Everyone loves the father and daughter dance songs at weddings. It’s that special time when the bride honours their father for the love and support he has given all her life. The father and daughter dance also creates a sweet and unforgettable moment as they open a new chapter.
As you think of including this tradition in your wedding ceremony, let’s look at the details you need and the top 20 wedding songs for the father daughter dance of all time.
What are Father and Daughter Dance Songs?
The father - daughter dance is a tradition that’s a staple at many weddings because it lets the person who helped the newlywed in the ups and downs of their life shine through. It’s like a final act of having the daughter under the father's care before giving her to her husband.
Your father - daughter wedding dance songs matter as these are the melodies that will set the mood. Traditionally, these are played right after the bride’s first dance with her spouse. Other couples chose to put this dance following the toasts and before the cake cutting. You can have it anywhere in the program, but make sure the timing isn’t awkward.
How To Choose Wedding Father and Daughter Dance Songs?
Unique father - daughter dance songs aren’t hard to find these days. Nonetheless, you should choose the perfect songs to dance to among the top 20 wedding father and daughter dance songs list. You can ask your father what songs he likes to dance to.
Some fathers want heartfelt songs while others like a fun boogie dance to lighten the mood. Whatever you choose, it should mirror what kind of relationship you and your father have.
Moreover, check with your dad if you need to practice the dance choreography and even opt for a few dance lessons. If you have a stepfather, you can switch partners in the middle of the song, granted they know beforehand what will happen. They can take turns cutting in to share the dance. You can have the songs mixed and played for three to four minutes, so no one gets bored with the father - daughter wedding dance.
Top 20 Wedding Father Daughter Dance Songs of All Time
Now, it’s time to choose the best father - daughter dance songs. Below are the top songs that’ll leave the guests in awe.
"How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor
Lyrics we 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"
"My Girl" by The Temptations
Lyrics we love: "I don't need no money, fortune, or fame/I've got all the riches baby one man can claim/Well I guess you'd say/What can make me feel this way/ My girl"
"Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
Lyrics we 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"
"First Man" by Camila Cabello
Lyrics we love: "I swear on my heart / That he's a good man/I know you'll stay up late/Just waiting for me/You held me so tight/Now someone else can/But you were the first man that really loved me"
"One Call Away" by Charlie Puth
Lyrics we love: "No matter where you go, know you're not alone/I'm only one call away/I'll be there to save the day/Superman got nothing on me/I'm only one call away"
"Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon
Lyrics we 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"
"Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses
Lyrics we 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"
"My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw
Lyrics we love: "I’ve turned around and you've almost grown/Sometimes 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"
"Hold My Girl" by George Ezra
Lyrics we love: "I've got time, I've got love/Got confidence you'll rise above/Give me a minute to hold my girl/Give me a minute to hold my girl/Crowded town, silent bed/Pick a place to rest your head/Give me a minute to hold my girl/Give me a minute to hold my girl"
"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler
Lyrics we 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"
"Oh! My Papa," by Eddie Fisher
Lyrics we 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"
"Dance Like Yo Daddy" by Meghan Trainor
Lyrics we love: "My daddy told me how to do my own thing/He said to let it out, long as you find your groove/(Be a dancing fool)/Go ahead and find your groove/(Be a dancing fool)/Make sure you stand out in the crowd and show them all what you can do/(Be a dancing fool)"
"The Long and Winding Road" by The Beatles
Lyrics we 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"
"I Got You Babe" by Sonny & Cher
Lyrics we 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"
"Count on Me" by Bruno Mars
Lyrics we 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"
"Daddy" by Beyoncé
Lyrics we 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"
"Daughters" by John Mayer
Lyrics we 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"
"My Wish" by Rascal Flatts
Lyrics we love: "I hope you never look back, and you never forget/All the ones who love you/And the place you left/Hope you always forgive and you never regret/And you help somebody every chance you get"
"Your Song" by Elton John
Lyrics we love: "You see, I've forgotten if they're green or they're blue/Anyway, the thing is, what I really mean/Yours are the sweetest eyes I've ever seen"
"Butterfly Fly Away" by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
Lyrics we love: "You tucked me in, turned out the light/Kept me safe and sound at night/Little girls depend on things like that"