22 Top Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Finding that perfect song to dance with your father can be tricky, but worth the effort. Here are 22 popular Father-Daughter dance songs. Right now, I think my favorite is Edwin McCain's Walk With You. I feel like I wouldn't be bawling my head off with this song—​yet it would still be incredibly touching.

Walk With You
Edwin McCain

How about you? Will you be father-daughter dancing? Which song is your favorite?

22 popular father-daughter dance songs




Tear Jerkers

I hope you're planning on wearing waterproof mascara while you dance with your father. These songs are sure to be meaningful and bring on the waterworks but the father-daughter memory will last a lifetime.

1. It Won’t Be Like This For Long
Darius Rucker

2. Butterfly Kisses
Bob Carlisle

3. My Girl
The Temptations

4. Landslide
Fleetwood Mac



Sweet Country Ballads

Country singer/songwriters really know how to tell a musical story. These ballads are perfect songs to dance to with your father!

5. Loved Her First

6. Stealing Cinderella
Chuck Wicks

7. My Little Girl
Tim McGraw

8. I Hope You Dance
Lee Ann Womack



Classic Melodies

Oldies but goodies, everyone has heard these songs. Many of them are so classic that you've probably already danced with your dad to these songs.. maybe back when you stood on his feet.

9. Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder

10. The Way You Look Tonight
Frank Sinatra

11. Wonderful World
Louis Armstrong

12. Through the Years
Kenny Rogers

Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

14.In My Life
The Beatles



Upbeat Dance Tune

You're going to take on the challenge of a faster song. Perhaps you're going to practice some choreography for your father-daughter dance? At any rate these fun songs would be fun to dance to—​keeping those tears at bay.

15. You’re My Best Friend

16. Over the Rainbow
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole

17. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)
James Taylor

18. Brown Eyed Girl
Van Morrison



Alternative Songs

You're looking for that unique father-daughter dance. A song that no one else has used, or maybe even heard of! Here are a few for you to review but maybe that favorite song of yours will be the best one for your dance.

19. Lights

20. You’ve Got a Friend
James Taylor

21. Just the Way You Are
Billy Joel

22. Wildflowers
Tom Petty


Looking for more songs?

Is 22 not enough for you? We have more Father-Daughter Dance Songs for you to choose from!




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