Father and Daughter â€“ Paul Simon
I almost included this song in the "classics that might be overplayed" section, but I think it's still fresh enough that your guests will enjoy it. (Confession time: The lyrics make me cry a bit when I think about my dad.)
Daughter â€“ Loudon Wainwright III
You may already know this quirky sweet song from the "Knocked Up" soundtrack. I like it because it's not too fast, not too slow, and it honors all the things dad has taught you.
Gracie â€“ Ben Folds
The sweetness of Ben Folds love songs make several of them work as father daughter dance songs.
Rock/Pop Father Daughter Dance Songs
Sweet Child o' Mine â€“ Sheryl Crow. You may get a few laughs when people realize that this is a cover of the Guns n' Roses classic hit, but for rock and metal lovers, this is a great way of including GnR in your wedding without alienating the grandparents.
Daughters â€“ John Mayer
Particularly good for daughters who haven't always had smooth relationships with their fathers, Daughters tells fathers to be good to their daughters, and mothers to be good to them too.
I'll Stand By You - The Pretenders
How You've Grown - 10,000 Maniacs
You Got It â€“ Roy Orbison
Thank You â€“ Led Zeppelin.
The dads of todays brides are more likely to be Led Zeppelin fans than swing music fans. Appeal to your dad's music taste with a little classic rock.
Dancing on Daddy's Shoes - Leon Redbone.
It's hard to say exactly what genre Redbone's music belongs to. His interpretations of early 20th-century music cover rock, folk, jazz, and bluegrass. It's old fashioned while being just a teesy bit modern too.
R & B and Jazz Father Daughter Dance Songs
That's How Strong My Love Is Otis Redding
Otis always makes me swoon, and this is a particularly great song for fathers and daughters.
Stand By Me â€“ Ben E. King
Sunshine of My Life â€“ Stevie Wonder
Daddy â€“ Beyonce
Country Father Daughter Dance Songs
I Hope You Dance â€“ Lee Ann Womack
This New Country song captures the best of a parent's advice to their child
Through the Years â€“ Kenny Rogers
Do I Make You Proud â€“ Taylor Hicks
There'll You'll Be â€“ Faith Hill
Take a listen to the lyrics of this song. It's got a touching sentiment, but I believe it is about a father who has passed away. Still, that's far from overt so it could be used as a father-daughter dance.
I Loved Her First â€“ Heartland
Classic Father Daughter Dance Songs
These are tried, true songs for the Father Daughter Dance that are a perhaps a bit clich©d, and on the cheesy side, but well-loved
Unforgettable by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
Sunrise, Sunset from Fiddler on the Roof
My Girl â€“ The Temptations
Butterfly Kisses â€“ Bob Carlisle
The Way You Look Tonight â€“ Frank Sinatra or Tony Bennett
Isn't She Lovely â€“ Stevie Wonder
What a Wonderful World â€“ Louis Armstrong
Folk and Indie Father Daughter Dance Songs
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