Top 10 Best Father Daughter Dance Songs


Playing around with a man’s daughter is akin to playing around with the man himself. Fathers are extremely protective of their little girls, even when the girls grow up into fully grown ladies. This is why a suitor has to impress his lad’s father right down to the day they get married. A father is supposed to walk the bride down the aisle to hand her over to the man that she will marry. This symbolizes the end of her bring taken care of by her father and the beginning of a new life with another man. The best songs to celebrate the end of this beautiful relationship are listed below.

top 10 best father daughter dance songs 2018
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Here are the top 10 best father daughter dance songs in 2017-2018.

10. Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses

This song is the perfect choice for traditional brides. The lyrics “She’ll change her name today./She’ll make a promise and I’ll give her away.” will make everyone including your old man tear up. The song has catchy lyrics and a slow tempo, making it great to dance to. Be warned though, have plenty of tissues available. The music video on YouTube has 2.2 million views on YouTube.

9. Charlene Soraia – Wherever You Will Go

Wherever You Will Go is a song originally sang The Calling. The cover by Charlene Soraia is breathtakingly beautiful. The lyrics “In your heart, in your mind./I’ll stay with you for all of time.” Can be used to mean that the father of the bride will always have her in his heart, no matter where she is. The song is a reminder that fathers will always love and care for their children. The song’s video has garnered 10 million views.

8. Queen – You’re My Best Friend

This song is the perfect alternative option, to they that have a penchant for rock and roll. The lyrics “You’re the best friend I ever had./ I’ve been with you such a long time.” can apply to brides who are extremely close to their fathers. . For some ladies, their father has been the best friend they have ever known. The song is not for traditional brides though! The only challenge with this song is if you’re father does not share the same taste in music. The video has 19,657,912 views.

7. Celine Dion – Because You Loved Me

This beautiful song is made even more beautiful by Celine Dion’s amazing voice. While it in itself, was meant to be sung to a lover, it can be used to dance with your father who has supported you in all your endeavors since your birth. It is a tribute to his motivation, courage, strength, moral code and faith. The soulful lyrics “I’m everything I am” truly extol a father’s impact on his daughter’s life. The song’s video has 36 million views.

6. Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart

It is often difficult to extol a father’s dedication to his daughter in mere words. This artist though does a phenomenal job. The song is from the Disney film, Tarzan but can definitely be used in a wedding. The lyrics “I’ll be there for you always. Always and always” are a promise that the father gives to his daughter that no matter where she goes, he will always be there for her. These beautiful lyrics coupled With the sweet memories of your childhood makes this song a great choice. The video has managed to get has 18 million views.

5. John Mayer – Daughters

This song is amazing, and not just because it was written by talented musician John Mayer. The lyrics are just beautiful – ‘Fathers, be good to your daughters. Daughters will love like you do.” The song’s title is fitting, praising daughters and describing the complex relationship between father and daughter. Sharing a dance with your father on your wedding to this song will be beautiful. The video of the song has 21 million views.

4. The La’s – There She Goes

If you want to steer clear from slow tempo, serious songs, then There She Goes is the perfect pick for you. It is a fresh, alternative option for those who like to keep things light hearted, jolly and upbeat. This song will your old man on his feet (longer than he wants to) and impress your wedding guests. It is sure to have all your guests itching to get on the dance floor. The video has garnered over 8 million views.

3. Elton John – Tiny Dancer

A song by one of the best artistes of the century can never be wrong. Especially when said best artist is Elton John. Tiny Dancer has beautiful lyrics such as “And now she’s in me, always with me, tiny dancer in my hand” which highlight a father’s love. The song is at a perfect tempo, which makes it a great song for a dance with an aging parent. If you and your father can do a choreographed routine, even better. The video of the song has a staggering 29 million views.

2. Steven Curtis Chapman – Cinderella

The lyrics in this song are sweet and adorable and moreover some aspect of it abit sad especially the lyrics in this song where you get to bid your father good bye when midnight strikes. Dancing with your father can make you feel like a real-life princess. Especially when the dance is at the ceremony where he is giving you away to start a new chapter of your life. This song is a great choice for a father-daughter dance. The song’s video has over 6.5 million views.

1. Tim McGraw – My Little Girl

For all y’all southern brides, this is the perfect country to dance with your father to. From the motion picture, Flicka, this song reminds young brides that no matter how old you become, you will always remain your father’s “little girl”. The lyrics ‘You’ve had me wrapped around your finger since the day you were born” describe a father’s love for his child that began from birth. The song has around a whopping 11 million views.

The father – daughter relationship is the first and most important relationship that a lady will have with a man. The songs above strive to highlight the beauty and purity of this relationship at the wedding, which by itself is a celebration of another kind of beautiful relationship. Play these top 10 best father daughter dance songs 2017 at your wedding and let the tears of joy as you say goodbye start falling.


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