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. Gérard 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
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.