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The Father Daughter Dance

Not every bride chooses to dance with her father at her wedding reception. Some brides dance with a special male relative, such as a brother or an uncle, instead. Others choose to combine the Father Daughter Dance with a dance for the groom and his mother. If you are shy about dancing with dear old dad, maybe it would help to ask all the fathers and daughters out on the dance floor after a short time. It is tradition for the groom to cut in at the end of the song, at which time dad resumes dancing with his wife. If you are going to follow this tradition (most couples no longer do) then choose a song with more of a general love theme rather than one specifically about fathers and daughters.

1. Thank Heaven For Little Girls by Merle Haggard
A classic song
2. My Girl by Temptations, The
A motown favorite.
3. Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel
Billy Joel's lullaby for his own little angel speaks of the everlasting love that bonds fathers and daughters
4. Daddy's Hands by Holly Dunn
A country song, in which a daughter reminisces about her loving father. She speaks of how her father loved her, and how he showed this by being gentle and compassionate, as well as by disciplining her when she misbehaved.
5. Daddy's Little Girl by Al Martino
A big band song in which Daddy sings of his love for his daughter.
6. I Don't Want to Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
I have always thought of this as a song from a father to his young daughter. View lyrics.
7. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
At his daughter's wedding, a father reminisces about the close relationship they had when she was a child. A tearjerker. Available in both a pop and country format.
8. Only Little Girl, The by Steve and Annie Chapman
A deeply nostalgic song. After his daughter's wedding, a father recalls how when his little girl was growing up, he was "the only man in her heart." Now, he reassures his daughter that even though she is all grown up, she will always be "the little girl in his heart."
9. What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong...
Another Classic.
10. Doin' It (All For My Baby) by Huey Lewis & The News
An upbeat 80's hit.

11. Have I Told You Lately? by Rod Stewart
A bonus track, great for when the groom plans on cutting in. Lyrics include "You fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, ease my troubles, that's what you do."
12. My Heart Belongs to Daddy by Ella Fitzgerald
I couldn't resist adding just one more song... This is a terrific one if you or your dad is into jazz.