wedding songs

father daughter dance


The father-daughter dance is a touching tribute to your relationship with your dad and can also be a fun expression of your personalities. Depending on your wedding-day timeline, the father-daughter dance often takes place in between meal courses or following the bride and groom’s first dance; it can also be combined with the mother-son dance. After the parent dances, have your DJ or bandleader invite guests to join in to kick off the dance party.

Here’s a list of fun, classic, and sweet songs to help inspire your choice for your dad-and-daughter dance.


“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack

“In My Daughter's Eyes” by Martina McBride

“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

“It’s For My Dad” by Nancy Sinatra

“I Loved Her First” by Heartland

“Just Fishin’” by Trace Adkins

“You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash




“Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon

“Heart of Gold” by Neil Young

“You've Got a Friend” by James Taylor

“Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

“Forever Young” by Joan Baez

“Sunrise, Sunset” from Fiddler on the Roof

"Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III



“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“Unforgettable” by Natalie and Nat King Cole

“The Best Is Yet To Come” by Michael Bublé

“Here Comes The Sun” by Nina Simone

“My Funny Valentine” by Frank Sinatra

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

“My Mother’s Eyes” by Etta Jones

“God Bless the Child” by Billie Holiday


“Can You Feel The Love Tonight” by Elton John

“Tiny Dancer” by Elton John

“Over the Rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

“Daughters” by John Mayer

“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler

“Forever Young” by Alphaville

“Dancing Queen” by ABBA

“I'll Stand by You” by The Pretenders

“Sleep Walk” by Santo & Johnny




“I'll Be There” by The Jackson 5

“Never Too Much” by Luther Vandross

“Sugar Dumpling” by Sam Cooke

“Daddy” by Beyoncé



“In My Life” by The Beatles

“God Only Knows” by Beach Boys

“Forever Young” by Rod Stewart

“You'll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins

“When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen

“(Everything I Do) I Do It For You” by Bryan Adams

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

“Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac

“Perfect Day” by Lou Reed

“Walk With You” by Edwin McCain

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

“Thank You” by Led Zeppelin

“Make Me Smile” by Chicago

“Somebody’s Baby” by Jackson Browne

“Sharp Dressed Man” by ZZ Top

“Sweet Child O Mine” by Guns n Roses

“She’s a Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones

“Kind & Generous” by Natalie Merchant


“Isn't She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

“My Girl” by The Temptations

“Can't Take That Away From Me” by Ella Fitzgerald

“Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke

“Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

“Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee