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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My dad choose "I Loved Her First" - Heartland


Gets me teared up just thinking about it.

Posted on December 31, 2009 at 6:04 pm
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Has anyone used In your Eyes by Peter Gabriel to dance with their father? I love this song...but not 100% sure that is is the most appropreate. Help!

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 5:43 am
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We are using Edwin McCain  "Walk With You" for our father daughter dance - it is very "us".  I love it!

Posted on January 20, 2010 at 6:11 am
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Hello all & congrats!


I am helping my best friend plan her wedding & we have hit a rocky emotionally charged issue ... the Daddy/Daughter dance. My best friends dad died in 2001 and mom never remarried ... her brother has offered to do the dance but we want to chosse something that won't cause mom a total breakdown ... any ideas?


Thanks for any help!

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 2:46 am
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My Girl by the Temptations??? -- it's upbeat, but sweet --- I don't think it would cause a breakdown, some tears tho...

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 3:34 am
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Wow I am having the hardest time with picking music for the 'events' i.e. first dance, father-daughter dance, etc.


My dad only knows old Spanish music mostly with only a select few American songs from way back when...


The only American song I know he likes is "A Rose in Spanish Harlem"... I was born in Spanish Harlem, NYC.  The only download I found was so outdated... you can almost hear the 45 scratching...


Still in a dilema about this AND the first dance... ugggh!

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 3:43 am
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@MOHSupreme: Has she considered dancing with her mom?  I'm doing that, because I'm not inviting my dad.

Posted on January 22, 2010 at 3:48 am
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You don't always have to do the Father/Daughter Dance.  It is a tradition,  but don't put yourself through the stress if it's going to be too emotional for you or your mother.  Instead of the traditional sappy songs, look up the instrumental of a favorite song from your childhood...  try the Vitamin String Quartett.  They have some amazing songs from all decades and generations.

Posted on January 27, 2010 at 4:53 am
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trying to find a song that me and my step dad can dance to. He has been around since i was 18 and now I am 27.  He is a great step dad, could you all help with idea's?

Posted on February 4, 2010 at 5:14 am
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Both my sisters used Jason Miraz "Lucky", or maybe it was his "I'm Your's" for their father daughter dance-I think it might be more appropriate for step-father dance becuase it's not too personal but it gets the meaning across. Personally I think I'm going to use Tim Mcgraw's "My Little Girl".


Another great father daughter that I don't think is on there is Tim McGraw's "I loved her First". Tear jerker!

Posted on February 18, 2010 at 6:51 am
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When my dad was a little boy his mom taught him how to slow dance to Ben E. King's Stand By Me, and when I was a little girl my dad taught me to slow dance to the very same song. My grandmother passed away a few years ago, but some of my favorite memories growing up are of me and my dad in the living room slow dancing to that song and him telling me about his mom teaching him, and his first school dance and all of that stuff. Sooo even though it's a romantic song, we're dancing to it and he has no idea :) 


 


I've told him for YEARS now we're dancing to Juvenile's "Back that thing up" hahahha...

Posted on March 18, 2010 at 9:04 am
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Hello,brides to be,newlyweds and happy wives :) I'm from Bulgaria and getting married in US will be hard since I won't have any of my family and friends really,since getting a visa might be a problem.Still I'm praying my brother will be able to come (I'm imagining him giving me away).He's a very very bad dancer,still I'd like to dance with him and instead of a father-daughter dance there will be a brother-sister dance.Does anyone have any ideas for an appropriate song??


thanks :)

Posted on March 21, 2010 at 3:26 am
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I would include, "Daddy Don't Let Go" by Out of Ether. My Sister danced with my Dad to that song and there wasn't a dry eye in the room! LOVE that song!!
Posted on May 19, 2010 at 11:56 pm
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Hello Brides to be!!! The father daughter song is very important to me especially since my family is Polish, does anyone know any good Polish wedding songs? Thanks!

Posted on May 30, 2010 at 4:43 pm
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I added "When You Come Back Down" by Nickel Creek...just after listening to it again after looking at this list of songs, I got totally teary-eyed--the way I do after watching Father of the Bride :p

Posted on June 1, 2010 at 4:45 am
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Is the Father Dance song from the father to the bride or vice versa? I always liked the idea of dancing to "The Wallflowers" with my dad because he started like them after I did and we both enjoy their music but none of their songs seem right to me. Any suggestions?

Posted on June 5, 2010 at 6:51 am
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My fiance and I are getting married June 26th and his daughter is flying in from Las Vegas for the wedding. We are doing the traditional bride father daughter dance but we also want to do a father daughter dance for Chris and his daughter...Any suggestions?

Posted on June 17, 2010 at 6:24 am
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I still don't understand why Daughters by John Mayer is included. It's about fathers who are awful to their daughters and causing the to have daddy issues. Not exactly something to be celebrated.

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:24 am
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Great article; I think I'm skipping the dance because even if we danced on the birdie song, we'd probably still cry. My dad is a cry baby and I'm not much better, but it is nice to see all those songs with sentiment listed.

Posted on August 9, 2010 at 2:40 am
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I would like to know why Van Morrioson's son Brown Eyed Girl is included in this list. That's just nasty.

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 10:26 am
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