A Song to Dance With Dad

When it comes to the father/daughter dance song, I really want to find a song that both my dad and I really like,. I don’t want to be a crying mess dancing with my dad—I want to have a good time and ‘dance it out’ with my dad.

I’ve been listening to a lot of music my dad used to play to me while I was growing up. While some songs are not as appropriate (The Monkeys), others are good contenders (Elton John, Billy Joel, Fleetwood Mac, etc). Here are a few songs I’ve been listening to.

Fleetwood Mac “Landslide”

Elton John “Tiny Dancer”

Billy Joel “Lullaby”

Elton John “Your Song”

John Mayer “Daughters”

Elton John “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”

Tom Petty “Free Fallin'” (Live from Gainesville ROCK CITY!)

John Mayer does an acoustic version of Tom Petty’s “Free Fallin” but I prefer the original (even if it isn’t really wedding appropriate).

Okay, so there are quite a few from Elton John. What can I say? I’ve got a thing for Elton. 🙂 I have so many songs I like… are we allowed more then just 1 father/daughter dance?

Which one do y’all like most? Do you have any other suggestions? What does Dolphin Dad think?


Mrs. Dolphin

Gainesville, FL
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May 2010
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    jordynrose 6351 posts, Bee Keeper @ 12:15 pm

    These are all such great choices, I would have a super hard time choosing. I really love the Elton selections though.

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    Miss Sox in the City 285 posts, Helper bee @ 11:18 pm

    I’m dancing with my dad to ‘Landslide’, I’m just not sure what version yet. He’s a HUGE Fleetwood Mac fan and I love the Dixie Chicks. I feel like the original will be more appropriate though. My other favorite [though probably over done?] is ‘Butterfly Kisses’ because I used to give butterfly kisses to my parents when I was little.

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