Choosing your bridesmaids and color palette are wedding decisions that will come easily. Some decisions, though, are not so simple. Choosing a father-daughter dance song can be tricky. The song should be meaningful, sweet, and of course fun to dance to! Whether you want a slow and emotional song or a cute, upbeat song to dance to with your dad – we’ve got you covered! Browse our
TOP 10 father-daughter dance songs for 2018 and then take our quiz to see which song best fits your style! If you still can’t seem to settle on a song, check out our Pink Bride Spotify Playlist with even more options!

1.My Little Girl

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Artist: Tim McGraw

Special Lyrics: “You’ve had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born.”

Why You Need It: This is the perfect country song for a sweet, southern bride. These sentimental lyrics will remind you that no matter what, you will always be your dad’s little girl.

2. Cinderella

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Artist: Steven Curtis Chapman

Special Lyrics: “I will dance with Cinderella. I don’t want to miss even one song. ‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight, and she’ll be gone.”

Why You Need It: Dancing with your dad to this song will make you feel like a princess. On top of that, the lyrics could not be more adorable. Warning: Grab. The. Tissues.

3. Tiny Dancer

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Artist: Elton John

Special Lyrics: “And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand.”

Why You Need It: You can never go wrong with Elton John. This classic tune is not too slow and not too fast – making it a stellar song to share a dance with your father. If you grew up taking dance classes, this song could be even more special.  

4. There She Goes

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Artist: The La’s

Special Lyrics: “I just can’t contain this feeling that remains. There she goes, there she goes again.”

Why You Need It: This is a fun, alternative choice for your father daughter dance! This song will keep the mood lighthearted and have your guests impressed with your witty song choice.

5. Daughters

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Artist: John Mayer  

Special Lyrics: “Fathers, be good to your daughters. Daughters will love like you do.”  

Why You Need It: Everything about John Mayer is dreamy: his voice, his lyrics, HIM. If you share a dance with your father to Daughters, dreamy is exactly how it will be.

6. You’ll Be In My Heart

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Artist: Phil Collins

Special Lyrics: “I’ll be there for you always. Always and always.”

Why You Need It: A father’s devotion to his daughter can be hard to portray in words, but Phil Collins does a pretty good job. These touching lyrics combined with memories of watching Disney movies (specifically Tarzan) with your dad make this song a top pick.

7. Because You Loved Me

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Artist: Céline Dion

Special Lyrics: “I’m everything I am because you loved me.”

Why You Need It: This is another classic song to dance with your father to. It can be also be a testament to to your dad’s inspiration, strength, and faith. Shouts out to you, dad.

8. You’re My Best Friend

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Artist: Queen

Special Lyrics: “You’re the best friend that I ever had. I’ve been with you such a long time. You’re my sunshine.”

Why You Need It: Another alternative option, this song is for the rock star bride. (It can also appeal to your dad’s taste of music if he is a classic rock fan.) There is no better friend than a father!

9. Wherever You Will Go by Charlene Soraia

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Artist: Charlene Soraia (originally by The Calling)

Special Lyrics: “In your heart, in your mind. I’ll stay with you for all of time.”

Why You Need It: This cover by Charlene Soraria is simply beautiful. It’s a reminder that no matter where you may go, you will always have your father’s love. #tender

10. Butterfly Kisses

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Artist: Bob Carlisle

Special Lyrics: “She’ll change her name today. She’ll make a promise and I’ll give her away.”

Why You Need It: If you are a traditional bride, you can’t go wrong with Butterfly Kisses. When you share a dance with your father to this sentimental song, there won’t be a dry eye in the room.


If you still don’t have a song in mind, check out our Pink Bride Spotify Playlist!

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