Songs For Dances With Parent/Relative/Loved One

Traditionally, father + daughter and mother + son dances are done before or after the couple's first dance together. The original intention was for the father to "give away" the bride, and eventually, the mother and groom dance followed. For some couples, this moment is an important legacy to continue, but for others, this can be a complicated moment to navigate.
The importance of this dance should not be placed on "tradition," but rather, the importance that the dance has to you. This might mean dancing with another relative, a close friend, or maybe skipping it altogether for one of you (your DJ/MC should be able to facilitate a smooth transition for you). The list we have compiled below are appropriate for all types of relationships with those important to either of you. We look for songs with meanings about being a support system, seeing you off to a new stage of life, or a simple sentiment about love and care. 
Songs for dances with a parent, relative, or loved one
  1. Stand By You - The Pretenders
  2. Beautiful Boy - John Lennon
  3. My Wish - Rascal Flatts
  4. Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
  5. Days Like This - Van Morrison
  6. These are the Days - 10,000 Maniacs
  7. Loves Me Like a Rock - Paul Simon
  8. Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw
  9. A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
  10. A House of Love - Mike Douglas
  11. Time in a Bottle - Jim Croce
  12. In My Life - The Beatles 
  13. May Each Day - Andy Williams 
  14. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac
  15. Wild World - Cat Stevens 
  16. Wildflowers - Tom Petty 
  17. My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
  18. My Little Girl - Jack Johnson
  19. Daughters - John Mayer
  20. Across the Universe - The Beatles 
  21. Vienna - Billy Joel
  22. You've Got A Friend - James Taylor or Carole King
  23. Child of Mine - Carole King 
  24. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
  25. Forever Young - Rod Stewart
  26. I'll Always Be Your Baby - Natalie Grant 
  27. Father and Daughter - Paul Simon 
  28. It Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius Rucker
  29. I Hope You Dance - LeAnn Womak
  30. Lovely Day - Bill Withers 
  31. My Girl - The Temptations 
  32. Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  33. God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  34. Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
  35. When You're Smiling - Louis Armstrong