The Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding Day

By Alexandra Macon
Bride Dawson Haynes and her father during their father-daughter dance at her wedding in Santa Rosa Beach.
Photo: Eric Kelley

The song a bride dances to with her dad has to check a lot of boxes. It needs to communicate that you’ve loved this man since the beginning—but in a non-romantic way—and be somewhat easy to dance to. This shouldn’t be too hard, right? Wrong.

Once you begin searching, you quickly realize that most songs start out fine but then take a turn. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with potential father-daughter dance songs that meaningfully express to your dad just how much he means to you, and in some cases, may even move the crowd to tears. There are classics like “My Girl” and “Isn’t She Lovely” or you can opt for something a little more current like John Mayer’s “Daughters.” Peruse our list and pick your favorite!

“My Girl” by The Temptations

“When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

“Can You Feel the Love Tonight” by Elton John

“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

“Wonderful Tonight” by Brian Withycombe

“Over the Rainbow” by Judy Garland

“Forever Young” by Audra Mae & The Forest Rangers

“How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor

“Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra

“You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

“Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns and Roses

“You are the Best Thing” by Ray LaMontagne

“Daughters” by John Mayer

“There Goes My Life” by Kenny Chesney

“My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw

“I Hope You Dance” by Leann Womack

“God Only Knows” by Beach Boys