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classic country father/daughter dance...?

does anyone have any ideas for a classic country song to dance to? we don't want something too sappy, just something sweet and upbeat.

i am NOT looking for new country, but music that i used to listen to growing up (80s)... i'm not talking about 'i loved her first', 'butterfly kisses', or 'i hope you dance' (that all makes me want to barf!!), but something along the lines of old george strait, alabama, ricky skaggs, dwight yoakam... any ideas??

Re: classic country father/daughter dance...?

  • edited December 2011
    i was gonna say ready set don;t go by billy ray, but that's pretty new.... and not very upbeat... what about daddy's girl by red sovine?
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  • tldhtldh member
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    edited December 2011
    Kind of Hard to find an upbeat country song appropriate for this.  Here are a couple to think about, even though they really aren't upbeat.

    George Strait's "Love WIthout End"

    Also, It's kind of sad but listen to Conway Twitty's "That's My Job."
    Here are the lyrics:

    I woke up crying late at night
    when I was very young.
    I had dreamed my father
    had passed away and gone.

    My world revolved around him
    I couldnt lay there anymore.
    So I made my way down the mirrored hall
    and tapped upon his door.

    And I said "Daddy, I'm so afraid
    how will I go on with you gone that way?
    Don't wanna cry anymore
    so may I stay with you?"

    And he said "That's my job,
    that's what I do.
    Everything I do is because of you,
    To keep you safe with me.
    That's my job you see."

    Later we barely got along
    this teenage boy and he.
    Most of the fights it seems
    were over different dreams,
    we each held for me.

    He wanted knowledge and learning.
    I wanted to fly out west.
    Said, "I could make it out there
    if I just had the fare.
    I got half, will you loan me the rest?"

    And I said "Daddy, I'm so afraid,
    there's no guarantee in the plans
    I've made and if I should fail,
    who will pay my way back home?"

    And he said "That's my job
    that's what I do.
    Everything I do is because of you
    to keep you safe with me.
    That's my job you see."

    Every person carves his spot
    and fills the hole with light.
    And I pray someday I might
    light as bright as he.

    Woke up early one bright fall day
    to spread the tragic news.
    After all my travel, I settled down
    within a mile or two.

    I make my living with words and rhyme
    and all this tragedy
    Should go into my head and out instead
    as bits of poetry.

    But I say "Daddy, I'm so afraid,
    how will I go on with you gone this way?
    How can I come up with a song to say
    I love you?"

    That's my job, That's what I do
    Everything I do is because of you
    to keep you safe with me.
    That's my job you see.
    Everything I do is because of you
    to keep you safe with me.
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  • edited December 2011
    Yeah, we thought about Love Without End, Amen - but that's more of a father/son than daughter. And yeah, the Conway Twitty one's depressing! It doesn't necessarily have to be 'upbeat', just not something that will make us cry. We've always been close, but I'm just not a 'daddy's little girl' kind of girl. Who knew this would be so hard! :)
  • tldhtldh member
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    edited December 2011
    If you're not a daddy's girl then it's going to be tough.  The only other one I can think of is new: Tim McGraw's My Little Girl. 

    Try calling a country station at night (DJs are usually bored around then) and ask them if they can recommend something and play it.
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  • edited December 2011
    Daddy's Hands by Holly Dunn
  • edited December 2011
    I know the feeling of not really being a daddy's girl, my dad and i don't get along very well and the dance will probably be super awkward, but i know he'd be really hurt if i decided not to have it. so i'm also trying to find a song... probably going with ready set don't go....
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  • MadeOfAwesomeMadeOfAwesome member
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    edited December 2011
    It's not really upbeat, but this was our runner-up song:  Keith Whitley - When you say nothing at all
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