60 Of The Best Father Daughter Dance Songs To Make Your Wedding Memorable

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Father-daughter dance songs are a timeless tradition at weddings. The dance captures the love between a daughter and her father, the special bond that they have shared for years. The daughter is leaving her father to start her a new life with her husband and the father is losing his baby girl. There are many emotions to process in those few moments. You want to be sure to capture them perfect in a meaningful song.

If your father is no longer in your life for whatever reason, you can share the father-daughter dance with another male that has played a big part in your life. Many special songs could fit these relationships as well. This could be a male cousin, a brother, an uncle, grandfather or even your best male friend. All that matters is that you are sharing that one moment with the man in your life who means the most to you, other than your husband

From sappy ballads that will have everyone in tears to funny songs, there are plenty of songs that you can choose for your special father-daughter dance song. We have put together a list of some of the most popular, as well as some of the unique father-daughter dance songs. Break out your iPad or iTunes and crank up the volume while you listen to some of the most meaningful songs that will describe your love for your father (or father figure).

60 Awesome Father Daughter Dance Songs

Take a listen to these 60 Father Daughter dance tunes. From emotional ballads from Frank Sinatra to pop hits from superstars like Beyonce and Adele, we’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best father-daughter dance songs of all time!

Ballads as Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

No matter how you slice it, standard ballads are still one of the most popular songs for father-daughter dances. If you want to bring a tear to everyone’s eye, you can choose one of these moving ballads. From Frank Sinatra to Stevie Wonder to James Taylor, we have included some of the most powerful ballads of all time!

  1. James Taylor: How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  2. Nat King Cole: Unforgettable
  3. Billy Joel: Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
  4. Kenny Rogers: Through The Years
  5. Stevie Wonder: Isn’t She Lovely
  6. Ella Fitzgerald: They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  7. Frank Sinatra: The Way You Look Tonight
  8. Ben E King: Stand By Me
  9. Frank Sinatra; Come Fly With Me
  10. Louis Armstrong: What A Wonderful World
  11. Phil Collins: You’ll Be In My Heart
  12. Luther Vandross: Dance With My Father
  13. Joe Cocker: You Are So Beautiful
  14. Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell: Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
  15. Beach Boys: God Only Knows
  16. Alphaville: Forever Young
  17. Paul Simon: Father And Daughter
  18. Jim Croce: Time In A Bottle
  19. James Taylor: You’ve Got A Friend
  20. Israel Kamakawiwo’ole: Over the Rainbow

Classic Rock

Is your father a die hard classic rock fan? Then you can’t go wrong with one of these rock and roll ballads for father-daughter dance songs! Show them that you and your dad can rock and roll with the best of them with these classic rock hits that will everyone tapping their toes!

  1. Led Zeppelin: Thank You
  2. Bruce Springsteen: When You Need Me
  3. Bob Dylan: To Make You Feel My Love
  4. Tom Petty: Wildflowers
  5. Van Morrison: Brown Eyed Girl
  6. The Pretenders: I’ll Stand By You
  7. The Temptations: My Girl
  8. Van Morrison: Tupelo Honey
  9. Neil Young: Long May You Run
  10. Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
  11. Bob Seger: Old Time Rock & Roll
  12. Fleetwood Mac: Landslide
  13. Wilco: My Darling
  14. The Byrds: Turn, Turn, Turn
  15. Tom Petty: Here Comes My Girl


Non-Traditional Country

If you happen to love country music, but don’t want to go with a sappy older country classic, or something that sounds too hokey, check out one of these modern country hits!

  1. Lee Ann Womack: I Hope You Dance
  2. The Judds: Love Can Build A Bridge
  3. Rascal Flatts: My Wish
  4. Blake Shelton: God Gave Me You
  5. Tim McGraw: My Little Girl
  6. Lady Antebellum: Never Alone
  7. Kenny Chesney: There Goes My Life
  8. Faith Hill: There You’ll Be
  9. Carrie Underwood: All American Girl
  10. Dixie Chicks: Lullaby

Cute Pop Songs

If you want to choose from some of the top wedding dance songs for your father daughter dance, check out these pop hits!

  1. Beyonce: Daddy
  2. 1000 Maniacs: How You’ve Grown
  3. Meghan Trainor: Dance Like Yo Daddy
  4. Sweet Child O Mine: Sheryl Crow
  5. Adele: Make You Feel My Love
  6. John Mayer: Daughters
  7. Ben Folds: Gracie
  8. Taylor Swift: The Best Day
  9. Cyndi Lauper: Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
  10. Heartland: I Loved Her First
  11. Queen: You’re My Best Friend
  12. Bonnie Tyler: Holding Out For A Hero
  13. Mariah Carey: Hero
  14. Abba: Dancing Queen
  15. Five For Fighting: 100 Years

You can’t go wrong if you choose one of these popular father-daughter dance songs!

We hope these father-daughter dance songs have helped you narrow down your choice! Take a listen and find the song that really speaks to you! Remember, this is a moment you want to reflect back upon year after year so you want to select the perfect song to express how you feel about your father. Whether you want an emotional song, or an upbeat, fun song, you want to make memories that will last a lifetime. Looking for more inspiration? Find more best father-daughter dance songs on Also, exists for your inspiration.




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