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15 Great Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Sep 25, 2011 04:33PM ● By Anonymous

As soon as I heard Edwin McCain's "Walk with You," I knew I wanted to dance with my father to that song. 

He had different plans. I threw out a bunch of songs, he vetoed all of them. Steve Curtis Chapman's "Cinderella"? No. Paul Simon's "Father and Daughter"? No. Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole's "Unforgettable"? No.

He suggested Louis Armstrong's "Wonderful World." Pretty song, but I had recently seen it as a mother-son dance at another wedding. It was the same reason I wouldn't consider Heartland's "I Loved Her First" or Bob Carlisle's "Butterfly Kisses." I didn't want a song that I had seen done before.

We ended up dancing to Frank Sinatra's "Always," as it was a song that was sung at my paternal grandparents' wedding in the 1940s. 

In order to help you choose the perfect song for you and your daddy, I've put together a list of my favorite 15 father-daughter dance songs. Hopefully you two will agree on something more easily than my dad and I did!

  1. “Cinderella,” Steven Curtis Chapman
  2. “Walk with You,” Edwin McCain
  3. "You'll be in my Heart," Phil Collins
  4. “Butterfly Kisses,” Bob Carlisle
  5. “Stealing Cinderella,” Chuck Wicks
  6. “Father and Daughter,” Paul Simon
  7. “Unforgettable,” Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  8. “When You Come Back Down,” Nickel Creek
  9. “I'll Stand by You," The Pretenders (or Carrie Underwood)
  10. “Isn’t She Lovely,” Stevie Wonder
  11. “In My Life,” The Beatles
  12. “My Girl,” The Temptations
  13. “My Wish,” Rascal Flatts
  14. “Ready, Set, Don’t Go,” Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus
  15. “What a Wonderful World,” Louis Armstrong

Perfect for Stepfathers: “He Didn’t Have to Be,” Brad Paisley