Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
matcek

Folk and Indie Father Daughter Dance Songs

Recommended Posts

Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

I almost included this song in the "classics that might be overplayed" section, but I think it's still fresh enough that your guests will enjoy it. (Confession time: The lyrics make me cry a bit when I think about my dad.)

 

Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III

You may already know this quirky sweet song from the "Knocked Up" soundtrack. I like it because it's not too fast, not too slow, and it honors all the things dad has taught you.

 

Gracie – Ben Folds

The sweetness of Ben Folds love songs make several of them work as father daughter dance songs.

 

 

Rock/Pop Father Daughter Dance Songs

Sweet Child o' Mine – Sheryl Crow. You may get a few laughs when people realize that this is a cover of the Guns n' Roses classic hit, but for rock and metal lovers, this is a great way of including GnR in your wedding without alienating the grandparents.

 

Daughters – John Mayer

Particularly good for daughters who haven't always had smooth relationships with their fathers, Daughters tells fathers to be good to their daughters, and mothers to be good to them too.

 

I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders

 

How You've Grown - 10,000 Maniacs

 

You Got It – Roy Orbison

 

Thank You – Led Zeppelin.

The dads of todays brides are more likely to be Led Zeppelin fans than swing music fans. Appeal to your dad's music taste with a little classic rock.

 

Dancing on Daddy's Shoes - Leon Redbone.

It's hard to say exactly what genre Redbone's music belongs to. His interpretations of early 20th-century music cover rock, folk, jazz, and bluegrass. It's old fashioned while being just a teesy bit modern too.

 

 

R & B and Jazz Father Daughter Dance Songs

That's How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding

Otis always makes me swoon, and this is a particularly great song for fathers and daughters.

 

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

 

Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

 

Daddy – Beyonce

 

 

Country Father Daughter Dance Songs

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

This New Country song captures the best of a parent's advice to their child

 

Through the Years – Kenny Rogers

 

Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks

 

There'll You'll Be – Faith Hill

Take a listen to the lyrics of this song. It's got a touching sentiment, but I believe it is about a father who has passed away. Still, that's far from overt so it could be used as a father-daughter dance.

 

I Loved Her First – Heartland

 

 

Classic Father Daughter Dance Songs

These are tried, true songs for the Father Daughter Dance that are a perhaps a bit clichéd, and on the cheesy side, but well-loved

 

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

 

Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof

 

My Girl – The Temptations

 

Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

 

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett

 

Isn't She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

 

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×