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25 Loving Father-Daughter Dance Songs For Your Wedding

Nothing will make you bust a move or bring a tear to your eye better than one of these perfect songs for a father-daughter dance at your wedding.

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Finding the perfect father daughter dance song is usually on a bride’s list of to-do’s, and the process can be a bit daunting. First, you want a song that speaks to you and your dad’s unique relationship, but it also needs to be something easy to dance to. Ideally, it’s a song that wedding guests will recognize, but you also don’t want it to feel cheesy and played out. Let us relieve some of that pre-wedding stress with this list of the 25 best father daughter first dance songs. We even pulled out the sweetest line from each bop so that you can get a better sense of whether it’s the right tune for you and pops. And while you’re at it, you can kill 2 birds with one stone and order your invites and guest book from Chatbooks — we’ve got designs that you'll LOVE. Pro tip: Set up a Photo Book Series when you get engaged so that you can document every moment from the proposal to the “I do” and beyond!

1. My Wish - Rascal Flatts

“My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to, Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small, You never need to carry more than you can hold”

2. Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman 

“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”

3. Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

“I can't believe what God has doneThrough us, He's given life to one, But isn't she lovely made from love?”

4. I’ll Be There - Jackson 5

“Whenever you need me, I'll be there (I'll be there), I'll be there to protect you (yeah baby), With unselfish love that respects you, Just call my name and I'll be there (I'll be there)”

5. I Loved Her First - Heartland 

“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”

6. How Sweet It Is - James Taylor

“I close my eyes at night, Wondering where would I be without you in my life… But you brighten up for me all of my days, With a love so sweet in so many ways”

7. The Best Day - Taylor Swift

“And, I didn't know if you knew, So I'm taking this chance to say, That I had the best day with you today”

8. Wildflowers - Tom Petty

“You belong among the wildflowers, You belong in a boat out at sea, You belong with your love on your arm, You belong somewhere you feel free”

9. Unforgettable - Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole 

“That's why, darling, it's incredible, That someone so unforgettable, Thinks that I am unforgettable too”

10. Daddy’s Little Girl - The Shires

“Used to wrap my hands around his little finger, Turns out he was wrapped around mine”

11. My Little Girl - Tim Mcgraw

“Go on, take on this old world but to me, You know you'll always be my little girl”

12. There Goes My Life - Kenny Chesney 

“He smiles, There goes my life, There goes my future my everything, I love you, daddy goodnight, There goes my life”

13. Daughters - John Mayer

“I know a girl, She puts the color inside of my world”

14. My Girl - The Temptations 

“I've got all the riches baby one man can claim (oh yes I do), I guess you'd say, What can make me feel this way? My girl (my girl, my girl)”

15. Brown-Eyed Girl - Van Morrison

“Laughing and a running hey, hey, Skipping and a jumping, In the misty morning fog with, Our hearts a thumpin' and you, My brown-eyed girl”

16. They Can't Take That Away From Me – Ella Fitzgerald

“The way you changed my life, No, they can't take that away from me”

17. Sweet Pea - Amos Lee

“You're the only reason I keep on coming home, Sweet pea”

18. Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel

“And this I promise from the heart, I could not love you any better, I love you just the way you are”

19. Daddy’s Little Girl - Michael Bolton

“You're sugar, you're spice, you're everything nice,And you're daddy's little girl”

20. God Gave Me You - Blake Shelton

“There are no words here left to say, it's true, God gave me you, gave me you”

21. The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

“There is nothing for me but to love you, And the way you look tonight”

22. What a Wonderful World - by Louis Armstrong

“I hear babies cry, I watch them grow, They'll learn much more, Than I'll ever know, And I think to myself, What a wonderful world”

23. Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

“Well, I've been 'fraid of changin', 'Cause I've built my life around you, But time makes you bolder”

24. I Lived - OneRepublic

“And I hope that you don't suffer, But take the pain, Hope when the moment comes, You'll say, I, I did it all”

25. How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding

“How long will I love you, As long as stars are above you”

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