61 Best Father Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding

The Father-Daughter dance can be a real tear-jerking moment at a wedding. Personally, it is one of our favorite milestones at a reception, tied with the Mother-Son dance, of course. The key to a perfect song choice for this big one is emotion. Does the song capture a nostalgic moment? Does it speak to specific feelings? This list will give you tons of options to narrow down your perfect Father-Daughter dance song so you can focus on the rest of your bid day planning.

Best Father Daughter Dance Songs

With literally millions of songs to choose from, how can you decide? One thing to be aware of is the tone of the song. While some of the lyrics may sound sweet and lovely, did the songwriter and performer intend for the relationship to be parental? Probably not. Most songs in the “love” vein are meant for just that, lovers. Our goal here is to carefully navigate that treacherous lyrical labyrinth so that your Father Daughter Dance song is sweet, poignant, and appropriate.

Here are the 61 finest options for your Father Daughter Dance:

“Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

“In My Life” by The Beatles

“Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon

“Forever Young” by Rod Stewart

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

“Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III

“How Sweet it Is” by James Taylor

“Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee

“You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

“Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra

“Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

“I Loved Her First” by Heartland

“Sweet Child O’Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

“Dance With My Father” by Luther Vandross

“You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash

“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

“Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoole

“There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney

“You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker

“My Girl” by The Temptations

“I’ll Be There” by Jackson 5

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

“The Best Day” by Taylor Swift

“Hero” by Mariah Carey

“She’s a Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones

“Daughters” by John Mayer

“Daddy” by Beyonce

“Your Song” by Elton John

“You’ve Got a Friend” by Randy Newman

“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts

“One Call Away” by Charlie Puth

“Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant

“Daddy’s Little Girl” by Michael Bolton

“Forever” by The Beach Boys

“She’s Leaving Home” by The Beatles

“You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins

“It Had to Be You” by Ray Charles

“Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

“God Gave Me You” by Blake Shelton

Lights by Journey

“Wide Open Spaces” by The Dixie Chicks

“To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan

“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

“I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders

“You Got It” by Roy Orbison

“Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers

“Walk With You” by Edwin McCain

“Thank You” by Led Zeppelin

“Gracie” by Ben Folds

“To Sir With Love” by Lulu

“It’s For My Dad” by Nancy Sinatra

“Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn

“One in a Million” by Larry Graham

“That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding

“Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel

“Child of Mine” by Carole King

“To Know Him Is To Love Him” By Amy Winehouse

“The Wonder of You” by Elvis Presley

“By Your Side” by Sade

61 Of the Best Father Daughter Dance Songs Ever

See, that wasn’t so hard. Now you have a list of the very best Father-Daughter dance songs ever recorded! Take your time, listen through them, and choose something that resonates with you. The big key here is that this is YOUR big day, no one else’s. Choose something that resonates with you and your father, plain and simple. It’ll be beautiful and wonderful because it is you and him.

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