Father-Daughter Dance Songs That Will Melt Your Heart

Discover the top ten touching songs for a special wedding-day dance with your dad.

Black and white photo of father-daughter dance at wedding
Though the ceremony and first dance are arguably the most special moments of a wedding between the bride and groom, there's nothing quite like the sweet and sentimental moments between father and daughter – including the father-daughter dance. As the bride and her father take the dance floor, loved ones often don't know if they should prepare to smile, laugh, or cry – and there's one reason why: it all depends on the music selections. Some brides and their fathers choose to dance to a classic song by Frank Sinatra or The Temptations and switch to a rap song in order to engage younger guests in the revelry, while other duos dance like no one's watching to a special tune with true meaning that signifies the duo's unconditional love. 

From Motown hits to country classics, there are a wide range of father-daughter dance songs to choose from. Browse some of our favorite tunes below – selected by real brides from around the country. To see more from the brides who chose these special songs for their father-daughter dances, click on each song title, and let us know what your father-daughter dance song was in the comments! 

1. "My Girl" by The Temptations 

2. "I Loved Her First" by Heartland 

3. "Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon 

4. "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong 


5. "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra 

6. "Isn't She Lovely" by Stevie Wonder 

7. "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart 

8. "My Little Girl" by Tim McGraw 

9. "Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle 

10. "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole 

Play all of the songs via iTunes below:

Opening photo by Embrace Life Photography

Authored by: Kelcy Christy

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