Finding the perfect song is crucial to devoting a dance to a mother or father. For a parent, it’s an emotional day having to see their baby get married. It’s important to assure parents that their child is still very much in their lives, even if they’ll be focused on their own family from now on.
My Girl – The Temptations
Everyone knows the eyes are on the bride for the big day, so why not devote the perfect song to her? If dancing isn’t your forte, My Girl is the easiest way tune to get into the rhythm and get heads bobbing.
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
If you haven’t told your son or daughter that you love them lately, Rod Stewart will help you do so. This tune is perfect for the tear-jerking slow dance of the night and may closely outshine the first dance!
Somewhere Over the Rainbow (What a Wonderful World) – Israel Kamakawiwoole
This is one sweet song that everyone in the room will know the lyrics to. This version is a beautiful way to remind your child that “the dreams that you dream of, once in a lullaby….really do come true”.
Count on Me – Bruno Mars
A perfect song choice for the closest of parents and children. Bruno Mars is a must for every wedding playlist, and with this comes an opportunity to fade into one of his best party tunes.
U Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer
For the not-so traditional parent-child relationships, this song is a definite crowd pleaser. Some killer dance moves paired with this perfect song will get the crowd enjoying the performance.
You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman
Even the little ones will get bobbing with this classic. Best known off the Toy Story soundtrack, Randy Newman will give you the loving reminder that your parent will always be a friend.
Unforgettable – Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole
The sweetest of choices for a father daughter dance, this perfect song will have everyone tearing up in no time. Lyrics like “unforgettable in every way and forever more, that’s how you’ll stay” perfectly captures a father’s everlasting love.
You Are the Sunshine of My Life- Stevie Wonder
A sweet song for your parents to dedicate a dance to you, Stevie Wonder’s classic can perfectly represent their love for you. If you have siblings, it’s the perfect way to remind them that you’re the favourite of the day!
Sweet Child O’ Mine- Guns N’ Roses
This song choice is definitely worthy of an air guitar performance. The rock classic will have everyone captivated by the impressive parent-child dance skills that we expect to go with it.
Let’s Dance- David Bowie
If dominating the dancefloor runs in your genes, this song is a perfect song choice. Bowie fans will cheer and your parent can really kick up their heels to this after a few red wines.
Dreams- Fleetwood Mac
A slower and more chilled-out melody, Dreams is an unconventional choice but a crowd favourite. Being popular with both your mates and your parents generation, everyone will be thrilled to join in for a dance.
Daughters- John Mayer
Smooth wedding vocals and an acoustic tune will have this song choice leaning towards the sappy side. Father-daughter dances are incredibly emotional and nostalgic, so this the perfect song for the occasion.
Time Warp – Richard O’Brien
Everyone’s favourite from The Rocky Horror Picture Show, this classic will have hips turning and crowds cheering. If you don’t know the movements, your Mum and Dad can teach you impromptu style.
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