The Best Father-Daughter
Dance Songs

Father-Daughter dance songs

Photo: Katie Stoops

Few wedding moments are more touching than the father-daughter dance. But finding a song that encapsulates the relationship you share with your dad can be tricky. (Let's face it: There are a lot of songs that start out endearing, but quickly take a turn for the awkward once it becomes clear the lyrics are about a different kind of relationship.) To help you choose the perfect tune for your tender moment, we've compiled 40 of our favorite father-daughter dance songs below. With everything from Louis Armstrong to Guns N' Roses, there's sure to be a song that fits your style.

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Sweet Pea by Amos Lee
How Sweet It Is by James Taylor
Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
Times of Your Life by Paul Anka
Unforgettable (Duet with Nat King Cole) by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
The Way You Look Tonight by Frank Sinatra
Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle
Father and Daughter by Paul Simon
Forever Young by Rod Stewart
What a Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
You are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder
Daughter by Loudon Wainwright III
My Girl by The Temptations
I Loved Her First by Heartland
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Cinderella by Steven Curtis Chapman
Daughters by John Mayer
My Funny Valentine by Frank Sinatra
Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns N' Roses
The Way You Do The Things You Do by The Temptations
The Wonder of You by Elvis Presley
Dance With My Father by Luther Vandross
Have I Told You Lately by Rod Stewart
I've Got the World On a String by Frank Sinatra
It Had To Be You by Ray Charles
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel
Michelle by The Beatles
My Little Girl by Time McGraw
Not While I'm Around by Kat Jennings and Angela Lansbury
Oh! My Papa by Eddie Fisher
Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoole
The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
There Goes My Life by Kenny Chesney
When You Need Me by Bruce Springsteen
I Got You Babe by Sonny & Cher
You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker
(The Long To Be) Close To You by The Carpenters
A Wink and a Smile by Harry Connick Jr.
Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
Scarlet Begonias by The Grateful Dead

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