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21 Perfect Songs for Parent Dances

By April 28, 2022No Comments

These songs could bring a tear to your parents’ eyes during your dances.

Choosing the music for your wedding might come easy. But choosing the specific songs for the special moments throughout the night might be a little harder. Sure, you may have your first dance picked out. However, when it comes to the parent dances for you and your future spouse, you might be stumped. Perhaps you don’t have a special song with your father or mother. Or maybe you’re just at a loss about what song you want to dance to with your parents. Brides of Long Island has you covered! Here are 21 perfect songs for parent dances that could bring a tear to your parents’ eyes.

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Below are seven great father-daughter songs. From sentimental to fun, these songs are great to dance with your father at your wedding.

Bless the Broken Road – Rascal Flatts

Daughters – John Mayer

Father & Daughter – Paul Simon

I Loved Her First – Heartland

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

My Girl – Temptations

My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

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Here are seven mother-son songs. They range from sappy to sentimental – perfect for your future spouse to dance with his mother.

Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

Let It Grow – Eric Clapton

Mama – Boyz II Men

Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Songs for My Son – Mikki

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

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And finally, below are seven more songs that could be perfect for either you and your father or your future spouse and his mother.

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart

Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel

Through the Years – Kenny Rogers

What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

All of the above songs could work if you have another special parent or person in your life you want to recognize on your wedding day with a dance.

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Lastly, if you’re still stumped on what song you want to dance to with your parents, think back to when you grew up. If there’s a fun song that brings back great memories for you and your parents, use that! Even if it’s a fast song, it will work because it has sentimental meaning to you. And remember choosing the songs should be fun, so get your parents involved too!

Take a dance break and pick out some swag for yourself at the BOLI store!

Written by Christine McGrath,

BOLI Blogger

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