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Top 100 Father / Daughter Dance Song Ideas for 2021

Top 100 Father / Daughter Dance Song Ideas for 2021

A very special moment between the father and the bride, the Father / Daughter dance can be tricky to get right but hopefully the 100 song ideas below will kickstart some inspiration!

Although not quite as popular as the traditional 'First Dance', the Father & Daughter wedding song still holds a special meaning for both involved and is becoming more and more popular.

One distinction to be made is the context or lyrical context behind the chosen song, the love between a father and daughter is unique and therefore the song needs to reflect this. We've carefully picked some of the very best wedding songs that take this into consideration so they’ll be no awkward moments on the day.

Perhaps you’re also trying to find the perfect First Dance song but can’t seem to find 'The One'? Why not head over to our blog and check out our 100+ First Dance song ideas!

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Classic & Popular Father / Daughter Dance Songs

  • Fathers & Daughters - Michael BoltonFathers & Daughters - Michael BoltonPlay
  • Isn’t She LovelyIsn’t She Lovely - Steve WonderPlay
  • Ain't That LoveAin't That Love - Ray CharlesPlay
  • Nothing Can Change This LoveNothing Can Change This Love - Sam CookePlay
  • Ballerina GirlBallerina Girl - Lionel RitchiePlay
  • Three Little BirdsThree Little Birds - Bob MarleyPlay
  • ConstellationsConstellations - Jack JohnsonPlay
  • God Only KnowsGod Only Knows - The Beach BoysPlay
  • Forever YoungForever Young - Bob DylanPlay
  • Fathers & DaughtersFathers & Daughters - Paul SimonPlay
  • You Raise Me UpYou Raise Me Up - Josh GrobanPlay
  • The Wonder Of YouThe Wonder Of You - Elvis PresleyPlay
  • Have I Told You LatelyHave I Told You Lately - Rod StewartPlay
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James TaylorPlay
  • The Way You Look TonightThe Way You Look Tonight - Frank SinatraPlay
  • True ColorsTrue Colors - Eva CassidyPlay
  • You Got ItYou Got It - Roy OrbisonPlay
  • Butterfly KissesButterfly Kisses - Bob CarlisePlay
  • Lean On MeLean On Me - Bill WithersPlay
  • Wind Beneath My WingsWind Beneath My Wings - Bette MidlerPlay
  • Stand By MeStand By Me - Ben E. KingPlay
  • What a Wonderful WorldWhat a Wonderful World - Louis ArmstrongPlay
  • When My Little Girl Is SmilingWhen My Little Girl Is Smiling - The DriftersPlay
  • Ain’t No Sunshine Ain’t No Sunshine - Bill WithersPlay
  • DaughterDaughter - Loudon Wainwright IIIPlay
  • It’s For My DadIt’s For My Dad - Nancy & Frank SinatraPlay
  • My GirlMy Girl - The TemptationsPlay
  • You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeYou Are The Sunshine Of My Life - Stevie WonderPlay
  • This Will Be (An Everlasting Love)This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) - Natalie ColePlay
  • Dance with My FatherDance with My Father - Luther VandrossPlay

Modern Father & Daughter Wedding Songs

  • First ManFirst Man - Camila CabelloPlay
  • One Call AwayOne Call Away - Charlie PuthPlay
  • Make You Feel My LoveMake You Feel My Love - AdelePlay
  • Never Grow UpNever Grow Up - Tailor SwiftPlay
  • Hold My GirlHold My Girl - George EzraPlay
  • I Love You So MuchI Love You So Much - DJ Khalid Ft. Chance The RapperPlay
  • Only OneOnly One - Kanye West Ft. Paul McCartneyPlay
  • Right By YouRight By You - John LegendPlay
  • WinterWinter - Tori AmosPlay
  • PerfectPerfect - Ed SheeranPlay
  • DaddyDaddy - BeyoncéPlay
  • Your SongYour Song - Ellie GouldingPlay
  • HeroHero - Mariah CareyPlay
  • Glory ft. BlueGlory ft. Blue - Jay ZPlay
  • Dance Like Your DaddyDance Like Your Daddy - Megan TrainorPlay
  • GracieGracie - Ben FoldsPlay
  • Count on MeCount on Me - Bruno MarsPlay
  • Sweet PeaSweet Pea - Amos LeePlay
  • Love Me NowLove Me Now - John LegendPlay
  • Daddy’s Little GirlDaddy’s Little Girl - Michael BubléPlay
  • Thank YouThank You - DidoPlay
  • Not All Heroes Where CapesNot All Heroes Where Capes - Owl CityPlay


  • LandslideLandslide - Fleetwood MacPlay
  • Sweet Child Of MineSweet Child Of Mine - Guns and RosesPlay
  • DaughtersDaughters - John MayerPlay
  • Forever YoungForever Young - Rod StewartPlay
  • Wonderful TonightWonderful Tonight - Eric ClaptonPlay
  • Brown Eyed GirlBrown Eyed Girl - Van MorrisonPlay
  • When You Need MeWhen You Need Me - Bruce SpringsteenPlay
  • Teach You r ChildrenTeach Your Children - Crosby, Stills, Young & NashPlay
  • You’re My Best FriendYou’re My Best Friend - QueenPlay
  • In My lifeIn My life - The BeatlesPlay
  • WildflowersWildflowers - Tom PettyPlay
  • Tupelo HoneyTupelo Honey - Van MorrisonPlay
  • My Father’s EyesMy Father’s Eyes - Eric ClaptonPlay
  • I Don’t Wanna Miss a ThingI Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing - AerosmithPlay
  • There She GoesThere She Goes - The LAsPlay
  • She’s a RainbowShe’s a Rainbow - The Rolling StonesPlay
  • Time After TimeTime After Time - Cyndi LauperPlay
  • I’ll Stand By YouI’ll Stand By You - The PretendersPlay
  • You'll Be In My HeartYou'll Be In My Heart - Phil CollinsPlay
  • How You’ve GrownHow You’ve Grown - 10,000 ManiacsPlay
  • Two Steps BehindTwo Steps Behind - Def LeppardPlay
  • ChangesChanges - Kelly & Ozzy OsbournePlay
  • I’ll Be There For YouI’ll Be There For You - The RembrandtsPlay
  • My HeroMy Hero - Foo FightersPlay
  • Tiny DancerTiny Dancer - Elton JohnPlay
  • Thank You For Loving MeThank You For Loving Me - Bon JoviPlay
  • Your SongYour Song - Elton JohnPlay
  • Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) - Billy JoelPlay


  • My Little GirlMy Little Girl - Tim McGrawPlay
  • Daddy’s Little GirlDaddy’s Little Girl - The ShiresPlay
  • I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter)I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter) - Zac Brown BandPlay
  • My WishMy Wish - Rascal FlattsPlay
  • I Loved Her FirstI Loved Her First - HeartlandPlay
  • It Won't Be Like This For LongIt Won't Be Like This For Long - Darius RuckerPlay
  • There You’ll BeThere You’ll Be - Faith HillPlay
  • For My DaughterFor My Daughter - Kane BrownPlay
  • God Gave Me YouGod Gave Me You - Blake SheltonPlay
  • When She Grows UpWhen She Grows Up - Craig CampbellPlay
  • Dance With My DaughterDance With My Daughter - Jason BlainePlay
  • Humble And KindHumble And Kind - Tim McGrawPlay
  • You Are My SunshineYou Are My Sunshine - Jonny CashPlay
  • DaddyDaddy - Abby AndersonPlay
  • In My Daughter’s EyesIn My Daughter’s Eyes - Martina McBridePlay
  • Butterfly Fly AwayButterfly Fly Away - Hannah MontanaPlay
  • Even Though I’m LeavingEven Though I’m Leaving - Luke CombsPlay
  • I Hope You DanceI Hope You Dance - Lee Ann WomackPlay
  • Always On My MindAlways On My Mind - Willie NelsonPlay
  • When You Say Nothing At AllWhen You Say Nothing At All - Alison KraussPlay

Did you find your perfect father daughter wedding dance?

Hopefully this list gave you some ideas to help in your search! The dad and daughter song has a bit more freedom and flexibility than a traditional first dance which tends to be a slow, more romantic affair. The father/daughter dance can indeed be slow and relaxed or on the flip-side, be upbeat and rocky - it’s entirely up to you! After all it’s your big day so you have the freedom to pick and choose exactly what you want.

More wedding Song ideas...

If you're looking for the perfect songs to compliment your wedding day, you're bound to need some inspiration to get you started. Head on over to our blog to find more wedding song ideas featuring the best wedding hymns and most popular last dance songs.