Father Daughter Dance Songs

Formal Wedding Dance Songs 

Father Daughter Dance Songs

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.

SongArtistGenreiTunes
A Song For My DaughterRay AllaireRockA Song For My Daughter - A Song For My Daughter
Ain’t No Mountain High EnoughMarvin GayeR&BMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Marvin Gaye: Gold - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Ain’t That LoveRay CharlesR&BMarvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Marvin Gaye: Gold - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
BabyfatherSadeR&BSade - Soldier of Love - Babyfather
Because You Loved MeCeline DionRockCéline Dion - Falling Into You - Because You Loved Me
Brown Eyed GirlVan MorrisonRockBrown Eyed Girl Van Morrison
Butterfly KissesBob CarlisleRockBob Carlisle - Simply Bob Carlisle - Butterfly Kisses
CinderellaSteven Curtis ChapmanChristianSteven Curtis Chapman - This Moment - Cinderella
DaddyBeyonceR&BBeyoncé - Dangerously In Love - Daddy
Daddy’s AngelJohn VitoPopInner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
Daddy’s GirlRed SovineCountryDaddy’s Girl - 20 All-Time Greatest Hits
Daddy’s HandsHolly DunnCountryHolly Dunn - Country Jukebox Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - Daddy's Hands
Daddy’s Little GirlMichael BublePopThe Mills Brothers - The Mills Brothers: The Anthology 1931-1968 - Daddy's Little Girl
Dance With My FatherLuther VandrossR&BLuther Vandross - Dance With My Father - Dance With My Father
DaughterLoudon Wainwright IIIRockLoudon Wainwright III - Daughter - Single - Daughter
DaughtersJohn MayerRockJohn Mayer - Heavier Things - Daughters
DaughtersNasRapJohn Mayer - Heavier Things - Daughters
Do You Realize??The Flaming LipsRockDo You Realize?? - Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots
Father And DaughterPaul SimonRockPaul Simon - The Essential Paul Simon - Father and Daughter
Find Your WingsMark HarrisChristianFind Your Wings - The Line Between The Two
Forever YoungRod StewartRockForever Young - Alphaville
God Only KnowsBeach BoysRockGod Only Knows - Sounds of Summer - The Very Best of The Beach Boys
Good Day SunshineThe BeatlesRockRevolver - The Beatles
GracieBen FoldsRockBen Folds - Songs for Silverman - Gracie
Have I Told You LatelyRod StewartRockRod Stewart - Unplugged...And Seated - Have I Told You Lately
HeroMariah CareyRockMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
HomeEdward Sharpe and the Magnetic ZerosPopMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)James TaylorRockHow Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor
How You’ve Grown 10,000 ManiacsRockMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
I Hope You DanceLee Ann WomackCountryMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
I Loved Her FirstHeartlandCountryHeartland - I Loved Her First - Single - I Loved Her First
(I’ll) Always Be Your BabyNatalie GrantChristianInner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
In My Daughter’s EyesMartina McBrideCountryMartina McBride - Voices - In My Daughter's Eyes
In My LifeThe BeatlesRockThe Beatles 1962–1966 (The Red Album) - The Beatles
Isn’t She LovelyStevie WonderR&BStevie Wonder - Songs in the Key of Life - Isn't She Lovely
It Won’t Be Like This For LongDarius RuckerCountryLearn to Live - Darius Rucker
It’s For My DadNancy SinatraOldiesMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Just The Way You AreBilly JoelRockJust the Way You Are - The Essential Billy Joel
Kind And GenerousNatalie MerchantRockMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
LandslideFleetwood MacRockFleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
LightsJourneyRockMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Little Miss MagicJimmy BuffettRockMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Lost In This MomentBig & RichCountryBig & Rich - Lost In This Moment - Single - Lost In This Moment
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)Billy JoelRockThe Essential Billy Joel - Billy Joel
My DarlingWilcoRockMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
My GirlTemptationsOldiesThe Temptations - My Girl: The Very Best of the Temptations - My Girl
My Little GirlTim McGrawCountryTim McGraw - Flicka - My Little Girl
My WishRascal FlattsCountryRascal Flatts - Me and My Gang (Bonus Track) - My Wish
Ready, Set, Don’t GoBilly Ray Cyrus feat. Miley CyrusCountryBilly Ray Cyrus - Home At Last - Ready, Set, Don't Go
Season Of LoveShiny Toy GunsIndieSeason of Poison (Bonus Track Version) - Shiny Toy Guns
Somewhere Over The RainbowPatti LabelleOldiesSomewhere Over the Rainbow - Alone in IZ World
Soul Of My SoulMichael BoltonRockMichael Bolton - The Essential Michael Bolton - Soul of My Soul
Stand By MeBen E. KingOldiesBen E. King - The Very Best of Ben E. King - Stand by Me
Stand By MePrince RoyceLatinBen E. King - The Very Best of Ben E. King - Stand by Me
Stealing CinderellaChuck WicksCountryChuck Wicks - Stealing Cinderella - Single - Stealing Cinderella
Sunrise, SunsetCast from Fiddler On The RoofOldiesBroadway Cast Recording - Fiddler on the Roof - Sunrise, Sunset
Sweet Child O’ MineGuns N’ RosesRockGuns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction - Sweet Child O' Mine
Time After TimeCyndi LauperPopMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
The Best DayTaylor SwiftPopMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
The Most Beautiful GirlCharlie RichCountryCharlie Rich - Feel Like Going Home - The Essential Charlie Rich - The Most Beautiful Girl
The Way You Look TonightFrank SinatraOldiesFrank Sinatra - Nothing But the Best - The Frank Sinatra Collection (Remastered) - The Way You Look Tonight
Then They DoTrace AdkinsCountryTrace Adkins - Greatest Hits Collection, Vol. 1 - Then They Do
There Goes My LifeKenny ChesneyCountryWhen the Sun Goes Down - Kenny Chesney
There You’ll BeFaith HillCountryFaith Hill - The Hits - There You'll Be
Three Little BirdsBob MarleyReggaeMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Through The YearsKenny RogersCountryKenny Rogers - 42 Ultimate Hits - Through the Years
To Sir With LoveLuLuPopMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
Turn AroundHarry BelafonteRockInner Circle - Crucial Reggae: Inner Circle - Bad Boys
UmbrellaRihanna Feat. Jay-ZR&BRihanna - Good Girl Gone Bad: Reloaded - Umbrella (feat. Jay-Z)
UnforgettableNat King Cole & Natalie ColeR&BNat
Walk With YouEdwin McCainRockWalk With You - Single - Edwin McCain
What A Wonderful WorldLouis ArmstrongOldiesLouis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong's All-Time Greatest Hits - What a Wonderful World
When You Need MeBruce SpringsteenRockMariah Carey - #1's - Hero
WildflowersTom PettyRockWildflowers - Wildflowers
Wind Beneath My WingsBette MidlerRockBette Midler - Experience The Divine: Greatest Hits - Wind Beneath My Wings (LP Version)
Wonderful TonightEric ClaptonRockWonderful Tonight Eric Clapton
You Are So BeautifulJoe CockerRockJoe Cocker - Greatest Love Songs - You Are So Beautiful
You Are The Sunshine Of My LifeStevie WonderR&BStevie Wonder - Stevie Wonder: The Definitive Collection - You Are the Sunshine of My Life
You Can Let GoCrystal ShawandaCountryCrystal Shawanda - Dawn of a New Day - You Can Let Go
You Raise Me UpJosh GrobanRockJosh Groban - Closer - You Raise Me Up
Your Daddy Loves YouGil Scot-HeronR&BJosh Groban - Closer - You Raise Me Up
Your JoyChrisette MicheleR&BChrisette Michele - I Am - Your Joy
Your SongElton JohnRockElton John - Elton John - Your Song
You’re Gonna Miss ThisTrace AdkinsCountryYou're Gonna Miss This - Trace Adkins: Greatest Hits, Vol. 2 - American Man
You’re My Best FriendQueenRockQueen - Queen: Greatest Hits I & II - You're My Best Friend
You’ve Got A FriendJames TaylorRockJames Taylor - James Taylor: Greatest Hits - You've Got a Friend


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