Meet my dad.
I have always loved and really looked up to my dad.
I appreciate his smarts and levelheadedness. He is a big part of the reason I went into engineering. Here I am, following in his footsteps after getting my iron ring for becoming an engineer.
That being said, my dad also knows how to be a bit goofy from time to time.
I really wanted to find a song for our father-daughter dance that was perfect for the kind of relationship we have. It isn’t a shmoopy one, so when I Googled “father-daughter dance songs” none of the songs seemed right. I went through all the Top 100 songs from the 1980s and 1990s, trying to find a song that we both loved. All I found were a bunch of songs I had completely forgotten about and band names that didn’t ring a bell anymore (one-hit wonder, anyone?). I racked my brain thinking of artists I know my dad liked.
Men At Work? Catchy tunes, but no. Dire Straits? The songs weren’t quite right for a father-daughter dance. The Police? Er, songs not appropriate.
Phil Collins? None of his tunes that I remembered listening to as a kid were quite right…but there was one song: “You’ll Be In My Heart” from the Tarzan soundtrack.
Video via YouTube
As I listened to the song (at work, on my lunch break) it totally made me weepy as I imagined it for our dance. It would be perfect, but I had to see if my dad liked it. I put it on a short list of songs and sent it off to him. The next time he visited Calgary we listened to the tunes and tried to imagine dancing to the different songs. Phil Collins was the definite winner. An artist that I know my dad loved and a song that was perfect for a father-daughter dance.
What song did you and your dad pick for your father-daughter dance?
*Practicing our dance moves the morning of the wedding*