Picking out the perfect slow father daughter dance songs can be difficult and stressful. Luckily, we’ve done all of the hard work for you! Whether you are looking for a country or western tune, a classic love ballad, or even popular hits from your favorite artists, we have the perfect song for you and your dad.


1 “Daddy” by Beyoncé

“Daddy” by Beyonce is a splendid father daughter song that has a perfect slow tempo for wedding dances, and the lyrics are full of love.

Our 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 “Dance with My Father” by Luther Vandross

This is another father and daughter wedding dance song with a very touching melody throughout and we are sure you and your guests will love it.

Our 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.”


3 “Daddy’s Hands” by Holly Dunn

Daddy’s Hands is a wedding song that beautifully illustrates the tenderness from fathers to their daughters. This slow dance will be perfect on your wedding day for both the bride and her dad and it will create a sense of nostalgia and love she will experience on the dance floor on the big day.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I remember daddy’s hands folded silently in prayer / And reachin’ out to hold me, when I had a nightmare / You could read quite a story in the callous’ and lines / Years of work and worry had left their mark behind.”


4 “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” by Darius Rucker

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“It wont be like this for long / One day soon we’ll look back laughin’ / At the week we brought her home / This phase is gonna fly by / So baby just hold on / It wont be like this for long.”


5 “Lullaby” by Billy Joel

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I wanna say goodbye / It doesn’t feel right / Read my my Lullaby / One last time.”


6 “Daughters” by John Mayer

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Fathers be good to your daughters / Daughters will love like you do / Girls become lovers who turn into mothers / So mothers be good to your daughters too…”


7 “Father’s Eyes” by Amy Grant

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I may not be every mother’s dream for her little girl / And my face may not grace the mind of everyone in the world / But that’s all right, as long as I can have one wish I pray / When people look inside my life, I want to hear them say.”


8 “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Did you ever know that you’re my hero / And everything I would like to be? / I can fly higher than an eagle / For you are the wind beneath my wings.”


9 “Through the Years” by Kenny Rogers

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I can’t remember when you weren’t there / When I didn’t care for anyone but you / I swear we’ve been through everything there is / Can’t imagine anything we’ve missed / Can’t imagine anything the two of us can’t do.”


10 “I Wish You Love” by Frank Sinatra

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Fathers be good to your daughters / Daughters will love like you do / Girls become lovers who turn into mothers / So mothers be good to your daughters too…”


11 “Daughter” by Loudon Wainwright

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Everything she sees / She says she wants / Everything she wants / I see she gets / That’s my daughter in the water / Everything she owns, I bought her / Everything she owns.”


12 “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“There’s two things I know for sure: / She was sent here from heaven and she’s daddy’s little girl. / As I drop to my knees by her bed at night / She talks to Jesus and I close my eyes / And I thank god for all of the joy in my life / Oh, but most of all / For butterfly kisses after bedtime prayer.”


13 “Make you Feel My Love” by Adele

Our first pick for the father daughter dance song you might consider for your wedding reception is performed by none other than Adele, who does not need any introduction.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“When the rain is blowing in your face / And the whole world is on your case / I could offer you a warm embrace / To make you feel my love.”


14 “I Turn to You” by Christina Aguilera

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“When I’m lost, in the rain, in your eyes / I know I’ll find the light to light my way. / When I’m scared, losing ground, when my world is going crazy,You can turn it all around yes / And when I’m down you’re there pushing me to the top.You’re always there givin’ me all you’ve got.”


15 “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Well, I’ve been afraid of changin’ / ‘Cause I’ve built my life around you / But time makes you bolder / Even children get older / And I’m getting older too / Oh! I’m getting older too.”


16 “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“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.”


17 “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“You are so beautiful / To me / Can’t you see / You’re everything I hoped for / You’re everything I need / You are so beautiful / To me.”


18 “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Favorite Lyrics:

“For all those times you stood by me / For all the truth that you made me see / For all the joy you brought to my life / For all the wrong that you made right / For every dream you made come true / For all the love I found in you / I’ll be forever thankful baby / You’re the one who held me up / Never let me fall / You’re the one who saw me through through it all.”


19 “Unforgettable” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

Favorite Lyrics:

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


20 “Your Song” by Elton John

Favorite Lyrics:

“It’s a little bit funny / This feeling inside / I’m not one of those who can easily hide / I don’t have much money, but boy if I did / I’d buy a big house where we both could live.”


21 “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Your little hand’s wrapped around my finger / And it’s so quiet in the world tonight / Your little eyelids flutter ’cause you’re dreamin’ / So I tuck you in, turn on your favorite night light / To you, everything’s funny / You got nothing to regret / I’d give all I have honey / If you could stay like that.


22 “God Only Knows by The Beach Boys

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“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”


23 “All-American Girl” by Carrie Underwood

Our Favorite Lyrics:

Since the day they got married, / He’d been praying for a little baby boy. / Someone he could take fishing, / Throw the football and be his pride and joy.


24 “Always Be Your Baby” by Natalie Grant

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I’ll always be your baby / No matter how the years fly by / The way you loved me / Made me who I am in this world / I’m a woman now / Not a little girl / Wherever this life takes me / I’ll always be your baby.”


25 “To Make You Feel My Love” by Bob Dylan

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“When the rain is blowing in your face / And the whole world is on your case / I could offer you a warm embrace / To make you feel my love.”


26 “You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash

Our Favorite Lyrics:

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.”


27 “My Darling” by Wilco

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Because we made you, my darling / With the love in each of our hearts / We were a family, my darling / Right from the start.”


28 “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains / You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas / I am strong, when I am on your shoulders / You raise me up to more than I can be.”


29 “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I hope the days come easy and the moments pass slow / And each road leads you where you want to go / And if you’re faced with a choice, and you have to choose / I hope you choose the one that means the most to you / And if one door opens to another door closed / I hope you keep on walkin’ ’till you find the window / If it’s cold outside, show the world the warmth of your smile.”


30 “Hero” by Mariah Carey

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.

Conclusion

Music plays a huge part in a wedding ceremony and reception. This article is all about the best slow father daughter dance songs for your wedding! We have chosen some of the most popular, timeless, and tasteful hits to help you make your day even more memorable.

This list includes beautiful songs for father daughter dance by Adele, Beyonce, and Elton John- perfect for any father daughter dance if you’re looking for something contemporary or old school. Other choices include “My Girl” by The Temptations or “Make you Feel My Love” by Adele depending on how old you are.