Father Of The Bride Songs
For each bride, dancing with her father on her wedding day is a special and unforgettable moment. That’s why you need to make sure you choose the right song for this dance by taking into consideration various aspects, including your father’s preferences. For father-daughter dances, it’s recommended to pick a song closer to your father’s generation. A really good idea is to stick to a classic waltz. In this case, you will have the opportunity to search through thousands of songs, each of them more beautiful and meaningful than the other. So, check out the following waltz worthy options and ask for your father’s opinion in order to avoid mistakes.
If you know your father is an oldies lover then he will definitely be delighted to dance with you on the Otis Redding song called “Stand By Me”. This beautiful song was originally sung by Ben R. King in 1961 and was a number one in the R&B charts of the era. Over the years, famous artists, including Otis Redding, have released this song in different versions. Having great lyrics and plenty of R&B and soul music influences, this song will definitely touch the audience.
Another interesting father-daughter song that you should write down on your short list is “Here Comes The Sun” signed by The Beatles. This upbeat tune is the creation of George Harrison, member of the famous band, and was included on the album Abbey Road released in 1969. It has beautiful lyrics and a melody with folk and pop rock influences. In addition, some of the phrasing interludes have their origins in Indian music. All the Beatles’ fans attending your wedding will be delighted to hear this song and see you and your father dancing.
For a black tie event, you should definitely opt for Louis Armstrong’s “La Vie En Rose”. The voice and talent of Louis Armstrong will definitely touch the souls of your friends and guests while you dance with your father. What you need to know about this song is that it’s actually an Edith Piaf creation released in 1946. She actually became famous thanks to this beautiful song, which talks about love and the difficulties of wartime. “La Vie En Rose” is one of Piaf’s signature songs.
Another song that’s suitable to use as father-daughter wedding song is the Frank Sinatra version of the song called “I’ll Be Seeing You”. This song was written by Irving Kahal and Sammy Fain and was released in 1938 as part of the musical “Right This Way”. It’s actually a standard jazz song with an emotional theme related to love during the World War II. Sinatra’s version has a more upbeat tempo and is perfect for a memorable father-daughter dance.
If you really want to wow the guests with a unique father-daughter song, you should choose “Brown Eyed Girl” sung by Van Morrison. Recorded in 1967, this popular pop song has simple but amazing lyrics and a great rhythm. By listening to this song you will be able to notice the tendency of the singer to use Romantic poets as inspirational sources for his music.
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