Picking your First Dances – Part 2: Father Daughter

This is the second in a four part series of Picking your First Dances!
Part 1: Bride and Groom
Part 2: Father / Daughter
Part 3: Mother / Son
Part 4: Wedding Party
Bonus: Alternatives

I’m thinking that the best way to choose the father/daughter song and mother/son song is together. Some parents probably know exactly what they want and if they are paying the majority of the cost, you may not have much say – for the sake of avoiding an argument over 3 minutes of dancing. But for the rest of you, consider the classics, but also the “B-side” hit (a song that may not be a classic, but still good).

Here is the first suggestion – check out our list of top 50 songs on your online wedding planner. The top 10 are below:

1. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
2. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
3. “Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
4. “My Girl” by Temptations
5. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
6. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
7. “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman
8. “Walk With You” by Edwin Mcain
9. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
10. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Expect the unexpected:
1. “Over the Rainbow” / “What a Wonderful World” Medley by Israel “Iz” Ka’ano’i Kamakawiwo’ole
2.  “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
3. “While You Were Sleeping” by Elvis Perkins
4. “My Love Is” by Holly Golightly
5. “Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel)” by Billy Joel
6. “Daddy” by Beyonce
7. “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III
8. “Kind and Generous” by Natalie Merchant
9. “When the Stars go Blue” by Tim McGraw
10. “Daughters” by John Mayer
Source: The Knot

Here is a quick reference to the number one article on search:

http://www.npr.org/sections/allsongs/2013/01/09/168959094/we-get-mail-a-father-daughter-wedding-dance-that-wont-make-everyone-gag

http://forums.theknot.com/discussion/297843/who-picks-the-father-daughter-song