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The 22 Best Father Daughter Dance Songs

On your wedding day, the father-daughter dance is a special and sentimental moment. The best daddy daughter songs are the ones that are meaningful to you and great to dance to. Find out how to choose the best father-daughter dance song for your wedding day. 

When choosing a song, you will want to find a song that is meaningful to you and your father figure. You will want to choose a heartfelt song that doesn’t come off as too romantic. There are many different choices for songs depending on the genre and style that you like. 

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Talk with your father figure before the wedding day and ask if he has a special song that he was thinking of. For example, if your Dad is a Beatles fan he might choose a Beatles song to play at the wedding.

If he doesn’t you can always consult your musicians for your wedding and see if they have any suggestions. 

Even after choosing the song that you want to perform your father-daughter dance to, it is still recommended that you discuss this decision with your musicians, as they may have suggestions on certain lines in the song to remove or alter. 

Whether you want a slow song, a country wedding song, or an upbeat song for your father-daughter dance, we have you covered with some options that are perfect for your wedding day!

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Make sure to give your guests some tissues before your daddy-daughter dance. These heartfelt songs will definitely stir up some emotions!

Slow Sentimental Father Daughter Dance Songs

Slow and sentimental songs are perfect for your father-daughter dance. Choose from this list of classic, heartfelt and slow songs for your wedding day. 

“Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

Lyrics: “That’s why, darling, it’s incredible/That someone so unforgettable/Thinks that I am/Unforgettable too”

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics: “I see trees of green, red roses, too/I see them bloom for me and you/And I think to myself what a wonderful world”

“Over the Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

Lyrics:  “Somewhere over the rainbow/Way up high/And the dreams that you dream of/Once in a lullaby”

“Hero” by Mariah Carey

Lyrics:  “And then a hero comes along/With the strength to carry on/And you cast your fears aside/And you know you can survive/So when you feel like hope is gone/Look inside you and be strong”

“Your Song” by Elton John

Lyrics:  “Oh I know it’s not much but it’s the best I can do/My gift is my song/And this one’s for you/And you can tell everybody this is your song/It may be quite simple but now that it’s done/I hope you don’t mind”

“Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant

Lyrics:  “You are my hero/And that will never change/You still can dry my tears with just your smile/The one I’ve leaned on/From my first steps/To walking down the aisle”

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Lyrics:  “Well, I’ve been ‘fraid of changin’/ ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you/ But time makes you bolder/ Even children get older/ And I’m gettin’ older, too”

“God Only Knows”  by The Beach Boys

Lyrics: “But as long as there are stars above you/ You never need to doubt it/ I’ll make you so sure about it

“To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan and Billy Joel

Lyrics:  “When the rain is blowing in your face /And the whole world is on your case/ I could offer you a warm embrace/ To make you feel my love”

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John 

Lyrics: “Ballerina, you must’ve seen her dancing in the sand/ And now she’s with me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand”

Country Daddy Daughter Dance Songs

If you and your father figure are country music fans, choose from this list of songs for the perfect daddy-daughter dance on your wedding day!

“Butterfly Fly Away” by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus

Lyrics:  “You tucked me in, turned out the light/Kept me safe and sound at night/Little girls depend on things like that”

“Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics: “Oh darling don’t you ever grow up, don’t you ever grow up /It could stay this simple/ I won’t let nobody hurt you/ Won’t let no one break your heart/ No one will desert you/ Just try to never grow up

“You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash

Lyrics:  “You are my sunshine, my only sunshine/ You make me happy when skies are gray/You’ll never know dear, how much I love you/Please don’t take my sunshine away”

“I Loved Her First” by Heartland

Lyrics:  “From the first breath she breathed/When she first smiled at me/I knew the love of a father runs deep/And I prayed that she’d find you someday/But it’s still hard to give her away/I loved her first”

“All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood

Lyrics: “And now he’s wrapped around her finger/She’s the center of his whole world/And his heart belongs to that sweet little beautiful, wonderful, perfect all-American girl”

Upbeat Father Daughter Dance Songs

An upbeat father daughter dance song is just as heartfelt and sentimental as a slow song! Choose from this list of classics to make the memory extra special and fun.

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

Lyrics:   “You are the sunshine of my life/That’s why I’ll always be around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you’ll stay in my heart”

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

Lyrics:  “So hard to find my way/Now that I’m all on my own/I saw you just the other day/My, how you have grown/Cast my memory back there, Lord”

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics:  “Isn’t she lovely?/Isn’t she wonderful?/Isn’t she precious?/Less than one minute old/I never thought through love/We’d be making one as lovely as she/But isn’t she lovely made from love?”

“You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor

Lyrics:  “If the sky above you/Should turn dark and full of clouds/And that old north wind should begin to blow/Keep your head together/And call my name out loud/And soon I will be knockin’ upon your door”

“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

Lyrics: “Here comes the sun, and I say/ It’s alright/ Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter/Little darling, it feels like years since it’s been here”

“Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

Lyrics: “When the night has come/And the land is dark/ And the moon is the only light we’ll see/ No I won’t be afraid/ Oh, I won’t be afraid/Just as long as you stand, stand by me”

“Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics: “Come fly with me, let’s float down to Peru/ Come fly with me, let’s take off in the blue”

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Caroline Kinsley

Caroline Kinsley is a recent graduate from the University of Delaware. With a degree in media communications, Caroline’s passions are marketing and journalism. Caroline has always loved the wedding planning process, being the daughter of an event planner. In addition to contributions to Yeah Weddings, Caroline Kinsley has published articles in Delaware Today Magazine, Her Campus, and YOUR Magazine.

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