Meaningful music

Choose a special song for the ‘Father-Daughter’ dance

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From Bridal Association of America

It is often what brings a tear to the guest’s eye -- that tender moment when the father-of-the-bride leads his little girl out to the dance floor for her first dance with him as a married woman.

Choosing just the right song can make the moment even more special, especially if you pay attention to the words as well as the music. Here are some favorites that blend special lyrics with beautiful music.

Heartland - I Loved Her First

“Look at the two of you, dancing that way. Lost in the moment and each others face; So much in love you’re alone in this place, Like there’s nobody else in the world. I was enough for her not long ago. I was her number one, she told me so. And she still means the world to me, Just so you know. So be careful when you hold my girl.”

Colin Raye - I Wish I Could

“Looking out my window, See you playing in the leaves. It’s amazing how a little girl means all the world to me. When I tell you that I love you, I love you more than words can say. Smile, say cheese pretty-please; I wanna take your picture. How’d you ever get so big.”

Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father

“My father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me; and then spin me around ‘til I fell asleep. Then up the stairs he would carry me, and I knew for sure I was loved. If I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with him, I’d play a song that would never, ever end. How I’d love, love, love, To dance with my father again.”

Kenny Rogers - Through The Years

“I can’t remember when you weren’t there, When I didn’t care for anyone but you. I swear, we’ve been through everything there is, Can’t imagine anything we’ve missed; Can’t imagine anything the two of us can’t do. Through the years, you’ve never let me down, You turned my life around. The sweetest days I’ve found I’ve found with you.”

Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me

“For all those times you stood by me; For all the truth that you made me see; For all the joy you brought to my life; For all the wrong that you made right. For every dream you made come true, For all the love I found in you, I’ll be forever thankful baby.”

Others to check out:

Alabama - “How Do You Fall In Love”

Kippi Brannon - “Daddy’s Little Girl”

Holly Dunn - “Daddy’s Hand”

New Wedding Traditions - “A Song For My Daughter”

Bob Carlisle - “Butterfly Kisses “

Elton John - “Can You Feel The Love Tonight”

Fleetwood Mac - “Landslide”

Al Martino - “Daddy’s Little Girl”

John Mayer - “Daughters”

Rod Stewart - “Have I Told You


Mariah Carey - “Hero”

Martina McBride - “In my Daughters Eyes”

Eric Clapton - “My Father’s Eyes”

Temptations “My Girl”

Fiddler On The Roof - “Sunrise, Sunset”

Maurice Chevalier - “Thank Heaven For Little Girls”

Nat King with Natalie Cole - “Unforgettable”

Louie Armstrong & Kenny G - “What a Wonderful World”

Joe Cocker - “You Are So Beautiful”

James Blunt - “You’re Beautiful”

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