Most Popular Wedding Songs for The Father-Daughter Dance

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The father-daughter dance at a wedding is one of the most sentimental moments of the event, filling the best wedding venues with emotion and smiles (and perhaps some tears) when this spotlight dance pays tribute to the lifetime of love between the bride and her father or stepfather. Their wonderful relationship is honored with a few turns on the dance floor and the spotlight on them, as they dance to the perfect song.

Here are some of the songs that appear on many ‘best songs for the Father Daughter Dance’ lists:

    • “The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra (A version of this song was playing in the Steve Martin remake of ‘Father of the Bride’ as he gazed across the tent as his daughter, new bride Annie. Brides fell in love with that wedding music moment.)

  • “My Girl,” by the Temptations
  • “What A Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong
  • “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You,)” by James Taylor
  • “Stand By Me,” by Ben E. King
  • “Unforgettable,” by Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
  • “Can You Feel The Love Tonight,” by Elton John
  • “Isn’t She Lovely,” by Stevie Wonder
  • “In My Life,” by the Beatles
  • “Over The Rainbow” by Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole
  • “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart
  • “You are the Sunshine of my Life,” by Stevie Wonder
  • “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon
  • “My Father’s Eyes,” by Eric Clapton
  • “When You Need Me,” by Bruce Springsteen
  • “Daughters” by John Mayer
  • “I’ll Stand by You” by the Pretenders
  • “Thank You for Loving Me,” by Bon Jovi


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