Best of Hudson Valley Weddings 2008: Parent Dance Part 2

Photo by Anthony Kelly

Photo by Anthony Kelly

If you’re searching for the perfect father and daughter dance or mother son wedding dance song, you can always go with the classic favorites:

“Daddy’s Little Girl” by Al Martino or “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle or the new favorite “I Loved Her First” by Heartland

“Song For My Son” by Mikki Verrick or “Song For Mama” by Boyz II Men or “The Man You’ve Become” by Molly Pascutti

But if you’re looking for the best parent dance songs you haven’t heard, these might be right up your alley.

The following songs work for either father and daughter or mother son dances:

“Thank You For Loving Me” by Bon Jovi – Sentimental and sweet, but still cool.  I mean, it’s Bon Jovi!

“One Friend” by Keb Mo – A touch of bluegrass with slide guitar, heart felt lyrics.  Perfect for if you and your dad are friends, too.

“The Secret of Life” by James Taylor – Classic, syrupy sweet James Taylor.

“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles – A bit upbeat and just charming.  It conjures up images of parent consoling a child who’s just scraped her knee.  (At least for me, big sap that I am.)

These are just some of my favorite less traditional parent dance songs.  But it’s just the tip of the ice berg.  Hopefully this spurs you on to the song that’s right for you.  More ideas for parent dance songs that are mother and father specific coming next week.

Got a favorite undiscovered parent dance song?  Leave me a comment.

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