it REALLY accurately portrays my dad and my life together, but if that gets vetoed I will probably want "isn't she lovely" by Stevie Wonder. If I leave it up to my dad though, he will probably pick the Beach Boys "fun fun fun".

Posted on October 2, 2009 at 8:23 pm
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what is you dont want to dance with your father....like his not walking you down the aisle. who do you dance with???

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm
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Summertime... the porgy and bess one, not will smith.  My father used to sing it to me when I was a baby.

Posted on October 28, 2009 at 1:59 pm
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I am Mexican and was wondering if anyone had any song ideas for a spanish father daughter song to dance to???

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 3:20 am
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I let my dads choose


Stepdad chose "Bridge Over Troubled Water"  Simon and Garfunkle


and Dad chose "Unforgettable"  - Nat King Cole

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 3:23 am
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*carri* Just PM'd you :)

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 3:23 am
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Just added "Walk With You" by Edwin McCain (he sings another famous wedding song, "Ill Be"


This song perfectly portrays a father's emotions on his daughter's wedding day.

Posted on December 7, 2009 at 9:06 pm
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Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman is my fav

Posted on December 8, 2009 at 12:40 am
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Great list! My dad and I bond over the Temptations, so it will have to be 'My Girl' for us, but it'll be a surprise to him!

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 1:23 am
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Well, this is kinda weird, but growing up my dad and I would always sing "Sittin On the Dock of the Bay" together in the car.  It has nothing to do with anything about a father and a daughter, so do you think it's okay to use it?

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 1:40 am
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We did our father/daughter song to My Wish by Rascal Flatts.


We did our father photo 1187490-1

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 2:23 am
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Whitney84: I think it's great! My opinion is that is should be meaningful to you and your dad -- it's your dance! =)

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 4:34 am
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agreed moffy ;)  what are you going to use?


I had a hard time with this one - I wanted something meaningful and not common, and a lot of the slow songs are all love songs.  Since we had a Hawaiian theme, I used one called "You Don't Remember" by Na Leo.  They're one of the biggest Hawaiian music groups, and I'm blanking on which singer wrote it, but she wrote it based on a birthday card she received from her mother that simply said, "You don't remember, but I'll never forget."  I thought it was very touching, talking about the bond/memories a parent has when their child is born.  I had the opportunity to see them perform last month and when I went to get their autograph afterwards, I told them I used their song for my father/daughter dance, and they said, "Awww, that must've made everyone cry at the wedding."  :)

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 5:06 am
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I think if it's a memory you have with your dad, then it's the perfect song for the two of you to dance to.  As long as it reminds you of your dad, that's the important part. 

Posted on December 11, 2009 at 7:02 am
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