Father / Daughter Song Ideas

When searching for some ideas for a Father/Daughter dance, it can be tricky to find the right song that means something special to both the brides and their fathers. How do you find a song that hasn't been overdone, but still reflects that special day for a Father who is giving away someone so special.

Here are a few songs, (both commonly used and a few diamonds in the rough) that may help get the creative juices flowing while you try to pick your Father/Daughter dance:


  • Bruce Springsteen - "When You Need Me"
  • Tom Petty - "Wildflowers"
  • Ben Folds - "Gracie"
  • Wilco - "My Darling"
  • Bob Carlisle - "Butterfly Kisses"
  • Heartland - "I Loved Her First"
  • Natalie Merchant - "Kind and Generous"
  • Loudon Wainright - "Daughter"
  • Paul Simon - "Father and Daughter"
  • Temptations - "My Girl"
  • Stevie Wonder - "Isn't She Lovely"
  • Ray Charles - "Ain't That Love"
  • Nancy Sinatra - "It's For My Dad"
  • Bob Marley - "Three Little Birds"
  • Rascal Flatts - "My Wish"
  • Frank Sinatra - "I Wish You Love"
  • Edwin McCain - "Walk With You"
  • Michael Buble - "Daddy's Little Girl"
  • Beatles - "My Life"
  • Trace Adkins - "Just Fishin'"
  • Jim Croce - "Time in a Bottle"
  • Joshua Kadison - "Beautiful in My Eyes"
  • Steven Curtis Chapman - "Cinderella"
  • Tim McGraw - "My Little Girl"
  • Nat King Cole - "Unforgettable"
  • Neil Young - "Here for You"
  • Fleetwood Mac - "Songbird"