What Are Some Common Father-Daughter Dance Songs?


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Some common songs for a father-daughter dance are "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle and "I Loved Her First" by the country/pop group Heartland. A traditional classic for this dance is "Unforgettable."

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What Are Some Common Father-Daughter Dance Songs?
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"Butterfly Kisses" seems to be one of the all-time favorites for a father-daughter dance. The tempo makes dancing easy, and fathers and daughters love the song's message. It follows a girl's life from childhood to the teenage years to her wedding day, with her dad singing, "Oh, with all that I've done wrong, I must have done something right to deserve a hug every morning and butterfly kisses at night."

"I Loved Her First" has great music and has a message from a father to his daughter's husband-to-be: "I knew the love of a father runs deep, and I prayed that she'd find you someday, But its still hard to give her away; I loved her first."

Nat King Cole's original 1951 recording of "Unforgettable" was edited and remixed to create a duet with his daughter Natalie in 1991, and it won three Grammys the following year. The original recording was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2000.

According to SongsNSingles.com, the most popular father-daughter dance song in 2015 is "Constellations" by Jack Johnson.

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