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Father-Daughter Dance Song Inspiration from Real Brides

Be inspired by these popular and unique songs for your father-daughter dance.

Many father-daughter duos have had their father-daughter dance song in mind for years before a wedding was even on the horizon, while others have no idea what song to select for the occasion.

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Though not every bride gets to have a father-daughter dance with her dad for a number of circumstances, it's a touching tradition for those brides who do. Many father-daughter duos have had their father-daughter dance song in mind for years before a wedding was even on the horizon, while others have no idea what song to select for the occasion. Whether you have a special song that you've both loved since childhood in mind or you're at a complete loss, we've gathered all of the father-daughter dance songs chosen by the brides featured in the 2019 issues of Inside Weddings to inspire you. 

More than one father-daughter pair selected classics like “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra“My Girl” by The Temptations, and “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong. Others chose to go with touching country tunes, such as “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw, as well as the sweet "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle and a modern favorite, "Daddy" by Beyoncé.

Whether you and your dad choose to go with one of these tried-and-true melodies or select a song that's meaningful to you both, take a look at more father-daughter dance song ideas below to help you decide – or confirm your unique choice.

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Photo by Jennefer Wilson Photography; Floral Design by Bella Flora of Dallas

Take a look at 32 father-daughter dance songs chosen by real couples, below, and click the titles to listen to each tune:

"All Night Long" by Lionel Richie

"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison

“Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

"Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman

"Daddy" by Beyoncé

“Daddy Dance with Me” by Krystal Keith

"Dance with My Daughter" by Jason Blaine

“Daughters” by John Mayer

"Fly Me to the Moon" by Frank Sinatra

"Have It All" by Jason Mraz

"Having a Party" by Sam Cooke

"I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis

“I Loved Her First” by Heartland

"I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston

"In Your Eyes" by Peter Gabriel

"L-O-V-E" by Nat King Cole

"Moon River" by Andy Williams

“My Girl” by The Temptations

“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

"Never Alone" by Jim Brickman feat. Lady Antebellum

"September" by Earth, Wind & Fire

"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Katherine McPhee

“Stand By Me” by Ben E. King

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

"Yellow" by Coldplay

"Wonderful Tonight" by Eric Clapton

"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

"(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher & Higher" by Jackie Wilson

"Your Song" by Elton John

"You're a Big Girl Now" by The Stylistics

"You've Got a Friend" by James Taylor

For more ideas, discover first dance song ideas from real weddings, discover instrumental versions of pop songs perfect for the ceremony, and gather ideas for an upbeat father-daughter dance song. Check out the digital edition of Inside Weddings to see all of the 2019 issues and more!

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