Of course there are many special memories made throughout your wedding day that you will be sure to cherish for the rest of your life. However, not too many of them can top that oh-so-sweet father/daughter dance. This is not only a very  special and memorable moment for you, but for your father as well. This dance is such a monumental event in a father’s life. Chances are, he will be just as much of an emotional wreck as you. Make it as beautiful as possible for you both by choosing the perfect song!


Deciding on the perfect father/daughter dance song is a very particular and delicate process. You want to choose that perfect sweet song that is near and dear to your heart. It should be a song depicting that one of a kind relationship between a girl and her father. It doesn’t matter if it’s old or new or what genre it falls in. All that matters is how the song makes you feel about that first special man in your life. If you two share a special song, that’s a great option too!


From the most popular to those that are just plum perfect for the occasion- we’ve compiled a list of the top 50 absolute best father/daughter dance songs to choose from. Take a listen- just make sure you’ve got some tissues near by. We’re sure you’ll find the perfect selection for you and your first true love, daddy. Here we go…

A Wink and a Smile — Harry Connick Jr.

Always, in All Ways — Kenny Loggins

Butterfly Kisses — Bob Carlisle

Brown Eyed Girl — Van Morrison

Because You Loved Me — Céline Dion

Constellations — Jack Johnson

Count on Me — Bruno Mars

Come Fly With Me — Frank Sinatra

Cinderella — Steven Curtis Chapman

Daddy — Beyoncé

Daughters — John Mayer

Daughter — Loudon Wainwright III

Dance With My Father — Luther Vandross

Father and Daughter — Paul Simon

Gracie — Ben Folds

Hero — Mariah Carey

How Sweet It Is — James Taylor

Have I Told You Lately — Rod Stewart

It Won’t Be Like This for Long — Darius Rucker

I Loved Her First — Heartland

I’ve Got the World on a String — Frank Sinatra

I Hope You Dance — Lee Ann Womack

I Got You Babe — Sonny & Cher

Isn’t She Lovely — Stevie Wonder

It Had to Be You — Ray Charles

Just Fishin’ — Trace Adkins

Kind and Generous — Natalie Merchant

Let Your Heart Sing — Katharine McPhee

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) — Billy Joel

My Girl — the Temptations

My Wish — Rascal Flatts

My Little Girl — Tim McGraw

Oh! My Papa — Eddie Fisher

Somethin’ Special — Colbie Caillat

Sweet Child O’ Mine — Guns N’ Roses

Sweet Pea — Amos Lee

Times of Your Life — Paul Anka

Thank You — 33Miles

The Way You Look Tonight — Frank Sinatra

The Wonder of You — Elvis Presley

There Goes My Life — Kenny Chesney

The Long and Winding Road — the Beatles

Unforgettable — Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole

When You Need Me — Bruce Springsteen

What a Wonderful World — Louis Armstrong

You’ve Got A Friend — Scotty McCreery

You Are the Sunshine of My Life — Stevie Wonder

You Are So Beautiful — Joe Cocker

You Raise Me Up — Josh Groban

Your Song — Elton John


Before you make your final decision on which song your choose for your father/daughter dance, be sure to remember these helpful tips:

  • Set the mood. Do you want your song to be a tear jerker or will you choose a light hearted comedic approach that will have everyone in tears from laughter?
  • Make sure your song coincides with the type of dancing you will do. Will it be a traditional slow dance, ballroom style, or something more up tempo? Just makes sure you (and dad!) are comfortable busting a move to whatever music you choose.

All of these things considered, just remember the most important thing when selecting the perfect song for your father daughter dance is to make it a beautiful memory for your both to cherish all your lives.

Contact Fritzler Wedding Films to capture these beautiful memories to be seen again and again!