Father-Daughter Dance Songs You'll Both Love

Each week, we feature music recommendations from Scratch Weddings, the nation's leader with the best wedding DJs at affordable prices. This week's post comes from DJ Chris Mix, Chicago's hometown DJ sensation spinning a wide variety of events and clubs in Chicago, New York, and Las Vegas. Mix's musical skills don't end on the turntables: He's also a pianist, a jazz drummer, plays clarinet and saxophone, and has an encyclopedic musical knowledge. Chris loves to play weddings because it allows him to create the perfect set-list based on the couple's musical taste. "I love being able to play the music that will make your wedding memorable!”

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This is always a tough song to pick because the selection is somewhat limited. It's even more challenging if your taste in music doesn't line up with dad's. To find a song that makes you both happy and shows the importance of your relationship, consider selecting modern version of Dad's favorite song, like a Michael Bublé cover of his favorite Frank Sinatra or Queen song. 

Below, some of my recommendations.

► "Have You Seen Her Face" – The Byrds
► "God Only Knows" – The Beach Boys
► "Pretty Woman" – Roy Orbison
► "Teach Your Children" – Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young

For the Rocker Dad:
► "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" – Queen
► "Make Me Smile" – Chicago
► "Somebody’s Baby" – Jackson Browne
► "She’s The One" – Bruce Springsteen

For the Smooth Dad:
► "Never Too Much" – Luther Vandross
► "Thank You" – Boyz II Men
► "Sugar Dumpling" – Sam Cooke

For the Funny Dad:
► "Sharp Dressed Man" – ZZ Top
► "(I Know) I’m Losing You" – The Temptations
► "They Can’t Take That Away From Me" – Frank Sinatra
► "She’s Gone" – Hall & Oates

For the Bookish Dad:
► "Happy Just To Dance With You" – The Beatles
► "Daughters of the Soho Riots" – The National
► "Wildflowers" – Tom Petty