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29 Mar
2013
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Wedding Music: Father-Daughter Dance Songs

The father-daughter dance is an important tradition in many weddings, and it offers you a chance to show your father just how much he's meant to you over the years. Choose a song that meaningful, fun yet danceable, and memorable fits your relationship and that matches the tone you're trying to set for your wedding. How do you select a song that appropriately honors the first man in your life? Below, some recommendations on father bride dance at wedding:

Father Daughter Dance

Popular & Classic Choices

► "Always Be Your Baby" – Natalie Grant
► "Butterfly Kisses" – Bob Carlisle
► "God Only Knows" – The Beach Boys ► "Pretty Woman" – Roy Orbison
► "My Girl" – The Temptations ► "My Little Girl" – Tim McGraw
► "Teach Your Children" – Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young ► "Happy Just To Dance With You" – The Beatles
► "Daughters of the Soho Riots" – The National ► "Wildflowers" – Tom Petty
► "When Angels Fly" – Tony Ransom & The Heavenly Light Orchestra ►"Daughter" – Bread

Sweet & Sentimental

▶ "Child Of Mine" – Carole King ▶ "Father And Daughter" – Paul Simon
▶ "God Only Knows" – The Beach Boys ▶ "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)" – Billy Joel
▶ "She’s The One" – World Party ▶ "The Wonder Of You" – Elvis Presley
▶ "I Will Walk With You" – John Fogerty ▶ "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" – Stevie Wonder
▶ "Stand By Me" – Ben E King ▶ "She" – Elvis Costello
▶ "There You’ll Be" – Faith Hill ▶ "You’ll Always Be My Baby" – Déjà Vu
▶ "Forever Young" – Rod Stewart ▶ "Here For You" – Neil Young

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For the Rocker Father

► "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" – Queen

► "Make Me Smile" – Chicago

► "Somebody’s Baby" – Jackson Browne

► "She’s The One" – Bruce Springsteen

For the Smooth Father

► "Never Too Much" – Luther Vandross

► "Thank You" – Boyz II Men

► "Sugar Dumpling" – Sam Cooke

For the Funny Father

► "Sharp Dressed Man" – ZZ Top

► "The Way You Do The Things You Do" – The Temptations

► "They Can’t Take That Away From Me" – Frank Sinatra

► "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – James Taylor

► "She’s Gone" – Hall & Oates

Tips & Warnings:

  • Ignore the experts – You'll never please everyone so choose a song that is about you and your father. Never mind if it has been done a thousand times. If when you hear it you think of your dad it is a contender.
  • Make it about your dad – When selecting a song, think about your father. A song from his favorite artist or album. He'll be touched by the thought and it will be an even more beautiful moment for the two of you.
  • Confer with your father – Ask your dad what he would like. Even if he acts all macho, it will most likely melt his heart to know that his daughter is thinking of him in such special ways. Ask his opinion.
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