Selecting your wedding reception music can definitely be a challenge during wedding planning—especially when you’re narrowing down potential father-daughter dance songs. From reminiscing on all the sweet moments you’ve had with your father or father-figure to choosing a song choice that reflects you and your dad’s relationship, it can be a difficult task. So, we felt musically-inspired to round up the very best father-daughter dance songs for you and your father to strut your stuff to during your wedding reception. Whether you're looking for something that is upbeat and easy to dance to or a song that tugs at the heart strings, these top father-daughter dance songs are perfect for any wedding day.
Check out the top father-daughter dance songs that are bound to make you and your dad shed a tear or two.
“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder actually wrote this song for his daughter, Aisha. So, if you and your dad love to dance, then this upbeat and meaningful tune is the perfect pick for a father-daughter dance song.
"Father and Daughter" by Paul Simon
A sweet tune by Paul Simon, this song choice will definitely give you and your father all the feels during your father-daughter dance.
“My Girl” by The Temptations
Throw it back to the 60s for your father-daughter dance song with this classic hit by the Temptations. It has a great beat that’s easy to dance to, even if you two aren't the biggest of dancers.
“How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor
A great choice for you during your father-daughter dance because you and your dad can also sing along to it!
"I'll Be There" by Jackson 5
How many times have you had to call your dad for advice or help? If the answer is A LOT, then this soulful hit is the perfect pick for your father-daughter dance song.
“Daughters" by John Mayer
Slow dance along to this mellow father-daughter dance song with these adorable lyrics, “Fathers, be good to your daughters / Daughters will love like you do / Girls become lovers who turn into mothers / So mothers be good to your daughters too.”
“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra
What can be said about Sinatra that you haven’t heard before? The classic crooner is the perfect father-daughter dance song for a formal affair or if you’re hosting a vintage-inspired soirée.
“Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle
This touching song will bring back all the amazing memories you’ve shared with your dad, making it an ultra touching pick for a father-daughter dance song.
“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw
Tim McGraw captures exactly what it is like to watch your daughter grow up in this lovely country tune.
“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
A true and timeless classic, this father-daughter dance song will definitely have your guests teary eyed. The mix of Armstrong’s gravelly voice and soft musical accompaniment will surely put a smile on both of your faces.
“Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
Nat King Cole's vocals in this classic hit makes this father-daughter dance song choice a definite crowd pleaser.
“I Loved Her First” by Heartland
Another father-daughter dance song to cue the waterworks, the lyrics are talking to the partner of their daughter and letting them know that her dad loved her first.