Father-daughter dance songs hold a special place in weddings, encapsulating emotions and memories. Here’s a compilation of 147 exceptional songs for your father-daughter dance, categorized by style and tempo.

Favorite Father-Daughter Songs:

  • “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle
  • “Fathers & Daughters” by Boyce Avenue
  • “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee
  • “How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You” by James Taylor
  • “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
  • “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
  • “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
  • “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift
  • “Daddy’s Little Girl” by The Shires
  • “Ballerina Girl” by Lionel Richie
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Music Travel Love

a father-of-the-bride sharing a wedding dance with his daughter to one of our father-daughter dance songs on the list

Slow Tempo Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs:

  • “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  • “What A Wonderful World” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
  • “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole (Duet with Nat ‘King’ Cole)
  • “When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “Unforgettable” by Nat ‘King’ Cole
  • “Times Of Your Life” by Paul Anka
  • “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Michael Buble
  • “Little Miss Magic” by Jimmy Buffett
  • “Fathers and Daughters” by Michael Bolton
  • “Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant
  • “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys


Medium/Upbeat Father-Daughter Wedding Dance Songs:

  • “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright III
  • “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
  • “My Girl” by The Temptations
  • “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart
  • “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison
  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  • “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” by Adam Levine
  • “Count On Me” by Bruno Mars
  • “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
  • “There She Goes” by The Las
  • “Changes” by Ozzy Osbourne & Kelly Osbourne
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Country Songs For Your Father-Daughter Dance:

  • “Just Fishin” by Trace Adkins
  • “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
  • “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
  • “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride
  • “Dance With My Daughter” by Jason Blaine
  • “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  • “I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter)” by Zac Brown Band
  • “It Won’t Be Like This For Long” by Darius Rucker
  • “Daddy” by Abby Anderson
  • “Daddy Dance With Me” by Krystal Keith
  • “Tough Little Boys” by Gary Allan
  • “For My Daughter” by Kane Brown
  • “Daddy’s Little Girl” by The Shires
  • “There You’ll Be” by Faith Hill
  • “When She Grows Up” by Craig Campbell
  • “Always On My Mind” by Willie Nelson

A bride hugging her dad after doing the father daughter dance at the wedding reception. They danced to two of their favorite songs.

Below are some of the honorable mentions that might give you a few additional ideas:

  • “You Are The Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  • “The Wonder of You” by Elvis Presley
  • “A Wink and a Smile” by Harry Connick Jr.
  • “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
  • “Hero” by Mariah Carey
  • “Daddy” by Beyoncé
  • “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
  • “She’s a Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones
  • “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra
  • “Wide Open Spaces” by The Dixie Chicks
  • “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks
  • “Your Song” by Elton John
  • “Constellations” by Jack Johnson
  • “When My Little Girl Is Smiling” by The Drifters
  • “Nothing Can Change This Love” by Sam Cooke
  • “First Man” by Camila Cabello
  • “Zoe Jane” by Staind
  • “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
  • “Ain’t That Love” by Ray Charles
  • “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley
  • “You Got It” by Roy Orbison
  • “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers
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Acoustic Father-Daughter Dance Songs For A Wedding:

  • “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Music Travel Love
  • “Butterfly Kisses” by Lauryn Evans
  • “Stand By Me” by Music Travel Love (Ben E. King cover)
  • “Cinderella” by Mass Anthem
  • “My Wish/I Hope You Dance Mashup” by Lauryn Evans
  • “Isn’t She Lovely” by Callum J Wright (Stevie Wonder cover)
  • “Landslide” by Music Travel Love
  • “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” by Lauryn Evans (Randy Newman cover)
  • “Wonderful Tonight” by Boyce Avenue (Eric Clapton cover)
  • “Stand By Me” by Boyce Avenue

In moments when your father can’t be there, consider these options:

  • Opt for a mother-daughter dance instead.
  • Dance with the person who walked you down the aisle or another important figure.
  • Play your father’s favorite song and invite everyone to join the dance floor in celebration.
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