You ask any father about the one moment he is looking forward to most at his Daughters’ wedding and will almost certainly always be the special dance he shares with her. It’s a real emotional moment the encapsulates the relationship between a Dad and his Daughter.
But what song to choose? There are so many to choose from. You want a song about love, but only the one-of-a-kind love that a Dad and his Daughter shares.
So, to help you choose that perfect track for that special moment with your Dad, I’ve compiled the top 10 best father/daughter songs out there. And don’t worry if none of them takes your fancy, I’ve also added a list of others at the bottom of this post that didn’t quite make my top 10!
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#1 – FRANK SINATRA – THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT
It was always going to be my number one choice. A classic track perfect for that dance with your dad!
#2 – NATALIE COLE & NAT KING COLE – UNFORGETTABLE
One of the greatest ever (virtual) duets between a Dad and his Daughter.
#3 – PAUL SIMON – FATHER & DAUGHTER
Easy one of the most adorable songs I’ve ever heard. Paul is a genius poet and this song is perfect for all Dads out there who love their Daughters.
#4 – THE TEMPTATIONS – MY GIRL
Written by the uber-talented Smokey Robinson, My Girl is a Motown classic and features at number 4 on my list!
#5 – HEARTLAND – I LOVED HER FIRST
A country classic and incredibly popular at weddings stateside, it was only a matter of time before it made it’s way over here. I cannot lie, the first time I heard this song it made me cry, it’s almost as if the song was written for this very purpose!
#6 – LUTHER VANDROSS – DANCE WITH MY FATHER
There are soooo many versions of this song out there, the most notable being the one by Celine Dion but my love of soul music gives this version by Luther Vandross the edge.
#7 – ROD STEWART – HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY
This cover of the Van Morrison classic was a massive hit in both the US and the UK and is a very popular choice for Father/Daughter dances. I particularly love this video as he clearly pours his heart and soul into the performance.
#8 – JOE COCKER – YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL
One of the most popular tracks in the world yet it’s hard to believe it barely cracked the chart here in the UK. Such a beautiful track with beautiful words.
#9 – STEVIE WONDER – ISN’T SHE LOVELY
Stevie wrote thing to celebrate the birth of his daughter Aisha. Little known fact time, if you listen to the longer six-minute version found on the album Songs In The Key Of Life Vol.2, at about 5 minutes into the track you’ll hear an actual recording of Stevie bathing his daughter and trying to get her out of the tub. The splashing and protests are really her as well! If you don’t have the longer version, just watch the video below instead 🙂
#10 – CELINE DION – BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME
A fantastic song with perfect lyrics that has been covered the world over. A very popular choice indeed!
So onto the tracks that almost made my list but didn’t quite make it…
- Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
- Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
- Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
- Guns n Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
- Elvis Presley – The Wonder Of You
- Ray Charles – It Had To Be You
- Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
- Mariah Carey – Hero
- Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up
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