Our Favorite Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Marriage doesn’t change the fact that some brides are Daddy’s little girl - that’s probably why there is never a dry eye in the house at the end of a Father-Daughter dance. But which song should you pick? There are endless options - from classic songs, to something truly unique that represents your relationship. Below are some of our FAVORITE Father-Daughter dance songs of all time.

I Loved Her First - Heartland

I loved her first

I held her first

And a place in my heart will always be hers

From the first breath she breathed

When she first smiled at me

I knew the love of a father runs deep

And I prayed that she’d find you someday

But it’s still hard to give her away

I loved her first.

“Butterfly Kisses” - Bob Carlisle

All the precious time

Oh like the wind, when the years go by

Precious butterfly

Spread your wings and fly


“You Are My Sunshine,” - Johnny Cash version

You are my sunshine, my only sunshine

You make me happy when skies are gray

You’ll never know dear, how much I love you

Please don’t take my sunshine away.

Forever Young - Rod Stewart

And when you finally fly away

I’ll be hoping that I served you well.

For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell.

But whatever road you choose, I’m right behind you win or lose.