27 Songs for the Father Bride Dance

father daughter danceLooking for songs for your father daughter dance?

Well, there are plenty of cheesy choices out on the internet, like Butterfly Kisses or I Loved Her First, which make a lot of brides want to puke.

Or how about an inappropriate choice like Daughters by John Mayer (please do not use this).

These are not what I’ve found for you. I wanted to make sure to only include songs that aren’t super cheesy or inappropriate.

So without any further ado, below you’ll find 27 great songs that you can dance with your dad to.

Note: Dancing with just your dad for over 4min can feel REALLY LONG for some brides. I usually find a place in the song between 2:45 and 4min that will sound right to fade out the song for my clients. You may want to do the same.

  1. The Beatles – Across the Universe (naked version) – If your dad is a Beatles fan, then he’ll love this not so generic version
  2. The Temptations – My Girl – Classic song. Everyone knows it and I definitely love it.
  3. The Beach Boys – God Only Knows – For a dad who’s daughter is his world.
  4. Louis Armstrong – What a Wonderful World Another wedding classic. Perfect for a bride who is looking for something that isn’t sappy.
  5. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely – Written by a father about his daughter, Isn’t She Lovely is definitely sappy, but still has a fun vibe.
  6. Nat King Cole Duet with Natalie Cole – Unforgettable
  7. Joe Cocker – You Are So Beautiful
  8. Bob Dylan – Forever Young or The Band – Forever Young – a nice choice if your dad is a Dylan or Band fan.
  9. Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately
  10. Johnny Cash – You Are My Sunshine – Not typical father/bride dance song, but perfect if your dad is a fan of Johnny Cash.
  11. Cat Stevens – Wild World This one has a bit of a sad tone, but would be great for a bride and dad who are looking for something a little different.
  12. Ray LaMontagne – You Are The Best Thing – If you’re looking for something a little more modern then definitely check this out.
  13. Rascal Flatts – My Wish – This one is on the cheesier side, but parents seem to love it, especially if they have little bit of country on their ipod.
  14. The Beatles – All You Need Is Love – If you’re looking for a bit of a faster slow dance
  15. The Beatles – Here There and Everywhere
  16. The Beatles – Here Comes the Sun – Just a sweet song (no lyrics about love and that stuff)
  17. The Beatles – In My Life
  18. Simon and Garfunkel – 59th Street Bridge Song (Feelin Groovy) – Another sweet not too sentimental love
  19. Ray Charles – Ain’t That Love This song has an awesome classic tone. Slow enough for a slow dance, but not too sappy
  20. Neil Young – Here For You
    This is an amazing song if your dad is a Neil Young fan
  21. Paul Simon – Father and Daughter
  22. Otis Redding – That’s How Strong My Love Is – I love this song and it’s great
  23. Crosby Stills Nash & Young – Teach Your Children Well
  24. John Lennon – Stand By Me or Ben E. King – Stand By Me
  25. Marvin Gaye – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – A really upbeat and classic wedding song
  26. Natalie Merchant – Kind and Generous – Definitely sappy, but it has a really sweet message
  27. James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend – This one is definitely a little sappy and has a bit of a sad tone to it, but if you and your dad want everyone pulling out the tissues, then it could be the perfect choice.

Is your groom to be still looking for a song to use to dance with his mom to? Have him check out these 20 amazing mother son dance songs.

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