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Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Few parts of the wedding reception get people’s eyes a-misting like the Father-Daughter Dance. The emotional moment — a father twirling his little girl on the dance floor as she prepares to open a new chapter of her life — can be extremely meaningful for both Daddy and daughter, and send everyone in the room reaching for a hanky. Maybe that’s why many brides struggle to find just the right song for the Father-Daughter Dance: Capturing a lifelong, complex and rich relationship in a three-minute melody is no easy task.

But it’s not impossible. Here are some songs to consider that might be a perfect fit for your Father-Daughter Dance.

  • A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Child of Mine – Carol King
  • Daddy’s Girl – Peter Cetera
  • Daddy’s Little Girl – Michael Bolton
  • Daddy’s Hands – Holly Dunn
  • Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross
  • Dancing with Cinderella – Stephen Curtis Chapman
  • Daughters – John Mayer
  • Father and Daughter – Paul Simon
  • Father’s Eyes – Amy Grant
  • Happy Girl – Martina McBride
  • Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • How Do You Fall In Love – Alabama
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
  • I Loved Her First – Heartland
  • I’ll Remember – Madonna
  • In My Daughter’s Eyes – Martina McBride
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • In Your Eyes – Peter Gabriel
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Steve Wonder
  • It’s Your Song – Garth Brooks
  • Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
  • Love is a Beautiful Thing – Phil Vassar
  • Lullabye – Billy Joel
  • My Dad – Paul Petersen
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • My Special Angel – Bobby Helms
  • Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks
  • Sunrise Sunset – Topol
  • Teach Your Children Well – Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • Thank Heaven For Little Girls – Gigi
  • Then They Do – Trace Adkins
  • There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  • Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  • Time of Your Life – Green Day
  • Unforgettable – Natalie Cole
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Wild World – Cat Stevens
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

If you’re still not sure, ask the one person who’s probably had a song in mind since you first pretended to walk down the aisle wearing a toilet-paper veil — your dad.

 

MORE SONGS FOR YOUR RECEPTION

 
Listen to samples from a wide variety of reception music.

 

Wedding Music CDs

 

A Day to Remember vol.1 CD A Day to Remember, Vol. II CD A Day to Remember, Vol. III CD

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