June 5, 2024

Top 25 Wedding Songs for Father-Daughter Dance

Your dad has been there for you since the beginning—from your first steps to now walking you down the aisle on your wedding day. The father-daughter dance is a special moment that allows you and your dad to share a meaningful and emotional moment before you officially start your new life as a married couple.

Luckily, Marinaj can help you decide on the perfect song. Here are our top 25 wedding songs for the father-daughter dance, in no particular order:

1. Landslide—Fleetwood Mac

This classic choice is a beautiful wedding song for a father-daughter dance. The lyrics speak of the passage of time and how things change, but the love between you and the people closest to you remains constant.

2. Forever Now—Michael Bublé

Michael Bublé’s smooth vocals and heartfelt lyrics make this song perfect for the father-daughter dance.

3. My Little Girl—Tim McGraw

Country music fans will recognize this sweet and sentimental song by Tim McGraw. The lyrics perfectly capture the emotions of a father watching his daughter grow up.

4. Slipping Through My Fingers—ABBA

This heartfelt song by ABBA is a great wedding song for a father-daughter dance. The lyrics reflect on the fleeting nature of time and the bittersweet feeling of watching your child grow up.

5. Butterfly Fly Away—Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus

This duet between real-life father and daughter, Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus, speaks of a father’s love and support for his daughter as she spreads her wings.

6. Cinderella—Steven Curtis Chapman

This emotional song by Steven Curtis Chapman tells the story of a father watching his daughter grow up and realizing she’s a beautiful young woman ready to start her journey.

7. Never Grow Up (Taylor’s Version)—Taylor Swift

Originally written about her goddaughter, Taylor Swift’s re-recorded version of “Never Grow Up” is a heartfelt and nostalgic choice for the Swifties out there.

8. My Wish—Rascal Flatts

Country group Rascal Flatts delivers a heartfelt message in this song, expressing a father’s hopes and wishes for his daughter as she embarks on her own path.

9. Sweet Child O’ Mine—Guns N’ Roses

For the rock n’ roll dads out there, “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses is a fun and upbeat choice to dance to with their daughters.

10. Over the Rainbow—Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

The gentle ukulele and soothing voice of Israel Kamakawiwo’ole make this version of “Over the Rainbow” a beautiful and unique wedding song for a father-daughter dance.

11. Because You Loved Me—Céline Dion

From the movie “Up Close & Personal,” this power ballad by Céline Dion expresses gratitude and love for all that your dad has done for you.

12. Daughters—John Mayer

John Mayer’s “Daughters” is a heartfelt and honest song that reflects on the important role a father plays in his daughter’s life.

13. Wildflowers—Tom Petty

This sweet and simple song by Tom Petty is a great choice for a more low-key father-daughter dance. The lyrics speak of letting your loved ones blossom and grow.

14. First Man—Camila Cabello

Camila Cabello wrote this song as a tribute to her father, and it’s a beautiful wedding song for a father-daughter dance.

15. You Are So Beautiful—Joe Cocker

This classic love song by Joe Cocker is a popular choice for weddings, and it’s a lovely option to dance to with your father.

16. Count on Me—Bruno Mars

This upbeat and catchy song by Bruno Mars celebrates the special bond between friends and family for a fun and heartwarming dance.

17. Sweat Pea—Amos Lee

This sweet and simple song by Amos Lee is a popular choice that expresses love and appreciation for your loved one.

18. Butterfly Kisses—Bob Carlisle

“Butterfly Kisses” has been a go-to father-daughter dance song since its release in the 90s. The lyrics perfectly capture the love and pride a father feels for his little girl.

19. I Loved Her First—Heartland

Country group Heartland’s “I Loved Her First” is a beautiful choice for fathers who want to express their love and protectiveness for their daughters.

20. One Call Away—Charlie Puth

This sweet and romantic song by Charlie Puth expresses a willingness to always be there for your loved ones, no matter the distance.

21. You’ll Be in My Heart—Phil Collins

From the Disney movie “Tarzan,” this touching song by Phil Collins describes the unbreakable bond between a parent and child.

22. Make You Feel My Love—Adele

This heart-wrenching song by Adele is a popular wedding song for father-daughter dances that speaks of unconditional and everlasting love.

23. Isn’t She Lovely—Stevie Wonder

For the funky dads out there, this classic Stevie Wonder hit celebrates the beauty and wonder of a daughter’s birth.

24. Father and Daughter—Paul Simon

This sweet and sentimental song by Paul Simon reflects on the special relationship between fathers and daughters.

25. Daddy—Beyoncé

From the queen of pop herself, “Daddy” is a touching and emotional song that speaks of the love, guidance, and support of a father.

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