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Popular Father and Daughter Dance Songs for Weddings

Those few minutes you spend dancing with your father on your wedding day may be the most memorable moments spent with your dad in your adult life. Choose a father-daughter dance song that will make memories for a lifetime. For some brides, a father-daughter dance song is easy to choose. You may have that perfect song in mind, and you know that both you and your dad will just love it. For others; however, deciding on the perfect song can be a challenge, especially if you want to pick a song that is unique and special to you and your dad. If you find yourself struggling to decide on a song or just need some ideas, consider any of these wildly popular father-daughter dance songs that are famous for expressing the father and daughter bond. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston Dolly Parton wrote this song and Whitney Houston brought it home with her killer pipes in the hit movie, The Bodyguard. Emotional and inspirational, this song is a classic choice for a father-daughter wedding dance. “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle If you’re looking for a song that is truly unique, then this choice isn’t for you. While it’s a beautiful song and perfect for a father-daughter dance, it is also one of the most classic, all-time favorites of brides and dads all over the globe. If you want something classic, though, this beautiful song is an excellent choice. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra Who doesn’t love a little Sinatra? This song is the perfect dance number for you and your dad if you like some jazz and swing influence, as well as sentimental lyrics. “Hero” by Mariah Carey Another popular classic, this song gives you goose bumps. Its expression of a daughter’s love for her father is spot-on. It is just as popular as “Butterfly Kisses,” but if you don’t mind sharing the song with other brides, then it can make your father-daughter dance a very fond memory. “I Loved her First” by Heartland This country song is sure to melt hearts. Its lyrics and overall melody make it one of the best songs for a father and daughter to dance to, and country music lovers will love it, too. These are only a few of the many popular father-daughter dance songs out there, and don’t forget to consider choosing a less popular song that people may not know, either. If there is a song that represents you and your father or one that is a personal favorite, then go for it! Create your wedding website at
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