The 51 Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

If you're including the sweet tradition of a father-daughter dance, here are some tried-and-true songs for this special moment.
by The Knot

Father-daughter dance songs need to hit all the right notes. The best dad-and-daughter dance song will be sweet, meaningful and great to dance to. And obviously, you'll want to choose something about love that doesn't dip into romantic territory (although, if you do find a song you love with an iffy line, we're betting you can work with your musicians to cut it out). Whether you’re looking for something emotional, upbeat or country, we promise there are tons of father-daughter wedding song picks for you. You might even find you and your dad already have a favorite song that’s special to your relationship.

From Beyoncé hits to the Beach Boys classics, here are 50 beautiful songs to ask your band or DJ to play for this sentimental dance with your dad. Choose from this father-daughter dance playlist, or let it guide you toward the right pick for you and your dad.

Slow Father-Daughter Dance Songs

"A Song for My Daughter" by Ray Allaire

"Always Be Your Baby" by Natalie Grant

"Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle

"Daddy" by Beyoncé

"Daddy's Little Girl" by Michael Bublé

"Daughters" by John Mayer

"Dream" by Priscilla Ahn

"Forever" by The Beach Boys

"God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys

"Lullaby" by Billy Joel

"One in a Million" by Larry Graham

"She's Leaving Home" by The Beatles

"To Sir With Love" by Lulu

"Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler

"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

"It Had to Be You" by Ray Charles

"You Are So Beautiful" by Joe Crocker

"Your Song" by Elton John

"Gracie" by Ben Folds

"You’ll Be in My Heart" by Phil Collins

"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor

"Daughter" by Loudon Wainwright III

"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac

Upbeat Father-Daughter Dance Songs

"Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon

"Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder

"My Girl" by The Temptations

"She's a Rainbow" by The Rolling Stones

"Wildflowers" by Tom Petty

"How Sweet It Is" by James Taylor

"Come Fly With Me" by Frank Sinatra

"The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra

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

"Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee

"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison

Country Father-Daughter Dance Songs

"Butterfly Fly Away" by Miley Cyrus

"Daddy Dance With Me" by Krystal Keith

"Daddy's Hands" by Holly Dunn

"God Gave Me You" by Blake Shelton

"I Loved Her First" by Heartland

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

"My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw

"My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

"Stealing Cinderella" by Chuck Wicks

"Today I Give My Daughter Away" by Dale Watson & His Lone Stars

"Wide Open Spaces" by the Dixie Chicks

"You Are My Sunshine" by Johnny Cash

"I'll Be There" by Josh Turner

"Just Fishin'" by Trace Adkins

"I'll Be Your Man" by Zac Brown Band

"Daddy's Little Girl" by The Shires


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