5 Father/Daughter Dance Songs That Don't Suck

Sometimes father/daughter dance songs can be a bit…well…cheesy. But other times they can be so moving! It really comes down to two factors: 1) the song choice, and 2) whether or not your dad starts crying. Since you can’t really control the second, let’s focus on the first.

Let’s face it, we’re all a little bit sick of hearing the same three songs that get played at every wedding we go to. “Butterfly Kisses” was nice in its day, but maybe it’s time to give it a break and go for something a little more unique. Unless that’s your favorite song of all time, in which case please ignore this article as you’ve clearly already chosen your song.

So, if you do feel the same way about father/daughter dance songs as we’ve described above, we’ve got you covered. Here are five unique father/daughter dance songs that won’t make your guests cringe!

1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - Marvin Gaye

There’s also this version by James Taylor. Although this song isn’t really about a father and daughter, it’s still pretty fitting. Also, the pace is fast-ish, which is fitting if you’re looking for something that you wouldn’t have to slow dance to!

2. Sweet Pea - Amos Lee

This song is especially adorable if your dad’s nickname for you was actually “Sweet Pea.” We can already hear the “awwww” coming from your guests.

3. Stand By Me - Ben E. King

A truly wonderful song about standing by the one you love no matter what happens. Thinking about it from the perspective of the daughter or the father makes it even more meaningful. Cue the tears.

4. You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Randy Newman

There’s also this version by Michael Buble, as well as this version by Sleeping at Last. Each version has it’s own style and feel, so pick a version that perfectly fits the theme of your wedding!

5. Make You Feel My Love - Adele

This is another wonderful song about doing anything for the one that you love. Although this song was probably written for a romantic sort of love, the lyrics also work well for a father/daughter relationship. This song also has several versions out there, so feel free to browse around until you find one that suits you best!

And that’s it! Have more suggestions? Feel free to send us a message, and maybe we’ll add it to the list!

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