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Father/Daughter suggestions...

My father and I are not very close... Saying we don't get along well would be putting it lightly.. Of course I still love my father.. but i just can't picture us dancing to the "usual" father/daughter songs because I feel like it would be a lie.

does anyone know any good songs to dance to that don't have a sappy meaning behind it..?

Re: Father/Daughter suggestions...

  • edited December 2011 has some good suggestions and you can even listen to the clips
  • writerunnerwriterunner member
    edited December 2011
    I have the same dilemma.  I love my dad.  There is just too much painful history that can't be erased now even though we have a nice relationship.  It's not that I can't forgive.  It's that I can't erase the sad and tragic from my memory.  But I do love him very very much, and want him to to participate in all the dad traditions. 

    Therefore, I'm going with Otis Redding, "That's how strong my love is."  The other one I was considering is Stand By Me...I forget who sings it now.  Jazzy, blues.  Both of them are about 2 minutes 20 seconds tops.  Initially I was only looking for shortest songs on earth because one single minute can feel interminable!  And I can't stand the lie of dancing to something sappy traditional with him like Butterfly Kisses.  But both of these songs are great for us, I think.

    Good luck!
  • futurepivkofuturepivko member
    edited December 2011
    in your case, pick a song that is about the future, so as "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts, or pick a song that talks about the moment like "The Dance" by Garth Brooks. Don't pick a song that reflects on the past, childhood, or being a "daddy's girl". Pick something that is about the wedding and the fact that you do love each other.
  • lscottolscotto member
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    edited December 2011
    what about In my life the beatles 
  • edited December 2011

    My father and I decided to dance to Over the Rainbow, the Hawain version not Garland.  Think s its nice without being overly annoying father-daughter dance song.

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  • Ash2011Ash2011 member
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    edited December 2011

    My dad & I are close, both like Rock, Hard Rock songs. I grew up to the sounds of Ozzy Osbourne, Poison, Led Zep, Def Leppard.. to name a few. I'm looking for a somewhat slow father daughter song from those bands or someone in that genre.

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