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Get Your Guests Some Tissues, These Father-Daughter Dance Songs Will Have Everyone Tearing Up

Updated: Nov 11, 2019

Few wedding moments are more touching than the father-daughter dance. But finding the perfect choice among all the father-daughter dance songs out there can be tricky. You're looking to encapsulate the special relationship you share with you dad—and let's face it, there are a lot of songs that start out endearing but quickly take a turn for the awkward once it becomes clear the lyrics are about a different kind of relationship. You want a song about love, but only the one-of-a-kind love between a dad and daughter.

60 Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

"Sweet Pea," by Amos Lee

"How Sweet It Is," by James Taylor

"Come Fly With Me," by Frank Sinatra

"Times of Your Life," by Paul Anka

"Unforgettable," by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

"The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra

"Butterfly Kisses," by Bob Carlisle

"Father and Daughter," by Paul Simon

"Forever Young," by Rod Stewart

"What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life," by Stevie Wonder

"Daughter," by Loudon Wainwright III

"My Girl," by the Temptations

"I Loved Her First," by Heartland

"Brown Eyed Girl," by Van Morrison

"Cinderella," by Steven Curtis Chapman

"My Funny Valentine," by Frank Sinatra

"Sweet Child O' Mine," by Guns N' Roses

"The Way You Do the Things You Do," by the Temptations

"The Wonder of You," by Elvis Presley

"Dance With My Father," by Luther Vandross

"Have I Told You Lately," by Rod Stewart

"I've Got the World on a String," by Frank Sinatra

"It Had to Be You," by Ray Charles

"Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)," by Billy Joel

"Michelle," by the Beatles

"My Little Girl," by Tim McGraw

"Not While I'm Around," by Kat Jennings and Angela Lansbury

"Oh! My Papa," by Eddie Fisher

"Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World," by Israel

"IZ" Kamakawiwoole

"The Long and Winding Road," by the Beatles

"There Goes My Life," by Kenny Chesney

"When You Need Me," by Bruce Springsteen

"I Got You Babe," by Sonny & Cher

"You Are So Beautiful," by Joe Cocker

"(They Long to Be) Close to You," by the Carpenters

"A Wink and a Smile," by Harry Connick Jr.

"Isn't She Lovely," by Stevie Wonder

"Scarlet Begonias," by the Grateful Dead

"Always, in All Ways," by Kenny Loggins

"The Best Day," by Taylor Swift

"Constellations," by Jack Johnson

"Count on Me," by Bruno Mars

"Daddy," by Beyoncé

"Daughters," by John Mayer

"Dream Big," by Ryan Shupe & the Rubberband

"Gracie," by Ben Folds

"Hero," by Mariah Carey

"I Hope You Dance," by Lee Ann Womack

"Kind and Generous," by Natalie Merchant

"Let Your Heart Sing," by Katharine McPhee

"My Wish," by Rascal Flatts

"Somethin' Special," by Colbie Caillat

"Thank You," by 33Miles

"You Raise Me Up," by Josh Groban

"Your Song," by Elton John

"You've Got a Friend," by Scotty McCreery

"Just Fishin’," by Trace Adkins

"It Won’t Be Like This for Long," by Darius Rucker

"Because You Loved Me," by Céline Dion

Alyssa Wells

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