35 Father Daughter Dance Songs Perfect For Your Wedding Day

The father daughter dance is a special, calm moment for the bride and her Dad to share together after the excitement of the day. Here are the 35 best father daughter dance songs

Father Daughter Dance

The father daughter dance comes just after the couple’s first dance. It’s a touching moment between you and your Dad, remembering him as the first special man in your life as you start a new future with your partner. After all, there’s no relationship quite like the father-daughter one.


But it can be tricky to get the right father daughter dance song. You want something tender and showing how much you love each other, but nothing that gets a bit awkward halfway through when you realise it’s about an altogether different kind of love… The father daughter dance songs below are guaranteed to have everyone tearing up when you take to the floor with your Dad for the right reasons.

Unlike the first dance which is advisable to practise in advance with your partner, the father daughter dance can be a little less polished. Let your Dad lead and just have fun.

You don’t have to go for a slow song – some of the best father daughter dances we’ve seen have been choreographed ones that have come as a total surprise to everyone watching. But if you just want to do a simple slower dance, go for it. It’s all about treasuring that special moment with your Dad.

It’s becoming more common for husbands to ask their mum to dance during this second song too. If you’re both going to be dancing, make sure you both like the song you pick.

The 35 Best Father Daughter Dance Songs

If you’re looking for a way to thank your Dad and a cherished moment to remember forever, try one of these father daughter dance songs below.

  1. Daddy’s Girl – Katey Sagal
  2. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  3. You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
  4. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
  5. Changes – Ozzy Osborne & Kelly Osborne
  6. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
  7. Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
  8. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  9. Forever Young – Bob Dylan
  10. My Girl – The Temptations
  11. I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts
  12. Daughters – John Mayer
  13. Lean on Me – Bill Withers
  14. You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman
  15. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers
  16. There She Goes – Sixpence None the Richer
  17. You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash
  18. Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
  19. Father’s Eyes – Amy Grant
  20. When My Little Girl is Smiling – The Drifters
  21. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice
  22. My Little Girl – Kyle Johnson
  23. Thank You – Dido
  24. Gracie – Ben Folds
  25. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye
  26. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  27. Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson
  28. Father Daughter Dance – Wayne Jacobs
  29. Hero – Mariah Carey
  30. Never Tear Us Apart – Inxs
  31. Song for Dancing (feat. Rylee Sage Walker) – Free Man
  32. Two Steps Behind – Def Leppard
  33. Here Comes the Bride (Wedding Version) – Dannie Marie
  34. Love of My Life – Queen
  35. You’re the Best Thing – The Style Council