The Candle Lighting Ceremony and how it works?
There is NO religious significance to the candle lighting. Whether to include a candle lighting ceremony in your celebration or not is a personal choice. However, one of the most important aspects of a Bar or Bat Mitzvah is celebrating with family and friends. A candle-lighting ceremony is a wonderful way for the Bar Mitzvah boy or Bat Mitzvah girl to recognize and honor the important people in their lives. To some the candle lighting ceremony is the peak of the party. There is no “right or wrong” way of doing the candle lighting. A few things you will need to decide upon:
Decide on the number of candles you would like to light.
Traditionally, 13 or 14 candles are lit, one for each year of the Bar Mitzvah boy or Bat Mitzvah girl's life, and another one for good luck. Sometimes people choose to light more than 14 candles, they choose to light only one candle or they choose to light no candles at all.
The candle stand is usually personalized and adds a personal touch to the ceremony. Design the stand according to your simcha's theme. You can use styrofoam for the base and foam board material for the name piece.
Select the people you're going to invite to light a candle and in what order.
Start by making an initial list of honorees. Try not to forget anyone who you feel must light a candle. Please remember that is fine to group people together. If you were asked to light a candle at someone else’s Bar/Bat Mitzvah, proper etiquette is to reciprocate and have them light a candle at your Mitzvah. If concerned about having some of your guests feel “left out” because they did not receive an honor, then consider having an “everyone candle.”
The typical order for candle-lighting is as follows. Of course it is up to you, and there is no wrong way:
Memory candle, to acknowledge loved ones that have passed away or could not attend
Friends of the parents
Friends of the Mitzvah Child
Good Luck candle (Optional)
Everyone Candle (Optional)
People sometimes add a "guest-of-honor" or a "good luck" candle. It's a sweet addition! Choose someone that has always been there for you, or maybe a person that has an important experience ahead!
Prepare your speech.
The mitzvah child usually leads the ceremony and gives the lighting introductions in form of a poem or a story. A few helpful hints:
1. Keep candle lighting poems/sayings short. Rhymes are not necessary, but they can be entertaining. Rehearse the poem or story a few times to make sure you perform it smoothly on the day of the event. If necessary read the poem or story from a printed sheet instead of memory.
2. Stand up straight, speak clearly and perform from the heart, allowing your guests to get the true feeling behind the ceremony.
Sometimes people take the ceremony as a sign that the event is coming to an end. You may want to consider having the ceremony early in the simcha, while everyone is still seated for dinner before the dancing begins.
Choose the music for the ceremony:
You can have either a song played for every candle or a few different songs that represent certain themes or one song played lightly in the background..
Below are several of the more popular requests that are used for the candlelighting ceremony at Bar Mitzvahs & Bat Mitzvahs. This is not meant to be a definitive list, they are merely some suggestions. We have thousands of songs in our library and in most cases can fill any requests.
Songs by Category
Songs for Memorial Candles
•Candle in the Wind – Elton John •I Will Always Love You -Whitney Houston •I will Remember You - Sarah McLaughlin •Memories - Barbara Streisand (Theme from Cats) •Memories - Elvis Presley •My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion •One Sweet Day - Mariah Carey / Boys II Men •Somewhere Out There - James Ingram •Tears in Heaven – Eric Clapton •You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
Songs for Grandparents
•All You Need Is Love - Beatles •As Long As We Got Each Other - Growing Pains Theme •As Time Goes By - Jimmy Durante or Johnny Mathis •Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion •Beyond the Sea – Bobby Darrin •Can You Feel The Love Tonight- Elton John •Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis •Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow •Celebration - Kool & The Gang •Dancin In The Street - Martha and The Vandella's •Do You Believe In Magic - Lovin Spoonfull •For Sentimental Reasons - Nat King Cole •Forever Young - Rod Stewart •Gilligans Island (TV Theme) •Godfather theme - John Williams •Greatest Love Of All - Whitney Houston •Happy Together - The Turtles •Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart •Heart (You Gotta Have Heart) - Damn Yankees •How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You - James Taylor •I Got you Babe - Sonny & Cher •I Just Called to Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder •I Think I Love You – Partridge Family •I'll Be There - Mariah Carey or Jacksons version •I'm So Excited - The Pointer Sisters •In the Mood - Glenn Miller •It Had To Be You – Harry Connick Jr. •L-O-V-E – Nat King Cole •La Chaim (To Life) - Fiddler on the Roof •Moonlight Serenade – Glenn Miller •Stand By Me - Ben E. King •String Of Pearls - Glenn Miller Orchestra •Sunrise, Sunset - Fiddler on the Roof •That's Amore - Dean Martin •The Best of Times - La Cage Aux Folles •The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra •Through the Years - Kenny Rogers •Times of Your Life - Paul Anka •Traditon - Fiddler on the Roof •Twist and Shout – Beatles •Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers •Unforgettable - Nat & Natalie Cole •We Are Family - Sister Sledge •What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong •Wind beneath My Wings - Bette Midler •You Are - Lionel Richie •You Are The Sunshine of My Life - Stevie Wonder •You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone •You Make Me So Very Happy - Blood, Sweat, and Tears •Young at Heart – Frank Sinatra
Songs for Aunts and Uncles
•Adams Family Theme •All you need is Love - Beatles •As Long As We Got Each Other - Growing Pains Theme •Bad Case of loving You - Robert Palmer (also good for doctor friends) •Bang The Drum All Day - Todd Rundgren •Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion •Boogie Down - Al Jarreau •Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf •Bridge Over Troubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel •Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John •Can't Smile Without You - Barry Manilow •Celebrate - Three Dog Night •Celebration - Kool & The Gang •Dancin In The Street - Martha and The Vandella's •Dancing Queen - Abba •December 1963 (Oh Whatta Night ) - Four Seasons •Do Wah Diddy - Manfred Man •Do You Believe In Magic - Loving Spoonful •Ease On Down The Road - Michael Jackson & Diana Ross •Family Affair – Sly and the Family Stone •Get This Party Started - Pink •Getting Jiggy With It - Will Smith (Remix) •Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindy Lauper •Good Times (these are the good times) - Chic •Good Vibrations - Beach Boys •Groove Me - King Floyd •Happy Together - The Turtles •Have I Told You Lately I Love You - Van Morrison or Rod Stewart •Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter •Hot Stuff - Donna Summers •How Sweet It Is (to be loved by you) - Marvin Gaye or James Taylor •I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder •I Love The Nightlife - Alicia Bridges •I Say A Little Prayer - Dionne Warwick •I Think I Love You - The Partridge Family •I Wanna Have Some Fun - Samantha Fox •If My Friends Could See Me Now - Linda Clifford •I’m So Excited – Pointer Sisters •It's A Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone •It's Not Unusual - Tom Jones •Land of 1000 Dances (Na, Na, Na, Na,...) - Wilson Pickett •Let The Good Times Roll - The Cars or B.B. King •Let Your Love Flow - Bellamy Brothers •Let's Hang On - Four Seasons •Love Machine (I'm just a love machine) - Miracles •Love Will Keep Us Together - Captain & Tenille •More Today Than Yesterday - Spiral Staircase •Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Ashley •Nice To Be With You - Jim Gold •Night Fever - Bee Gees •Nobody But Me - Human Beinz •Put A Little Love in Your Heart - Al Greene •Respect - Aretha Franklin •Rock and Roll All Night – Kiss •Silly Love Song (I Love You) - Wings •Stand By Me - Ben E. King •Still The One - Orleans •Takin' Care of Business - BTO •The Best – Tina Turner •Through The Years - Kenny Rogers •Unforgettable - Nat and/or Natalie Cole •Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers •We Are Family - Sister Sledge •What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong •Where's The Party - Madonna •Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler •You Make My Dreams Come True - Hall & Oates •You Never Can Tell - Chuck Berry
Songs for Cousins
(You can also use songs from "Aunts & Uncles, or any other category)
•All Star - Smash Mouth •As Long As We Got Each Other - Growing Pains Theme •Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf •Dating Game Theme - Herb Albert •Drive - Incubus •Getting Jiggy With It - Will Smith (Remix) •Good Lovin' - The Young Rascals •Good Vibrations - Beach Boys •Happy Together - The Turtles •Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish •It's A Sunshine Day - The Brady Bunch •Rock -n- Roll All Night - Kiss •Walkin' On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves •What I Like About You - The Romantics
Songs for Friends
•ABC – Jackson 5 •Ain't Nothing But A She Thing - Salt -n- Peper •All Star - Smash Mouth •Anytime You Need A Friend - Mariah Carey •Bad Boys (whatcha gonna do) - Inner Circle (Cops Theme) •Best Friend - Brandy •Best Friends - S Club 7 •Boom, Boom, Boom - The Outhere Brothers •Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf •Boys Are Back In Town- Thin Lizzy •Celebration - Kool & The Gang •Closer To Free - BoDeans (Party of Five TV Show) •Count on Me -Whitney Houston & CeCE Winans (Waiting to Exhale) •Drive - Incubus •Everybody Have Fun Tonight - Wang Chung •Friend Like Me – Robin Williams (Aladdin Sdtk) •Friends - Bette Midler •Friends Forever - The Thunderbugs •Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks •Friends (You Gotta Have Friends) - Bette Midler •Get This Party Started - Pink •Getting Jiggy With It - Will Smith (Remix) •Girls - Beastie Boys •Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindy Lauper •Graduation Song (Friends Forever) - Vitamin C •Heal The World - Michael Jackson •Hello Mudda, Hello Fadda - Camp Song •Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter •I Got A Girl - Tripping Daisy (This song is for a boy to his girl friends) •I Feel Good - James Brown •If I Ruled The World - NAS •If My Friends Could See Me Now – Various •I'll Be There - Mariah Carey •I'll Be There For You - Rembrants (Theme from Friends) •I've Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley •Kids In America -The Muffs •Lean On Me - Bill Withers or Club Nouvaeu •Lump - Presidents of The United States •Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood Theme •My Friends - Red Hot Chili Peppers •Respect - Aretha Franklin •Rock & Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter •Rocky Theme - Soundtrack •Stand By Me - Ben E. King •Still A Friend Of Mine - Incognito •Teach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young •Thank You For Being A Friend - "Golden Girls" TV Show •That’s What Friends Are For - Dionne Warwick & Friends •The Boys Are Back In Town - Bus Boys •The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy •These Are Days - 10,000Maniacs •We Are The Champions - Queen •We Are The World – USA for Africa •We Go Together – Cast of Grease •We Will Rock You - Queen •What About Your Friends - TLC •What I Like About You - Romantics •What’s Up (what’s going on) - 4 Non Blondes •Whenever I Call You Friend - Melissa Manchester •Who Let The Dogs Out - Baha Men •Wild Thing - Troggs or Tone Loc •With A Little Help From My Friends - Beatles or Joe Cocker •You’re A Friend Of Mine - Clarence Clemons •You're My Best Friend - Queen •You've Got A Friend - James Taylor or Carol King •You've Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman (Toy Story)
Songs for Brothers
•1,2,3,4 - Coolio •All-star – Smash Mouth •Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better •As Long As We Got Each Other - (Growing Pains Theme Song) •Bad Boy - Miami Sound Machine •Bad Boys – Inner Circle •Bad to the Bone - George Thorogood •Born To Be Wild - Steppenwolf •Celebration - Kool & The Gang •Drive - Incubus •Eye of the Tiger – Survivor •Get Ready for This – 2 Unlimited •Gonna Fly Now - Bill Conti (Rocky Theme) •Have I Told You Lately I Love You - Van Morrison or Rod Stewart •He Ain't Heavy He's My Brother - Hollies •Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter •I Feel Good - James Brown •I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - Proclaimers •I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred •Just Can't Wait To Be King - Geoff Hoyle (The Lion King) •Just the Two of Us – Bill Withers •Let's Hear It For The Boy - Denise Williams •Macho Man - Village Man •Mission Impossible – Soundtrack •Oh Yeah – Yello •Pretty Fly For A White Guy – The Offspring •Rock & Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter •Sharp Dressed Man – ZZ Top •Soul Man - Sam & Dave •Speak Softly Love – Nino Rota (Godfather Theme) (also use for Italian friends) •Stand By Me - Ben E. King •Superman Theme – John Williams •The Boys are Back in Town – Thin Lizzy •Unforgettable - Nat & Natalie Cole •We Are Family - Sister Sledge •We Are The Champions - Queen •We Go Together - Grease Soundtrack •We Will Rock You - Queen •Whatta Man - Salt & Pepa •Whoomp, There it Is - Tag Team •Wild Thing - The Troggs or Tone Loc
Songs for Sisters
•Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better •Baby Love - The Supremes •Barbie Girl – Aqua •Born to Be Wild - Steppenwolf •Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison •Celebration - Kool & The Gang •Dancing Queen - Abba •Dating Game Theme - Herb Albert •Do Wah Diddy - Manford Mann •Foxy Lady - Jimi Hendrix •Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cindy Lauper •Have I Told You Lately I Love You - Van Morrison or Rod Stewart •Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter •I Feel Good - James Brown •I’m Every Woman- Whitney Houston •I Saw Her Standing There - Beatles •I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston or Chaka Kahn •Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder •Just A Girl - No Doubt •Ladies Night – Kool and the Gang •Lady - Commodores •Lean On Me-Bill Withers, Club Nouveau •Material Girl - Madonna •More Than A Woman - Bee Gees •Most Beautiful Girl in The World - Prince •My Girl - Temptations •Oh! Pretty Woman - Roy Orbinson •Respect - Aretha Franklin •Rock & Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter •She Drives Me Crazy- Fine Young Cannibals •Stand By Me - Ben E. King •Supermodel - Ru Paul •Supermodel-Jill Sobule (Clueless) •The Sister Song - Barney •There She Is, Miss America - Bert Parks •U Got the Look - Prince •Unforgettable - Nat & Natalie Cole •Uptown Girl - Billy Joel •We Are Family - Sister Sledge •We Are The Champions - Queen •We Go Together - Grease Soundtrack •We Will Rock You - Queen •What I Like About You - Romantics •Whenever I Call You Friend - Melissa Manchester •Where You Lead- Carol King •Wild Thing - Troggs •Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
Songs for Parents
•Ain’t No Mountain High Enough- Supremes •Always on my Mind – Willie Nelson •As Long As We Have Each Other – B.J. Thomas (Growing Pains Theme Song) •Beautiful Life – Ace of Base •Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion •Can You Feel It – The Jacksons •Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John •Can’t Stop Lovin’ You – Van Halen •Celebration - Kool & The Gang •Everlasting Love – Gloria Estefan •Family Affair - Sly & The Family Stone •Get on Your Feet – Gloria Estefan •Greatest Love of All – Whitney Houston •Have I Told You Lately I Love You - Van Morrison •Heaven Must Have Sent You – Bonnie Pointer •Hero – Mariah Carey or Enrique Iglesias •How Sweet it is – James Taylor •I Feel Good - James Brown •I Got You Babe – Sonny & Cher •I Love You – Donna Summer •I Love You Always Forever – Donna Lewis •I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston •I’ll Be There – Mariah Carey or Jackson 5 •I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders •I've Had The Time Of My Life - Bill Medley •Learned From You – Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus •Love and Marriage – The McGuire Sisters or Frank Sinatra •My Yiddeshe Momme – Neil Sedaka •Not While I’m Around - Barbara Streisand •Odd Couple Theme •Rock & Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter •Save the Best For Last – Vanessa Williams •Silly Love Songs – Paul McCartney •Song for Mama – Boys II Men •Stand By Me - Ben E. King •Sunrise Sunset - Fiddler On The Roof •Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills & Nash •The Best – Tina Turner •This Is The Time- Billy Joel •Through the Years - Kenny Rogers •Time To Remember – Billy Joel •Together Forever – Rock Astley •Tradition - Fiddler On The Roof •Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers •Unforgettable - Natalie Cole •We Are Family - Sister Sledge •We Are The Champions - Queen •We’re Havin’ A Party – Rod Stewart •What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong •When I’m 64 – Beatles •Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler •You Make My Dreams Come True – Hall & Oates •You’re Mama Don’t Dance – Kenny Loggins •You're My First, My Last, My Everything – Barry White •You’re The Inspiration – Chicago
Songs for Guests of Honor
•Bad To The Bone - George Thorogood •Birthday – Beatles •Born In The USA - Bruce Springsteen •Born To Run - Bruce Springsteen •Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson •Can You Feel It – The Jacksons •Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John •Celebration - Kool & The Gang •Daddy's Little Girl - Al Martino •Dancing Queen - Abba •Defying Gravity - Wicked Soundtrack •Eye Of The Tiger- Survivor •Fame - Irene Cara •Finally - CeCe Penniston •Future's So Bright I Gotta Wear Shades - Timbuk 3 •Get The Party Started – Pink •Gettin Jiggy Wid It - Will Smith •Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper •Glamorous – Fergie •Happy Birthday - Stevie Wonder •Happy Birthday – Traditional •Here Comes the HotStepper - Ini Kamoze •I Believe I Can Fly - R. Kelly •I Feel Good - James Brown •I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas •I Wish - Skee-Lo •Ice Ice Baby - Vanilla Ice •I'm Every Woman - Whitney Houston or Chaka Kahn •I'm So Excited - Pointer Sisters •I'm Too Sexy - Right Said Fred •Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder •It's My Life - Bon Jovi •Independent Woman - Destiny's Child •Jump Around - The Movement •Lets Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas •Light My Candle – Rent •Little Miss Can't Be Wrong - Spin Doctors •Livin’ La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin •Livin’ On A Prayer - Bon Jovi •Luck Be A Lady - Frank Sinatra •Me Myself and I - De la Soul •Most Beautiful Girl in The World - Prince •My Name Is - Slim Shady •Nobody But Me - Human Beinz •Party Like A Rock Star - JTX •Party Like A Rock Star - Shop Boyz •Pretty Fly For A white Guy – Offspring •Rock & Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter •Rock and Roll All Night – Kiss •Rockstar – Nickleback •Run This Town - Jay-Z, Rihanna & Kanye West •Save The Best For last - Vanessa Williams •Sexyback - Justin Timberlake •Show Stopper - Danity Kane •Smile - Lily Allen •Soul Man - Sam and Dave (or Blues Brothers) •Teenagers - My Chemical Romance •Thank God I'm a Country Boy - John Denver •The Best- Tina Turner •The Climb - Miley Cyrus •This Is Why I'm Hot – MIMS •Uptown Girl - Billy Joel •Vogue - Madonna •Welcome To The World - Kevin Rudolph •Wild Thing - The Troggs
Songs for People Who Sail
•Come Sail Away - Styx •The Ballad of Gilligan’s Isle – The Wellington’s (Gilligan’s Island Theme Song) •Love Boat Theme – Jack Jones
Songs for People from Out of State (Friends and/or relatives)
•Alabama: Sweet Home Alabama - Lynard Skynard •America: "America: - Neil Diamond •Boston: "Cheers" TV Show •Boston: "Dirty Water"- Standells •Boston: "Shipping up to Boston" – Dropkick Murphies •Brooklyn: "No Sleep Til Brooklyn"- Beastie Boys •California-"California Girls"- Beach Boys or David Lee Roth •California: "California Dreaming"- Mamas & Papas •California: "California Love"- Tupac featuring Dr. Dre •California: "Hotel California" – Eagles •Carolinas: "Carolina On My Mind" - James Taylor •Chicago: "My Kind of Town" - Frank Sinatra •Chicago: "Sirius" Chicago Bulls Theme Song •Cincinnati: " WKRP in Cincinnati"- Steve Carlisle (T.V. show) •Cuba: "Cuba"- Gibson Brothers •Detroit: "Detroit City" – Bobby Bare •"From a Distance" – Bette Midler •Georgia: "Georgia On My Mind" - Ray Charles •Georgia: "Sweet Georgia Brown" - Brother Bones •Hawaii: "Hawaii Five Oh" TV Show •Hawaii: "Tiny Bubbles" - Don Ho •Kansas - "Kansas City" - Wilbur Harrison •"Kokomo" – Beach Boys •Las Vegas: "Viva Las Vegas" - Elvis Presley •"Life is a Highway" – Rascal Flatts •Los Angeles: "LA Law Theme" (good for lawyers) •Manhattan: "Movin' On Up" – Du Bois (The Jeffersons) •Miami: "Miami" - Will Smith •Miami: "Only In Miami" - Bette Midler •Miami: "Miami Vice Theme Song" – Jan Hammer •New Jersey: "Palisades Park" - Freddy Cannon •New Orleans: "Mardi Gras Music" •New York: "New York State of Mind" - Billy Joel •New York: "New York, New York" - Frank Sinatra •Ohio: "Ohio State University Football Song" •"On the Road Again" – Willie Nelson •Pennsylvania: "Pennsylvania 6-5000" - Glenn Miller •Pennsylvania: "Pennsylvania Polka" - Frankie Yankovic •Philadelphia: "Philadelphia" - Bruce Springsteen •Philadelphia: "Philadelphia Freedom" - Elton John •Philadelphia: "Streets Of Philadelphia" - Bruce Springsteen •San Francisco: "I Left My Heart in San Francisco" - Tony Bennett •San Francisco: "San Francisco" - Village People •St. Louis: "St. Louis Blues March"- Glen Miller •Tennessee: "Tennessee" - Arrested Development •Texas: "Yellow Rose of Texas" - Mitch Miller •Washington DC - "Hail To The Chief" •Washington D.C. - "Stars & Stripes" – United States Marine Band •West: "Thank God I’m a Country Boy" - John Denver •West: "The Joker" - Steve Miller •West: Wild, Wild, West - Will Smith
Songs for Sports Fans
•Centerfield - John C. Fogerty •ESPN Sportscenter Theme Song •Go New York, Go New York Go – Jesse Jaymes (Knicks Theme Song) •Hail To the Redskins - Redskin's Fight Song – Washington Redskins •Monday Night Football – ABC and ESPN Theme Song •Rock & Roll Part 2 – (A.K.A. The Hey Song) - Gary Glitter •Sirius - Bobby Morganstein (Chicago Bulls Theme Song) •Sweet Georgia Brown – Brother Bones and His Shadows (Harlem Globetrotters) •Take Me Out to The Ballgame – Nora Bayes (Baseball Theme Song)
Songs for Little Kids
•Go Go Power Rangers - Power Rangers Theme •Hakuna Matada - Lion King •I Love You - Barney & Friends (Barney Theme Song) •Just Can’t Wait to Be King - Lion King •Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood Theme Song •Seasame Street Theme Song •The Lion Sleeps Tonight - The Tokens (The Lion King) •Under The Sea - Little Mermaid •Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah - Disney
Father & Daughter Dance Songs
•A Song for My Daughter - Mikki Viereck •Becaused You Loved Me - Celine Dion •Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle •Daddy’s Hands - Holly Dunn •Daddy’s Little Girl - Al Martino •Daddy’s Little Girl - Mills Brothers •Daughter of Mine - John McDermott •Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison •Hero - Mariah Carey •I Hope You Dance - Leann Womack •I’ll Be - Reba McIntyre •Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder •Landslide - Fleetwood Mac •My Girl - Temptations •My Special Angel - Bobby Helms •The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra Or Tony Bennet •Through the Years - Kenny Rogers •Times of Your Life - Paul Anka •Unforgettable - Natalie Cole •What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong •Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler •Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton •You are so Beautiful - Joe Cocker •You Decorated My Life - Kenny Rogers
Mother & Son Dance Songs
•A Smile Like Yours - Natalie Cole •A Song for Mama - Boyz to Men •A Song for My Son - Mikki Viereck •Beautiful In My Eyes - Joshua Kadison •Because you Loved Me - Celion Dion •Could I Have This Dance - Anne Murray •Forever Young - Alphaville •Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart •Hero - Mariah Carey •I Am Your Child - Barry Manilow •In My Life - The Beatles •Memories - Elvis Presley •Sunrise Sunset - Fidler on the Roof Soundtrack •The Rose - Bette Midler •Through the Years - Kenny Rogers •Unforgettable - Natalie Cole •What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong •Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler