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The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs

Updated July 23, 2020 1.4k votes 298 voters 15.1k views53 items

List RulesVote 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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  • 1
    My Little Girl is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    Another song from a father to his daughter.
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    I Loved Her First is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    a song about a parent's love being the first.
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    Butterfly Kisses is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    Another retrospective song about children makes a great pic.
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    What a Wonderful World is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A classic and sentimental song to dance to
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    Cinderella is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    To a proud father his daughter may be like cinderella on her wedding day.
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    Because You Loved Me is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A song about how loves gives us strength and lifts us up. Hopefully a parent's love does just that.
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    I Hope You Dance is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A song about wishing the best for your children's futures.
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    My Wish is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    a song about wishing the best for someone's future. An appropriate pick for this ocassion.
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    My Girl is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    For any father his daughter will no doubt always be his girl even after she's married.
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    The Way You Look Tonight is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    Another great song for a proud father.
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    Walk With You is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A snetinmental song about enjoying a last slow sweet "walk"
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    Love of My Life is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    His daughter is surely the love of his life. A perfect daughter dance song.
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    Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A lullaby Billy Joel wrote for his daughter makes a fine choice for a father-daughter dance.
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    Got to Get You Into My Life is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    The classic Beatles retrospective song. A perfect song for a father to give his daughter away to.
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    Landslide is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A song written about a father-daughter relationshi and growing up.
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    Isn't She Lovely is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
     A proud papa would no doubt be asking everyone at his daughter's wedding this question.
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    Dance With My Father is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    Clearly an obvious choice.
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    Daddy's Hands is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A song that's a restrospective of 
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    Stand by Me is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    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 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    Another great song for a proud father.
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    It Won’t Be Like This for Long is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    A song about how moments in time don't last forever.
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    Father and Daughter is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    another clear choice for this occassion.
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    Daddy's Little Girl is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    Another clear choice for this occasion.
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    Forever Young is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs
    Another song that implies no matter how old she gets, she's always daddy's girl.
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    Your Song is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Father/Daughter First Dance Wedding Songs

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