Tuesday, June 16, 2009

10 Worst Father / Daughter Dance Songs

Jezebel.com recently ran an article on the Top 10 Worst Wedding Songs which inspired me to take it a twisted step further: Top 10 Worst Father / Daughter Dance songs.

1. "Thank Heaven for Little Girls" Maurice Chevalier

The particularly pervy version that comes immediately to mind is from My Father the Hero. GĂ©rard Depardieu and Katherine Heigl before she was famous-- check it out. The premise is unsettling.

2. "Love In An Elevator" Aerosmith
I know, this one is out of left field, but Mark always brings this up as a suggestion. I guess it's the most inappropriate song he can think of.

3. "Girl, You'll Be A Woman Soon" Neil Diamond

4. "Like A Virgin" Madonna

These songs come in handy for very young brides that haven't had "the talk" yet.

5. "Brown Eyed Girl" Van Morrrison

6. "Tiny Dancer" Elton John

Two sing-along favorites.... about whorin'.

7. "Sexual Healing" Marvin Gaye

Ew. Gross.

8. "Landslide" Fleetwood Mac

This seems to be a favorite song choice on wedding sites, but has anyone actually looked at the lyrics?

Well, Ive been afraid of changing

cause Ive built my life around you

Yes, Daddy, it's all about you.

9. "Butterfly Kisses" Bob Carlisle

Another cringe-worthy favorite for those who don't understand metaphors. I believe the song actually uses the term "Father / Daughter Dance" in the lyrics.

10. "Don't Call Me Daughter" Pearl Jam

The title is pretty self-explanatory.

Note: For those of you looking looking to keep the vomit to a minimum, Offbeatbride.com has put together a great compilation of
non-sappy father / daughter dance songs.


  1. ACDC - Any song they've ever written (unless the daughter/bride really is a fast machine who keeps her motor clean)

  2. Butterfly kisses by Bob Carlisle is always included to the list of best father daughter wedding songs. Seeing it to be included in the worst choice, I am not sure what to think.

    Oh well, all the best!