The Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

If you need some song inspiration for the father-daughter dance, you will enjoy listening to these 24 fabulous tunes!

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After he escorts you down the aisle, your father will have another important role at your wedding: to dance with you at the reception. It is a special and very sentimental moment for every bride, so choose your song carefully. First thing you need to do? Pick your mood. Will it be a slow tune that is easy to dance to? Or a cheerful, upbeat song? Listen to the lyrics and pick something happy, up-lifting and sentimental.

Not sure who should pick the song? You can dedicate a song to your father or let him pick one for you. Some songs are inspired by father and daughter love such as ‘Father and Daughter’ by Paul Simon or ‘A Song for My Daughter’ by Ray Allaire, while others are about a duaghter leaving home for the first time such as ‘She is Leaving Home’ by The Beatles. If you want something and cheerful and unique then dance to the sounds of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole’s version of ‘Somewhere Over The Rainbow’ from The Wizard of Oz or if you are a hopeless romantic, then play ‘Stairway to the Stars’ by Ella Fitzgerald or ‘The Way You Look Tonight’ by Steve Tyrell which was featured in the movie Father of the Bride (1991).

24 Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

1. The Way You Look Tonight by Steve Tyrell

2. Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

3. Ain’t That Love by Ray Charles

4. You Send Me by Sam Cooke

5. My Girl by The Temptations

6. She's Leaving Home by The Beatles

7. Lovely Day by Bill Withers

8. Unforgettable by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

9. My Wish by Rascal Flatts

10. Somewhere Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

11. Butterfly Fly Away by Miley Cyrus

12. Stealing Cinderella by Chuck Wicks

13. She's a Rainbow by The Rolling Stones

14. All I Have To Do Is Dream by The Everly Brothers

15. Father and Daughter by Paul Simon

16. Daddy by Beyonce

17. Stairway to the Stars by Ella Fitzgerald

18. The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra 

19. Forever by The Beach Boys 

20. Daddy’s Little Girl by Michael Bolton

21. Always Be Your Baby by Natalie Grant

22. You Bring Me Joy by Anita Baker

23. When You’re Smiling by Frank Sinatra

24. Constellations by Jack Johnson

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