These 60 Father-Daughter Dance Songs Get Us Right in the Feels

March 1, 2017 | nicole

photo by Stephanie Sorenson

When it comes to wedding moments that make us cry, even after all this time, the father-daughter dance is a big one. What can we say, we’re big softies here at Junebug! A great father-daughter dance capture has been known to send us into tears, but it’s the father-daughter dance songs that really melt our hearts. If you’ve been looking for just the right tune to dance with your father to, we’ve got 60 father-daughter dance songs that we think are perfect for your big moment together.

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

You are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash

The Blower’s Daughter – Damien Rice

My Little Girl – Jack Johnson

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

When The Stars Go Blue – Tim McGraw

Wildflowers – Tom Petty

Dream – Priscilla Ahn

Into My Arms – Nick Cave

Across the Universe – Rufus Wainwright

Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

True Love Ways – Buddy Holly

You Look So Good in Love – George Strait

Painter Song – Norah Jones

Daughters – John Mayer

You Belong to Me – Dean Martin

Wild World – Cat Stevens

Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt & Aaron Neville

Shining Star – The Manhattans

photo by Athena Grace

More Today Than Yesterday – Spiral Staircase

In My Life – The Beatles

My Darling – Wilco

You Can’t Hurry Love – Phil Collins

Then They Do – Trace Adkins

Daddy – Beyoncé

Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

As – Stevie Wonder

To Sir With Love – LuLu

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

To Build a Home – The Cinematic Orchestra

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac

Daughter – Loudon Wainwright III

My Girl – The Temptations

She’s a Rainbow – The Rolling Stones

Re: Stacks – Bon Iver

Rope the Moon – John Michael Montgomery

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

Longer – Dan Fogelberg

Because You Loved Me – Céline Dion

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Ain’t That Love – Ray Charles

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

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

Through the Years – Kenny Rogers

A Song for You – Carpenters

Gracie – Ben Folds

Here For You – Neil Young

Is This Love – Bob Marley & The Wailers

Landslide – Dixie Chicks

When You Need Me – Bruce Springsteen

The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

I’ll Be There – The Jackson 5

You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

When You Come Back Down – Nickle Creek

You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

They Can’t Take That Away from Me – Willie Nelson

Do You Believe In Magic – The Lovin’ Spoonful

Lullaby – Billy Joel

Have I Told You Lately – Rod Stewart

Is it just us, or is it suddenly raining in here? Be sure to save the Spotify playlist version of all these songs so you can sit down with Dad and choose a favorite. Looking for more song recommendations for your wedding day? Check out these 80 first dance songs you haven’t thought of yet!

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  1. Amazing tunes, i don’t get many father daughter dances but it seems that the request for them is increasing, awsome inspiration.

  2. Nice post. Its really good.

  3. Such a unique post.

  4. My father wrote an original song for our dance at my wedding. Its a beautiful song and would work for any bride who is looking for something that nobody has heard yet!


    • What is the name of that great song ?

    • I am getting Married March 7th and really love your dads original song… is there any chance i could possibly get the audio sent to me to use for my father/daughter dance

  5. Astounding tunes, i don’t get many father little girl moves yet it appears that the demand for them is expanding, awsome motivation.

  6. A wedding is an event full of father-daughter emotions.

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