father and daughter dancing at her wedding
Serafin Castillo

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.

It can be tricky to get the right father daughter wedding 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 song 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 grooms 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 75 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. We've put them into this handy Spotify playlist and then you'll find the full breakdown of the 75 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. Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

6. Changes – Ozzy Osborne & Kelly Osborne

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. Daddy – Beyoncé

26. Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires

27. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding

28. The Best Day – Taylor Swift

29. I Loved Her First – Heartland

30. It’s For My Dad – Nancy Sinatra

31. You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

32. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

33. Dance Like Yo Daddy – Meghan Trainor

34. I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter) – Zac Brown Band

35. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye

36. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

37. Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson

38. Father Daughter Dance – Wayne Jacobs

39. Hero – Mariah Carey

40. Never Tear Us Apart – Inxs

41. Song for Dancing (feat. Rylee Sage Walker) – Free Man

42. Two Steps Behind – Def Leppard

43. Here Comes the Bride (Wedding Version) – Dannie Marie

44. Love of My Life – Queen

45.You’re the Best Thing – The Style Council

46. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

47. Where You Lead – Carole King

48. Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift

49. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

50. My Old Man – Zac Brown Band

51. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

52. Stairway to the Stars – Ella Fitzgerald

53. I Just Called To Say I Love You – Stevie Wonder

54. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

55. Butterfly Fly Away – Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus

56. Right By You (For Luna) – John Legend

57. Tiny Dancer – Elton John

58. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo╩╗ole

59. Sweet Child O' Me - Guns N' Roses

60. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

61. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

62. Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn

63. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

64. This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) – Natalie Cole

65. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

66. My Wish – Rascal Flatts

67. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

68. Constellations – Jack Johnson

69.Michelle – The Beatles

70. How You’ve Grown – 10,000 Maniacs

71. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

72. Because You Loved Me – Céline Dion

73. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley

74. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

75. I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

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