Father-daughter dance songs are one of the sweetest moments of any wedding reception. This is an extremely happy moment for both father and daughter and often leads to a few tears being shed. The choice of father-daughter dance songs is very important and can be rather difficult with so many options out there. This playlist is the perfect sample to walk you through all of the different styles and sentiments to help narrow down your perfect choice of songs that can be played by Any Event Productions.
Songs 1-8: The Best Lyrical Songs for Father and daughter can come from any genre. One thing that they all have in common is that the lyrics are the most important part. Songs have the magical ability to stir emotions and memories, and the words and their meaning can define the moment. These are our top 6 lyric songs: “Daughters” by John Mayer ”Your Song” by Elton John ”You’re My Best Friend” by Queen ”Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac “Daddy’s Little Girl” by Michael Bublé “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle’
Songs 9-15: Magic Female Vocals Female vocalists have the great ability to capture our attention and our hearts with their love songs. They sing of hopes, dreams, romance, and happiness, which are all perfect themes for any father-daughter or first dance wedding songs. These 5 female vocalists make the top of our list. “Because You Loved Me by Céline Dion ”Songbird” by Fleetwood Mac ”Make You Feel My Love” by Adele “Turn Around” by Nanci Griffith ”Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
Songs 16-23: Slow Romantic Melodies - A slow dance is the perfect father-daughter choice for traditional weddings.The slow pace and moving melodies allow the two to truly appreciate the moment and emotion. These slow dance favorites are perfect music for wedding choices. “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart “Could I Have This Dance” by Anne Murray “Hero” by Mariah Carey “Father And Daughter” by Paul Simon “I Loved Her First” by Heartland
Songs 24-29: Best Of The 30’s-60’s Older music may be the best option for some weddings father-daughter dance songs. Songs from decades gone by add some nostalgia to the dance, which dad may love. Censorship was strong throughout these eras creating beautifully poetic metaphors throughout the lyrics. They sound great, they are fun to dance to, and they mean a lot. Here are our top picks. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra “The Wonder of You” by Elvis Presley “My Girl” by The Temptations
Songs 30-36: Fast & Energetic Songs Modern father-daughter dance songs may be more in tune with your tastes, or maybe country father-daughter dance songs. A lively beat may not be as sweet, but it’s sure to get those feet moving. Fun father-daughter dance songs come from all sorts of genres and eras. Here are a few of our favorites. “Old Time Rock and Roll” by Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Cover “Somewhere over the rainbow” by Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole “Forever Young” by Rod Stewart “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra “I Got You Babe” by Sonny & Cher “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
Songs 37-43: Awesome Instrumental Music Some of the best music for father-daughter dance songs country, jazz, and many other styles. Instrumental offerings from these genres can be beautiful and perfect for the father-daughter dance. There are many to choose from, so invest a little extra time in this category. To help get you started, here are a few classics. “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You” by James Taylor “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
Songs 44-50: Rock Ballads Nontraditional father-daughter dance songs can be super fun, especially if you’re both into rock and roll. Rock and Roll are known to be heavier than most music, but some of the most romantic ballads come from these artists and are absolutely perfect for father-daughter dances. These songs top the wedding charts. “November Rain” by Guns N’ Roses “Changes” by Black Sabbath “Angel” by Aerosmith “Wind of Change” by Scorpions “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” by Aerosmith “Something” by The Beatles