Father daughter wedding dance

The Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding

There’s a lot riding on finding the perfect father-daughter dance song for your wedding. You want to get it right since this dance can symbolize the emotional connection between you and your dad. It’s bound to be a heartwarming and unforgettable moment during your wedding celebration with all eyes on the dance floor.

So how do you find the ideal father-daughter dance song? With time and careful consideration, you can find one that resonates with the two of you. If you are close to your dad, the father-daughter dance song is a chance to convey gratitude, love and appreciation for the lifelong support and guidance that he has provided. And even if you don’t have a close relationship with your dad, don’t worry. There are many light-hearted options that will create a memorable moment.

Many Options

Whether it’s a classic tune that holds sentimental value, a contemporary hit with meaningful lyrics or even a unique, less conventional track, the song should reflect the unique bond between the bride and her father—or just be an uplifting song that you both love. Moreover, it should complement the overall atmosphere of your event, resonating with the wedding style and preferences.

We consulted with Jason Jani of SCE Event Group to help us with some great suggestions. Jason has years of experience with weddings and milestone moments—and always has the just-right song for every occasion. Here he shares 88 (!) different options for your father-daughter dance song. Some are classics, some are current hits and some are great variations on a familiar tune.

Look through the list below and when you’re done, you can listen to them all on his “Ultimate Father Daughter Dance” playlist on Spotify. (Spotify also includes the lyrics, so you can read through each song.) Whichever you tune you choose, be sure to pick something that’s meaningful to you. It’s bound to have a special place in your heart for the rest of your life. Happy listening!

88 of the Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

  1. My Girl | The Temptaions
  2. In My Life |The Beatles
  3. My Little Girl from the motion picture My Friend Flickr | Tim McGraw
  4. Dance with My Daughter | Jason Blaine
  5. God Only Knows | The Beach Boys
  6. I Loved Her First | Heartland
  7. Isn’t She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
  8. Daughters | John Mayer
  9. Sweat Pea | Amos Lee
  10. How Sweet It Is | James Taylor
  11. Butterfly Kisses | Bob Carslisle
  12. Humble and Kind | Tim McGraw
  13. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) | Billy Joel
  14. Godspeed (Sweet Dream) | The Chicks
  15. Cinderella | Steven Curtis Chapman
  16. Stealing Cinderella | Chuck Wicks
  17. I’ll Be Your Man (Song for a Daughter) | Zac Brown Band
  18. Wildflowers | Tom Petty
  19. Shining Star | The Manhattans
  20. Landslide | Fleetwood Mac
  21. Father and Daughter | Paul Simon
  22. She’s Everything | Brad Paisley
  23. Never Alone | Jim Brickman, Lady Antebellum
  24. Just the Way You Are | Billy Joel
  25. Somewhere Over the Rainbow–What a Wonderful World | Israel Kamakawwiwo’ole
  26. When You Need Me | Bruce Springsteen
  27. I Love You This Big | Scotty McCreery
  28. Your Song | Elton John
  29. Stand By Me | Tracy Chapman
  30. You’ll Be in My Heart | Phil Collins
  31. Only One | Kanye West, Paul McCartney
  32. It’s Your Song | JJS Allstars
  33. Forever Now | Michael Buble
  34. Don’t Blink | Kenny Chesney
  35. Love Me Now | John Legend
  36. You Are the Sunshine of My Life | Stevie Wonder
  37. Daughter | Loudon Wainwright III
  38. Sweet Child O’ Mine | Guns N’ Roses
  39. I Hope You Dance | Lee Ann Womack
  40. Walk With You | Edwin McCain
  41. Kind & Generous | Natalie Merchant
  42. It’s For My Dad | Nancy Sinatra
  43. Daddy | Beyonce
  44. Daddy Dance with Me | Krystal Keith
  45. Always Be Your Baby | Natalie Grant
  46. My Little Girl | Tim McGraw
  47. Someone to Watch Over Me | Amy Winehouse
  48. Dance With My Father | Luther Vandross
  49. Sweet Child O’ Mine | Taken By Trees
  50. Sweet Child O’ Mine (Acoustic) | Dale Sutton
  51. Sweet Child O’ Mine | Orleya
  52. In My Life–Remastered 2009 | The Beatles
  53. It Won’t Be Like This for Long | Darius Rucker
  54. Stand By Me – Acoustic | Matt Johnson
  55. There You’ll Be | Faith Hill
  56. You’ve Got a Friend in Me | Randy Newman
  57. My Wish | Rascal Flatts
  58. Days Like This | Van Morrison
  59. When You Need Me – Studio Outtakes | Bruce Springsteen
  60. Then They Do – With String Intro | Trace Adkins
  61. Have I Told You Lately | Van Morrison
  62. Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Michael Bolton
  63. God Only Knows (featuring yMusic) | John Legend, Cynthia Erivo, yMusic
  64. What a Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
  65. You’ll Be in My Heart – From Tarzan | Phil Collins
  66. You Are the Best Thing | Ray Montagne
  67. The Man Who Loves You the Most | Zac Brown Band
  68. Daddy | Abby Anderson
  69. Thank You for Loving Me | Bon Jovi
  70. I Turn to You | Christina Aguilera
  71. When I Pray for You | Dan + Shay
  72. Tiny Dancer – Remastered | Elton John
  73. Constellations | Jack Johnson
  74. You Are So Beautiful | Joe Cocker
  75. Hero | Mariah Carey
  76. You’re a Big Girl Now | The Stylistics
  77. Fathers & Daughters | Michael Bolton
  78. Born Yesterday | Haley & Michaels
  79. In My Daughter’s Eyes | Martina McBride
  80. Because You Love Me | Celine Dion
  81. Daddy’s Little Girl | Michael Bolton
  82. Child of Mine | Carole King
  83. Mama’s Song | Carrie Underwood
  84. Daddy’s Hands | Holly Dunn
  85. Wind Beneath My Wings | Bette Midler
  86. The Way You Look Tonight | Frank Sinatra
  87. Just Fishin’ | Trace Adkins
  88. Find Your Wings | Mark Harris
We also have a great Slow First-Dance playlist if you need ideas!

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