Top 20 Father and Daughter Dance Songs for Weddings

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Blog

You’ve checked out the best wedding bands, scheduled your wedding entertainment, spoken to a dozen wedding singers, and created a list of songs for weddings. But you forgot one important person–no, not your husband to be. You forgot about your father. You need a list of the top 20 Father and Daughter Dance Songs for Weddings

Now, you could talk to wedding band Sydney and ask them their favorites or even Melbourne wedding bands. But there’s no need because here’s a list right here.



This list includes key lyrics making each song appropriate for this special father and daughter wedding dance.


1. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton.

“We go to a party and everyone turns to see / This beautiful lady that’s walking around with me.”


2. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

“I hear babies cry. I watch them grow / They’ll learn much more than I’ll ever know.”


3. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King

” No I won’t be afraid, no I won’t be afraid / Just as long as you stand, stand by me.”


4. “My Wish” by Rascal Flats

“My wish for you / Is that this life becomes all that you want it to.”


5. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland

“I knew the love of a father runs deep / And I prayed that she’d find you someday.”


6. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

“Unforgettable in every way / And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay”


7. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

“I can’t believe what God has done / Through us he’s given life to one””


8. “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw”

“I remember I thought you looked like an angel wrapped in pink so soft and warm. / You’ve had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.”


9. “I Hope You Dance” by LeAnne Womack

“May you never take one single breath for granted. / God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.”


10. “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

“There’s two things I know for sure: / She was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl.”


11. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

“Well, I’ve been afraid of changing / ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you / But time makes you bolder / Even children get older.”


12. “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart

“Be courageous and be brave / And in my heart you’ll always stay / Forever Young, Forever Young.”


13. “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor

“Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, yeah. / You’ve got a friend.”


14. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride

“In my daughter’s eyes I am a hero / I am strong and wise and I know no fear / But the truth is plain to see / She was sent to rescue me.


15. “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks

“In her eyes I’m Prince Charming / But to him I’m just some fella / Riding in and stealing Cinderella.”


16. “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” by Darius Rucker

“One day we’ll look back laughin’ / At the week we brought her home / This phase is gonna fly by / So baby just hold on.”


17. “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon

“I’m gonna watch you shine. / Gonna watch you grow. / Gonna paint a sign. / So you’ll always know. / As long as one and one is two / There could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you.”


18. “Dance with My Father” by Luther Vandross

“If I could get another chance / Another walk, another dance with him, / I’d play a song that would never ever end. / How I’d love love love, to dance with my father again.”


19. “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Al Martino

“You’re the end of the rainbow, my pot of gold, / You’re daddy’s little girl to have and hold.”


20. “Daddy” by Beyonce

“You kill my disappointments and you heal my pain. / You understood my fears and you protected me.”


Although this list of the top 20 father and daughter dance songs for weddings can’t include them all, it certainly includes songs that can’t go wrong.

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