Get Your Guests Some Tissues, These Father-Daughter Dance Songs Will Have Everyone Tearing Up

We've rounded up 60 of the best choices. (You might want to grab a tissue.)

Updated 05/26/17
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Few wedding moments are more touching than the father-daughter dance. But finding the perfect choice among all the father-daughter dance songs out there can be tricky. You're looking to encapsulate the special relationship you share with you dad—and 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. You want a song about love, but only the one-of-a-kind love between a dad and daughter.

To help you choose the perfect tune for your tender moment with Dad, we've compiled 60 of the best father-daughter dance songs out there (and we've created a Father-Daughter Dance Songs playlist on Spotify so you can easily listen). With everything from Louis Armstrong to Guns N' Roses to Tim McGraw, there's sure to be a song that fits your style and your relationship with your dad.

60 Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

  1. "Sweet Pea," by Amos Lee
  2. "How Sweet It Is," by James Taylor
  3. "Come Fly With Me," by Frank Sinatra
  4. "Times of Your Life," by Paul Anka
  5. "Unforgettable," by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
  6. "The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra
  7. "Butterfly Kisses," by Bob Carlisle
  8. "Father and Daughter," by Paul Simon
  9. "Forever Young," by Rod Stewart
  10. "What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong
  11. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," by Stevie Wonder
  12. "Daughter," by Loudon Wainwright III
  13. "My Girl," by the Temptations
  14. "I Loved Her First," by Heartland
  15. "Brown Eyed Girl," by Van Morrison
  16. "Cinderella," by Steven Curtis Chapman
  17. "My Funny Valentine," by Frank Sinatra
  18. "Sweet Child O' Mine," by Guns N' Roses
  19. "The Way You Do the Things You Do," by the Temptations
  20. "The Wonder of You," by Elvis Presley
  21. "Dance With My Father," by Luther Vandross
  22. "Have I Told You Lately," by Rod Stewart
  23. "I've Got the World on a String," by Frank Sinatra
  24. "It Had to Be You," by Ray Charles
  25. "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)," by Billy Joel
  26. "Michelle," by the Beatles
  27. "My Little Girl," by Tim McGraw
  28. "Not While I'm Around," by Kat Jennings and Angela Lansbury
  29. "Oh! My Papa," by Eddie Fisher
  30. "Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoole
  31. "The Long and Winding Road," by the Beatles
  32. "There Goes My Life," by Kenny Chesney
  33. "When You Need Me," by Bruce Springsteen
  34. "I Got You Babe," by Sonny & Cher
  35. "You Are So Beautiful," by Joe Cocker
  36. "(They Long to Be) Close to You," by the Carpenters
  37. "A Wink and a Smile," by Harry Connick Jr.
  38. "Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder
  39. "Scarlet Begonias," by the Grateful Dead
  40. "Always, in All Ways," by Kenny Loggins
  41. "The Best Day," by Taylor Swift
  42. "Constellations," by Jack Johnson
  43. "Count on Me," by Bruno Mars
  44. "Daddy," by Beyoncé
  45. "Daughters," by John Mayer
  46. "Dream Big," by Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband
  47. "Gracie," by Ben Folds
  48. "Hero," by Mariah Carey
  49. "I Hope You Dance," by Lee Ann Womack
  50. "Kind and Generous," by Natalie Merchant
  51. "Let Your Heart Sing," by Katharine McPhee
  52. "My Wish," by Rascal Flatts
  53. "Somethin' Special," by Colbie Caillat
  54. "Thank You," by 33Miles
  55. "You Raise Me Up," by Josh Groban
  56. "Your Song," by Elton John
  57. "You've Got a Friend," by Scotty McCreery
  58. "Just Fishin’," by Trace Adkins
  59. "It Won’t Be Like This for Long," Darius Rucker
  60. "Because You Loved Me," by Céline Dion

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