Top 20 Father-Daughter Dance Songs for Weddings

Are you looking for the perfect Father-Daughter Dance Songs for your wedding? Look no further! We’ve compiled a list of the Top 20 Father-Daughter Dance Songs for weddings that will have your guests tearing up while you share that special moment with your Dad. 

Picking out the best father-daughter dance song

The Father-Daughter dance is a time for dads to show off their moves and daughters to feel cherished. If you’re looking for the perfect song to make this moment even more special, check out our list of the top tear-jerking Father-Daughter dance songs for weddings.

What’s the Best Song for father-daughter dance?

From classic hits to modern ballads, there’s a Father-Daughter dance song for every taste. And with so many great options to choose from, picking the right one can be tough. To help you out, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Father-Daughter dance songs. This list is based on the thousands of weddings we roll out & choices by our previous couples. Good luck! And happy reading…

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Father-Daughter Dance song
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Father-Daughter Dance song

1.

Sweet Pea by Amos Lee

Starting with this heartwarming classic, Amos Lee’s “Sweet Pea” is a perfect choice for the father-daughter dance. It’s a beautiful ballad about a daughter growing up too fast and her father struggling to let go. But despite the sad subject matter, the song is ultimately optimistic and full of love.

Listen: Sweet Pea by Amos Lee

2.

My Girl by The Temptations

If you’re looking for a father-daughter dance song that will get everyone bopping along, look no further than My Girl by The Temptations. This Motown classic is sure to get your guests moving and grooving!

Listen: My Girl by The Temptations

3.

Unforgettable by Nat King Cole

This timeless ballad is the perfect song for daughters and fathers who want something romantic and nostalgic. With its beautiful lyrics and melody, Unforgettable will surely make your dance with your Dad one to remember.

Listen: Unforgettable by Nat King Cole

4.

I Loved Her First by Heartland

For fathers who want to show their daughters how much they mean to them, I Loved Her First by Heartland is a perfect choice. The touching ballad is one for the memory books and is sure to commemorate your Father-Daughter relationship perfectly.

Listen: I Loved Her First by Heartland

5.

I’ll Be There for You by Bon Jovi

This well-known power ballad by Bon Jovi is the perfect song for fathers who want to show their daughters that they will always be there for them. No matter what life throws her way, her dad will always be there to support her, just like this song.

Listen: I’ll Be There for You by Bon Jovi

6.

You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

Dads – express how much your daughter brightens up your life and dance to this song by Stevie Wonder, You Are the Sunshine of My Life. No wonder this ballad is one of the most popular Father-Daughter dance songs; it perfectly encompasses many fathers’ feelings for their daughters.

Listen: You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

7.

Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle

This heartwarming song is perfect for fathers and daughters who want something sentimental and sweet.  Butterfly Kisses is a beautiful ballad that captures the innocence and beauty of a Father-Daughter relationship.

Listen: Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle

8.

Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

Dance to this classic hit by Stevie Wonder, Isn’t She Lovely,  to show your daughter just how lovely she is. This upbeat song is perfect for fathers and daughters who want to share a dance full of laughter and love.

Listen: Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

9.

My Wish by Rascal Flatts

Rascal Flatts’ song, My Wish, is the perfect choice for fathers who want to make a toast to their daughters during the father-daughter dance. This touching ballad will make everyone sentimental, making it a great choice for this particular moment. Cheers!

Listen: My Wish by Rascal Flatts

10.

You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy

Hear us out,  this song by Randy Newman may not be the most traditional choice for a father-daughter dance song, but it’s definitely a fun one. You’ve Got a Friend in Me is perfect for sharing a light-hearted and playful dance.

Listen: You’ve Got a Friend in Me by Randy

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Father-Daughter Dance Song
Father-Daughter Dance Song

11.

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

Empower your dance with this song by Lee Ann Womack, I Hope You Dance. This anthemic ballad is perfect for daughters who want to be reminded to always aim high and go after their dreams.

Listen: I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

12.

Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

This powerful ballad by Celine Dion is the perfect choice for fathers and daughters who want an emotional and touching dance. Because You Loved Me is a beautiful song that celebrates an everlasting love between a father and a daughter; plus, who doesn’t love Celine Dion?

Listen: Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

13.

My Father’s Eyes by Eric Clapton

My Father’s Eyes will have everyone tearing up, but it’s definitely a moment that you and your dad will always remember.

Listen: My Father’s Eyes by Eric Clapton

14.

The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

A beautiful and classic choice, The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra is perfect for fathers and daughters who want a romantic and dreamy dance.

Listen: The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra

15.

Hero by Mariah Carey

Hero is a ballad that celebrates how strong and brave fathers are, making it a perfect choice for this special moment! You’ll be whistling & cheering your way through this one!

Listen: Hero by Mariah Carey

16.

Over the Rainbow by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

With its beautiful lyrics and melody,  Over the Rainbow is a perfect choice for fathers and daughters who want a nostalgic and romantic dance. How can you resist that ukulele?

Listen: Over the Rainbow by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole

17.

What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

This feel-good ballad will have everyone smiling and dancing along. With its optimistic message, What a Wonderful World is perfect to add inspiration to your Father-Daughter dance, and look forward to all the wonderful things ahead!

Listen: What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

18.

You’ll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins

Phil Collins’ “You’ll Be in My Heart” is a perfect song for a father-daughter dance as it is a song about a parent’s unwavering love and support for their child, with touching lyrics and a smooth melody that make for a memorable and heartwarming moment.

Listen: You’ll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins

19.

You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

With its hopeful and uplifting message, You Raise Me Up is a perfect choice for fathers and daughters who want an empowering and inspiring dance. This ballad will have everyone feeling motivated and ready to take on the world!

Listen: You Raise Me Up by Josh Groban

20.

Stand By Me – Samantha Harvey

A modern take on the classic Ben E. King song, Stand By Me is a perfect choice for fathers and daughters who want a sentimental and sweet dance. This cover by Samantha Harvey will have everyone feeling the love and nostalgia!

Listen: Stand By Me – Samantha Harvey

Picked one yet?

We hope this list has helped you narrow down your choices and find the perfect song for your special moment. Remember, no matter which song you choose, the most important thing is that you enjoy yourselves and have fun!

We are sure you will find the perfect one for you! We are no dance trainers, but we can help you create lasting memories with your daughter/father that you will both cherish forever! Here at Melbourne Entertainment Company, we can help you create a beautiful moment at your magical wedding!

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