The Father Daughter Dance is one of the most popular wedding traditions, and with good reason. It’s a unique and personal moment that bonds a dad and daughter as they move together to a favorite song. This moment should be filled with happiness, and memorable music can make it even better.
If you are looking for the best father daughter dance oldies songs, you have come to the right place! Here you will find a list of the best father daughter dance oldies songs that are perfect for your wedding and that your guests will remember for a lifetime.
Louis Armstrong’s melodic voice and the incredible mastery of the trumpet really set this father daughter dance song apart from others on this list. It is sure to be a crowd pleaser!
I see skies so blue and clouds so white. / The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night. / And I think to myself, what a wonderful world.
Natalie Cole and her dad Nat King Cole made one of the best daddy daughter song mashups with this song. No father daughter list is complete with out including the song that Natalie Cole and her dad first performed together.
That’s why, darling, it’s incredible / That someone so unforgettable / Thinks that I am / Unforgettable too.
Frank Sinatra’s “Come Fly With Me” belongs on every wedding playlist! Frank’s vocals are so sultry and romantic. One can’t help but be moved by this track over and over again!
Come fly with me, let’s float down to Peru / In llama-land there’s a one-man band / And he’ll toot his flute for you / Come fly with me, let’s take off in the blue
But you brighten up for me all of my days / With a love so sweet in so many ways / I wanna stop and thank you, baby / I just wanna stop and thank you baby, oh yes.
One of the oldest father daughter wedding songs, “Lean On Me” expresses the emotional bond many daughters feel for their fathers, and . This simple song perfectly captures a father and daughter’s roots, love, and connection and makes it a very popular song for weddings.
Lean on me/When you’re not strong/And I’ll be your friend/I’ll help you carry on…For it won’t be long/Till I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.
The Beach Boys are well respected for their incredible storytelling abilities and lovely harmonies. “God Only Knows” is one of their many masterpieces. It is one of the best father daughter dance songs as the song expresses the beauty of the father daughter relationship.
I may not always love you / But long as there are stars above you / You never need to doubt it / I’ll make you so sure about it / God only knows what I’d be without you
Stand by Me is a classic father daughter dance oldies song. It is slow and gentle yet meaningful. This song will have you falling in love with your dad all over again!
If the sky that we look upon / Should tumble and fall / All the mountains should crumble to the seaI won’t cry, I won’t cry / No, I won’t shed a tear / Just as long as you stand, stand by me.
This Frank Sinatra classic is a beautiful crooner song. Sinatra’s voice is so sweet and relaxing, it is impossible not to enjoy this father daughter song.
Lovely, never, never change / Keep that breathless charm / Won’t you please arrange it? / ‘Cause I love you / A-just the way you look tonight
This song was written and recorded in the 1960s but you can still rock out to it when you get down on the dance floor, especially when dancing with your dad.
They say we’re young and we don’t knowWe won’t find out until we grow / Well I don’t know if all that’s true / Cause you got me, and baby I got you
10 “Oh! My Papa” by Eddie Fisher
Eddie Fisher was a popular singer in the 1950’s and 60’s. His soft voice and delicate piano really make this a beautiful song for a father daughter dance.
Gone are the days when he could take me on his knee / And with a smile he’d change my tears to laughter /Oh, my pa-pa, to me he was so wonderful / Deep in my heart I love him so today / Oh, my pa-pa / Oh, my pa-pa!
Roy Orbison has one of the most unique voices of the 20th century. There is something about his tone that makes it the perfect choice of father daughter dance oldies song.
Anything you want, you got it / Anything you need, you got it / Anything at all, you got it, baby
Buddy Holly was one of the first rockers to get on the oldies scene, so it only makes sense to include him on this album. This song is soft and sentimental. It is perfect if you want to dance with your dad on your big day!
Sometimes we’ll sigh / Sometimes we’ll cry / And you’ll know why / Just you and I / Know true love ways
This oldie but goody has been around for years. You probably fell in love with your father all over again when you danced to this song at your wedding.
I’ll be there to comfort you / Build my world of dreams around you / I’m so glad that I found you / I’ll be there with a love that’s strong / I’ll be your strength / I’ll keep holding on
This Otis Redding classic is extremely soft and gentle, making it a great choice for a father daughter dance.
If I was the sun way up there / I’d go with love most everywhere / I’ll be the moon when the sun goes down / Just to let you know that I’m still around
This Led Zeppelin’s song is a tearjerker for dads. It is slow and it will be the perfect song to wrap up the night of your father daughter dance.
If the sun refused to shine / I would still be loving you / If mountains crumble to the sea / There will still be you and me
The Beatles were such a popular band in the 60’s and 70’s it would be a crime not to include one of their songs on this list of best father daughter dance songs. John Lennon has such a unique voice, it only makes sense to include one of his songs.
Little darling, it’s been a long cold lonely winter / Little darling, it seems like years since it’s been here / Here comes the sun do, do, do / Here comes the sun / And I say it’s all right
People love Carole King’s music, especially when they are dancing with their dad. This song is slow and sweet.
Nobody’s gonna kill your dreams / Or tell you how to live your life / There’ll always be people to make it hard for a while / But you’ll change their heads when they see you smile.
Somewhere, over the rainbow / Skies are blue / And the dreams that you dare to dream / Really do come true
The Temptations really make the dance floor come alive when you do this dance with your dad on your wedding day!
I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day / When it’s cold outside / I’ve got the month of May / I guess you’d say /What can make me feel this way
Ray Charles likes his mellow songs, but he sure makes this one more upbeat! It is a great father daughter song to dance with your dad, especially if you are smiling away to a day that will always be memorable.
Well, little girl you make me happy sometimes / You make me happy / When my skies are grey / When skies are grey / Umm, you’ll never never never know dear / You’ll never know, dear
It is a great song to dance with your dad to, especially as you look out on the crowd and see everyone else smiling too.
I feel like this is the beginning / Though I’ve loved you for a million years / And if I thought our love was ending / I’d find myself drowning in my own tears
There you have it, a list of the best father daughter dance oldies songs. Feel free to share your favorite father daughter songs!