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14 Upbeat Father-Daughter Dance Songs

It doesn't have to be slow and sappy to be meaningful.

Finding the right song for a father-daughter dance can be difficult. Check out our suggestions ahead!

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Finding the right song for a father-daughter dance can be difficult. Ideally, you want something that both you and your father enjoy, but it also has to be appropriate for the occasion. With so many tunes written about romance, a lot of potential options might be unintentionally creepy. Even songs specifically written about parental relationships – of which there are not a lot – can come across as overly possessive if that's not your vibe.

Those song ideas that do express the right sentiment for a father-daughter dance can make both the bride and her father very emotional during the dance itself. This is obviously fine for a lot of people, but others might prefer a more upbeat song to keep their spirits up and emotions in check.

We've shared our favorite upbeat mother-son dance songs, so be sure to also check out our suggestions for upbeat father-daughter dance songs, below!

“Isn’t She Lovely” - Stevie Wonder

“Forever Young” - Rod Stewart

“Daddy Lessons” - Beyoncé

“Brown-Eyed Girl” - Van Morrison

“Let’s Go Crazy” - Prince

“Here Comes the Sun” - The Beatles

“Sweet Child O’ Mine" - Sheryl Crow (or the original Guns N' Roses version)

“American Girl” - Tom Petty & The Heart Breakers

“You’ve Got a Friend in Me” - Michael Bublé

“Dance Like Yo Daddy” - Meghan Trainor

“Father and Daughter” - Paul Simon

“She’s a Rainbow” - The Rolling Stones

“Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” - Cyndi Lauper

“Cecilia and the Satellite” - Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness

For more ideas, listen to instrumental versions of pop songs for your ceremony and discover a playlist to use for your engagement party