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75 Father Daughter Songs Perfect for Your Wedding Day

The father daughter dance is a special moment for the bride and her dad to share together after the excitement of the day. Here are 75 of the best father daughter dance songs for you

father and daughter dancing at her wedding

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 one quite like Dad, and what better way to tell him how wonderful he is than with the perfect father daughter dance song?

It can be tricky to get the right father-daughter wedding 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 and 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 of the bride dance can be a little less polished. Let your Dad lead when dancing to the father of the bride dance song, and just have fun. 

Dad and daughter dance songs don't have to be slow – 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 a sweet and simple father-daughter wedding song, 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 - you can browse some mother son dance songs here.

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 unique father-daughter dance songs below. We've put them into this handy Spotify playlist of the best daddy daughter dance songs and then you'll find the full breakdown of the 75 below.

1. Daddy’s Girl – Katey Sagal

"Guess I’ll always be my daddy’s girl"

2. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

"I never thought through love we'd be making one as lovely as she"

3. You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins

"This bond between us can't be broken"

4. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

"Chase your dreams but always know the road that'll lead you home again"

5. Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

"You're the only reason I keep on coming home"

6. Changes – Ozzy Osborne and Kelly Osborne

"My baby is grown now, she's found her way"

7. Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

"How I'd love, love, love to dance with my father again"

8. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler

"I can fly higher than an eagle for you are the wind beneath my wings"

9. Forever Young – Bob Dylan

"May God bless and keep you always, may your wishes all come true"

10. My Girl – The Temptations

"I've got sunshine on a cloudy day with my girl"

11. I’ll Be There for You – The Rembrandts

"Even at my worst, I'm best with you"

12. Daughters – John Mayer

"Fathers be good to your daughters, daughters will love like you do"

13. Lean on Me – Bill Withers

"Lean on me when you're not strong and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on"

14. You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Randy Newman

"As the years go by, our friendship will never die"

15. Ain’t No Sunshine – Bill Withers

"Ain't no sunshine when she's gone"

16. There She Goes – Sixpence None the Richer

"She calls my name, and no one else could heal my pain"

17. You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash

"You make me happy when skies are grey"

18. Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

"There could never be a father loved his daughter more than I love you"

19. Father’s Eyes – Amy Grant

"She's got her Father's Eyes"

20. When My Little Girl Is Smiling – The Drifters

"When my little girl is smiling, it's the greatest thrill there can be"

21. The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

"I can't take my eyes off of you"

22. My Little Girl – Kyle Johnson

"You're my little girl, I’ll be there for you no matter what the world does to you"

23. Thank You – Dido

"Just to be with you is having the best day of my life"

24. Gracie – Ben Folds

"You will always have a part of me nobody else is ever going to see"

25. Daddy – Beyoncé

"Because you loved me, I overcome, and I'm so proud of what you've become"

26. Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires

"He might not hold my hand no more, but he'll always, always hold my heart"

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

"I'll be the moon when the sun goes down just to let you know that I'm still around"

28. The Best Day – Taylor Swift

"I have an excellent father, his strength is making me stronger"

29. I Loved Her First – Heartland

"But I loved her first, I held her first, and a place in my heart will always be hers"

30. It’s For My Dad – Nancy Sinatra

"There's a man who always stood right by me, tall and proud and good when times were bad"

31. You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

"Close your eyes and think of me, and soon I will be there"

32. You’re My Best Friend – Queen

"Whatever this world can give to me, it's you, you're all I see"

33. Dance Like Yo Daddy – Meghan Trainor

"Go dance like yo daddy"

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

"Time keeps on flying, but you're always gonna be my baby girl"

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

"You brighten up for me all of my days with a love so sweet in so many ways"

36. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

"I feel wonderful because I see the love light in your eyes"

37. Always On My Mind – Willie Nelson

"You were always on my mind"

38. Father Daughter Dance – Wayne Jacobs

"I held my little girl in my arms for the Father Daughter Dance"

39. Hero – Mariah Carey

"There will be tomorrow, in time you'll find the way"

40. Never Tear Us Apart – INXS

"Two worlds collided and they could never tear us apart"

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

"So daddy, will you dance with me?"

42. Two Steps Behind – Def Leppard

"Whatever you do, I'll be two steps behind you"

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

"She makes her way on down the aisle, his eyes meet hers and he begins to smile"

44. Love of My Life – Queen

"When I grow older, I will be there at your side to remind you how I still love you"

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

"'Cause you're the best thing that ever happened to me or my world"

46. Make You Feel My Love – Adele

"There's nothing that I wouldn't do to make you feel my love"

47. Where You Lead – Carole King

"All you have to do is call my name and I'll be there on the next train"

48. Never Grow Up – Taylor Swift

"I won't let nobody hurt you, won't let no one break your heart"

49. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

"To you, I'll give the world"

50. My Old Man – Zac Brown Band

"I can still remember every lesson he taught me growing up, learning how to be"

51. Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

"'Cause I've built my life around you"

52. Stairway to the Stars – Ella Fitzgerald

"It would be heaven, heaven to climb with you"

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

"I just called to say I love you, and I mean it from the bottom of my heart"

54. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

"I see trees of green, red roses too, I see them bloom for me and you"

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

"You were always there when I looked back"

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

"Listen to this song and just take care, and know that I will be there"

57. Tiny Dancer – Elton John

"And now she's in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand"

58. Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole

"Dreams really do come true"

59. Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns N' Roses

"She's got eyes of the bluest skies"

60. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

"You raise me up to more than I can be"

61. Three Little Birds – Bob Marley

"Every little thing is gonna be alright"

62. Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn

"There was always love in daddy's hands"

63. Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra

"A gang of angels cheer just because we're together"

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

"You gave me more joy than I ever dreamed of"

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

"Forever, you'll stay in my heart"

66. My Wish – Rascal Flatts

"My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to"

67. Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John

"It's enough for this restless warrior just to be with you"

68. Constellations – Jack Johnson

"Listen to Papa's translations of the stories across the sky, we drew our own constellations"

69. Michelle – The Beatles

"I love you, I love you, I love you – that's all I want to say"

70. Song for Dad – Keith Urban

"I hope every day I see a little more of my father in me"

71. You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker

"You're everything I hoped for, you're everything I need"

72. Because You Loved Me – Céline Dion

"You're the one who held me up, never let me fall"

73. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley

"You give me hope and consolation, you give me strength to carry on"

74. I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder"

75. I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

"Nothing you confess could make me love you less"

What is a Good Father Daughter Dance Song?

The best daddy daughter dance song is the one that means the most to the bride and her father. It might be a song where the lyrics hit home, or it might be something even simpler, like one of your Dad's favourite tunes or a song you love to sing in the car. There aren't any hard and fast rules in terms of genre or tempo, so all that's important is that this special number is personal to you and reflects the love and affection you and your Dad share.

Who Chooses the Father Daughter Dance Song?

Usually, the bride chooses the father daughter dance song to be performed during the reception, but you and your Dad can also work together to find a unique father daughter dance song that's perfect for your wedding. Maybe you have a special song you share with your dad already, that you can turn into a dad and daughter dance song. 

Want to know what other duties your Dad has to do in the run-up and on the big day? Here's a list of all the things the father of the bride is expected to do (don't worry, most of them are very fun!).