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When our brides ask us this question, we always recommend "Shower the People" (James Taylor). Brides ALWAYS comment afterwards that the song was PERFECT.

 

This is especially true since your parents are probably James Taylor fans (or at least know of him since he's been around a while).

 

Oh, father and mother, sister and brother

If it feels nice, dont think twice

 

Just shower the people you love with love

Show them the way that you feel

Things are gonna work out fine if you only will

Shower the people you love with love

Show them the way you feel

Things are gonna be much better if you only will

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lol, I'm not sure what fiance would think about that one!

I found this one so far: Jamie Cullum - "These are the Days." It seems appropriate.

My fiance really wants "Landslide," but the Smashing Pumpkins version.

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OK, I have a suggestion: The song "Heavenly Day" by Patty Griffin. It is a perfect wedding song, it doesn't talk about being in love with the person so I think it works for a parents song, and I think I will use it too! Here are the lyrics:

 

"Heavenly Day"

 

Oh heavenly day, all the clouds blew away

Got no trouble today with anyone

The smile on your face I live only to see

It's enough for me, baby, it's enough for me

Oh, heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day

 

Tomorrow may rain with sorrow

Here's a little time we can borrow

Forget all our troubles in these moments so few

All we've got right now, the only thing that

All we really have to do

Is have ourselves a heavenly day

Lay here and watch the trees sway

Oh, can't see no other way, no way, no way

Heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day

 

No one at my shoulder bringing me fears

Got no clouds up above me bringing me tears

Got nothing to tell you, I've got nothing much to say

Only I'm glad to be here with you

On this heavenly, heavenly, heavenly, heavenly

Heavenly day, all the trouble's gone away

Oh, for a while anyway, for a while anyway

Heavenly day, heavenly day, heavenly day

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We did the combined dance as well and used John Mayers song "Daughters". Very fitting IMO. The song still kind of tears me up...

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When our brides ask us this question, we always recommend "Shower the People" (James Taylor). Brides ALWAYS comment afterwards that the song was PERFECT.

This is especially true since your parents are probably James Taylor fans (or at least know of him since he's been around a while).

Oh, father and mother, sister and brother
If it feels nice, dont think twice

Just shower the people you love with love
Show them the way that you feel
Things are gonna work out fine if you only will
Shower the people you love with love
Show them the way you feel
Things are gonna be much better if you only will
That's perfect! Thanks for the suggestion.

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Does anyone have any other suggestions for a combined parent dance? We are thinking about having our father/daughter and mother/son dance together, but I can’t seem to find a song I like. And it can't be country. I like country but the other 3 don't. sad.gif

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We did a combined dance and my Dad picked the song. He chose Paul McCartney's "Listen to What the Man Said". He didn't like any cheesy sweet songs and this one was upbeat so he wanted this one. He is also a very inexperienced and shy dancer so the song worked for us. My FI and his Mom could dance to anything so they didn't really care about the song itself. They were just happy to be partying :)

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