Few wedding moments are as touching as the father daughter dance songs. This cherished tradition symbolises the special bond between a father and his daughter. It captures a moment of love, joy, and celebration. Now, of course, there are going to be many weddings where couples choose not to have this dance for a number of reasons. This is entirely valid, and entirely up to you. Your day, your way. Always. This article is just for those who do wish to include it in their big day. Similarly to your first dance song, choosing the perfect tune for this dance can be a daunting task. We get it. After sorting your outfit, the venue, your wedding breakfast... It's a lot to take in. You'll want it to reflect the unique relationship that you guys share. But fear not - that's where we come in. Today, we'll be showing you 87 incredible song choices. And trust us - all of these songs encapsulate the beauty of this heartfelt moment. Thank us later. All of these songs can be found either at this downloadable link or if you're feeling eager - on the playlist on our Spotify.

A list of father daughter dance songs for your wedding as recommended by Rock My Wedding.

87 brilliant father daughter dance songs for your big day 

Sentimental dance songs

Sentimental father daughter dance songs are the musical embodiment of a big ol' hug. They're the kind of tunes that make the bride and her dad shed a tear or nine. These songs are all about love, gratitude, and a flood of memories that pass between a father and his daughter as they step into a new chapter together. These sentimental jams create an atmosphere of warmth and love, filling the room with nothing but excellently warm and happy vibes. As the music plays and the lyrics sink in, there's no escaping the happy tears and heartwarming memories. And we say - embrace it! If there was ever a time to happy cry… This is the stuff that gives you all the feels. Trust us.

  • Dance With My Father - Luther Vandross
  • My Little Girl - Tim McGraw
  • You're My Best Friend - Queen
  • Tiny Dancer - Elton John
  • My Darling - Wilko
  • Daughters - John Mayer
  • Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle 
  • My Father's Eyes - Eric Clapton
  • Beautiful In My Eyes - Joshua Kadison
  • Because You Loved Me - Celine Dion

Unique dance songs

Unique father-daughter wedding songs are like hidden gems of the wedding music world. They add a special twist to the more traditional playlist. These offbeat tunes bring a touch of personality and individuality to the bride and her dad's moment in the spotlight. They're all about finding that one song that perfectly captures their unique bond - which is no easy feat. From indie folk to funky R&B tunes, these unconventional choices make a statement. And a great one at that! With each note and lyric, these songs create a soundtrack that's as distinctive as the father-daughter duo themselves. It's all about breaking away from the expected and creating a memorable experience. 

  • How You've Grown - 10,000 Maniacs 
  • Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish
  • Thank You - Paris Theatre - Led Zeppelin 
  • Three Little Birds - Bob Marley & The Wailers 
  • There She Goes - The La's 
  • Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic - The Police 
  • Ironic - Alanis Morissette
  • Good Man (First Love) - Andy Grammer 
  • Ballerina Gril - Lionel Ritchie
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen

Modern father daughter dance songs

Modern father daughter wedding songs are all about bringing a fresh, contemporary vibe to the dance floor. They're like a cool fusion of sentimental lyrics and catchy beats that get everyone dancing and enjoying the incredible day you’ve all spent together. From pop anthems to acoustic ballads, these modern jams create a trendy and upbeat atmosphere, giving the bride and her dad a chance to show off their moves. Whether those moves are good or not - that’s down to you guys. We can't help you there. These songs celebrate the love, support, and fun of the relationship. It's all about bringing a hip and current vibe to the wedding celebration, while still honouring the bond between a father and his daughter. So, grab your dancing shoes and get ready to impress!

  • Make You Feel My Love - Adele
  • The Best Day - Taylor Swift
  • Dad - Tyler Wood
  • Daddy - Beyoncé
  • Like My Father - Tax
  • Daughter - Ben Rector 
  • I Turn To You - Christina Aguilera 
  • Count On Me - Bruno Mars
  • Constellations - Jack Johnson 
  • Forever Now - Michael Buble

Upbeat dance songs

Finally, we've got upbeat dance songs. Upbeat father daughter songs are like a burst of energy that gets everyone on their feet and ready to party. These lively tunes bring a contagious joy and a whole lot of fun to the dance floor. They're all about celebrating the special bond between a father and his daughter with a dose of high spirits and toe-tapping rhythms. From lively pop hits to classic rock anthems, these upbeat jams create an electric atmosphere that ignites smiles and laughter. There's an upbeat song for everyone - and they're sure to get the party started. It's a chance to create unforgettable memories, filled with laughter, cheers, and plenty of excellent dance moves. So, crank up the volume and let the good times roll.

  • Isn't She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry Child
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Sweet Child O Mine - Guns N' Roses
  • In My Life - The Beatles
  • You're A Wonderful One - Marvin Gaye 
  • Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
  • You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Colins
  • Changes - Black Sabbath
  • Dog Days Are Over - Florence + The Machine

Spruce up your wedding party playlist with these brilliant Father Daughter song choices 

The father daughter dance is a cherished tradition that holds a special place in weddings. That isn't to say you HAVE to have it. You don't have to have anything at your wedding that you don't want - and this is a sentence we live by. If you are having one, however, the choice of the perfect song for this significant moment can enhance the emotional atmosphere and create lasting memories. Whatever song you opt for - your day, and your father daughter dance, will be oh so beautiful. Speaking of beautiful - want your bridal party to look cohesively gorgeous? Then you'll need some bridesmaid colourway inspiration. Not sure at what point on your day the dance comes up? Our article and downloadable timeline of your wedding day will come in handy.

Sasha Kirkham

Written by Sasha Kirkham

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