Best 30 R&B Father Daughter Dance Songs For Your Gorgeous Wedding

We've all seen it in the movies: The father of the bride gets up and dances with his daughter. But what are the best songs for your dance? You and your partner want to select songs that are special and meaningful for you – whether they commemorate a special date, or your shared history.Below is a list of the best father-daughter dance songs.

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The father daughter dance songs are often one of the most cherished moments of the evening. Dads and daughters bond over music and this is an opportunity to make that connection even stronger. We gathered the best r&b songs to use for a father daughter dance and they are uplifting and happy.


1 “Daddy” by Beyoncé

Who doesn’t love Beyoncé? She has a style that is iconic and is almost guaranteed to get you in the dance mood. “Daddy”, a beautiful song. Its simple lyrics and easy beat make it something that you can repeat over and over again, making this song perfect for a father daughter dance.

Favorite Lyrics:

“Because you loved me I overcome, yeah / And I’m so proud of what you’ve become, yeah / You’ve given me such security / No matter what mistakes I make you’re there for me / You cure my disappointments and you heal my pain / You understood my biz and you protected me / I treasure every irreplaceable memory and that’s why.”


2 “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

This song is a classic, and we recommend it to all who want something truly unique to their father daughter dance. Released in 1976, it is a song that has been around for a long time, but its creative melody and engaging rhythm make it an excellent choice for a father daughter dance.

Favorite Lyrics:

Isn’t she pretty? Truly the angel’s best / Boy, I’m so happy / We have been heaven blessed / I can’t believe what God has done / Through us He’s given life to one / But isn’t she lovely made from love?


3 “You Belong to Me” by Duprees

While this song was released in 1962, the melody is fresh and fun, making a unique and memorable song for your father daughter dance. It is a great song that is sure to make your guests smile and even get them up on their feet with you to dance to this oldies classic.

Favorite Lyrics:

See the pyramids along the Nile / Watch the sun rise on a tropic isleJust remember, darling, all the while / You belong to me.


4 “Dance with My Father” by Luther Vandross

This is an extremely popular song choice for weddings that has been making a comeback lately. More than just a famous R&B song, it is a song that you can dance to happily on your wedding day.

Favorite Lyrics:

If I could get another chance / Another walk, another dance with him / I’d play a song that would never ever end /How I’d love, love, love to dance with my father again.


5 “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

This classic never gets old. Both soothing and smooth, many listeners would enjoy this song. Its smooth beat and uplifting melody make it perfect to dance to on your wedding day.

Favorite Lyrics:

That’s why, darling, it’s incredible / That someone so unforgettable / Thinks that I am / Unforgettable too.


6 “My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder

This is a beautiful love song that is a great selection for a song to dance to at your wedding. Its incredible lyrics and soothing melody make it a great choice for your special dance.

Favorite Lyrics:

My cherie amour, lovely as a summer day / My cherie amour, distant as the milky way / My cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore / You’re the only girl my heart beats for / How I wish that you were mine.


7 “Like My Daddy” by Lenasia Tyson

While this song talks about the singer’s father, it is actually a very upbeat song with a great beat. You will enjoy playing it over and over again at your father daughter dance.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“You have a strong heart and a strong mind, / Lots of wisdom and you share it all, / You’re full of love / Joy and peace, / The characteristics that heal the happy family.”


8 “Daddy Could Swear, I Declare” by Gladys Knight & the Pips

This is another song from Gladys Knight that you will dance to. If you want to have a father daughter dance, this song is a great choice. It is lively, uplifting and absolutely perfect for dancing and having fun on your wedding day.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

Ooh, how I remember daddy / He was young and had / A built in tan yeah / And though he only stood / About a five feet seven / My daddy was a heck of a man / Yes he was, y’all


9 “You’re a Wonderful One” by Marvin Gaye

This song is perfect for a father daughter dance. It is upbeat, full of energy and also a fun song to dance to. It’s easy to remember the chorus and most people love it.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

You are so wonderful / That being near you is all I’m living for / You show me more kindness in little ways / Than I’ve ever known in all my days / Tell me we’ll stay together / Let me love you forever / ‘Cause you’re a wonderful one.


10 “Your Daddy Loves You” by Gil Scott

Scott is known for his deep, smooth voice, and this song is excellent for a father daughter dance. It is an oldie, but a goodie. The lyrics are nice, simple and fun to sing to.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

I love her, I love my girl / ‘Cause she keep me thinkin’ / Sweet thing, by tomorrow, she keep me hopin’ / Sweet thing is watching my road / She keep me holdin’, keep me holdin’ / Holdin’ on, sweet thing / And tomorrow.


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11 “Love of My Life” by Brian McKnight

This song is very upbeat and full of life. It shows the love that is felt between a father and a daughter and the love that they share with one another. You will love it when you hear it and dance to it.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

First, first time I looked into your eyes / I saw heaven, oh, heaven in your eyes / Everything I did before you, wasn’t worth my while / It should’ve been you all the time / I’ll do anything, and everything to please you / You know how much I need you / You’re always, always, on my mind.


12 “Shining Star” by Manhattans

This song shows a love that a father has for his daughter, portraying his love for her as precious and amazing. It is a good song to dance to at weddings and also reflects the love and care that your guests feel for your little girl.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

Honey you are my shining star / Don’t you go away / Oh baby / Wanna be right here where you are / Until my dying day, yeah baby


13 “Hero” by Mariah Carey

This is a gorgeous song that Carey wrote for her father. It is a song that gently describes the love and appreciation she feels for her dad. She sings about how he was her hero from the moment that she can remember, and how her father helped her find her way when she was lost. It is a touching song that will make your guests smile when they hear it being played during your Father Daughter dance.

Favorite Lyrics:

And then a hero comes along / With the strength to carry on / And you cast your fears aside / And you know you can survive / So when you feel like hope is gone / Look inside you and be strong / And you’ll finally see the truth / That a hero lies in you.


13 “A Whole New World” by Peabo Bryson and Regina Belle (Aladdin’s Theme)

For a truly memorable father daughter moment, you can’t go wrong with “A Whole New World”. It’s memorable, emotional and fun to sing to. It has been a favorite father daughter song for years, and there is a reason why it is so popular!

Favorite Lyrics:

A whole new world / A new fantastic point of view / No one to tell us no / Or where to go / Or say we’re only dreaming / A whole new world / A dazzling place I never knew / But now from way up hereIt’s crystal clear / That now I’m in a whole new world with you.


14 “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

This song is truly beautiful, and the lyrics are flawless. It describes the love that a father has for his daughter as a sweet, precious thing. It is a touching song that will bring tears to your eyes, and it is an excellent father daughter dance song.

Favorite Lyrics:

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


15 “My Girl” by The Temptations

This song is classic and one of those songs you just can’t find in the radio anymore. It’s a beautiful song that has been popular for many years, and still speaks to the special bond that fathers and daughters share.

Favorite Lyrics:

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


16 “Ain’t That Love” by Ray Charles

This song is a fun, lively number that is perfect for the dance floor. Charles sings about the love and appreciation he has for his daughter, and how she is the best part of his life. It is a touching song that shows how he loves her endlessly and that you will just love it.

Favorite Lyrics:

Now, baby when you sigh (when you sigh) / I want to sigh with you / When you cry (when you cry) / I want to cry some, too / Now, ain’t that love? (ain’t that love?) / Oh, ain’t that love that I feel (that I feel) / In my heart for you


17 “Ballerina Girl” by Lionel Richie

This song is written and performed with such longing and love that it will bring tears to your eyes. It is a nice and beautiful song with an awesome backstory. Now, if you haven’t heard it before, you might be thinking that it’s another song about the joy of father-daughter dance. But it’s not. It’s about Lionel Richie’s own father with whom the singer had a very closed relationship. It’s lovely, regardless of what the lyrics actually say.

Favorite Lyrics:

Ballerina girl / You are so lovely / With you standing there / I’m so aware / Of how much I care for you / You are more than now / You are for always I can see in you my dreams come true / Don’t you ever go away


18 “You’re a Big Girl Now” by Stylistics

When it comes to father daughter songs, there are some tracks that simply cannot be omitted. “You’re a Big Girl Now” is one of them. This classic song is about a father who is watching his daughter grow up. Rather than be disappointed, he is proud of his daughter for becoming her own person.

Favorite Lyrics:

You’re a big girl now / No more daddy’s little girl (Oh, ho, ho, ho) / You’re a big girl now / No more daddy’s little girl (Oh, ho, ho, ho) / No more pigtails in your hair / No more silly looks with a childish glare / No more doll for you to play / No more dumbness in the things you say


19 “I’ll Always Love You” by Taylor Dayne

“I’ll Always Love You” by Taylor Dayne has an awesome melody that will automatically make you want to dance during your wedding reception. The lyrics also deeply express a father’s love for his daughter. It is a song that is a musical masterpiece that is also a perfect song for a Father Daughter dance.

Favorite Lyrics:

I’ll always love you / For the rest of my days / You have won my heart and my soul / With your sweet, Sexy ways / You gave me hope / When I needed someone near / You bring me happiness / Everyday of every year / And I’ll always love you / For all that you are.


20 “Footprints in the Sand” by Leona Lewis

This is a very uplifting song that many people will love. It is a touching and beautiful song that will play in the background as you dance with your daughter for the first time.

Favorite Lyrics:

I’ll always love you / For the rest of my days / You have won my heart and my soul / With your sweet, Sexy ways / You gave me hope / When I needed someone near / You bring me happiness / Everyday of every year / And I’ll always love you / For all that you are.


Songs For Father Daughter Dance

21 “You’re A Big Girl Now” by The Stylistics

This is a song that will make your guests smile. It is a fun and lively song that will make everyone want to jump up in the air and dance along with you during your Father Daughter dance.

Favorite Lyrics:

I’ll always love you / For the rest of my days / You have won my heart and my soul / With your sweet, Sexy ways / You gave me hope / When I needed someone near / You bring me happiness / Everyday of every year / And I’ll always love you / For all that you are.


22 “If It Wasn’t For Your Love” by Heather Headley

Another great song choice for a father daughter dance. Its lyrics express how much Heather Headley and her dad love each other and how she would do anything in the world for him.

Favorite Lyrics:

Would I be standing here / After all these years / Among the stars above / Maybe not, if it wasn’t for your love / Smiling faces all around / Like when a king that has just been crowned / A battle has been won / That I’d have lost / If it wasn’t for you love / A fairy tale unfolds.


23 “Your Joy” by Chrisette Michele

This is an extremely popular song and is perfect for a Father Daughter dance. It is a heartfelt song that tells how much this father daughter duo love each other and will not be separated.

Favorite Lyrics:

Walked down the sidewalk / Staring at your feet / Wishing my steps were longer / So by your sides I could keep / Hold your hand much bigger / Never wanted mine to grow / So I could always feel perfect / Inside your palms just so.


24 “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

This is a beautiful daddy dance song that will make the most unexpected impact on you and on your guests during your wedding reception. You won’t forget it anytime soon, and it will make a great addition to your father daughter dance. You will love it so much, and your guests will be sure to enjoy the beauty of this song.

Favorite Lyrics:

If I should stay / I would only be in your way / So I’ll go but I know / I’ll think of you every step of the way / And I… will always love you, ooh / Will always love you / You / My darling, you…Mmm-mm


25 “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5

This is a truly popular and beloved wedding song, and it will make a great addition to your father daughter dance as well. It was first released in 1970.

Favorite Lyrics:

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

24 “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

This is a beautiful song that will make the most unexpected impact on you and on your guests. You won’t forget it anytime soon, and it will make a great addition to your father daughter dance. You will love it so much, and your guests will be sure to enjoy the beauty of this song.

Favorite Lyrics:

If I should stay / I would only be in your way / So I’ll go but I know / I’ll think of you every step of the way / And I… will always love you, ooh / Will always love you / You / My darling, you…Mmm-mm

25 “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston

This is a beautiful song that will make the most unexpected impact on you and on your guests. You won’t forget it anytime soon, and it will make a great addition to your father daughter dance. You will love it so much, and your guests will be sure to enjoy the beauty of this song.

Favorite Lyrics:

If I should stay / I would only be in your way / So I’ll go but I know / I’ll think of you every step of the way / And I… will always love you, ooh / Will always love you / You / My darling, you…Mmm-mm


26 “Stand By Me” by Ben E King

This is a classic that is very well known by many people. It has a catchy beat to it, and the lyrics are simple but charming. You will love this track as it is among the best among all the father daughter dance songs and appreciate it softer, more tender moments as you and your daughter dance with each other.

Favorite Lyrics:

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.


27 “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Gerald Levert

This is an excellent choice for a father daughter dance song. This is a beautiful and thoughtful song that will leave you with goosebumps. Its lyrics express a father’s love for his daughter, and how he will do anything for her.

Favorite Lyrics:

It must have been cold there in my shadow / To never have sunlight on your face / You were content to let me shine / That’s your way / You always walked a step behind.


28 “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Gerald Levert

This is an excellent choice for a father daughter dance song. This is a beautiful and thoughtful song that will leave you with goosebumps. Its lyrics express a father’s love for his daughter, and how he will do anything for her.

Favorite Lyrics:

It must have been cold there in my shadow / To never have sunlight on your face / You were content to let me shine / That’s your way / You always walked a step behind.


29 “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” by Britney Spears

This is a great song choice for a father daughter wedding dance. It is an upbeat tune that will get your guests dancing and enjoy the time with you and your dad.

Favorite Lyrics:

There is no need to protect me / It’s time that I learn to face up to this on my own /I’ve seen so much more than you know nowSo don’t tell me to shut my eyes.


30 “I’m Not A Girl, Not Yet A Woman” by Britney Spears

This is a beautiful song choice that will leave your father smiling. It is a great dance song that describes the tender and loving love that a father has for his daughter. It is excellent for a father daughter dance and will make you and your dad love this song even more.

Favorite Lyrics:

There is no need to protect me / It’s time that I learn to face up to this on my own / I’ve seen so much more than you know now / So don’t tell me to shut my eyes / I’m not a girl (Not a girl, not yet a woman) / Not yet a woman / (I’m just trying to find the woman in me) / All I need is time, a moment that is mine / While I’m in between / I’m not a girl

Conclusion

Have you enjoyed our choice of R&B father daughter dance songs? Have we missed one that you would like to share? Please let us know. We would love to hear from you.