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#1 moonstone

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 02:40 AM

SSIA:rose:

#2 kramer

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 03:50 AM

here are a couple from a list from one of the DJ companies we're looking at:

Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Dance with my Father - Luther Vandross
Father's Eyes - Amy Grant
Forever Young - Rod Stewart
Hero - Mariah Carey
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
My Girl - The Temptations
My Heart Belongs to Daddy - Cole Porter
Thank Heaven for Little Girls - Gigi, Lerner & Lowe
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
Unforgettable - Natalie Cole
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
You Are So Beautiful - Joe Cocker
You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

super cheesy... but isn't that what that dance is supposed to be?? :)

#3 moonstone

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Posted 25 July 2009 - 06:40 PM

Okay, so I'm thinking "over the rainbow" by the Hawaiian guy Israel Something-or-other OR Wide Open Spaces by dixie chicks.

If yall are bored, will you Youtube Wide Open Spaces and tell me if it is inappropriate? Thanks.
My dad used that song when you made a video of my Peace Corps days.

#4 fire_rocket

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Posted 26 July 2009 - 02:08 PM

I let my Dad choose the song and he picked Butterfly Kisses. I had never heard it before but I just remember thinking how long the song was... :lol:

#5 georgi

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Posted 27 July 2009 - 01:47 PM

I like the "Daughters" song by John Mayer. :)

#6 donna4128

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:16 AM

you've got a friend......james taylor
shower the people.......james taylor
i will take you home.....grateful dead (brent mydland)

congratulations to you! (not a song, just me sayin congrats):heart:

#7 Sunny Sunshine

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:47 PM

Dad picked "I loved her first" It's a country song, he hates country, no idea how he found it...

#8 Jersey Thug

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Posted 30 July 2009 - 08:46 PM

Wildflowers - Tom Petty
Teach Your Children - CSN
Bridge Over Troubled Water - S&G
Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder


and call me a total sap, but i misted up when i got to the 'check the oil' line of that Dixie Chicks song. i SOOOOOO hated my dad yelling that at me every time i kissed him goodbye after i left home, but now i'd give anything to hear it one more time :heart:
"Wide Open Spaces"

Who doesn't know what I'm talking about
Who's never left home, who's never struck out
To find a dream and a life of their own
A place in the clouds, a foundation of stone

Many precede and many will follow
A young girl's dream no longer hollow
It takes the shape of a place out west
But what it holds for her, she hasn't yet guessed

[Chorus:]
She needs wide open spaces
Room to make her big mistakes
She needs new faces
She knows the high stakes

She traveled this road as a child
Wide eyed and grinning, she never tired
But now she won't be coming back with the rest
If these are life's lessons, she'll take this test

[Repeat Chorus]
She knows the high stakes

As her folks drive away, her dad yells, "Check the oil!"
Mom stares out the window and says, "I'm leaving my girl"
She said, "It didn't seem like that long ago"
When she stood there and let her own folks know

[Repeat Chorus]
She knows the highest stakes
She knows the highest stakes
She knows the highest stakes
She knows the highest stakes

if he used that in something special for you, i would dance to that song with him. it's perfectly appropriate and seems very YOU from what i know of you from here :)

#9 moonstone

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 12:08 AM

JerseyThug... It is definitely a 'me' song and has special meaning for my pops and I.

I also like "Teach your children" as I remember that song from an i-max movie i've seen with my dad and it reaffirmed my want to join the peace corps.

#10 kramer

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 04:14 AM

ooh, I <3 all of your suggestions, thuggie :)

#11 Jersey Thug

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Posted 31 July 2009 - 03:39 PM

i think whatever you pick will be perfect, and perfectly YOU.

if it was up to me to pick a song for my big day/dance, i think i'd pick Wildflowers.


You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
Sail away, kill off the hours
You belong somewhere you feel free

Run away, find you a lover
Go away somewhere all bright and new
I have seen no other
Who compares with you

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free

Run away, go find a lover
Run away, let your heart be your guide
You deserve the deepest of cover
You belong in that home by and by

You belong among the wildflowers
You belong somewhere close to me
Far away from your trouble and worries
You belong somewhere you feel free
You belong somewhere you feel free


the references in that song just resonate with me. though my dad would have insisted on Daddy's Little Girl. that was his go-to father/daughter dance song, and he danced to that with both of my sisters at THEIR weddings. :lol:

#12 Hez

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Posted 24 August 2009 - 07:52 PM

I am letting my dad choose the song...I did suggest isn't She Lovely but I don't think he was diggin it LOL

#13 haring

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Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:01 PM

No question: Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

#14 kramer

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Posted 07 September 2010 - 02:12 PM

ended up dancing to Stand By Me with my daddy-o :)

#15 -anna

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Posted 15 September 2010 - 10:52 PM

my dad picked the cheesiest he could find! a song for my daughter on her wedding day by ray allaire
all i could think was man this is long

#16 musicmomma

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 12:24 AM

:heart: my dad and i dance to 'sunrise, sunset' :cry1:

#17 georgi

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 06:57 PM

This thread makes me a little sad. :( :heart:

#18 kramer

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Posted 16 September 2010 - 07:36 PM

sorry, georgi :(

you should have a special song dedicated to your pops!

and focus on your first husband-wife dance! if you are having dancing, that is...

love you :heart:

#19 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 03:11 PM

Can't get the embed to work for some reason, but this song seems apt:

http://il.youtube.co...feature=related

All I know is that I'd want the song to be 2 minutes or under... :funny1: I don't think I'll do the daughter-daddy dance thing... Unless it's *really* important to my dad... I dunno, I don't really want to do any of those "center-of-attention" dances at our jubilee to be 100% honest... Well, I'd do one with Tyler I guess, but one is more than enough for me... I'm kinda shy. :blush:

#20 kramer

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 05:00 PM

they can be so embarrassing... all those eyes on you! i can't dance to save my life... i did em cuz everyone else wanted us to... but if i did it all over again i'd prob skip it (and my dad would prob thank me) :lol:

#21 Karen

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 06:08 PM

Can't get the embed to work for some reason, but this song seems apt:

http://il.youtube.co...feature=related

All I know is that I'd want the song to be 2 minutes or under... :funny1: I don't think I'll do the daughter-daddy dance thing... Unless it's *really* important to my dad... I dunno, I don't really want to do any of those "center-of-attention" dances at our jubilee to be 100% honest... Well, I'd do one with Tyler I guess, but one is more than enough for me... I'm kinda shy. :blush:



Shy? :rotf:

I know what you mean honey but I did have to laugh when I read that!

#22 Lazy Lightning

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Posted 20 September 2010 - 07:37 PM

I know, right? :lol: Folks always laugh when I say I am shy, but it's true... It's a specific thing, tho - I'm not shy when it comes to spontaneous things, but when it's a planned thing - like a dance or speech in front of everyone, for instance - then I am incredibly shy... So the idea of having to perform multiple dances in front of folks is a little more than daunting to me. :blush:

That said, we're not going for traditional in any sense, so the whole thing may be avoided yet!

And Kramer, I hear ya... I can not be "lead" in a dance... My feet just don't work that way...

#23 HoopsTer

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Posted 23 September 2010 - 12:46 PM

If i think I can make it through without sobbing (highly unlikely) we'll be dancing to "I will take you home" by the Grateful Dead.

Little girl lost
In a forest of dreams.
It's a dark old wood
And it's damp with dew.
Hoot owl hoots
For a moment it seems
Something big and cold
Just got ahold of you.
Just when everything gets scary,
Daddy's come 'round for his darlin' again.
Hold my hand with your little fingers.
Daddy's loving arms gonna gather you in.
Ain't no way the Bogeyman can get you,
You can close your eyes, the world is gonna let you,
Your daddy's here and never will forget you,
I will take you home.
I will take you home.
Gonna carry you back home
In my arms.
I will take you home.

Long is the road
We must travel on down.
Short are the legs
That will struggle behind.
I wish I knew for sure
Just where we're bound,
What we will be doin'
And what we're gonna find.
Wherever we go, there will be birds to cheer you
Flower to color in the fields around.
Wherever we go, I'll be right here near you
You can't get lost when you're always found.
Ain't no fog that's thick enough to hide you
Your daddy's gonna be right here beside you
If your fears should start to get inside you
I will take you home.
I will take you home.
Gonna carry you back home
In my arms.
I will take you home.


But I don't want to be a blubbering mess, and I usually cant listen to that song without crying to begin with, so we'll probably choose something a little more upbeat. Not sure yet...

#24 fire_rocket

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 03:39 PM

I never thought of that song as a father/daughter dance song. It's perfect!! I would also be crying at that. :heart:

#25 jamiebear

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:31 PM

what i will dance to w my papabear: I WISH YOU WELL BILL WITHERS

I wish you flowers sunshine and smiles
I wish your children that grow to make you proud
I wish you pretty things to wear
Sweet things to smell


I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (welllllllllllllllll)


I wish you good friends that always treat you fair
Wanna wish you ribbons to tie around your hair
I wish you, truckloads of cheer
and many happy years


I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (wellllllllllllllllll)


I wish you freedom to do the things you love
Wanna wish you blessings and kindness from above
Wanna wish you sunlight through the clouds
I hope you laugh out loud


I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well (oh I wish you well)
I wish you well ( welllllllllllllll)

#26 jamiebear

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Posted 28 September 2010 - 05:35 PM

LEAN ON ME
OR BRIDGHE OVER TROUBLED WATER ALSO
OH MAN
OR PAUL SIMON FATHER AND DAUGHTER:


If you ever leap awake
In the mirror of a bad dream
And for a fraction of a second
You can't remember where you are
Just open your window
And follow your memory upstream
To the meadow in the mountain
Where we counted every falling star

I believe the light that shines on you
Will shine on you forever
And though I can't guarantee
There's nothing scary hiding under your bed
I’m gonna stand guard
Like a postcard of a Golden Retriever
And never leave till I leave you
With a sweet dream in your head

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
That loved his daughter more than I love you

Trust your intuition
It's just like going fishing
You cast your line
And hope you'll get a bite
But you don't need to waste your time
Worrying about the market place
Try to help the human race
Struggling to survive its harshest night

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
That loved his daughter more than I love you

I'm gonna watch you shine
Gonna watch you grow
Gonna paint a sign
So you'll always know
As long as one and one is two
There could never be a father
That loved his daughter more than I love you
:heart:

#27 Mr. Natural

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 05:45 PM

Gotta be Sunrise/Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof.

I Will Take You Home is a nice suggestion too.