Father Daughter Songs, Top 76Matthew Campbell

Father Daughter Dance Songs

The Father Daughter Dance or the Dad Bride Dance is formally the dance between the father(s) of the bride and the bride herself. The bride should choose one of her favorite melodies to act as the father daughter songs. There are many father daughter wedding songs to choose from. Brides, if you have more than one father in your life, one can tap the other on the shoulder in the middle of the dance so you can dance with both of them. Or, choose two father daughter wedding songs and reserve a special dance for each of your fathers. That way you can choose a song for each man, that will fit his personality and be representative of your relationship – your father-in-law song or step father song.

father daughter songs

If you do not have a father, a common substitute is a father figure or even your brother would make a very nice gesture. Then, you can have a special brother bride song. Some bridal couples combine the father daughter dance with the mother groom dance into just one song to dance. In this case, a bride and groom should agree on a song that is memorable to everyone involved. There are plenty of songs that are ambiguous enough to allow for both the bride and the groom to dance with their parental figures. The songs aren’t required to be about a daddy giving away his little girl. They don’t even have to be about a father or a daughter! They can simply be songs about love, dedication, or even something silly.

A lot of people choose funny songs instead of serious father daughter songs, to give the dance a light-hearted feel. Many fathers and daughters would rather do something fun than something serious. And if you can’t decide on what song to use, you can always choose an instrumental number such as a jazz tune, classical waltz or contemporary dance music. The most important thing is to not rush your decision. You can even discuss it with your father or the man you will dance with if you like, but it is often more fun to make it a surprise and see his reaction as to which one of the father daughter songs you chose. We cannot name all the great father daughter songs.

Father Daughter Songs

Al Martino – Daddy’s Little Girl
1967, Jazz

Alphaville – Forever Young
1984, Pop

Beach Boys – God Only Knows
1966, Pop

Ben E. King – Stand By Me
1961, Soul

Ben Folds – Gracie
2005, Rock

Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings
1988, Pop

Beyonce – Daddy
2003, R&B

Big & Rich – Lost In This Moment
2007, Country

Billy Joel – Just The Way You Are
1977, Rock

Billy Joel – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)
1994, Rock

Billy Ray Cyrus feat. Miley Cyrus – Ready, Set, Don’t Go
2007, Country

Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
1997, Pop

Brad Paisley – He Didn’t Have To Be
1999, Country

Cast from Fiddler On The Roof – Sunrise Sunset
1964, Broadway

Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me
1996, Pop

Charlie Rich – The Most Beautiful Girl
1973, Country

Chrisette Michele – Your Joy
2007, R&B

Chuck Wicks – Stealing Cinderella
2007, Country

Conway Twitty – That’s My Job
1987, Country

Crystal Shawanda – You Can Let Go
2008, Country

Darius Rucker – It Won’t Be Like This For Long
2008, Country

Edwin McCain – Walk With You
2010, Rock

Elton John – Your Song
1970, Pop

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight
1977, Rock

Faith Hill – There You’ll Be
2001, Country

Fleetwood Mac – Landslide
1975, Rock

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight
1964, Jazz

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine
1988, Rock

Harry Belafonte – Turn Around
1964, Folk

Heartland – I Loved Her First
2006, Country

Holly Dunn – Daddy’s Hands
1986, Country

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over The Rainbow
1990, World

James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
1975, Rock

James Taylor – You’ve Got A Friend
1971, Rock

Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful
1974, Rock

John Mayer – Daughters
2004, Rock

Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up
2002, Inspirational

Kenny Chesney – There Goes My Life
2003, Country

Kenny Rogers – Through The Years
1982, Country

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance
2000, Country

Loudon Wainwright III – Daughter
2007, Folk

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
1967, Pop

Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father
203, R&B

Mariah Carey – Hero
1993, R&B

Mark Harris – Find Your Wings
2005, Christian

Martina McBride – In My Daughter’s Eyes
2003, Country

Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell – Ain’t No Mountain High Enough
1967, R&B

Michael Bolton – Soul Of My Soul
1993, Pop

Mills Brothers – Daddy’s Little Girl
1950, Jazz

Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole – Unforgettable
1991, R&B

Natalie Grant – Always Be Your Baby
2003, Christian

Paul Simon – Father And Daughter
2002, Folk

Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart
1999, Pop

Queen – You’re My Best Friend
1976, Rock

Rascal Flatts – My Wish
2006, Country

Ray Allaire – A Song For My Daughter
2000, Pop

Red Sovine – Daddy’s Girl
1975, Pop

Rihanna featuring Jay-Z – Umbrella
2007, R&B

Rod Stewart – Forever Young
1988, Rock

Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately
1993, Rock

Sade – Babyfather
2010, Soul

Shiny Toy Guns – Season Of Love
2008, Rock

Steven Curtis Chapman – Cinderella
2007, Christian

Steven Curtis Chapman – I Will Be Here
2003, Christian

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely
1976, R&B

Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life
1972, Soul

Temptations – My Girl
1964, Soul

The Beatles – Good Day Sunshine
1956, Rock

The Beatles – In My Life
1965, Rock

The Flaming Lips – Do You Realize?
2002, Punk

Tim McGraw – My Little Girl
2006, Country

Tom Petty – Wildflowers
1994, Rock

Trace Adkins – Just Fishin’
2011, Country

Trace Adkins – Then They Do
2003, Country

Trace Adkins – You’re Gonna Miss This
2008, Country

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
1967, Rock

Father Daughter Songs Dedications

Dad and daughter songs can also be commonly used as dedication songs and create a special bond between each other. A dad can dedicate a song to his daughter for events like her birth, special birthday like sweet sixteen birthday, teaching her how to dance as a little girl and also as a dad’s dedication to his daughter at her wedding event.

Daughters can also dedicate songs to her dad in special moments such as at her wedding, his retirement party and special dances at school events. Daughters can dedicate some of the above songs for not only dads but also those who have filled the roll like the song “He Didn’t Have To Be” by Brad Paisley.

The songs above try and tell a story about a love between a dad and daughter. The songs can be dedicated for dad from daughter or for daughter from dad. Wedding vendors commonly call the dance between a dad and his daughter the father daughter dance which is very formal. In a less formal title it can be called the dad daughter dance. When you think about it, how many daughters call their male parent father over dad? We should change the name to dad daughter dance!

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