Searching for a First Dance song can be extremely overwhelming, but then there's more; what will you dance to with your father! So many songs out there about luuuuvv but not the kind of love you want to be dancing to with your pops. I have lots of people asking me for advice on where to find songs and guess what?! I found this really great website that has a list of them. Yay, I love lists, especially ones other people have already made! You should really check this website out; it's called Offbeat Bride. It's a website that started from Ariel Meadow Stallings' book, Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides. It is such a cool website with a blog that is updated daily with lots of alternative ideas for your wedding, to keep things unique and fun and far from generic. Here is the list of Father/Daughter songs:
Loudon Wainwright's "Daughter" (hear it)
10,000 Manaics "How You've Grown" (hear it)
Ben Folds' "Still Fighting It" (hear it)
Paul Simon's "Father and Daughter" (hear it)
Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole's "Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World" (hear it)
The Temptations' "Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch" (hear it)
Ray Charles' "Ain't That Love" (hear it)
The Bellamy Brothers' "Let Your Love Flow" (hear it)
Neil Young's "Here For You" (hear it)
Stevie Wonder's "Isn't She Lovely" (hear it)
James Taylor's "You've Got A Friend" (hear it)
Voltaire's "Goodnight Demonslayer" (hear it)
Natalie Merchant's "Kind And Generous" (hear it)
Paul Simon's "You Can Call Me Al" (hear it)
Any version of "You Are My Sunshine," particularly the Johnny Cash version (hear it)
A few months ago I wrote about another list they created of fun First Dance songs to use (search for song and the entry will come up). So, this site has lots of goody goodies.
Here are a couple of other sites to check out for song ideas: http://www.ourweddingsongs.com/father-daughter-songs and http://www.partypros.com/lists/daddy.shtml.
Remember, you don't have to do something serious with your dad. How fun would it be to learn a funky dance with your dad. I mean that's a sure fire way to get a party started. Yeah, breaking down barriers! People love seeing their friends and family break out of their comfort zone, and enjoy it! So if you have time and any inclination I say do something special with your dad as well as your honey. Don't forget to save time to have fun!