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

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When it comes to wedding moments that make us cry the father-daughter dance is always at the top of the list—even after all this time. What can we say, we’re big softies here at Junebug! A great father-daughter dance photo captured by the best photographers has been known to send us into tears. With that said, it’s the father-daughter dance songs that really melt our hearts even though we can’t hear them through the photos. If you’ve been looking for just the right tune to dance with your father, we’ve got 60 father-daughter dance songs that we think are perfect for your special moment together.

Soft Rock Father Daughter Songs

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton

And then she asks me / “Do I look all right?” / And I say, “Yes, you look wonderful tonight”

I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

I’ll stand by you / I’ll stand by you / Won’t let nobody hurt you / I’ll stand by you

Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison

And whatever happened / To Tuesday and so slow? / Going down the old mine with a / Transistor radio / Standing in the sunlight laughing / Hiding ‘hind a rainbow’s wall / Slipping and sliding / All along the waterfall with you

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’ / ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you / But time makes you bolder / Even children get older / And I’m getting older too

Wildflowers – Tom Petty

Run away, find you a lover / Go away somewhere all bright and new / I have seen no other / Who compares with you

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

Ballerina / You must’ve seen her / Dancing in the sand / And now she’s in me / Always with me / Tiny dancer in my hand

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Oh, you’re the best friend that I ever had / I’ve been with you such a long time / You’re my sunshine and I want you to know / That my feelings are true / I really love you / Oh, you’re my best friend

Tupelo Honey – Van Morrison

She’s as sweet as tupelo honey / She’s an angel of the first degree / She’s as sweet as tupelo honey / Just like honey from the bee

Vienna – Billy Joel

Slow down, you’re doin’ fine / You can’t be everything you wanna be before your time / Although it’s so romantic on the borderline / Tonight, tonight / Too bad, but it’s the life you lead / You’re so ahead of yourself that you forgot what you need

Country Father Daughter Dance Songs

You are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine / You make me happy when skies are gray / You’ll never know, dear, how much I love you / Please don’t take my sunshine away

I Don’t Dance – Lee Brice

Spinnin’ you ’round and ’round in circles / It ain’t my style, but I don’t care / I’d do anything with you anywhere / Yes, you got me in the palm of your hand / ‘Cause I don’t dance

There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney

He smiles / “There goes my life / There goes my future, my everything / I love you Daddy, good night / There goes my life”

Humble and Kind – Tim McGraw

Hold the door, say “please”, say “thank you” / Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie / I know you got mountains to climb / But always stay humble and kind / When the dreams you’re dreamin’ come to you

Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney

Don’t blink, ’cause just like that you’re six years old / And you take a nap / And you wake up and you’re twenty-five / And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife / Don’t blink, you just might miss / Your babies growing like mine did

I’ll Be Your Man – Zac Brown Band

There was a time when I thought I knew love / Until you came into this world / Time keeps on flying / But your always gonna be my baby girl

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder / You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger /May you never take one single breath for granted /God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

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Vintage Father Daughter Dance Songs

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

God only knows what I’d be without you / If you should ever leave me / Well life would still go on believe me / The world could show nothing to me / So what good would living do me

She’s Leaving Home – The Beatles

She, … (we gave her most of our lives) / Is leaving (sacrificed most of our lives) / Home (we gave her everything money could buy)

Stand By Me – Ben E. King

If the sky that we look upon / Should tumble and fall / Or the mountains should crumble to the sea / I won’t cry, I won’t cry / No, I won’t shed a tear / Just as long as you stand, stand by me

You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – Stevie Wonder

You are the sunshine of my life / That’s why I’ll always stay around / You are the apple of my eye / Forever you’ll stay in my heart

Indie Father Daughter Dance Songs

Dream – Priscilla Ahn

I was a little girl alone in my little world / Who dreamed of a little home for me / I played pretend between the trees / And fed my houseguests, bark and leaves / And laughed in my pretty bed of green

Alternative Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Kind and Generous – Natalie Merchant

You’ve been so kind and generous / I don’t know how you keep on giving / For your kindness I’m in debt to you / And I never could have come this far without you

Gracie – Ben Folds

You can’t fool me, I saw you when you came out / You got your momma’s taste but you got my mouth / And you will always have a part of me / Nobody else is ever going to see / Gracie girl

Pop Father Daughter Dance Songs

To Make You Feel My Love – Adele

When the evening shadows and the stars appear / And there is no one there to dry your tears / I could hold you for a million years / To make you feel my love

Daughters – John Mayer

I know a girl / She puts the color inside of my world / She’s just like a maze / Where all of the walls all continually change / And I’ve done all I can / To stand on her steps with my heart in my hands

Slipping Through My Fingers – ABBA

The feeling that I’m losing her forever / And without really entering her world / I’m glad whenever I can share her laughter / That funny little girl

Singer/Songwriter Father Daughter Dance Songs

You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins

‘Cause you’ll be in my heart / Yes, you’ll be in my heart / From this day on / Now and forever more

My Little Girl – Jack Johnson

You don’t ever have to feel lonely / You will never lose any tears / You don’t have to feel any sadness / When you look back on the years / How can I look you in the eyes / And tell you such big lies / The best I can do is try to show you / How to love with no fear

You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor

You just call out my name / And you know, wherever I am / I’ll come runnin’ / To see you again / Winter, spring, summer or fall / All you have to do is call / And I’ll be there / You’ve got a friend

Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

Hey, sweet pea / Apple of my eye / Don’t know when, and I don’t know why / But you’re the only reason I keep on coming home

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Is it just us, or is it suddenly raining on our keyboards? Listening to the list might be the best way to get inspired so we’ve created a Spotify playlist for easy listening. Follow along on our Spotify playlist to listen to all these songs with dear old Dad—and your wedding DJ—to choose the perfect tune to capture your relationship. Once you’ve got your Father-Daughter song nailed down, get ready for your reception with these songs guaranteed to get guests on the dance floor.

photo by Stephanie Sorenson

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