7 of the Best FatherDaughter Songs to Dance to ...


It's hard to narrow down the best father/daughter songs to dance to at a wedding. However, I think these 7 songs are all worthy of a spot on this list. The father/daughter dance is a very important part of the wedding, so I'm sure you want to find the perfect song. It's actually really incredible how many beautiful songs are out there for this. Check out some of my picks for the best father/daughter songs. Then, tell me which one was your favorite.

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Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman

This song is so beautiful! If you want to make sure there are no dry eyes in the room, this is the song for you. I love this song because it's exactly how every dad sees his little girl. You're his princess, and in the blink of an eye, you're all grown up and getting married. Still, he sees you as that little girl he'd twirl around with in the living room. This is a beautiful song to dance together because it'll bring back so many memories for both daughter and father. This is one of the best father/daughter songs!


Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle

Just listening to this song makes me tear up. I'd be such a mess if I was dancing to this song because I'd just be sobbing. It's such a beautiful song and I'm sure it can attest to many father/daughter relationships. This is actually a really popular choice for weddings. It's not hard to see why!


I Loved Her First - Heartland

This song really shows how difficult it must be for dads to watch their little girl get married. The lyrics are beautiful. The line, "I prayed that she'd find you someday, but it's still hard to give her away" brings tears to my eyes. Dads are always a girl's first love! Everyone will cry if you dance to this song!


Wildflowers - Tom Petty

If you want a more feel-good song that's still heartbreakingly beautiful, this song is perfect. The lyrics, "You belong among the wildflowers/ You belong somewhere close to me/ Far away from your trouble and worry/ You belong somewhere you feel free" are beautiful. It's the perfect example that shows how fathers feel. They want to let you go because you deserve it, but at the same time they're hoping you don't go too far away.


It's for My Dad - Nancy Sinatra

I love this song! "He always was a rock when I needed one. He gave me good advice when I needed some." That's what dads are for, right? I love how sentimental this song is. Imagine this song playing while a slideshow of pics of you and your dad plays in the background. Cue the tears.


Daddy's Little Girl - Michael Buble

First off, I love Michael Buble's voice. It's just so soothing, and perfect for a father/daughter dance. It's sure to provoke lots and lots of tears in the room.


When You Need Me - Bruce Springsteen

This is a beautiful song that shows how dads feel about their daughters. "When you need me, I'll be there. And when this dirty world has been cold to you, I got two strong arms waiting to hold you." Dads will always be there.

So, there you have it! These are just some of my personal favorites. It's seven out of MANY father/daughter songs that you can choose for your wedding. Which one is your favorite? Which one have you used/plan on using?

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My little girl-Tim McGraw

sweet child o'mine -guns n roses

Sadly, i can no longer have a father-daughter dance at my wedding bec he passed away. I miss my dad so much :(

I'm getting married next year and am looking for a song for the father daughter dance- we are close but not super close so I don't want a real sappy song. I still want it to sound like a father daughter song but perhaps not as formal. I really need idea; any help would be appreciated!!!

Hello, I have a suggestion. At my wedding, I played Crazy Train by Ozzy Ozbourne and everyone LOVED it. I repeat, LOVED!! It really gets the crowd going.

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