22 Father daughter dance songs for your wedding day

You are or your daughter is getting married in the next months and you are looking for father daughter dance songs? Then this is the blog post you need!
Also, there are so many father daughter dance songs. So, the first thing I would advise you is to consider the message you want to send with this song.
That is why we divided the father daughter dance songs by the type of message they deliver.

Here are the different categories in the order:
– To tell your daughter how much you cherish each moment spent with her
– To tell your dad you’ll always love him
– To say “I love you” to one another
– To remind your daughter you’ll always be there
– To say “thank you for everything” to your father
– Father daughter dance songs for a proud father
– To tell your daughter how she lighted up your life
– Father wishes for his daughter’s future

So now, let’s start!

To tell your daughter how much you cherish each moment spent with her

Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman

Cinderella song

“Cinderella” is a really beautiful song to tell your daughter how you love each moment you share with her. It also talks about the moment when your daughter is grown up and leaves with her husband. For this point, there is a beautiful comparison with Cinderella who leaves at midnight.

Some lyrics:

“Oh, I will dance with Cinderella
I don’t wanna miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone”

Dance with my daughter – Jason Blaine

This song talks about a father who just wants to dance with his daughter and to enjoy each and every moment he has with her. It also talks about time flying too fast.

Some lyrics:

“Gonna dance with my daughter
Spin her around under the lights
‘Cause I’m just a father
Making the most of this moment in time
Before she lets me go, I’ll hold her close
Caught in this race against time
Right now all I want is to dance with my daughter tonight”

To tell your dad you’ll always love him

Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires

This song is the perfect father daughter song if you want to tell your dad that whatever happens in the future you’ll always be his little girl and that you’ll always love him.

Some lyrics:

“He said “you can be anything you want to in this great big world”
But I’m always gonna be daddy’s little girl, daddy’s little girl”
“When I count my blessings, I know where to start
He might not hold my hand no more
But he’ll always, always hold my heart”

Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith

This song was definitely made to be a father daughter dance song. This song is about a woman who gets married but who says that she’ll always need her father in her life. This is also a great song to tell your dad “thank you”.

Some lyrics:

“Daddy don’t let go
I want you to know I’ll always need your love.
Today I became his wife
But I’ll be your baby girl for life.”
“Words can’t say enough
What you’ve done for me
You gave me what I need”

To say “I love you” to one another

Almost each wedding song talks from a father’s or a daughter’s point of view. The advantage of this category is that these songs are great for saying “I love you” to your dad and to your daughter. A great way to express your reciprocal love.

Ain’t That Love – Ray Charles

This song is all about loving so much someone and wanting to be there for them. This song wasn’t made for a father-daughter but it’s really sweet and it would make a really groovy father daughter dance song. This will definitely put all your guests in the mood for a great night!

Some lyrics:

“If you ever (if you ever)
Ever need a friend
I’ll be with you (be with you)
Yes, until the end
Now, ain’t that love? (ain’t that love?)”

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

This song is perfect if you want to tell your father/daughter how he/she lights up your life. It is also a really groovy song that all your guests will know!

Some lyrics:

“You must have known that I was lonely
Because you came to my rescue
And I know that this must be heaven
How could so much love be inside of you? You are the sunshine of my life, yeah
That’s why I’ll always stay around”

To remind your daughter you’ll always be there

I’ll Be There – Jackson 5

Even if you’ll give your daughter away to her new husband you might want to remind her with this father daughter dance song that you’ll always be there for her. Then this song might be what you need.
“I’ll be there” is a true classic that everyone will know and it will give a beautiful message to your daughter.

Some lyrics:

“I’ll have faith in all you do
Just call my name and I’ll be there (I’ll be there)”
“I’ll be there with a love that’s strong
I’ll be your strength
I’ll keep holdin’ on (holdin’ on)”

Anytime You Need A Friend – Mariah Carey

This is a really slow and strong song that is perfect for an emotional father daughter dance.
Just as the previous one, this song is all about being there for the one you love whenever she/he needs you.

Some lyrics:

“Anytime you need a friend
I will be here
You’ll never be alone again
So don’t you fear
Even if you’re miles away
I’m by your side”

Count On Me – Bruno Mars

This beautiful and groovy song is all about telling people you love that you’ll always be there when they need you and to remind them how much you love them when they forget.
What is also really sweet about this song is that it is taken from the point of view of a “friend”. So, if your father/daughter is one of your best friends this might be a great song for your dance!

Some lyrics:

“You can count on me like one two three
I’ll be there”
“And if you ever forget how much you really mean to me
Everyday I will
Remind you”

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

This song is a great modern twist if you want to remind your daughter that whenever she needs you she can call you and you’ll always be there for her.

Some lyrics:

“No matter where you go
You know you’re not alone
I’m only one call away
I’ll be there to save the day”

To say “thank you for everything” to your father

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

“You raise me up” is a beautiful song if you want to thank your dad for everything he did for you. It is also a great song to tell your dad he helped you become a better version of yourself.

Some lyrics:

“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains
You raise me up to walk on stormy seas
I am strong when I am on your shoulders
You raise me up to more than I can be”

Because You Loved Me – Céline Dion

If you’re looking for father daughter dance songs that will enable you to tell your father that his love made you stronger and that you are who you are also because of his love, then this might be your song!

Some lyrics:

“You saw the best there was in me
Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach
You gave me faith ’cause you believed
I’m everything I am
Because you loved me”

The Best Day – Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift made this song for her mother but it is also a great song for a father daughter dance song.
This song is all about having someone in your life that is always there for you, in the good and in the bad times, and being so thankful for that.
It is also a great song to tell your dad you always enjoy each moment you spend with him.

Some lyrics:

“I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine
And, I didn’t know if you knew
So I’m taking this chance to say
That I had the best day with you today.”

Father daughter dance songs for a proud father

My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

You might be looking for father daughter dance songs to tell how much you’re proud of her. Then this song is absolutely stunning and will give the right message.
The advantage is that it will enable you to tell your daughter you’re proud of her but also that you’ll always love her and that you’ll always be there for her.
Easy to say that this song has it all!

Some lyrics:

“You’re beautiful baby, from the outside in
Chase your dreams but always know
The road that will lead you home again
Go on, take on this old world but to me
You know you’ll always be my little girl”

Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III

This is definitely a song for a proud father. It’s cute and great to remind your daughter that you’ll always be there to support her. Also, a beautiful song to remind her she’s a strong woman.

Some lyrics:

“That’s my daughter in the water
Every time she fell, I caught her”
“And that’s my daughter in the water
I lost every time I fought her”

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

A classic that all your guests will want to sing along.
This song is perfect if you want to remind you’re daughter that you’re extremely proud of her and of having her in your life.

Some lyrics:

“Never thought through love we’d be
Making one as lovely as she”
“I can’t believe what God has done
Through us he’s given life to one
But isn’t she lovely made from love”

To tell your daughter how she lighted up your life

Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

This song is great if you want to tell your daughter that you’re really happy and feel so lucky to have her in your life and that she’ll always be your little girl.

Some lyrics:

“Oh, with all that I’ve done wrong
I must have done something right
To deserve a hug every morning
And butterfly kisses at night”

My Girl – The Temptations

This song is so positive. It is all about feeling great and having a heart filled with joy because you have someone you truly love in your life. A great way to tell your daughter how she changed your life.

Some lyrics:

“I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day
When it’s cold outside I’ve got the month of May
Well I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin’ ’bout my girl (my girl)”

Child Of Mine – Carole King

If you want to tell your daughter that you’re happy she’s your child, that she taught you so much, and that from now on everything’s gonna be fine, then this might the perfect father daughter dance song for you.
This song delivers so many positive messages that it is definitely a great way to encourage your daughter for this new part of her life.

Some lyrics:

“Oh, yes sweet darling
So glad you are a child of mine”
“Nobody’s gonna kill your dreams
Or tell you how to live your life”

Father wishes for his daughter’s future

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Your daughter is starting a new chapter of her life. So, father daughter dance songs that encourage her for this new chapter are so sweet!
This song is really positive and is all about a father wishing the best for his daughter and supporting her.

Some lyrics:

“I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow
And each road leads you where you want to go
And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose
I hope you choose the one that means the most to you”
“My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small”
“And while you’re out there getting where you’re getting to
I hope you know somebody loves you, and wants the same things too”

Forever Young – Rod Stewart

This song is great if you want an energetic father daughter dance.
This song also has a really positive message and is a great way to wish a bright future to your daughter and to tell her that you’ll always be there for her.

Some lyrics:

“May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.
And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home.”
“And when you finally fly away, I’ll be hoping that I served you well.
For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell.
But whatever road you choose, I’m right behind you win or lose”

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Just like the two previous songs this one is all about wishing the best for your daughter future. It’s also great way to ask your daughter to always fight for herself and for her life.

Some lyrics:

“I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin’ might mean takin’ chances, but they’re worth takin’
Lovin’ might be a mistake, but it’s worth makin'”
“Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance”


I really hope you enjoyed these father daughter dance songs and that you found the perfect one for your wedding day or the one of your daughter!
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them in the comments section below.


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