A Song to Dance With Dad

With the Father/Daughter dance song I really want to find a song that both my Dad and I really like, nothing country and nothing sappy. 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 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… quite a few from Elton John… what can I say.. I got a thing for Elton. :-) I got so many songs I like… are we allowed more then just 1 father/daughter dance?

Which one do ya’ll like most? Any other suggestions? What does Gator Dad think?


Gator Dad says if we do two songs (which I kind of love and mentioned above), then we could do “Free Fallin” by Tom Petty and then “Eternal Flame” by The Bangles. During “Eternal Flame” he would hand me off to Mr. Knight and we would start dancing. If we don’t do the two songs we would go with “Tiny Dancer” by Elton John. Yes Hannah, I did dance when I was younger for several years. I was on the dance team in high school and danced in the Civic Ballet’s Nutcracker at the Peabody in Daytona, so it has significance to both of us. :-)

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  1. I love “Your Song,” it reminds me of Moulin Rouge!

  2. @Stacy Marie: I like ‘Your Song’ too. I’m sort of leaning to ‘Free Fallin.’ I love all these songs! I need to consult with Gator Dad to see what he thinks.

  3. Hannah says:

    I’m kind of getting excited about what Gator Dad says… it seems like I love a lot of the same music you all do so hes bound to pick a great one! I personally love Tiny Dancer (didn’t you say you danced as a child?) and did you think of American Girl by Tom Petty? I love that one!

  4. @Hannah: I love “Tiny Dancer” too. I will check out “American Girl” for sure!!

  5. Jaime says:

    Tiny Dancer is what Madalyn will dance with Shawn to at her wedding. Yes, she is only 2 but I am SO planning that part for her. Just kidding- but it is such a great song and it just makes me think of a little girl dancing with her Daddy.

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