Choosing a Bride & Father or Groom & Mother Dance Song

So, you're planning your special day and going over the reception event form that your DJ provided and you come to the Bride and Father and Groom and Mother Dance section. ??? After the thought of you having to dance with your parent sinks in, you realize you don’t have any idea of what song are you going to choose. Unless you have a really close relationship with them and have a song that the two of you used to dance to you when you were a little, picking the right song might be a daunting task. Hopefully, this post will make choosing the right song a little easier.

  Let’s start by asking some questions:

  1. How mobile is your father or mother? If they have difficulty walking, you probably want to go with a slow song. Any song can be faded down at a certain point so length of the song isn’t so much a factor. If you want a song faded at a certain point, we recommend around 2-2:30 minutes so your photographer or videographer can capture the moment properly.


  1. What types of music do you and your father or mother like? Ask them if they have any song preferences and if not, then what genre and/or era are they comfortable with? Cross match that with your prefences to narrow it down.


  1. What type of vibe are you going for? Fun and upbeat? Slow and special? Do you want a song with lyrics that have a certain message for your dad?


These are all things to consider when choosing a song for a dancing with a parent, step parent or sibling, depending on your situation. Below is a partial list of the Top 50 Most Requested Bride and Father dance songs. See the entire list and the Top 50 Groom and Mother Dance Songs by clicking the “Request Songs” button in the navigation bar at the top of the page and then click the “Most Requested” button below the smaller DJs on a Dime logo, a third of the way down the page where you’ll find a pull down menu of the top requested songs for various wedding reception events.

1 Heartland - I Loved Her First

2 Mcgraw, Tim - My Little Girl

3 Rascal Flatts - My Wish

Bride-father dance

4 Temptations - My Girl

5 Carlisle, Bob - Butterfly Kisses

6 Armstrong, Louis - What A Wonderful World

7 Chapman, Steven Curtis - Cinderella

8 Wonder, Stevie - Isn't She Lovely

9 Beatles - In My Life

10 Sinatra, Frank - The Way You Look Tonight

11 Simon, Paul - Father And Daughter

12 Kamakawiwo'ole, Israel 'Iz' - Over The Rainbow

13 Mccain, Edwin - Walk With You

14 Cole, Natalie With Nat King Cole - Unforgettable

15 Rucker, Darius - It Won't Be Like This For Long

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