How sweet it is father daughter dance

40 Best Sweet Songs for a Father-Daughter Wedding Dance


Jessica Bishop

Jessica Bishop

Jessica Bishop is a wedding expert with over a decade of experience in wedding design, day-of coordination, photography, and budget weddings. She is the founder and editor of The Budget Savvy Bride blog and host of The Bouquet Toss podcast. Jessica has also shared her tips with Good Morning America, Brides, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Refinery 29, and Bustle.

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Updated on 07/21/21

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One wedding step that is constantly left to a last-minute decision is the reception music, especially the chosen songs for the traditional dances that take place. One particular dance that can be difficult to choose a song for is the father-daughter dance. Depending on the type of relationship you have with your dad, some of the traditional choices could be considered cheesy or out of character. If you're on the hunt for a sweet and sentimental song to dance with your father to play at your wedding reception, use this list of favorites to help you narrow down your decision.

  • 01 of 40

    This song from Ray Charles is a traditional father-daughter dance song because of its sweet and timeless lyrics.

    Favorite Lyric: If you ever (If you ever) ever need a friend. I'll be with you (be with you). Yes, until the end.

  • 02 of 40

    This sweet and sentimental song takes the listener through a father's viewpoint of his daughter's life throughout the years. It's a touching and emotional song that is ever popular for weddings, leaving guests without a dry eye.

    Favorite Lyric: There's two things I know for sure: She was sent here from heaven and she's daddy's little girl. As I drop to my knees by her bed at night, she talks to Jesus and I close my eyes, and I thank God for all of the joy in my life.

  • 03 of 40

    "Child of Mine" is a great song for a father-daughter dance because it gives a sweet take on what parents experience while watching their child grow and offers advice for living a happy life.

    Favorite Lyric: You don't need directions, you know which way to go. And I don't want to hold you back I just want to watch you grow. You're the one who taught me you don't have to look behind. Oh yes sweet darling, so glad you are a child of mine.

  • 04 of 40

    "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman is a lovely sentimental song for the dads who are softies. It tells the story of a dad who dances with his daughter throughout her life from the age of a little girl to a bride on her wedding day, reminding the listener that life is short and you should always choose to dance.

    Favorite Lyric: So I will dance with Cinderella, while she is here in my arms, 'cause I know something the prince never knew. Oh, I will dance with Cinderella, I don't wanna miss even one song, 'cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight and she'll be gone.

  • 05 of 40

    "Daughters" by John Mayer has turned into quite the popular father-daughter dance song. It reminds us all that a father makes a big impact and impression on his daughter and their relationship can shape all others that she has in the future. That's pretty deep stuff.

    Favorite Lyric: Fathers be good to your daughters. Daughters will love like you do. Girls become lovers who turn into mothers. So mothers be good to your daughters too...

  • 06 of 40

    "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon spells out the father-daughter relationship in a perfect way: No one can love a girl like her father. This fact is made clear within the lyrics.

    Favorite Lyric: I'm gonna watch you shine. Gonna watch you grow. Gonna paint a sign. So you always know. As long as one and one is two. Ooh ooh. There could never be a father. Love his daughter more than I love you.

  • 07 of 40

    "Forever Young" serves as a prayer or series of wishes from a father to his children. It is a simple and beautiful sentiment for a father and daughter to share a dance on her wedding day.

    Favorite Lyric: May God bless and keep you always. May your wishes all come true. May you always do for others. And let others do for you.

  • 08 of 40

    "Here Comes the Sun" is a song of hope and joy, in finding the good in every new day. It's a perfect message for a father to share with his daughter through song during their dance at her wedding.

    Favorite Lyric: Little darling, I feel that ice is slowly melting. Little darling, it seems like years since it's been clear. Here comes the sun do, do, do. Here comes the sun. And I say it's all right.

  • 09 of 40

    "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)" by James Taylor offers up a sweet message for a father to share with his daughter: that his life has been made sweeter since she came into it.

    Favorite Lyric: But you brighten up for me all of my days, with a love so sweet in so many ways. I wanna stop and thank you, baby, I just wanna stop and thank you baby, oh yes

  • 10 of 40

    "I Will Walk With You" by John Fogerty expresses the love and companionship a father offers to his daughter sweetly and simply.

    Favorite Lyric: I will walk with you every step of the way. Love you all my life. Love you every day. No matter where you wander. No matter what you do. Come what may I will walk with you. I will walk with you. And treasure every smile. No matter what the fashion. You'll always be my style. My pretty little princess. An angel dressed in blue. Come what may I will walk with you.

  • 11 of 40

    "If It Wasn't For Your Love" by Heather Headley is an expression of a daughter's feelings of love and gratitude for her father in such a beautiful way. It's a nice twist on the typical male-narrated father-daughter songs.

    Favorite Lyric: Would I be standing here. After all these years. Among the stars above? Maybe not. If it wasn't for your love.

  • 12 of 40

    "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder is a popular father-daughter dance song due to its sweetness about a father when he first meets his baby girl.

    Favorite Lyric: Isn't she pretty? Truly the angel's best. Boy, I'm so happy. We have been Heaven-blessed.

  • 13 of 40

    "My Girl" is a classic by The Temptations for a father-daughter dance. The lyrics are tame enough that they could just as easily be used for romantic love or fatherly type love, so no embarrassment here.

    Favorite Lyric: I've got sunshine on a cloudy day with my girl.
    I've even got the month of May with my girl.

  • 14 of 40

    The lyrics from the Rascal Flatts hit "My Wish" are perfect for a father's wishes for his daughter as she begins her new life in marriage.

    Favorite Lyric: I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow, and each road leads you where you wanna go, and if you're faced with a choice, and you have to choose, I hope you choose the one that means the most to you. And if one door opens to another door closed, I hope you keep on walkin' till you find the window, If it's cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.

  • 15 of 40

    "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" first found fame in the movie classic The Wizard of Oz, and this version by Hawaiian singer Israel Kamakawiwo'ole is legendary in its own right.

    Favorite Lyric: Somewhere over the rainbow, way up high, and the dreams that you dream of, once in a lullaby.

  • 16 of 40

    This classic song, "The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra is an excellent choice for a father-daughter dance as it strikes the perfect notes of love and admiration.

    Favorite Lyric: Lovely, don't you ever change. Keep that breathless charm. Won't you please arrange it? 'Cause I love you, just the way you look tonight.

  • 17 of 40

    "To Sir With Love" by Lulu is a song from the daughter's point of view rather than the father's, so if you've got big love for your pops, then consider this sweet tune.

    Favorite Lyric: But how do you thank someone who has taken you from crayons to perfume. It isn't easy but I'll try.

  • 18 of 40

    Another absolute uplifting classic, "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong is a consistent favorite for wedding dances, including the father-daughter dance.

    Favorite Lyric: I see trees of green, red roses too. I see them bloom for me and you. And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.

  • 19 of 40

    "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" is a heartfelt song by Stevie Wonder and a perfect short choice for the father-daughter dance. Aren't these lyrics just the sweetest way for a dad to express his love for his daughter on her wedding day?

    Favorite Lyric: You are the sunshine of my life. That's why I'll always be around. You are the apple of my eye. Forever you'll stay in my heart.


    The father-daughter dance can last up to four minutes, but two to three minutes may be best. If the song you choose feels too long, it's perfectly acceptable to play a shortened version.

  • 20 of 40

    "You've Got a Friend," a sweet song by James Taylor, is another classic choice for this important moment that cements the next phase of life—the bond of friendship between father and daughter.

    Favorite Lyric: Winter, spring, summer or fall, all you have to do is call, and I'll be there, yes, I will. You've got a friend.

  • 21 of 40

    A bride who wants to communicate a message to touch her dad's heart will choose "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler. It's a daughter's way to tell her dad that she appreciated the love and support he gave her as a child.

    Favorite Lyric: Did you ever know that you're my hero, and everything I would like to be? I can fly higher than an eagle. For you are the wind beneath my wings.

  • 22 of 40

    "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw is a slow and heartfelt song about a father's fierce love for his little girl.

    Favorite Lyric: You're beautiful baby, from the outside in. Chase your dreams but always know, the road that will lead you home again. Go on, take on this old world but to me, you know you'll always be my little girl.

  • 23 of 40

    "I Loved Her First" by Heartland is a popular choice made by dads who choose the father-daughter dance. It's a beautifully written song for dads who can’t believe their little girl has grown up so fast.

    Favorite Lyric: From the first breath she breathed. When she first smiled at me. I knew the love of a father runs deep. And I prayed that she'd find you someday. But it's still hard to give her away. I loved her first.

  • 24 of 40

    "When My Little Girl is Smiling" by The Drifters is a song from the father's perspective about how much joy and love his daughter brings him.

    Favorite Lyric: When my little girl is smiling, there's nothing more I can say. I see those big bright eyes, and then I realize, that girl is gonna get her way.

  • 25 of 40

    "Have I Told You Lately" by Rod Stewart is a love ballad, originally sung by Van Morrison and written as a prayer. The song has a slow and mellow tempo perfect for the father-daughter dance.

    Favorite Lyric: Have I told you lately that I love you? Have I told you there's no one else above you? Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness. Ease my troubles, that's what you do.

  • 26 of 40

    "Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee has a folksy, vintage feel to the song that's about the love a father has for a young daughter.

    Favorite Lyric: Sweet pea. Apple of my eye. Don't know when and I don't know why. You're the only reason I keep on coming home.

  • 27 of 40

    "Unforgettable" is a slow and elegant classic duet sung by father-daughter crooners Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole.

    Favorite Lyric: Unforgettable in every way, and forever more. That's how you'll stay. That's why, darling, it's incredible, that someone so unforgettable, thinks that I am unforgettable, too.

  • 28 of 40

    "Daughter" by Loudon Wainwright III is a heartfelt country ballad that tenderly expresses the humbling experience of parenthood from a man's perspective.

    Favorite Lyric: Everything I say, she takes to heart. Everything she takes, she takes apart. That's my daughter in the water. Every time she fell I caught her, every time she fell.

  • 29 of 40

    "Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison is a classic hit fit for a bit of a fast dance between dad and daughter, especially if the blushing bride has brown eyes.

    Favorite Lyric: So hard to find my way. Now that I'm all on my own. I saw you just the other day. My, how you have grown. Cast my memory back there, Lord.

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  • 30 of 40

    "I Turn to You" by Christina Aguilera is often chosen for the wedding reception dance because it's a love song from a daughter to her father.

    Favorite Lyric: For a shield from the storm, for a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm, I turn to you. For the strength to be strong, for the will to carry on. For everything you do, for everything that's true, I turn to you.

  • 31 of 40

    "Lean On Me" by Bill Withers is a classic song that talks about the strong bond that will continue between father and daughter even after the wedding.

    Favorite Lyric: Lean on me, when you're not strong, and I'll be your friend, I'll help you carry on. For it won't be long, 'til I'm gonna need somebody to lean on.

  • 32 of 40

    "There Goes My Life" by Kenny Chesney has many meanings behind the title, but it was written as the songwriter became a dad to a little girl that quickly becomes his whole world. It's a beautiful and slow ballad for a father-daughter dance.

    Favorite Lyric: Sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncing curls. He smiles. There goes my life. There goes my future my everything. I love you, daddy goodnight There goes my life.

  • 33 of 40

    "When You Need Me" by Bruce Springsteen is a boss of a slow song with sweet lyrics that speak directly to a dear loved one.

    Favorite Lyric: When you need me call my name. 'Cause without you my life just wouldn't be the same. If you want me come sunny skies or rain. When you need me just call my name.

  • 34 of 40

    "I'll Always Be Your Baby" by Natalie Grant is a slow tune and a heartwarming tribute to a father from a daughter on her wedding day.

    Favorite Lyric: I'll always be your baby, no matter how the years fly by. The way you loved me, made me who I am in this world. I'm a woman now, not a little girl. Wherever this life takes me, I'll always be your baby.

  • 35 of 40

    "Daddy's Little Girl" is a classic song about all the wonderful things a daughter means to a dad. Michael Bublé's smooth-as-silk voice gives this slow song a modern twist.

    Favorite Lyric: You're the end of the rainbow, the pot of gold. You're daddy's little girl to have and hold. A precious gem is what you are.

  • 36 of 40

    It's tough to keep this popular and classic song by Joe Crocker off a father-daughter dance card list. These simple, clear words are a beautiful love song to a daughter.

    Favorite Lyric: You are so beautiful to me. You are so beautiful to me. Can't you see you're everything I hoped for. You're everything I need. You are so beautiful to me.

  • 37 of 40

    "Fathers and Daughters (Never Say Goodbye)" by Michael Bolton is a tearjerker of a slow ballad with emotional lyrics about the never-ending bond between father and daughter.

    Favorite Lyric: When times are hard I know you'll be strong. I'll be there in you heart when you'll carry on. Like moonlight on the water, and sunlight in the sky. Fathers and daughters never say goodbye.


    Many of these songs, including "Fathers and Daughters," are also perfect for brides paying tributes to their fathers who may not be physically present at the wedding.

  • 38 of 40

    For Beyoncé and R&B fans, this song with its real-life lyrics is perfect for a dad and daughter dance. It's a grown-up daughter's love song and tribute to her father.

    Favorite Lyric: Because you loved me I overcome, yeah. And I'm so proud of what you've become, yeah. You've given me such security. No matter what mistakes I make you're there for me. You cure my disappointments and you heal my pain. You understood my biz and you protected me. I treasure every irreplaceable memory...

  • 39 of 40

    "Forever" by The Beach Boys is a slow song about a dad's wish to make his daughter happy forever.

    Favorite Lyric: Let the love I have for you live in your heart, and beat forever (together my love). Forever. Forever. I've been so happy loving you.

  • 40 of 40

    "Never Grow Up" is a sweet, slow love song filled with memories from a dad to his daughter, sung beautifully by Taylor Swift.

    Favorite Lyric: Your little hand's wrapped around my finger, and it's so quiet in the world tonight. Your little eyelids flutter 'cause you're dreamin', so I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light. To you, everything's funny, you got nothing to regret. I'd give all I have, honey, if you could stay like that.

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Updated on 10/28/22

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Few wedding moments are more touching than the father-daughter dance. Traditionally, it's the second dance of the wedding, immediately following the first dance between the newlyweds. Of course, if there's another special person in your life whom you see as a father figure, you can share your special moment with them instead (this could be the person who gives you away if you choose to uphold that custom).

You want to pick a song that really speaks to your emotions, but finding the perfect choice among the endless options out there can be tricky. So, to help you choose the perfect tune for your tender moment with dad, we've compiled 80 of the best father-daughter dance songs out there.

If you don't know where to start, pick a genre you both love first, and search within that category of music. There's bound to be a song that fits the bill.

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"Sweet Pea," by Amos Lee

Lyrics of Love: "Sweet pea/Apple of my eye/Don't know when and I don't know why/You're the only reason I keep on coming home"

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"How Sweet It Is," by James Taylor

Lyrics of Love: "I close my eyes at night/Wondering where would I be without you in my life/Everything I did was just a bore/Everywhere I went it seems I'd been there before/But you brighten up for me all of my days"

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"Father's Eyes," by Amy Grant

Lyrics of Love: "When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say/She's got her father's eyes/Her father's eyes/Eyes that find the good in things/When good is not around"

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"Times of Your Life," by Paul Anka

Lyrics of Love: "The seasons are passing one by one/So gather moments while you may/Collect the dreams you dream today/Remember, will you remember/The times of your life?"

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"Unforgettable," by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

Lyrics of Love: "Unforgettable in every way/And forever more/That's how you'll stay/That's why, darling, it's incredible/That someone so unforgettable/Thinks that I am unforgettable, too"

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"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "Someday, when I'm awfully low/When the world is cold/I will feel a glow just thinking of you/And the way you look tonight/Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm"

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"Butterfly Kisses," by Bob Carlisle

Lyrics of Love: "All the precious time/Oh like the wind, when the years go by/Precious butterfly/Spread your wings and fly/She'll change her name today/She'll make a promise/And I'll give her away"

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"Father and Daughter," by Paul Simon

Lyrics of Love: "I'm gonna watch you shine/Gonna watch you grow/Gonna paint a sign/So you always know/As long as one and one is two/There could never be a father/Love his daughter more than I love you"

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"Forever Young," by Rod Stewart

Lyrics of Love: "And when you fin'lly fly away, I'll be hoping that I served you well/For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell/But whatever road you choose, I'm right behind you win or lose"

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"What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics of Love: "I see trees of green, red roses, too/I see them bloom for me and you/And I think to myself what a wonderful world"

11 of 80

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "You are the sunshine of my life/That's why I'll always be around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you'll stay in my heart"

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"Daughter," by Loudon Wainwright III

Lyrics of Love: "Everything I say/She takes to heart/Everything she takes/She takes apart/That's my daughter in the water/Every time she fell I caught her/Every time she fell"

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"My Girl," by The Temptations

Lyrics of Love: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day/When it's cold outside I've got the month of May/Well I guess you'd say/What can make me feel this way?/My girl/Talkin' 'bout my girl"

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"I Loved Her First," by Heartland

Lyrics of Love: "From the first breath she breathed/When she first smiled at me/I knew the love of a father runs deep/And I prayed that she'd find you someday/But it's still hard to give her away/I loved her first"

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"Brown Eyed Girl," by Van Morrison

Lyrics of Love: "So hard to find my way/Now that I'm all on my own/I saw you just the other day/My, how you have grown/Cast my memory back there, Lord"

16 of 80

"Cinderella," by Steven Curtis Chapman

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, I will dance with Cinderella/I don't wanna miss even one song/'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight/And she'll be gone"

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"I Turn to You," by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics of Love: "For a shield from the storm, for a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm, I turn to you/For the strength to be strong, for the will to carry on/For everything you do, for everything that's true, I turn to you"

18 of 80

"Sweet Child O' Mine," by Guns N' Roses

Lyrics of Love: "She's got a smile it seems to me/Reminds me of childhood memories/Where everything/Was as fresh as the bright blue sky/Now and then when I see her face/She takes me away to that special place"

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"When My Little Girl Is Smiling," by The Drifters

Lyrics of Love: "When my little girl is smiling/There's nothing more I can say/I see those big bright eyes/And then I realize/That girl is gonna get her way"

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"Lean on Me," by Bill Withers

Lyrics of Love: "Lean on me, when you're not strong/And I'll be your friend/I'll help you carry on/For it won't be long/'Til I'm gonna need/Somebody to lean on"

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"Dance With My Father," by Luther Vandross

Lyrics of Love: "If I could get another chance/Another walk/Another dance with him/I'd play a song that would never ever end/How I'd love love love/To dance with my father again"

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"Have I Told You Lately," by Rod Stewart

Lyrics of Love: "Have I told you lately that I love you?/Have I told you there's no one else above you?/Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness/Ease my troubles, that's what you do"

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"Wildflowers," by Tom Petty

Lyrics of Love: "You belong among the wildflowers/You belong somewhere close to me/Far away from your trouble and worries/You belong somewhere you feel free"

24 of 80

"Changes," by Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne

Lyrics of Love: "We've shared the years/We've shared each day/I love you daddy/But I found my way"

25 of 80

"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)," by Billy Joel

Lyrics of Love: "Goodnight my angel, now it's time to dream/And dream how wonderful your life will be/Someday your child may cry, and if you sing this lullaby/Then in your heart there will always be a part of me"

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"Michelle," by the Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "I love you, I love you, I love you/That's all I want to say/Until I find a way/I will say the only words I know that you'll understand/Michelle, ma belle"

27 of 80

"My Little Girl," by Tim McGraw

Lyrics of Love: "I turned around and you've almost grown/Sometimes when you're asleep/I whisper I love you in the moonlight at your door/As I walk away, I hear you say/Daddy love you more"

28 of 80

"Not While I'm Around," by Kat Jennings and Angela Lansbury

Lyrics of Love: "No one's gonna hurt you, no one's gonna dare/Others can desert you, not to worry, whistle and I'll be there"

29 of 80

"Oh! My Papa," by Eddie Fisher

Lyrics of Love: "No one could be so gentle and so lovable/Oh, my pa-pa, he always understood/Gone are the days when he could take me on his knee/And with a smile he'd change my tears to laughter"

30 of 80

"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole

Lyrics of Love: "Somewhere over the rainbow/Way up high/And the dreams that you dream of/Once in a lullaby"

31 of 80

"The Long and Winding Road," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "The long and winding road/That leads to your door/Will never disappear/I've seen that road before/It always leads me here/Leads me to your door"

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"There Goes My Life," by Kenny Chesney

Lyrics of Love: "Sleep tight, blue eyes and bouncing curls/He smiles/There goes my life/There goes my future my everything/I love you, daddy goodnight/There goes my life"

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"When You Need Me," by Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics of Love: "When you need me call my name/'Cause without you my life just wouldn't be the same/If you want me come sunny skies or rain/When you need me just call my name"

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"I Got You Babe," by Sonny & Cher

Lyrics of Love: "Don't let them say your hair's too long/'Cause I don't care, with you I can't go wrong/Then put your little hand in mine/There ain't no hill or mountain we can't climb"

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"You Are So Beautiful," by Joe Cocker

Lyrics of Love: "You are so beautiful/To me/You are so beautiful/To me/Can't you see/You're everything I hoped for/You're everything I need/You are so beautiful/To me"

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"(They Long to Be) Close to You," by the Carpenters

Lyrics of Love: "On the day that you were born the angels got together/And decided to create a dream come true/So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold and starlight in your eyes of blue"

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"A Wink and a Smile," by Harry Connick Jr.

Lyrics of Love: "Just the sound of your voice/The light in your eyes/We're so far away from yesterday/Together, with a wink and a smile"

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"Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: "Isn't she lovely?/Isn't she wonderful?/Isn't she precious?/Less than one-minute old/I never thought through love/We'd be making one as lovely as she/But isn't she lovely made from love?"

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"Scarlet Begonias," by the Grateful Dead

Lyrics of Love: "Ain't nothing wrong with the way she moves/Scarlet begonias or a touch of the blues/And there's nothing wrong with the look that's in her eyes/Had to learn the hard way to let her pass by"

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"Always, in All Ways," by Kenny Loggins

Lyrics of Love: "I thought you'd always be daddy's child/And suddenly you were grown/Now that you're on your own/If ever you feel alone/I'll be there beside you/For always, in all ways"

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"The Best Day," by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: "And now I know why all the trees change in the fall/I know you were on my side/Even when I was wrong/And I love you for giving me your eyes/Staying back and watching me shine"

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"Constellations," by Jack Johnson

Lyrics of Love: "It was just another night with the sunset and/The moonrise not so far behind/To give us just enough light/To lay down underneath the stars listening to Papa's translations of the stories across the sky"

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"Count on Me," by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: "If you tossin' and you're turnin' and you just can't fall asleep/I'll sing a song/Beside you/And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me/Every day I will/Remind you"

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"Daddy," by Beyoncé

Lyrics of Love: "Can't stop my tears from falling/I love you so much, daddy/Thank you (my unborn son to be like my daddy)/You've done so much for me (want my husband to be like my daddy)/I love you, daddy"

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"Daughters," by John Mayer

Lyrics of Love: "On behalf of every man/Looking out for every girl/You are the God and weight of her world/So fathers, be good to your daughters/Daughters will love like you do"

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"Dream Big," by Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband

Lyrics of Love: "And when you laugh, be sure to laugh out loud/Cause it will carry all your cares away/And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself/And it will help you feel okay"

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"Gracie," by Ben Folds

Lyrics of Love: "One day you're gonna want to go/I hope we taught you everything you need to know/Gracie girl/And there will always be a part of me/Nobody else is ever gonna see but you and me/My little girl"

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"Hero," by Mariah Carey

Lyrics of Love: "And then a hero comes along/With the strength to carry on/And you cast your fears aside/And you know you can survive/So when you feel like hope is gone/Look inside you and be strong"

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"I Hope You Dance," by Lee Ann Womack

Lyrics of Love: "Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens/Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance/And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance/I hope you dance"

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"Kind and Generous," by Natalie Merchant

Lyrics of Love: "Oh, I want to thank you for so many gifts you gave/The love, the tenderness, I want to thank you/I want to thank you for your generosity, the love/And the honesty that you gave me"

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"Let Your Heart Sing," by Katharine McPhee

Lyrics of Love: "If you follow/Follow the voice in your heart/Always know that's how to find/Who you are/So hold on/Never let go of your dreams/You'll see the magic/Believing is where it begins"

52 of 80

"My Wish," by Rascal Flatts

Lyrics of Love: "I hope you never look back, but you never forget/All the ones who love you, in the place you live/I hope you always forgive, and you never regret/And you help somebody every chance you get"

53 of 80

"Somethin' Special," by Colbie Caillat

Lyrics of Love: "It's something special to me/Days go by and I grow stronger/It takes time, but I will never let go"

54 of 80

"Thank You," by 33Miles

Lyrics of Love: "What if I looked at my life in a different way/Took a little more time to stop and pray/I know it will change all the moments in between/So here I go/Thank You for everything/Thank You for loving me"

55 of 80

"You Raise Me Up," by Josh Groban

Lyrics of Love: "You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains/You raise me up to walk on stormy seas/I am strong when I am on your shoulders/You raise me up to more than I can be"

56 of 80

"Your Song," by Elton John

Lyrics of Love: "Oh I know it's not much but it's the best I can do/My gift is my song/And this one's for you/And you can tell everybody this is your song/It may be quite simple but now that it's done/I hope you don't mind"

57 of 80

"You've Got a Friend," by Scotty McCreery

Lyrics of Love: "If the sky above you/Should turn dark and full of clouds/And that old north wind should begin to blow/Keep your head together/And call my name out loud/And soon I will be knockin' upon your door"

58 of 80

"Just Fishin’," by Trace Adkins

Lyrics of Love: "There holdin' that pink rod and reel/She's doin' almost everything but sittin' still/Talkin' 'bout her ballet shoes and training wheels/And her kittens/And she thinks we're just fishin'"

59 of 80

"It Won’t Be Like This for Long," Darius Rucker

Lyrics of Love: "He lays down there beside her/Till her eyes are finally closed/And just watching her it breaks his heart/Cause he already knows/It won't be like this for long"

60 of 80

"Because You Loved Me," by Céline Dion

Lyrics of Love: "You were my strength when I was weak/You were my voice when I couldn't speak/You were my eyes when I couldn't see/You saw the best there was in me/Lifted me up when I couldn't reach"

61 of 80

"Always Be Your Baby," by Natalie Grant

Lyrics of Love: "You are my hero/And that will never change/You still can dry my tears with just your smile/The one I've leaned on/From my first steps/To walking down the aisle"

62 of 80

"Daddy's Hands," by Holly Dunn

Lyrics of Love: "I remember daddy's hands how they held my mama tight/And patted my back for something done right/There are things that I'd forgotten that I loved about the man/But I'll always remember the love in daddy's hands"

63 of 80

"Daddy's Little Girl," by The Shires

Lyrics of Love: "Used to wrap my hands around his little finger/Turns out he was wrapped around mine/He said 'you can be anything you want to in this great big world'/But I'm always gonna be daddy's little girl"

64 of 80

"Wind Beneath My Wings," by Bette Midler

Lyrics of Love: "Did you ever know that you're my hero/And everything I would like to be?/I can fly higher than an eagle/For you are the wind beneath my wings"

65 of 80

"Walk With You," by Edwin McCain

Lyrics of Love: "I'll take this slow sweet walk with you/You'll let go of my hand to say: I do/He will discover just how blessed a life can be/I know 'cause all those years ago/Your mom handed you to me"

66 of 80

"Dance With My Daughter," by Jason Blaine

Lyrics of Love: "Gonna dance with my daughter/Spin her around under the lights/'Cause I'm just a father/Making the most of this moment in time"

67 of 80

"My Darling," by Wilco

Lyrics of Love: "Grow up now/My darling/Please don't you grow up too fast/And be sure, darling/To make all the good times last"

68 of 80

"It's for My Dad," by Nancy Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: "He always was a rock when I needed one/He gave me good advice when I needed some/I want you to know that when it's said and done/He's one of the best friends I ever had"

69 of 80

"Butterfly Fly Away," by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus

Lyrics of Love: "You tucked me in, turned out the light/Kept me safe and sound at night/Little girls depend on things like that"

70 of 80

"Emmylou," by Vance Joy

Lyrics of Love: "Oh c'mon sleepyhead, get yourself to bed/Don't go losin', oh, the nighttime/Oh, don't feel bad/Well, I never have, since I got you, my Emmylou/You are loved, you are loved, you are loved"

71 of 80

"In My Life," by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: "Though I know I'll never lose affection/For people and things that went before/I know I'll often stop and think about them/In my life, I'll love you more"

72 of 80

"One Call Away," by Charlie Puth

Lyrics of Love: "I'm only one call away/I'll be there to save the day/Superman got nothin' on me/I'm only one call away"

73 of 80

"I Will Walk With You," by John Fogerty

Lyrics of Love: "I will walk with you/Every step of the way/Love you all my life/Love you every day/No matter where you wander/No matter what you do/Come what may I will walk with you"

74 of 80

"Roots and Wings," by Miranda Lambert

Lyrics of Love: "I raise my glass/On a Saturday night/I thank the Lord above/On my Sunday drive/For Daddy's hands/And Mama's dreams/He gave me roots/She gave me wings"

75 of 80

"My Little Girl," by Tim McGraw

Lyrics of Love: "You're beautiful baby, from the outside in/Chase your dreams but always know/The road that will lead you home again/Go on, take on this old world but to me/You know you'll always be my little girl"

76 of 80

"First Man," by Camila Cabelo

Lyrics of Love: "You're looking at me while walking down the aisle/With tears in your eyes, maybe he deserves me/You don't even know how much it means to me now/That you were the first man that really loved me"

77 of 80

"Two Steps Behind," by Def Leppard

Lyrics of Love: "Whatever you do/I'll be two steps behind you/Wherever you go/And I'll be there to remind you/That it only takes a minute of your precious time/To turn around"

78 of 80

"Tupelo Honey," by Van Morrison

Lyrics of Love: "She's as sweet as Tupelo honey/She's an angel of the first degree/She's as sweet as Tupelo honey/Just like honey from the bee"

79 of 80

"Landslide," by Fleetwood Mac

Lyrics of Love: "Well, I've been afraid of changin'/'Cause I've built my life around you/But time makes you bolder/Even children get older/And I'm getting older too"

80 of 80

"Like My Father," by Jax

Lyrics of Love: "And if he lives up to my father/Maybe he could teach our daughter/What it takes to love a queen/She should know she's royalty"

Wedding dance of father and daughter: types, how to stage it correctly


  • Why does the father dance with his daughter at her wedding?
  • Types of modern dances of father and daughter
  • Potpourri
  • Stage dance
  • Folk dance
  • Dance with song
  • Waltz
  • Classic dance
  • What to choose?
  • How to organize?

A wedding is perhaps the most touching event in the life of every person. On this day, excitement overcomes everyone: both parents and grown-up children. Many traditions and customs are associated with the marriage process: they are honored and believed that compliance with the unspoken rules is guaranteed to lead to a happy and strong union of two people.

One of the most beautiful and touching traditions wedding event is a dance of a father with an adult daughter-bride. But, despite the fact that many consider this ritual mandatory, few people know where it came from.

Beautiful and touching dance of the father with the bride

Why does the father dance with his daughter at her wedding?

The tradition originated in ancient times. Now no one will answer the question of who decided to be the first to dance with her daughter at her wedding, but the meaning of the rite itself has been deciphered. The fact is that a wedding in Ancient Rus' was inextricably linked with death - in the sense that a girl died, and a woman, a mother, a successor to her husband's family, was born.

The dance symbolizes the girl's farewell to her former family

For the last time her father holds her in his arms - now she no longer belongs to him. A man gives his treasure to another "owner" - her husband. The wedding dance is the last unity of father and daughter, she is no longer subject to him.

In addition, it is stated that in this way the father says that the girl is untouched, pure. He seems to guarantee that none of the men, except the father, touched the girl, and the father passes this honor to own the treasure - an innocent girl - to the groom.

In modern times, the ceremony of the wedding dance of father and daughter has lost its true meaning.

Types of modern dances of father and daughter

Custom does not state what exactly the wedding dance of father and daughter should be. Below we list the most common options. Mix. It attracts by the fact that the movements do not need to be learned, it is more like a fun improvisation. The potpourri dance gained popularity after the performance of a father and daughter from an American family - they danced cheerfully and fieryly, not really thinking about the rhythm and synchronization of movements.

Types of wedding dance of father and daughter


Most often performed to a song from a famous cartoon or movie. Heroes - father and daughter - play well-known characters. You need to prepare for such a dance: think over the plot and movements.

Folk dance

Popular among middle-aged people, and young people often play along with them. For example, a square dance looks great: its movements are simple, and the music is cheerful and incendiary.

Dance with song

Requires at least minimal vocal skills. More often, the bride sings a song in honor of her beloved father and invites him to dance, and a slow composition is usually chosen. This option is good because only a girl can rehearse, the father’s business is just to circle his daughter in a dance.


The most beautiful dance. For the first time, a father and daughter performed it at a wedding in the 19th century, since then the waltz has not lost its relevance and has not gone out of fashion. Requires joint rehearsals of dancers.

Classical dance

The simplest and most affordable option: even those who claim they can't dance can do it. Dad does not have to rehearse, it is enough to remember his young years and circle his daughter in a dance.

Classical dance - the easiest option

What to choose?

First of all, focus on individual abilities. Everyone knows that some people find it difficult to perform in public - in this case, choose a regular slow dance, or let the daughter sing a song and invite her father to dance.

Remember that a wedding is a very exciting event for everyone. Whatever acting skills a father or daughter has, at such a moment it is very easy to get confused: you should not be wiser with movements.

The following melodies are suitable for slow dance:

  • Mozart "Music of Angels";
  • Sanna Nielsen Undo;
  • Garou "Gitan";
  • Alsu "Father's Daughter";
  • Soso Pavliashvili "White veil";
  • L. Agutin "Father next to you";
  • Eric Clapton Wonderful Tonight.

Choose the closest one. Perhaps there is a particular composition that particular dancers like.

If a dance scene is planned, it is necessary to rehearse - in this case, professional choreographers or wedding planners can help.

A wedding is an exciting event for everyone

How to organize?

This dance shouldn't come as a surprise. Therefore, if the young people decide to include a father-daughter dance in the wedding scenario, both parties must be ready.

It would be nice if the background on the screen were shots taken from childhood photographs of a girl in a family circle.

Usually it looks very touching, brings tears to the eyes of guests - such moments are remembered for a long time

Take care of comfortable clothes and shoes. Especially if you are planning a fast, incendiary performance. A broken heel can ruin not only the dance, but also the bride's evening.

If the father of the bride is shy, choose a composition familiar to the man from his youth. Perhaps it will be jazz, blues or even incendiary lambada.

Announce the beginning of the dance and warn the guests that the performers are nervous, ask for silence. A calm environment will help you concentrate on your movements.

The bride must definitely support her father, say words of gratitude after the dance. The same should be done to the father - it was he who raised the girl who becomes a wife.

Don't try to replicate the blast you saw at someone's wedding. Remember, this is only your day, your wedding and your dance. Whatever they turn out, it will remain only your bright memories.

Good traditions can turn a wedding celebration into a colorful, bright event. Only the right attitude, smile and confidence will make the wedding an extraordinary, fabulous event!

How to announce a father-daughter dance at a wedding

Touching dance of father and daughter at the wedding

A wedding celebration is not only a holiday for the bride and groom, but also a huge significant event in the life of their parents. It would seem that quite recently, dad and mom led their children by the hand to the first grade, and then met the morning dawn together at the graduation ball, and today they are present at the solemn marriage of their adult children.

Mothers of the bride and groom furtively brush away happy tears of joy from their faces, and fathers try to restrain their emotions and be more restrained. But there is one touching wedding tradition, when “all the bastions fall”, and fathers very emotionally express their bottomless and boundless love for their adult daughter. There is such a magnificent tradition - the dance of the father and daughter at the wedding, which leaves no one indifferent.

How to choose a style

The romantic and charming white dance of the bride with her father can be staged in any style. The choice of a musical composition and the dance format depend on the dance skills, health status and physical data of the older generation.

Therefore, it is worth evaluating and thinking over the choreography of the dance and its musical accompaniment in advance. A daughter's wedding dance with her father can be performed in any style. Most suitable:

  • slow waltz;
  • romantic tango;
  • rhythmic salsa;
  • touching rumba;
  • energetic rock and roll;
  • potpuri;
  • cheerful lambada;
  • funny dance performance.

It should be remembered that the wedding dance of father and daughter should not be too long, even 4-5 minutes is enough.

After all, the main purpose of the dance is not in the technical details of the choreographic performance, but in demonstrating all the warmth and sincerity of parental relationships, the desire of the bride to express gratitude to her father for care and upbringing.

When choosing a wedding dance style, it is important to take into account the general theme of the celebration and the accompanying musical accompaniment of the wedding event.

To make the dance number of father and daughter exciting and touching, you need to choose a choreographic style in which partners feel as comfortable as possible.

What to consider when choosing music

Traditionally, the bride and groom dance the first dance at the wedding, but the bride invites her father to the second dance. In order for the dance composition to turn out to be romantic and successful, it is necessary to choose the right musical accompaniment.

Music and lyrics are able to convey all the feelings, mood and emotions of the dancers. Several musical compositions can be suggested as recommendations:

  • Bryan Adams – Everthing I Do.
  • Father and daughter - A. Marakulin.
  • Tim McGraw - My Little Girl.
  • Father - V. Berezovskaya.
  • Daughter - A. Kuchersky.
  • Tep No – Pacing.
  • Maverick Saber - Come Fly Away.
  • Jason Evigan - Cinema.

These compositions are good examples, which successfully combine beautiful touching melody and semantic text content. The dance of the bride with dad in such musical accompaniment is able to surprise and delight any wedding guest.

Tips for preparation

From the outside, the dance of the bride with her father seems very sweet and sincere. It would seem that it is so easy and simple to take and dance an ordinary dance to a beautiful melody, but one must take into account the solemnity of the moment, the attention of numerous guests, the exciting mood and many other factors.

Therefore, one should carefully prepare for this beautiful ritual:

  1. Beforehand, one should consult with the father whether he is ready to dance at the wedding celebration. If dad is not ready to dance, then he will be embarrassed by the host's offer to dance with the bride.
  2. If a mutual agreement about the dance is accepted, it is necessary to take a few choreographic lessons at a dance school or learn a few dance moves on your own.
  3. Father's age must be taken into account. It is quite possible for a young and active dad to master a few rhythmic movements of a fast dance, and a slow and calm rhythm of a dance composition is well suited for an aged father.
  4. You can rehearse the dance together, or together with your mother, who, as a spectator, will tell you the dance technique. It is not difficult to learn dance movements, it is much more difficult to bring them into a single harmonious dance composition.
  5. While preparing the dance program, remember that the main dance of the wedding is the dance of the bride and groom. Therefore, it is necessary to take a responsible attitude not only to the preparation of a dance number with the father, but also to prepare in parallel the very first dance of the newlyweds - the bride and groom.

In this video there is a touching dance between the father and the bride:

The touching dance between the bride and the father is always filled with emotion, a sense of respect for parents. In a few minutes of a dance composition, it is impossible to convey all the emotional thrill of the transition from a carefree childhood, presented by caring parents, to adult independent life. What do you think is the essence of this dance?

41 father and daughter dance songs for dad

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Choosing music for your wedding reception can definitely be a challenge when planning a wedding, especially when you're narrowing down your list of potential father-daughter dance songs. Remembering all the sweet moments you had with your father or his figure, choosing a song that reflects your relationship can be a daunting task. To help, we've rounded up the very best father and daughter dance songs to get you two swaying and spinning during your wedding reception. Whether you're looking for something upbeat and easy to dance to, or a song that will lift everyone's soul, these popular father and daughter dance songs daughters are perfect for any wedding day.

Check out the best father and daughter dance songs that will make you and your father shed a couple of tears.

Father Daughter Dance Songs: Country

Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind"

In this iconic country song, Tim McGraw lists all the important lessons parents want their children to remember when they grow up.

My Wish by Rascal Flatts

"My Wish" is the best father-daughter dance song because it includes all the hopes and dreams that fathers have for their daughters as they begin this new chapter of their lives.

"The Most Beautiful Girl in the World" by Logan Mize

In this sweet song, Logan Mize talks about how beautiful he thinks his daughter is. She is absolutely perfect for him.

"Lady" Brett Young

If you also want to pay tribute to your mother, pay attention to "The Lady" by Brett Young. It's about the perfect example a mother sets and how Young hopes his daughter will follow in his wife's footsteps.

"There's No Such Thing as a Broken Heart" by Old Dominion

This sweet song sounds like your father's rant.

Tim McGraw's "My Little Girl"

Tim McGraw captures exactly what it's like to watch your daughter grow up during this beautiful country tune.

"Just Fishin" Trace Adkins

This country hit is sure to take you back in time. "Just Fishin" is about the special bond between a father and his little girl and is a great choice if you're looking for a sentimental song.

Unique Father and Daughter Dance Songs

Andrew McMahon's "Cecilia and Companion" in the Desert

McMahon wrote this great alternative song for his own daughter. Message? That he would always be by her side, no matter what.

"Let It Be Me" by Ray Lamontagne

In this beautiful song, LaMontagne sings about being there for the ones you love when they feel down.

Loudon Wainwright III's "Daughter"

With words like "That's my daughter in the water / Everything she knows I taught her" and "That's my daughter in the water / Every time she fell I caught her,” we think your dad will enjoy dancing. this cold folk song.

"Daughters" by John Mayer

This song perfectly shows how important a father's love really is. A beautiful acoustic sound will set the tone for a beautiful, sentimental slow dance.

Paul Simon's "Father and Daughter"

Paul Simon's beautiful melody, choosing this song will definitely give you and your father all the thrills of a father and daughter dance.

"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

A timeless classic, this father-daughter dance song is sure to bring tears to your guests. The combination of Armstrong's gritty voice and soft musical accompaniment is sure to put a smile on your faces.

Father and Daughter Contemporary Dance Songs

Camila Cabello's "First Man"

This beautiful song, told from the perspective of a daughter, pays homage to the first man who loved you: your father.

"Emmylou" Vance Joy

If your father was there when you were having nightmares, this beautiful song is perfect for your father and daughter to dance.

"Better Together" by Jack Johnson

This charming tune tells how much fun you and your dad have when you're together.

"How I Love You" from Passenger

This beautiful acoustic ballad is filled with good wishes ("Strive for what you love / Embrace what you feel") and sweet reminders ("You are beautiful the way you you are").

"Better Day" by Taylor Swift

Although this sentimental tune was originally written for Swift's mother, we love the idea of ​​using it as your father and daughter's dance song.

Bruno Marsa "Count on Me"

If your dad is the most reliable guy in the world, this is the perfect song to dance to. It will bring a smile to everyone's faces, especially his.

"One Call" Charlie Puth

If you're looking for a modern father-daughter dance song, Charlie Puth's pop hit is a great choice.

"Butterfly Fly" Miley Cyrus

This beautiful acoustic song is especially suitable for newlyweds who have a single or single father.

Father and Daughter Rock Dance Songs

Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks' folk rock is a great classic choice for a father-daughter dance song. If you think it's too slow for your dance, you can choose a more upbeat version, such as a cover of The Chicks.

"Sweet Baby of Me" by Guns N Roses

Slow dancing to an epic rock song will make your father and daughter's dance completely unforgettable.

Rolling Stones She's a Rainbow

A fun father-daughter dance song, with this rock hit you can easily become the owner of the dance floor.

"You Are My Sunshine" Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash's cover of this timeless song is definitely an old song, but a good song that works great as a father-daughter dance song.

Father and Daughter Fun Dance Songs

"The Best of Me" Andy Grammar feat. El King

Whether you want to make a move or just rock back and forth to a fun beat, "The Best of Me" is a fantastic father-daughter dance song.

Amos Lee's "Sweet Pea"

This cheerful tune is a great choice for a father-daughter dance song. Amos Lee's mix of folk, rock and soul creates a light-hearted beat that will keep everyone rocking as they watch you spin around the dance floor with your dad.

"My Girl" by The Temptations

Take it back to the 60s for a father-daughter dance song to this classic The Temptations hit. It has a great beat that's easy to dance to even if you two aren't professional dancers.

"I'll be there for you" flashback

Whether you're a fan of Friends or just love the song's message, this upbeat tune will have everyone applauding.

"How Sweet" by James Taylor

A great choice for father-daughter dances and easy to sing along to!

"Where Are You Going" Carol King

With lyrics like "All you have to do is call my name / And I'll be there on the next train", this sweet song will make everyone smile.

Father and daughter sentimental dance songs

Stevie Wonder "Isn't she lovely?"

Stevie Wonder actually wrote this song for his daughter Aisha. So, if you and your dad love to dance, then this cheerful and meaningful tune is the perfect choice for a father and daughter dance song.

"You've got a friend in me" by Randy Newman

A selection of a father and daughter dance song from the movie soundtrack Toy Story is a great way to pay homage to those movie nights you spent together when you were younger.

Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable"

Nat King Cole's vocals on this classic hit make this father-daughter dance song a crowd pleaser.

Frank Sinatra's How You Look Tonight

What can you say about Sinatra that you haven't heard before? Classic Singer is the perfect father-daughter dance song for a formal event or if you're throwing a vintage-inspired party.

"In My Life" The Beatles

A recognizable song choice with a gentle melody, it's hard to hold back tears of happiness while dancing to this Beatles classic.

"Because you loved me" Celine Dion

Trying to figure out the best way to thank your father for everything? Dance to the song "Because You Loved Me", which details how strong love really is.

"I'll be there" Jackson 5

How many times have you called your father for advice or help? If the answer is A LOT, then this soulful hit is the perfect choice for your father and daughter's dance song.

Spanish Dance Songs of Father and Daughter

"Hermoso Cariño" by Vicente Fernández

These words describe a father's love for his daughter and explain what a treasure she is to him.

"Tu Guardian" Juanes

In this touching song, the singer explains that he will always be his daughter's guardian.

"Yo Primero La Ame" by Martin Tremolada

"Yo Primero La Ame" is the Spanish version of the classic father-daughter dance song "I Loved Her First".


These parents violated New York City's no-dance rule

. The dancing will go on for these cheeky fathers and daughters, despite the Department of Education's new rules on gender events.

"These politically correct things need to stop," said Thomas Tirotta, 43, who took his 10-year-old Lila to a father-daughter dance at PS 38 in Staten Island on Friday night.

"This is something that has been around for a long time," Tirotta said. “Let people enjoy it, and if you don’t like it, don’t leave.”

Last year, the Ministry of Education ordered schools to "exclude" any "gender" practices, such as father-daughter dances. The Department of Energy said Friday schools that want to host parent-child activities must ensure they are gender-neutral and open to all students and caregivers.

But three schools, including PS 38, have said they still plan to hold dad-daughter dances, and a fourth has one on its online calendar.

“They try to take it away from dads, from good fathers. … Now it's all political,” Raul Mejia said, adding that getting his 5-year-old daughter Isabelle to the PS 38 dance was important because “I want to start her from childhood so she can know how a guy should treat her.” . .”

The Department of Energy has announced that PS 38 has been instructed to update the event to welcome everyone.

Midland Beach Elementary School listed shin-dig as a father-daughter dance on their website and confirmed in a phone call that they were running a father-daughter dance. But on the online calendar, this evening was named "Valentine's Day Dance" with a photo of a little girl dancing on men's shoes.

Enthusiastic fathers and daughters knew exactly what they were celebrating on Friday evening.


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