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Songs: Father Daughter Dance


This one was a toughie! There are so many great songs to choose from about the bond between a father and daughter. I went though tons of options to find just the right one to show off our special bond. I have always been a bit of a daddy’s girl. As he said in his speech (and many other times), when we thinks of me, he still pictures me a his little girl. I know it was really hard for him to believe that I was really getting married when he imagines me as his little Julie Bug. He usually refers to this picture


Or this one.


While I was at work, I had some updates to do. Usually I find a good playlist to jam to on my headphones and get down to business. I found a playlist of father daughter songs that are typically used at weddings and thought it would be a great opportunity to multi-task. If I heard one I liked, I could jot it down real quick. BIG mistake! I was listening and imagining the moment where I would dance with my dad, and all the great memories we have made together, and ended up crying at work. Like more than just a few tears. Like real crying. I had to go for a little walk around the office to freshen up my red face.


Word of warning, if you are emotional and don’t want to cry in front of people, wait until you get home to click on the links below. These links were my top choices for songs with my dad. I sent them to him, but he threw me for a curve ball and chose “Tough Little Boys” by Gary Alan.

This video may have also made me cry at work. There is something about military dads and little girls in pink dresses that just brings a tear to my eyes. PS watch for the girl in the watermelon dress at 2:51. My sister and I had these dresses! A personal fav 🙂


My dad and I.


Like the song says “When tough little boys, grow up to be dads they turn into big babies again”. Yes we both shed a few tears during our dance. We kept trying to make the other laugh so we wouldn’t cry.


“…Scared me to death when you took your first steps and I’d fall every time you fell down. Your first day of school, I cried like a fool and I followed your school bus to town…when tough little boys grow up to be dads they turn into big babies again…”

Photo by Teddy Menke
Photo by Teddy Menke

“…Well I’m a grown man and as strong as I am,sometimes its hard to believe, that one little girl, with little blonde curls could totally terrify me…”


“…Well I know one day, I’ll give you away and I’m gonna stand there and smile and when I get home, and I’m all alone well, I’ll sit in your room for a while. Well I didn’t cry when Old Yeller died at least not in front of my friends, but when tough little boys grow up to be dads they turn into big babies again ”


Here are the songs I had narrowed down. (Beware, may induce tears)

“I loved her first”- Heartland http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pg8Z69B6RFQ

“My Little Girl”- Tim Mcgraw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fz6xBobaqZg

“You are my sunshine” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29eHk_H_hHc

“In My Daughter’s eyes”- Martina Mcbride http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vafzteL3FBE

“My Father’s Eyes” Amy Grant http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PECqVbfdreE

“Cinderella”- Steven Curtis Chapman http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrWMBC6yoME

“Stealing Cinderella”- Chuck Wicks http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9KHAaRxyuQk

“Just Fishing”- Trace Adkins http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IheODRwalEw

“Daddy’s Hands”- Holly Dun http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Q_E6pUwySg

Oh and check out these great pics of my daddy walking his little girl down the isle.




I think he was imagining me more like this.

From my Aunt Ann's wedding. I was 3
From my Aunt Ann’s wedding. I was 3

More on my wedding series below, and still more to come!