The Top 25 Upbeat Father Daughter Dance Songs

Upbeat Father Daughter Dance Songs

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If you’re a bride, you know the importance of choosing the perfect father daughter dance song for your wedding. Nothing will tear up your guests more than hearing a touching father and daughter dance song. We’ve compiled an extensive list of the top 25 upbeat father daughter dance songs for weddings that we think are perfect for your special event. There’s something on here for every type of dad – country music fans, hip hop heads, classic rockers, R&B aficionados.

1 “She’s a Rainbow” by The Rolling Stones

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“She comes in colours everywhere / She combs her hair / She’s like a rainbow / Coming, colours in the air / Oh, everywhere / She comes in colours.”

2 “Like My Daddy” by Lenasia Tyson

“Like My Daddy” by Lenasia Tyson is a modern father daughter dance song that will make you want to dance. Lenasia Tyson sings about the love she has for her father. She says he’s the only one who can make her smile when she breaks down and about how he reminds her of who she really is inside. It’s a beautiful song, perfect for your wedding reception or 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.”

3 “Dance Like Yo Daddy” by Meghan Trainor

“Dance Like Yo Daddy” by Meghan Trainor is a father daughter song that features all the fast beats and happy lyrics that will have you dancing like nobody’s watching.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I want you dance like yo daddy (come on) / Dance like yo daddy (come on) / Come on and move like yo mama, you know you wanna / Go dance like yo daddy (dance like yo daddy) / And if you care what they think then you can’t have fun so come on / Let’s go.”

4 “Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles

“Here Comes the Sun” by The Beatles is another wedding song that is perfect for the father-daughter dance. This song has a slower tempo and an upbeat mood that shows the celebration of life.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“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.”

5 “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Run away, find you a lover / Go away somewhere all bright and new / I have seen no other / Who compares with you.”

6 “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“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.”

7 “My Girl” by The Temptations

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Our 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

8 “How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor

Favorite Lyrics:

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.

9 “Sweet Pea” by Amos Lee

Favorite Lyrics:

Hey, sweet peaApple of my eye / Don’t know when, and I don’t know why / But you’re the only reason I keep on coming home / You’re the reason, yes, you’re the reason / Hey

10 “The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

This splendid father daughter wedding song has a fun, upbeat tempo and an easy rhyme scheme that most people learn with little effort. This is also a great song to dance to, which might be why it’s often featured wedding dance videos as well.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“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.”

11 “Father and Daughter” by Paul Simon

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I’m gonna watch you shine / Gonna watch you grow / Gonna paint a sign / So you always know / As long as one and one is two / Ooh ooh / There could never be a father / Love his daughter more than I love you.”

12 “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

If your dad is a Guns’n Roses fan, this is a perfect father daughter wedding dance song and he will enjoy it very much.

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“She’s got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories / Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky / Now and then when I see her face / She takes me away to that special place / And if I stare too long, I’d probably break down and cry.”

13 “You’ve Got a Friend in Me” by Michael Bublé

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Now, some other boys might be little bit smarter than I am / Are bigger and stronger too / Maybe, But none of them / Is ever gonna love you the way I do / It’s me and you.”

14 “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“So I will dance with Cinderella / While she is here in my arms / ‘Cause I know something the prince never knew / Oh, I will dance with Cinderella / I don’t wanna miss even one song / ‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight / And she’ll be gone.”

15 “American Girl” by Tom Petty

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Well she was an American girl / Raised on promises / She couldn’t help thinkin’ that there / Was a little more to life / Somewhere else / After all it was a great big world / With lots of places to run to / Yeah, and if she had to die tryin’ / She had one little promise / She was gonna keep.”

16 “Born to Be Wild” by Steppenwolf

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Like a true nature child / We were born / Born to be wild / We can climbed so high / I never wanna die / Born to be wild / Born to be wild.”

17 “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“Oh, you’re the best friend that I ever had / I’ve been with you such a long time / You’re my sunshine and I want you to know / That my feelings are true / I really love you / Oh, you’re my best friend.”

18 “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Our 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?”

19 “The Time (Dirty Bit) by Black Eyed Peas

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I had the time of my life / And I’ve never felt this way before / And I swear this is true / And I owe it all to you.”

20 “100 Years” by Five for Fighting

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I’m thirty-three for a moment / Still the man, but you see I’m a “they” / A kid on the way, babe / A family on my mind.”

21 “When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“If you miss me, I’ll be there / To brush the sunlight from your hair / I’ll be there to guide you when trouble walks beside you / If you need me I’ll be there / And when this dirty world has been cold to you / I got two strong arms waitin’ to hold you / And when those mean days come along / We’ll stand together and we’ll take ’em on / So if you need me just call my name.”

22 “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand / And nothing, whoa, nothing is going right / Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there / To brighten up even your darkest nights.”

23 “Kind & Generous” by Natalie Merchant

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“You’ve been so kind and generous / I don’t know how you keep on giving / For your kindness I’m in debt to you / And I never could have come this far without you.”

24 “I Will Walk With You” by John Fogerty

Our Favorite Lyrics:

“I will walk with you / Every step of the way / Love you all my life / Love you everyday / No matter where you wander / No matter what you do / Come what may I will walk with you.”

25 “One Call Away” by Charlie Puth

Favorite Lyrics:

“I’ll be there to save the day / Superman got nothing on me / I’m only one call away / Come along with me and don’t be scared.”


Father daughter dances are a fun and meaningful way for dad and his “little girl” to spend time together on the dance floor during the wedding reception. As with all things, there are plenty of music choices that are suitable for your wedding day. An upbeat song paired with the dancing will make for a joyful and memorable event. If you and your dad are good dancers, we highly recommend that you dance to some of these songs that are trending as the most requested father daughter dances.