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Parent Dance Songs

I posted a blog a few months ago listing some of the most popular first dance songs at my past weddings, and I thought it would be fun to also list some of the top parent dance songs. These always tend to be tough choices for most couples because you want to make your moms and dads happy but you don’t want to be stuck swaying along to some horrible 5 minute tune. Maybe you and your ‘rents have a song already lined up, but if not maybe you could consider one of these little ditties:


Photo by Heather Bohm-Tallman

Father/Daughter dance songs:

Forever Young – Bob Dylan
I loved her First – Heartland
Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
My Girl – Temptations
Wonderful World – Louie Armstrong
Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Unforgettable – Nat King Cole


Photo by Tracey Buyce


Mother/Son dance songs:

Raise Me Up – Westlife
Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
The Rose – Bette Midler, Highland Heartbeat
Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
All to You – DJ Keo
Stand by Me – Ben E. King
I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack
Your Song – Garth Brooks
Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
In My Life – The Beatles
Child of Mine – Carole King

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