Weddings The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs  

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List Rules Vote for all of your favorite songs that would be great for a father/daughter dance, and add any that you don't already see listed.

What are the best  songs for father/daughter dance? Watching a chid grow up and get married can be an emotional time. Sometimes the father/daughter dance is the most touching part of a wedding day, and brides should have the perfect song to help make the moment that much better. Many of these songs would be perfect for a mother/son dance, too.

What are the best songs for a father/daughter dance at a wedding reception? Is it upbeat, loving, or fun? It's up for you to decide. Vote up all the songs you think are the best for a father/daughter dance, and vote down the ones you can do without. Have ideas for a song that deserves a spot on this list? Feel free to add it.

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I Loved Her First Heartland - a song about a parent's love being the first.

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Jennk added My Little Girl Kyle Johnson - Another song from a father to his daughter.

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What a Wonderful World A classic and sentimental song to dance to

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My Wish a song about wishing the best for someone's future. An appropriate pick for this ocassion.

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It Won’t Be Like This for Long A song about how moments in time don't last forever.

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I Hope You Dance A song about wishing the best for your children's futures.

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Butterfly Kisses Bob Carlisle - Another retrospective song about children makes a great pic.

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Because You Loved Me Celine Dion, Diane Warren, Ricardo Caliente - A song about how loves gives us strength and lifts us up. Hopefully a parent's love does just that.

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The Way You Look Tonight Frank Sinatra - Another great song for a proud father.

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Cinderella To a proud father his daughter may be like cinderella on her wedding day.

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Dance With My Father Clearly an obvious choice.

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Landslide A song written about a father-daughter relationshi and growing up.

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Isn't She Lovely Stevie Wonder -  A proud papa would no doubt be asking everyone at his daughter's wedding this question.

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Forever Young Rod Stewart - Another song that implies no matter how old she gets, she's always daddy's girl.

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Stand by Me Ben E. King - Another classic sentimental tune about standing by those you love makes a great pick for father-daughter dance.

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You Are So Beautiful Another great song for a proud father.

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Father and Daughter Paul Simon - another clear choice for this occassion.

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Tiny Dancer A great fun play on the meaning of the song's title. A perfect song for dad and his tiny dancer.

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Daddy's Hands A song that's a restrospective of 

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Could I Have This Dance Obviously a great choice for a dance.

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My Girl The Temptations, Smokey Robinson - For any father his daughter will no doubt always be his girl even after she's married.

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Just Fishin A retrospective song about moments with your children.

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Daughters Of course John Mayer's tune is the perfect choice for a father-daughter dance.

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You'll Be In My Heart Phil Collins - This Phil Collins songs acts as another great metaphor for a father letting go of his daughter.

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Walk With You A snetinmental song about enjoying a last slow sweet "walk"

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Unforgettable Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole - The song is a duet between father and daughter and thus makes the pefe

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Over the Rainbow A sweet remake of the classic song that provides just the right sentiment for a father-duaghter dance.

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Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) Billy Joel - A lullaby Billy Joel wrote for his daughter makes a fine choice for a father-daughter dance.

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You've Got a Friend James Taylor - This James Taylor makes a great reminder that whatever happens, dad will always be there.

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My Father's Eyes Eric Clapton - The song Eric Clapton dedicated to his father makes a nice choice.

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Love of My Life His daughter is surely the love of his life. A perfect daughter dance song.

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God Only Knows The Beach Boys - A song about cherishing an important yet difficult relationship.

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Just the Way You Are Billy Joel - This sweet Billy Joel has just the right feel for a father-daughter dance.

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Daughter This song written for Loudon Wainright's daughter makes another great setimental pick.

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You Raise Me Up Josh Groban - Another great song to show that a parent's love can be uplifiting and inspiriing.

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It’s for My Dad From Nancy to Frank, this father-daughter tune makes a great choice.

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When You Need Me Dad's will always be there when they're needed.

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She Child O' Mine Another obvious pick for this occasion

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Daddy's Little Girl Another clear choice for this occasion.

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Child of Mine Carole King - This Carole King song make a oerfect pick for father-daughter dance.

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Daddy Another song dedicated to our childhood hero. Beyonce's tune makes a great pick.

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Little Miss Magic - Jimmy Buff... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
Susan Phillips added Little Miss Magic - Jimmy Buffet I know someday she's going to learn how to fly...all the love of a dad in these lyrics.

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Got to Get You Into My Life The Beatles - The classic Beatles retrospective song. A perfect song for a father to give his daughter away to.

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Make You Feel My Love Adele - This update to a classic is filled with emotion about a love that knows no bounds, like that of a parent's

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She A lovely long song about that "she"

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Moonlight Serenda Simply a beuaitful song for a slow dance.

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A New Day Has Come Giving your daughter away definitely marks a new day.

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Baby Mine No matter her age, she'll always be his baby.

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stephane.vivet1 added Love Is a Battlefield Pat Benatar

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Blowers Daughter Damien Rice - A song about love and heros