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
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough Marvin Gaye R&B
Ain’t That Love Ray Charles R&B
Babyfather Sade R&B
Because You Loved Me Celine Dion Rock
Brown Eyed Girl Van Morrison Rock
Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle Rock
Cinderella Steven Curtis Chapman Christian
Daddy Beyonce R&B
Daddy’s Angel John Vito Pop
Daddy’s Girl Red Sovine Country
Daddy’s Hands Holly Dunn Country
Daddy’s Little Girl Michael Buble Pop
Dance With My Father Luther Vandross R&B
Daughter Loudon Wainwright III Rock
Daughters John Mayer Rock
Daughters Nas Rap
Do You Realize?? The Flaming Lips Rock
Father And Daughter Paul Simon Rock
Find Your Wings Mark Harris Christian
Forever Young Rod Stewart Rock
God Only Knows Beach Boys Rock
Good Day Sunshine The Beatles Rock
Gracie Ben Folds Rock
Have I Told You Lately Rod Stewart Rock
Hero Mariah Carey Rock
Home Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros Pop
How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) James Taylor Rock
How You’ve Grown  10,000 Maniacs Rock
I Hope You Dance Lee Ann Womack Country
I Loved Her First Heartland Country
(I’ll) Always Be Your Baby Natalie Grant Christian
In My Daughter’s Eyes Martina McBride Country
In My Life The Beatles Rock
Isn’t She Lovely Stevie Wonder R&B
It Won’t Be Like This For Long Darius Rucker Country
It’s For My Dad Nancy Sinatra Oldies
Just The Way You Are Billy Joel Rock
Kind And Generous Natalie Merchant Rock
Landslide Fleetwood Mac Rock
Lights Journey Rock
Little Miss Magic Jimmy Buffett Rock
Lost In This Moment Big & Rich Country
Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Billy Joel Rock
My Darling Wilco Rock
My Girl Temptations Oldies
My Little Girl Tim McGraw Country
My Wish Rascal Flatts Country
Ready, Set, Don’t Go Billy Ray Cyrus feat. Miley Cyrus Country
Season Of Love Shiny Toy Guns Indie
Somewhere Over The Rainbow Patti Labelle Oldies
Soul Of My Soul Michael Bolton Rock
Stand By Me Ben E. King Oldies
Stand By Me Prince Royce Latin
Stealing Cinderella Chuck Wicks Country
Sunrise, Sunset Cast from Fiddler On The Roof Oldies
Sweet Child O’ Mine Guns N’ Roses Rock
Time After Time Cyndi Lauper Pop
The Best Day Taylor Swift Pop
The Most Beautiful Girl Charlie Rich Country
The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra Oldies
Then They Do Trace Adkins Country
There Goes My Life Kenny Chesney Country
There You’ll Be Faith Hill Country
Three Little Birds Bob Marley Reggae
Through The Years Kenny Rogers Country
To Sir With Love LuLu Pop
Turn Around Harry Belafonte Rock
Umbrella Rihanna Feat. Jay-Z R&B
Unforgettable Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole R&B
Walk With You Edwin McCain Rock
What A Wonderful World Louis Armstrong Oldies
When You Need Me Bruce Springsteen Rock
Wildflowers Tom Petty Rock
Wind Beneath My Wings Bette Midler Rock
Wonderful Tonight Eric Clapton Rock
You Are So Beautiful Joe Cocker Rock
You Are The Sunshine Of My Life Stevie Wonder R&B
You Can Let Go Crystal Shawanda Country
You Raise Me Up Josh Groban Rock
Your Daddy Loves You Gil Scot-Heron R&B
Your Joy Chrisette Michele R&B
Your Song Elton John Rock
You’re Gonna Miss This Trace Adkins Country
You’re My Best Friend Queen Rock
You’ve Got A Friend James Taylor Rock

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