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The Ultimate Father-Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding

If you're having trouble thinking of the right song to pick for your upcoming father daughter dance, then you're not alone. Picking the right song for your special moment can be so important. So to make it easy, we've divided up 80 of the best songs for your father daughter dance into 8 categories: Unique Songs, Fun & Dance Songs, Country Songs, Alternative Songs, Rock Songs, R&B Songs, Classey & Classic Songs, and Heartfelt Songs.

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1. Unique Songs:

Dancing to a less conventional song can make your moment stand out. Unique father daughter dance songs can be both memorable and symbolic, capturing a relationship that is truly one-of-a-kind. From the timeless charm of "Unforgettable" to the endearing lyrics of "Daughter", each of these songs paints a distinctive picture of love and connection.

"Unforgettable" - Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole

"Daughter" - Loudon Wainwright III

"Gracie" - Ben Folds

"The One Thing" - Shakira

"Bloom" - The Paper Kites

"Rainbow Connection" - Kermit the Frog

"In My Arms" - Plumb

"Sweetest Devotion" - Adele

"Bright" - Echosmith

"Always" - Bon Jovi


2. Fun & Dancey Songs:

If you and your father share a lively spirit, these upbeat songs are for you. It's a perfect way to celebrate the joyous moments you've shared together, while also sharing in one of her most special moments. Songs like "Isn’t She Lovely" and "Uptown Funk" ensure that your dance is not just touching, but also a whole lot of fun! Opting for these lively father daughter dance songs can light up the room and get everyone clapping along.

"Isn’t She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder

"Dance Like Yo Daddy" - Meghan Trainor

"My Girl" - The Temptations

"Sweet Pea" - Amos Lee

"You've Got a Friend in Me" - Randy Newman

"Brown Eyed Girl" - Van Morrison

"Happy" - Pharrell Williams

"Uptown Funk" - Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars

"Shake It Off" - Taylor Swift

"Footloose" - Kenny Loggins


3. Country Songs:

The heart of country music lies in its storytelling. These father daughter dance songs encapsulate tales of growth, love, and life lessons. With universal lyrics that many can relate to, tracks like "I Loved Her First" evoke deep emotions, making them a top choice for many father-daughter pairs looking to tug on some heart strings.

"My Little Girl" - Tim McGraw

"I Loved Her First" - Heartland

"Butterfly Kisses" - Raybon Bros.

"Daddy’s Hands" - Holly Dunn

"Daddy Dance With Me" - Krystal Keith

"Just Fishin'" - Trace Adkins

"There Goes My Life" - Kenny Chesney

"You're Gonna Miss This" - Trace Adkins

"Ready, Set, Don't Go" - Billy Ray Cyrus ft. Miley Cyrus

"It Won't Be Like This for Long" - Darius Rucker


4. Alternative Songs:

For those duos that have always walked to the beat of their own drum, alternative father daughter dance songs provide a mix of nostalgia and modernity. From the indie feel of "Wildflowers" to the profound message of "I Will Follow You into the Dark", these songs resonate with profound sentiments that are both touching and slightly unconventional, perfect for the unconventional weddings.

"Father and Daughter" - Paul Simon

"Wildflowers" - Tom Petty

"Forever Young" - The Band

"Daughter" - Pearl Jam

"Hero" - Family of the Year

"To Be Surprised" - Sondre Lerche

"Constellations" - Jack Johnson

"Heart's Content" - Brandi Carlile

"I Will Follow You into the Dark" - Death Cab for Cutie

"Look After You" - The Fray


5. Rock Songs:

Rock music has a unique way of expressing raw emotion with its powerful melodies and lyrics. These father daughter dance songs are perfect for those pairs wanting to convey depth and intensity. A classic like "Landslide" or a rock ballad like "Thank You" by Led Zeppelin brings energy and passion to the dance floor.

"Thank You" - Led Zeppelin

"Wonderful Tonight" - Eric Clapton

"Landslide" - Fleetwood Mac

"Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses

"Have I Told You Lately" - Rod Stewart

"She's a Rainbow" - The Rolling Stones

"Times Like These" - Foo Fighters

"Daughter" - Lenny Kravitz

"Tiny Dancer" - Elton John


6. R&B Songs:

R&B is known for its soul-stirring tunes and heartfelt lyrics. These father daughter dance songs in the R&B category tap into deep emotions and beautifully portray the depth of the father-daughter bond. Songs like "Dance With My Father" are iconic in this space, offering a mix of sentimentality and rhythm that's hard to resist.

"Dance With My Father" - Luther Vandross

"Unconditional" - Kehlani

"Always Be My Baby" - Mariah Carey

"Wind Beneath My Wings" - Gerald & Eddie Levert

"Just the Two of Us" - Bill Withers

"If I Ain't Got You" - Alicia Keys

"Isn't She Lovely" - Stevie Wonder

"A Song For Mama" - Boyz II Men

"Three Times a Lady" - The Commodores

"Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me" - Gladys Knight


7. Classic / Classy Songs:

Timelessness is the essence of these classics. Ideal for those who appreciate the evergreen charm of yesteryears, these [father daughter dance songs] bring a touch of elegance and sophistication. With melodies like "The Way You Look Tonight", your dance becomes a timeless moment, evoking a sense of nostalgia and grace.

"What a Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong

"The Way You Look Tonight" - Frank Sinatra

"Moon River" - Andy Williams

"Sunrise, Sunset" - from Fiddler on the Roof

"Come Fly With Me" - Frank Sinatra

"Over the Rainbow" - Judy Garland

"Misty" - Johnny Mathis

"Unchained Melody" - The Righteous Brothers

"La Vie En Rose" - Édith Piaf

"As Time Goes By" - from Casablanca


Heartfelt Songs

The core of any emotional connection lies in genuine sentiment. For many, the father-daughter bond is steeped in deep emotions, memories, and shared experiences. Heartfelt father daughter dance songs tap into this deep well of emotion, allowing for a raw and genuine expression of love. These tracks, often brimming with touching lyrics and soulful melodies, encapsulate the profound feelings that a daughter and her father share, perfect for any wedding. By choosing one of these heartfelt songs, you're not just dancing; you're sharing a story, a memory, a tear, or a smile that has shaped your unique bond.

“You've got a friend” - James Taylor

“Daughter” - John Mayer

“I hope you dance” - Lee Ann Womack

“You'll be in my heart” - Phil Collins

"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angle) - Billy Joel

“Butterfly Kisses” - Bob Carlisle

“One Call Away” - Charlie Puth

“The Man. Who Loves You The Most” - Zac Brown Band

“Because You Loved Me” - Celine Dion

“You Raise Me Up” - Josh Groban


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