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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amorza
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My husband will be dancing withour daughter to Your Joy by Chrisette Michelle. They are SO cute practicing. She is only 6 and this is her first dance. ~tear~

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:33 pm
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Good article!! :) I'm going to let my dad pick the song, but I just love Daughters by John Mayer!

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:38 pm
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It's been hard for us to choose a song for this! I love "Moon River" but my dad vetoed that, but then everything he picks is too sappy (haha) or it'll be a good song but then is meant between a couple, not a father/daughter so it'd be awkward lol Hmm... We don't have a specific song with meaning to us, but I figure if you pick one new then it becomes meaningful bc that's the song you danced together to at your wedding!

Posted on August 10, 2010 at 2:54 pm
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My dad and I danced to Butterfly Fly Away by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus. He was opposed to the song until he heard it and really liked it. Got a couple of tears!

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 10:05 am
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I'm thinking of asking my dad to dance with me to In My Life by the Beatles- it's a bit sad but the lyrics are perfect! What do you think?

Posted on August 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm
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I am dancing to Unforgetable by Nat and Natalie Cole

Posted on October 24, 2010 at 10:15 am
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My father and I are dancing to Candle on the Water from the pete's dragon soundtrack, beautiful song about always being there to be a guide and light the way.

Posted on November 1, 2010 at 12:00 pm
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As many father-daughter dances and songs as there are, you'd think there'd be just as many mother-daughter songs. I know some of these would work but nothing strikes me. These people always tend to forget about those of us whose fathers left before we were born!

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 9:01 pm
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IM suprised that "I loved her first" isnt on there. That was ours, and I've heard it at a few weddings since

Posted on January 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm
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Hey Phantom -


What about "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood ?


or Martin McBride's "In my daughter's eyes"..

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 10:59 am
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Ours made the list! We're doing "what a wonderful world" by louis armstrong!

Posted on January 20, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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Forever Young by Bob Dylan is also a good choice

Posted on March 7, 2011 at 5:14 am
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Great compilation, I love this! It's very helpful. I'm sharing the link with others via my ask weddzilla q on this very topic, thought you might like to know I'll be forwarding it. Hopefully it'll help drive more people here :).

Posted on March 8, 2011 at 6:44 am
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"cinderella" by steven curtis chapman!


makes dad cried when he first heard the song 5 years ago, and we're having it as our father-daughter song.


 

Posted on March 9, 2011 at 5:08 am
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does anyone have good ideas for dances with a younger brother-- my dad passed away years ago and we don't want it to get too somber? i thought jack johnson 'constellations' could be nice!

Posted on March 14, 2011 at 10:37 pm
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Dancing to Lullabye by Billy Joel with my Dad. I cry everytime I hear it, and I know the whole room is going to be bawling!

Posted on March 28, 2011 at 2:41 pm
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"cinderella" by steven curtis chapman!


makes dad cried when he first heard the song 5 years ago, and we're having it as our father-daughter song.


 


Posted on April 7, 2011 at 6:42 pm
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Me and My dad are not really the "sentimental" type with each other so we decided to go opposite of the norm and dance to a polka about drinking beer. The song just makes you want to crack up and the beat is soo easy to make up silly dance moves too. I figure this would be a huge crowd pleaser and we would have a blast dancing to it.

Posted on April 13, 2011 at 5:24 am
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at first I thought there would not be a way around gary barlow with "forever love" but more and more I like the idea auf stevie wonders "isnt she lovely" it is a little more fun and cute.

Posted on May 20, 2011 at 2:04 am
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Nothing Can Ever Change This Love by Sam Cooke. I think it's a very lovely song and I love Mr. Cooke's voice.

Posted on July 25, 2011 at 11:43 am
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