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I'm not close to my dad need song ideas for the father daughter dance !!!!!!?
My Parents are divorced, and I'm not very close to my dad, hes a part of my life but mainly just when we run into each other at family gatherings. I love him but we just don't have a bond like most fathers and daughters. Long story short he has 6 kids and hasn't been there for any of them. (My mom is walking me down the isle.) I want him involved but not to much so I need a song thats short and not all emotional!!!!!! I don't want it to be a big deal but to still keep the tradition. PLEASE HELP

Married: 08/12/2009
Posted On: Apr 13, 2009 at 9:48 PM | Vendors are allowed | Add to My Watchlist | Flag As Inappropriate

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Apr 14, 2009 at 1:00 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
In My Life - The Beatles
Life Is Wonderful - Jason Mraz
My Girl - The Temptations
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Apr 15, 2009 at 6:50 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Rock on Chelsey LOL!

Some good suggestions here!

My two cents!, Have your dj or bandleader invite all fathers and daughters to join you for the special dance about midway thru. It will take some of the attention away from the two of you and gives some dads a chance to dance with their daughters! Maybe make a picture he will cherish for a lifetime!

May 01, 2009 at 11:22 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
This MIGHT be a good song for you, but consider it for a while before selecting it: "I Am Your Child" by Barry Manilow. Editing out the "talk" at the beginning and the applause at the end (it's a live performance), the song lasts 2:02.

Here are the lyrics:
I am your child
Wherever you go, you take me, too
Whatever I know, I learn from you
Whatever I do, you taught me to do
I am your child
And I am your chance

Whatever will come, will come from me
Tomorrow is won, by winning me
Whatever I am, you taught me to be
I am your hope,
I am your chance,
I am your child

Whatever I am, you taught me to be
I am your hope,
I am your chance,
I am your child
Those lyrics CAN be tender, and they are for many. However, considering your situation, they can also be a quiet reminder that YOU are his hope, his chance, and his child, and what you are (towards him), he taught you to be.

HE might not ever see it that way, and if he doesn't, then he'll like it.

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Apr 14, 2009 at 12:18 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Try Joe Cocker's version of "You Are So Beautiful."
Apr 14, 2009 at 10:50 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
There are many "generic" songs you can dance to with your father. Here are my suggestions, and you can listen to all of them here:

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
My Wish - Rascal Flatts
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
I Hope You Dance - LeeAnne Womack
In My Life - The Beatles

As far as if a song is too long or not, you can just have your DJ fade it out if needed.

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Apr 14, 2009 at 4:54 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I am a bit close to my Dad then you, but I know what you mean. All the songs when I looked were sweet and for daddy's girls, ect. I decided on sweet child of mine by guns and roses.
Apr 15, 2009 at 7:20 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Another interesting possibility is to not do the Father/Daughter dance in the spotlight. Plan with the DJ to have him come warn you that your song is coming up and just go grab Dad and ask him to dance when it's on. You keep the tradition, but take all the heat and pressure off you the both of you. (This is also a great way to honor a Stepfather without hurting Bio-Father's feelings)

And if it does not feel right - don't do it! Focus on what's important and meaningful. Enjoy!

Married: 05/16/2009
Apr 21, 2009 at 10:11 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi- thanks for asking this question. I have the same situation and I've been trying to find what you're looking for, too. Also thanks to the DJs for their responses, I am considering those ideas for myself. I think the Temptations' "My Girl" is a nice one, someone suggested it. I would use it myself, except it was my parents' song when they were together and I'm afraid it would be too awkward. Hope you find the right song.


Colleen Fay
May 01, 2009 at 11:34 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
How about the song "What a Wonderful World"? It may be too long though. I have seen where the DJ announces after the first song for all fathers and daughters in the audience to join you and your dad. It then takes the limelight off of you... Hope that helps. Good luck.
Colleen Fay
May 04, 2009 at 10:47 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
Hi Kelly,

You have received a lot of really good responses to your question. I would totally agree that you should have the MC invite people to dance mid-way through your song. This will take the spot-light off of the two of you and make you much more comfortable. My song choice. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong.

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May 06, 2009 at 10:26 PM • Flag As Inappropriate
I feel your pain. My Mother and my step-father are going to walk me down the aisle because in my eyes they are my parents. I am going to invite my real father and if he shows up I will dance with him though I don't plan on having a special dance just for us. It will be when the floor opens up to everyone. My step-father and I are going to have the special dance to "Butterfly Kisses".

Married: 05/16/2009
May 11, 2009 at 10:56 AM • Flag As Inappropriate
What A Wondeful World-Louis Armstrong. It's a really nice song, but generic. My Dad is deceased (so you girls have no idea how lucky you are to even have your Dad at your wedding!)....My older brother is walking me down the isle, so that is what we are going to dance to.

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