Next to marrying the love of your life, your dance with your father is one of the most memorable and emotional moments during your wedding reception. This is the dance where the tears are going to be flowing and he's going to look at you and wonder where his little girl went and when did she turn into a grown woman. The song you choose is so important, be sure to choose a song that really speaks to you. Here is a shortened list with the top 25 father-daughter dance songs provided by Brides.com to give you some examples. I hope you find them helpful!
01. "Sweet Pea," by Amos Lee
Lyrics of Love: "Sweet pea/Apple of my eye/Don't know when and I don't know why/You're the only reason I keep on coming home"
02. "How Sweet It Is," by James Taylor
Lyrics of Love: "I close my eyes at night/Wondering where would I be without you in my life/Everything I did was just a bore/Everywhere I went it seems I'd been there before/But you brighten up for me all of my days"
03. "Father's Eyes," by Amy Grant
Lyrics of Love: "When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say/She's got her father's eyes/Her father's eyes/Eyes that find the good in things/When good is not around"
04. "Times of Your Life," by Paul Anka
Lyrics of Love: "The seasons are passing one by one/So gather moments while you may/Collect the dreams you dream today/Remember, will you remember/The times of your life?"
05. "Unforgettable," by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole
Lyrics of Love: "Unforgettable in every way/And forever more/That's how you'll stay/That's why, darling, it's incredible/That someone so unforgettable/Thinks that I am unforgettable, too"
06. "The Way You Look Tonight," by Frank Sinatra
Lyrics of Love: "Someday, when I'm awfully low/When the world is cold/I will feel a glow just thinking of you/And the way you look tonight/Yes, you're lovely, with your smile so warm"
07. "Butterfly Kisses," by Bob Carlisle
Lyrics of Love: "All the precious time/Oh like the wind, when the years go by/Precious butterfly/Spread your wings and fly/She'll change her name today/She'll make a promise/And I'll give her away"
08. "Father and Daughter," by Paul Simon
Lyrics of Love: "I'm gonna watch you shine/Gonna watch you grow/Gonna paint a sign/So you always know/As long as one and one is two/There could never be a father/Love his daughter more than I love you"
09. "Forever Young," by Rod Stewart
Lyrics of Love: "And when you fin'lly fly away, I'll be hoping that I served you well/For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell/But whatever road you choose, I'm right behind you win or lose"
10. "What a Wonderful World," by Louis Armstrong
Lyrics of Love: "I see trees of green, red roses, too/I see them bloom for me and you/And I think to myself what a wonderful world"
11. "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," by Stevie Wonder
Lyrics of Love: "You are the sunshine of my life/That's why I'll always be around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you'll stay in my heart"
12. "Daughter," by Loudon Wainwright III
Lyrics of Love: "Everything I say/She takes to heart/Everything she takes/She takes apart/That's my daughter in the water/Every time she fell I caught her/Every time she fell"
13. "My Girl," by The Temptations
Lyrics of Love: "I've got sunshine on a cloudy day/When it's cold outside I've got the month of May/Well I guess you'd say/What can make me feel this way?/My girl/Talkin' 'bout my girl"
14. "I Loved Her First," by Heartland
Lyrics of Love: "From the first breath she breathed/When she first smiled at me/I knew the love of a father runs deep/And I prayed that she'd find you someday/But it's still hard to give her away/I loved her first"
15. "Brown Eyed Girl," by Van Morrison
Lyrics of Love: "So hard to find my way/Now that I'm all on my own/I saw you just the other day/My, how you have grown/Cast my memory back there, Lord"
16. "Cinderella," by Steven Curtis Chapman
Lyrics of Love: "Oh, I will dance with Cinderella/I don't wanna miss even one song/'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight/And she'll be gone"
17. "I Turn to You," by Christina Aguilera
Lyrics of Love: "For a shield from the storm, for a friend, for a love to keep me safe and warm, I turn to you/For the strength to be strong, for the will to carry on/For everything you do, for everything that's true, I turn to you"
18. "Sweet Child O' Mine," by Guns N' Roses
Lyrics of Love: "She's got a smile it seems to me/Reminds me of childhood memories/Where everything/Was as fresh as the bright blue sky/Now and then when I see her face/She takes me away to that special place"
19. "When My Little Girl Is Smiling," by The Drifters
Lyrics of Love: "When my little girl is smiling/There's nothing more I can say/I see those big bright eyes/And then I realize/That girl is gonna get her way"
20. "Lean on Me," by Bill Withers
Lyrics of Love: "Lean on me, when you're not strong/And I'll be your friend/I'll help you carry on/For it won't be long/'Til I'm gonna need/Somebody to lean on"
21. "Dance With My Father," by Luther Vandross
Lyrics of Love: "If I could get another chance/Another walk/Another dance with him/I'd play a song that would never ever end/How I'd love love love/To dance with my father again"
22. "Have I Told You Lately," by Rod Stewart
Lyrics of Love: "Have I told you lately that I love you?/Have I told you there's no one else above you?/Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness/Ease my troubles, that's what you do"
23. "Wildflowers," by Tom Petty
Lyrics of Love: "You belong among the wildflowers/You belong somewhere close to me/Far away from your trouble and worries/You belong somewhere you feel free"
24. "Changes," by Ozzy Osbourne and Kelly Osbourne
Lyrics of Love: "We've shared the years/We've shared each day/I love you daddy/But I found my way"
25. "Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)," by Billy Joel
Lyrics of Love: "Goodnight my angel, now it's time to dream/And dream how wonderful your life will be/Someday your child may cry, and if you sing this lullaby/Then in your heart there will always be a part of me"
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