Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

The father-daughter dance is a time-honoured tradition, one that is an essential part of the wedding reception. I always found this dance to be a very special one for any wedding I’ve attended. It represents a woman leaving her father’s home and starting a new home with her husband. Finding the right song for the father-daughter dance might take a little time. There’s definitely more options for the first dance as bride and groom. When you think about choosing a song for the father-daughter dance, you’ll need to consider what kind of song you’d like for the occasion. Are you looking for something upbeat or would you prefer a slower song that’s more sentimental? If you go the sentimental route, you’ll want to make sure your song provides the right sentiment without it sounding sexual. Would you want something a bit more modern or do you think a classic song might be best for your wedding? Here are a few of my favourites, a mix of classics and some modern songs as well: 

  • Stevie Wonder – Isn’t she lovely
  • Natalie Grant – Always be your baby
  • Luther Vandross – Dance with my Father
  • Chrisette Michele – Your Joy (double check this one)
  • Adele – Make you feel my love
  • James Morrison – Until the Stars Go Out
  • Whitney Houston – You’ll never stand alone
  • Christina Aguilera – I turn to You
  • Phil Collins – You’ll be in my heart
  • Frank Sinatra – The way you look tonight
  • Lee Ann Womack – I hope you dance
  • Celine Dion – These are the special times
  • Whitney Houston – Count on me
  • Dean Martin – I wish you love
  • Rascal Flatts – My wish

What are some of your favourite songs? What song are you thinking of choosing for your father-daughter dance at your wedding?

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