Father Daughter Dance Songs 

Although originally an American idea, more British couples are now integrating the father daughter dance into their big day. If you’ve ever watched a romantic American movie, you’re sure to have seen this touching moment on the big screen. Since this dance allows the bride to share a few special moments with her dad after the day’s excitement, so it isn’t too surprising that this tradition is now being adopted by increasing numbers of UK brides who want to acknowledge their father’s important role in the occasion. 

Traditionally, a father daughter dance will come immediately after the couple take to the floor for their first dance. Touching and moving, this is a moment for the bride to remember her dad as the very first man to be special in her life as she embarks on a brand new future alongside her husband. 

This dance is the ideal time to pay tribute to the unique father daughter relationship, but it can be challenging to choose the perfect song for this dance. Although choosing a tender song that shows the love between you is important, it’s also key to make sure the song you pick is about the right type of love – you don’t want any awkward moments partway through! The aim of your chosen dance is to have your guests tearing up as you dance around the floor with your father for all the right reasons.

Top Father Daughter Dance Songs For A Special Wedding Day
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While it’s always recommended to practice for your first dance with your fiancé, you don’t need to go all-out on rehearsing a father daughter dance. Just allow Dad to take the lead and enjoy yourselves. Of course, there’s no need to choose a slower song – in fact, some fantastic father daughter dance songs are faster, choreographed numbers that surprise the guests and impress them in equal measure. However, if a simple slow shuffle around the floor is your thing, don’t be afraid to make that choice – after all, it’s about treasuring something special with your father. 

Many grooms these days also invite their mother to dance at this time too, so if both of you will be dancing, it’s important to choose the song together so you pick something you both enjoy.

When you need to find the right way of thanking your dad while creating a special moment that both of you will remember forever, one of the following dance songs is sure to be the ideal choice.

The Top 75 Songs For Your Dad/Daughter Dance

  • Katey Sagal – Daddy’s Girl
  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
  • Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart
  • Amos Lee – Sweet Pea
  • Tim McGraw – My Little Girl
  • Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father
  • Kelly & Ozzy Osborne – Changes
  • Bette Midler –  Wind Beneath My Wings 
  • The Temptations – My Girl
  • Bob Dylan – Forever Young 
  • John Mayer – Daughters
  • Bill Withers – Lean On Me
  • The Rembrandts – I’ll Be There For You 
  • Bill Withers – Ain’t No Sunshine
  • Randy Newman – You’ve Got A Friend In Me 
  • Johnny Cash – You Are My Sunshine
  • Sixpence None The Richer – There She Goes
  • Paul Simon – Father & Daughter 
  • Amy Grant – Father’s Eyes
  • Damien Rice – The Blower’s Daughter
  • The Drifters – When My Little Girl Is Smiling 
  • Dido – Thank You
  • Ben Folds – Gracie
  • Kyle Johnson – My Little Girl
  • Beyonce – Daddy 
  • The Shires – Daddy’s Little Girl
  • Taylor Swift – The Best Day
  • Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is
  • Heartland – I Loved Her First 
  • James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend
  • Nancy Sinatra – It’s For My Dad
  • Queen –  You’re My Best Friend 
  • Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is
  • Meghan Trainor – Dance Like Yo Daddy
  • Zac Brown Band (Song For A Daughter) I’ll Be Your Man 
  • Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight 
  • Wayne Jacobs – Father Daughter Dance
  • Willie Nelson – Always On My Mind
  • Mariah Carey – Hero 
  • INXS –  Never Tear Us Apart 
  • Def Leppard – Two Steps Behind
  • Free Man – Song For Dancing 
  • Dannie Marie – Here Comes The Bride
  • Queen – Love Of My Life
  • Adele – Make You Feel My Love
  • The Style Council – You’re The Best Thing 
  • Taylor Swift – Never Grow Up
  • Carole King – Where You Lead 
  • Fleetwood Mac – Songbird 
  • Fleetwood Mac – Landslide
  • Zac Brown Band – My Old Man 
  • Ella Fitzgerald –  Stairway to the Stars
  • Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World 
  • Stevie Wonder – I Just Called To Say I Love You 
  • Billy Ray & Miley Cyrus –  Butterfly Fly Away 
  • Elton John – Tiny Dancer
  • John Legend – Right By You 
  • Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine 
  • Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow 
  • Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up 
  • Bob Marley – Three Little Birds – Bob Marley
  • Frank Sinatra – Come Fly With Me
  • Holly Dunn – Daddy’s Hands 
  • Natalie Cole –  This Will Be 
  • Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life 
  • Elton John – Can You Feel The Love Tonight 
  • Rascal Flatts – My Wish
  • The Beatles – Michelle
  • Jack Johnson – Constellations 
  • 10,000 Maniacs – How You’ve Grown 
  • Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful 
  • Elvis Presley – The Wonder Of You
  • Celine Dion – Because You Loved |Me 
  • The Pretenders – I’ll Stand By You
  • Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance 

Choose any of these beautiful dance songs and you’re sure to make your father daughter dance one to remember, whether you go all-out with a choreographed number or keep it simple with something slow and easy. If you decide to include this American tradition in your big day, you’re sure to find that one of the above suggestions is the perfect one for you and your Dad to show the world how important you are to each other, even now that you’re a married woman!