Father Daughter Dance Songs

The father daughter dance is one of the most poignant wedding moments. The tradition symbolizes the father letting go of his daughter and giving the responsibility of caring for her to the groom . Very often it is the most beautiful and memorable tradition of the entire reception. If the father is not available, a suitable father figure like a step-father, grandfather or uncle can be a great substitute. Many couples combine the father daughter dance with the mother daughter dance, especially when either the father of the bride or the mother of the groom are shy.

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Song Artist Genre iTunes
A Song For My Daughter Ray Allaire Rock A Song For My Daughter - A Song For My Daughter
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye R&B Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Marvin Gaye: Gold - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain’t That Love Ray Charles R&B Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Marvin Gaye: Gold - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Babyfather Sade R&B Sade - Soldier of Love - Babyfather
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion Rock Céline Dion - Falling Into You - Because You Loved Me
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison Rock Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle Rock Bob Carlisle - Simply Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
Cinderella Steven Curtis Chapman Christian Steven Curtis Chapman - This Moment - Cinderella
Daddy Beyonce R&B Beyoncé - Dangerously In Love - Daddy
Daddy’s Angel John Vito Pop Inner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Daddy’s Girl Red Sovine Country Daddy’s Girl - 20 All-Time Greatest Hits
Daddy’s Hands Holly Dunn Country Holly Dunn - Country Jukebox Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - Daddy's Hands
Daddy’s Little Girl Michael Buble Pop The Mills Brothers - The Mills Brothers: The Anthology 1931-1968 - Daddy's Little Girl
Dance With My Father Luther Vandross R&B Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father - Dance With My Father
Daughter Loudon Wainwright III Rock Loudon Wainwright III - Daughter - Single - Daughter
Daughters John Mayer Rock John Mayer - Heavier Things - Daughters
Daughters Nas Rap John Mayer - Heavier Things - Daughters
Do You Realize?? The Flaming Lips Rock Do You Realize?? - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Father And Daughter Paul Simon Rock Paul Simon - The Essential Paul Simon - Father and Daughter
Find Your Wings Mark Harris Christian Find Your Wings - The Line Between The Two
Forever Young Rod Stewart Rock Forever Young - Alphaville
God Only Knows Beach Boys Rock God Only Knows - Sounds of Summer - The Very Best of The Beach Boys
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles Rock Revolver - The Beatles
Gracie Ben Folds Rock Ben Folds - Songs for Silverman - Gracie
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart Rock Rod Stewart - Unplugged...And Seated - Have I Told You Lately
Hero Mariah Carey Rock Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Home Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Pop Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor Rock How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor
How You’ve Grown  10,000 Maniacs Rock Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack Country Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
I Loved Her First Heartland Country Heartland - I Loved Her First - Single - I Loved Her First
(I’ll) Always Be Your Baby Natalie Grant Christian Inner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
In My Daughter’s Eyes Martina McBride Country Martina McBride - Voices - In My Daughter's Eyes
In My Life The Beatles Rock The Beatles 1962–1966 (The Red Album) - The Beatles
Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder R&B Stevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life - Isn't She Lovely
It Won’t Be Like This For Long Darius Rucker Country Learn to Live - Darius Rucker
It’s For My Dad Nancy Sinatra Oldies Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel Rock Just the Way You Are - The Essential Billy Joel
Kind And Generous Natalie Merchant Rock Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Landslide Fleetwood Mac Rock Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Lights Journey Rock Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Little Miss Magic Jimmy Buffett Rock Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Lost In This Moment Big & Rich Country Big & Rich - Lost In This Moment - Single - Lost In This Moment
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Billy Joel Rock The Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel
My Darling Wilco Rock Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
My Girl Temptations Oldies The Temptations - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - My Girl
My Little Girl Tim McGraw Country Tim McGraw - Flicka - My Little Girl
My Wish Rascal Flatts Country Rascal Flatts - Me and My Gang (Bonus Track) - My Wish
Ready, Set, Don’t Go Billy Ray Cyrus feat. Miley Cyrus Country Billy Ray Cyrus - Home At Last - Ready, Set, Don't Go
Season Of Love Shiny Toy Guns Indie Season of Poison (Bonus Track Version) - Shiny Toy Guns
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Patti Labelle Oldies Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Alone in IZ World
Soul Of My Soul Michael Bolton Rock Michael Bolton - The Essential Michael Bolton - Soul of My Soul
Stand By Me Ben E. King Oldies Ben E. King - The Very Best of Ben E. King - Stand by Me
Stand By Me Prince Royce Latin Ben E. King - The Very Best of Ben E. King - Stand by Me
Stealing Cinderella Chuck Wicks Country Chuck Wicks - Stealing Cinderella - Single - Stealing Cinderella
Sunrise, Sunset Cast from Fiddler On The Roof Oldies Broadway Cast Recording - Fiddler on the Roof - Sunrise, Sunset
Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns N’ Roses Rock Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction - Sweet Child O' Mine
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper Pop Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
The Best Day Taylor Swift Pop Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich Country Charlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home - The Essential Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra Oldies Frank Sinatra - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered) - The Way You Look Tonight
Then They Do Trace Adkins Country Trace Adkins - Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1 - Then They Do
There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney Country When the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney
There You’ll Be Faith Hill Country Faith Hill - The Hits - There You'll Be
Three Little Birds Bob Marley Reggae Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Through The Years Kenny Rogers Country Kenny Rogers - 42 Ultimate Hits - Through the Years
To Sir With Love LuLu Pop Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Turn Around Harry Belafonte Rock Inner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Umbrella Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z R&B Rihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z)
Unforgettable Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole R&B Nat "King" Cole & Natalie Cole - The World of Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Walk With You Edwin McCain Rock Walk With You - Single - Edwin McCain
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong Oldies Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong's All-Time Greatest Hits - What a Wonderful World
When You Need Me Bruce Springsteen Rock Mariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Wildflowers Tom Petty Rock Wildflowers - Wildflowers
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Rock Bette Midler - Experience The Divine: Greatest Hits - Wind Beneath My Wings (LP Version)
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton Rock Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker Rock Joe Cocker - Greatest Love Songs - You Are So Beautiful
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder R&B Stevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection - You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You Can Let Go Crystal Shawanda Country Crystal Shawanda - Dawn of a New Day - You Can Let Go
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban Rock Josh Groban - Closer - You Raise Me Up
Your Daddy Loves You Gil Scot-Heron R&B Josh Groban - Closer - You Raise Me Up
Your Joy Chrisette Michele R&B Chrisette Michele - I Am - Your Joy
Your Song Elton John Rock Elton John - Elton John - Your Song
You’re Gonna Miss This Trace Adkins Country You're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - American Man
You’re My Best Friend Queen Rock Queen - Queen: Greatest Hits I & II - You're My Best Friend
You’ve Got A Friend James Taylor Rock James Taylor - James Taylor: Greatest Hits - You've Got a Friend

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