Most weddings hold some traditional aspects, one of those being the father and daughter dance. This dance is touching and shows the bond a parent and their child can have. The dance might seem like the hardest part, but finding the perfect song can be a little tricky.
The song, in most bride’s minds, needs to encapsulate the relationship they have with their dad. You want the song to be sweet and caring but not have a sudden awkward turn that makes the crowd gasp. To help ease the process, we rounded up some of the best father and daughter songs that are perfect to have a moment with together.
Grab your tissues because we’re about to dive in.
- How Sweet It Is by James Taylor
Now this song is pretty typical for a father-daughter dance, but it’s honestly sweet. The song talks about how one person can make another person’s day and brighten their day. It’s a great song to have a sweet moment with your dad.
- Unforgettable by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
This is a great song to show the special bond between a father and daughter. It talks about not being able to forget that special someone, no matter what.
- Father and Daughter by Paul Simon
The title says it all. The song speaks about a father watching his daughter grow and shine and the love a father has for his daughter. This one will make your guest reach for a tissue.
- You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder
Everyone needs a little bit of Stevie Wonder in their life. Stevie sings about someone being the apple of his eye, forever in his heart, and it speaks volumes for a father-daughter relationship.
- My Girl by The Temptations
This is another one of those classic wedding songs. It’s perfect for a father speaking about his daughter, saying how she brings the sun out even on the worse of days. It’s a slow song but not incredibly slow, where you feel like the music is dragging on.
- Daughter by Loudon Wainwright III
Daughter is a great song to dance to at your wedding. Loudon sings about the best parts of having a daughter and how a father feels with his daughter. It’s the perfect song to show the relationship between you and your dad.
- Sweet Child O’Mine by Guns N’ Roses
We all love a little classic rock in our life right. This is the perfect song to dance with dad to. It speaks about childhood memories and how a daughter can make you smile.
- Dance With My Father by Luther Vandross
This song could bring a little tear to your eye, but it will be a memory maker for sure. The song talks about the beautiful memories a daughter has with her father and how she wishes she had more time with him.
- My Little Girl by Tim McGraw
Country music always seems to be a winner at weddings, so bring a little Tim McGraw to yours. Tim sings about watching his daughter grow up and live her life, and it is the perfect full circle song for your wedding.
- I Got You Babe by Sonny and Cher
I Got You Babe will have all your wedding guests clapping and singing along. Although it is a great first dance song, it has a good beat and talks about the positive nature two people can have on each other.
- Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
Another perfect Stevie Wonder song to dance to at your wedding. Isn’t She Lovely is another staple at weddings and is perfect for showing how a father thinks the world of his daughter.
- The Best Day by Taylor Swift
It might seem odd to dance to a Taylor Swift song with your dad, but this one works. Taylor sings about the positivity she gets from her father and how he keeps her up in the rough times, which seems fitting for a wedding.
There are twelve of our favorite father and daughter songs to dance to at your wedding. Which song is your favorite, and did your song make our list?