Ten of the Best Father-Daughter Dance Songs

In honor of it being Father's Day yesterday, we have compiled a list of the ten best songs to dance to with you father at your reception!

There's pop, country, and timeless classics. Want one that's sure to make everyone cry tears of joy? Or maybe an upbeat tune that you can get down and boogie with your dad? This list offers a variety of styles, perfect for every bride!


Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle

This song is definitely one that could get the tears flowing. From a dad's perspective, he sings his way through his daughter's childhood, all the way to her wedding day. 

Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion

We all know Celine Dion from her classic, "My Heart Will Go On." "Because You  Loved Me" is another timeless hit from Celine that is the perfect slow dance song with your father!

Daddy Dance with Me by Krystal Keith

Another song sure to get the water works flowing, this song is from the perspective of the bride. Keith sings of how she will always be her daddy's little girl.

I Loved Her First by Heartland

"I Loved Her First" with it's country twang is another song from the perspective of the dad. Heartland sings of how the father was the first to ever love his daughter. He tells the groom, "And she still means the world to me, just so you know So be careful when you hold my girl"

My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

Another country song once again from the perspective of the dad. Time McGraw describes his daughter as his little girl and how he will always love her. 

You Are the Sunshine of My Life by Stevie Wonder

Leave it to Stevie Wonder to bring an upbeat hit to the wedding dance world. This song will be sure to have everyone cheerful and dancing around. 

Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

Bette Midler sings to her "hero," or in our case, the dad! If you want to have a song to thank your father for all that he has done for you, this is the perfect choice! 

My Wish by Rascal Flatts

While this song is more generic and can be used for multiple occasions, "My Wish" is an incredible, moving song that will be sure to have everyone centered in on the very special moment. 

Daughters by John Mayer

One of Mayer's biggest hits, this Grammy Song of the Year tells the perfect tale of how daughter's have a good heart and will love unconditionally. 

Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

Another Wonder hit, "Isn't She Lovely" is a cheerful tune about how he has loved his daughter from the very first moment he laid eyes on her.