Anyone pick a song for their father daughter song? I asked my dad what kind of music he likes and he says its up to me what I pick but he likes almost everything. I'm looking for suggestions and what others picked. I was thinking Old Time Rock & Roll but it might be too up beat?
I think if you want an upbeat song that’s fine! We did butterfly kisses because it makes me cry every single time. I thought my dad already knew it or would look it up before the wedding but he asked me on the dance floor what it was about 🤦♀️😆.
My step dad and I will dance to "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles. We lost my dad when I was 8, and my stepfather went through some really tough things around the same time, then he and my mom met, and things got better. He's been there for 15+ years now and we have done A LOT of emotional healing together through the years. It was hard to find one that fit a step dad relationship where there is no malice for the father. Neither of us are dancers or much for a lot of attention, so we thought this would be sweet, and fun, but not overwhelmingly emotional. It holds special meaning because it was also one of Dad's favorite songs.
I think it can be upbeat, or slow, rock and roll or jazz, does not matter; Whatever makes you guys comfortable!
I’ve said that this will be our song since it came out. My former stepdad wanted to dance with me to Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle, which is also a great song. My roommate in college did hers to “I loved her first” by Heartland(?) There’s lots of great songs out there. My recommendation is to go with something that fits your relationship.
My sister and our dad are doing a funny dance with songs. It’s going to start out with my little girl by Tim McGraw and then they are doing Tequila song and dance from the pee wee Herman show and maybe one other song but haven’t picked it out yet.
Something that often baffled me when I used to work weddings as a musician: the number of brides who choose Daddy daughter tunes because she or he like them. Without considering the kinds of dances Dad and Daughter know how to do. If Dad only knows how to dance ballroom style dancing in Waltz time, ( based on rhythm 1,2,3, repeat) then don't choose a song great for a 2 step or foxtrot or swing dance. Make sure you choose something in Waltz time . More older men than women rarely danced when young and rarely have as time goes by. See ( Google if need be) tunes and dances. If necessary practice together with a You Tube video. A little mismatched is a bit of a giggle. But one doing a rapid 8 to the bar while the other ( who does not know) is dancing a completely different rhythm, leads to tears, bumping, stepped on feet, ripped dresses. Dancing is not all about the lyrics, it is all about the movement matching the rhythm. And may young men who once did rapid steps and fancy moves song after song, now have high blood pressure and heart or breathing issues. In 20 seconds.
"The Times of Your Life," by Paul Anka is a really nice slow song. It was what my brother and my mom danced to when he got married, and I am dancing with her to the same song (Dad passed away in 2008). Halfway through, my "surrogate dad," a close family friend, will cut in and finish the dance with me.