The Quinceanera party reflects an important milestone in every girl’s life, and your dance with your father will carry many special memories to cherish in future years. BirthdayFrenzy enlists 25 songs that are worth for your quinceanera dance.
While a traditional waltz to Spanish songs cannot be matched in terms of effect and style, use could go creative and pick up a song that has meaningful lyrics. After all, you want the dance with your father to be extra special!
Quinceanera represents the coming of age of a girl, and the celebration of her entering into womanhood. To bid adieu to the girl’s childhood, a party is held on her 15th birthday. While preparations start well in advance, an important ritual of this tradition is the first dance at the quinceanera party.
Traditionally, the first dance of the young woman is with her father, which is of most significance (did I hear lots of awws…?) Earlier, girls were not allowed to dance in public, until the age of 15. So, the dance with her father is supposed to be her first public dance. After his dance, the father hands over the girl to her escort and other members of the family, or have a dance with the damas and the chambelanes. To make this dance truly memorable, besides the dress, an equally apt song is essential. BirthdayFrenzy has collated 25 beautiful songs that would seem just right for a quinceanera dance.
Songs for the Father-Daughter Dance
It might be a coming-of-age party for the daughter, but she’ll be daddy’s little princess forever; here are some melodies with beautiful lyrics that are sure to melt your heart.
Because You Loved Me
by Celine Dion
You were my strength when I was weak
You were my voice when I couldn’t speak
You were my eyes when I couldn’t see
You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me
Stand By Me
by Prince Royce
When the night has come
and the land is dark
y la luna es la luz que brilla ante mi
oh i won’t
just as long as you stand, stand by me
Little Woman Gonna Make You Cry
by Peter Cetera
Little woman gonna break your heart
Gonna miss her when you’re both apart
She’s a lady, but she’ll always be Daddy’s Girl.
She’ll always be Daddy’s Girl…
My Little Girl
by Tim McGraw
Someday, some boy will come and ask me for your hand.
But I won’t say “yes” to him unless I know, he’s the half
that makes you whole, he has a poet’s soul, and the heart of a man’s man.
I know he’ll say that he’s in love.
But between you and me. He won’t be good enough!
by Bob Carlisle
Oh with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every mornin’
And butterfly kisses at night
By Elton John
I need you before I’m too old
To have and to hold
To walk with you and watch you grow
And know that you’re blessed
Other Popular Dance Songs
Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler
Dance with my Father by Celine Dion
Mi Niña Bonita by Chino & Nacho
Quinceanera by Los Yonics
La Ultima Muñeca by Los Baron de Apodaca
You’re the Inspiration by Chicago
Something in The Water by Carrie Underwood
I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
Songs for a Surprise Dance
Here you can experiment with latest hip hop songs, bachata songs and other modern music. Usually, the dance routines to these songs are planned months in advance, with meticulous practice and rehearsing. You can also hire a choreography and DJ to have a mix of different songs.
Your Love by Nicky Minaj
Just A Dream by Nelly
Corazon Sin Cara by Prince Royce
Crazy In Love by Beyonce Knowles
Stand By Me by Prince Royce
El Malo by Aventura
Songs for a Mother-Daughter Dance
Lullabye by Billy Joel
My Baby You by Marc Anthony
In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride
I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
Like My Mother Does by Lauren Alaina
A quinceanera party is a beautiful and memorable occasion in every girl’s life. Looking back, she is bound to miss her carefree childhood days. While many other traditions are involved, your dance has to be special. Take extra efforts for practicing your dance steps and routine, especially the one with your father. Some songs have such brilliant lyrics that they are bound to prompt a call for the box of tissues. There are numerous songs that are apt for the occasion, and if you think some who deserve to be in this list, kindly do mention them in the comments sections below.