Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Dancing With My Dad

Meet my dad.135I have always loved and really looked up to my dad.015I appreciate his smarts and level headedness.  He is a big part of the reason why I went into engineering.  Here I am, following in his footsteps after getting my iron ring for becoming an engineer.056That being said, my dad also knows how to be a bit goofy from time to time.072I really wanted to find a song for our father-daughter that was perfect for the kind of relationship that we have.  It isn’t a shmoopy one, so when I googled “father-daughter dance songs” none of the songs seemed right.  I went through all the Top 100 songs from the 1980s and 1990s trying to find a song that we both loved.  The only thing I found was a bunch of songs that I had completely forgotten about and band names that didn’t ring a bell anymore (one hit wonder anyone?).  I wracked my brain thinking of artists I know my dad liked.

Men At Work?  Catchy tunes, but no.  Dire Straits?  The songs weren’t quite right for a father-daughter dance.  The Police?  Er, songs not appropriate.

Phil Collins?  None of his tunes that I remembered listening to as a kid were quite right…  But there was one song.  You’ll Be In My Heart from the Tarzan soundtrack.

As I listened to the song (at work, on my lunch break) it totally made me weepy as I imagined it for our dance.  It would be perfect, but I had to see if my dad like it.  I put it on a short list of songs and sent it off to him.  The next time he visited Calgary we listened to the tunes and tried to imagine dancing to the different songs.  Phil Collins was the definite winner.  An artist that I know my dad loved and a song that was perfect for a father-daughter dance.

What song did you and your dad pick for your father-daughter dance?

DSCN5119*Practicing our dance moves the morning of the wedding*


Nicole @ Haute Runner said...

Great choice for the father-daughter dance!!

We did a father-daughter (and I have 2 dads) and mother-son dance together so we went with What a Wonderful World as that seemed to work well with all 3 situations!

Saying I do said...

That's a great song, I like that choice!! We danced to Paul Simon "Fathers and Daughters"

Tracy said...

What a great song. Dads are the best. Our song was Tim McGraw's "My little girl" starts "Better hold on easy as I let you go"....I cry every time I think about it. My dance with my dad was one of the best moments of our wedding, actually of my entire life. Glad you find a song that hit you just right!!!

Anonymous said...

Great song choice!