Unique and Modern Father Daughter Dance Songs in 2020 -Short, Upbeat, Country & More

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Father Daughter Dance Songs can be a very important part of your wedding reception. Whether you are looking for modern father daughter dance songs, or different, unique father daughter dance songs, we have you covered! (We even have a great list of Mother Daughter Dance Songs below as well!) There are some upbeat father daughter dance songs, alternative, country, short father daughter dance songs and make-you-cry Father Daughter wedding dance songs for you below.

If you’re anything like me, you might not even be able to get through some of these songs without several tears. The Father Daughter Dance is something very special between you and your dad. Some even call it Daddy Daughter Dance Songs.

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*This post was updated with new father daughter songs February 1, 2020*

Obviously, depending on the relationship with your father, there are lots of songs to choose from. You can go sappy and sad, to happy and upbeat. We know everyone has a different relationship with their fathers, so we’re assuming that if you are reading this, you are most likely doing a father/daughter dance with your dad, stepfather, or someone who is a father figure to you. Lots of these can be perfect Stepfather Daughter Dance Songs as well. We know your dad loves you and this dance is going to be one of the most special memories of you and your him together. If you’re working on your wedding songs, check out our best first dance songs.

We surveyed lots of brides about their best father daughter dance song choices. Here’s what they said…

Father Daughter Dance Song Ideas

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Modern Father Daughter Dance Songs

If you are looking for modern father daughter songs that are newer in the past couple years, this list is for you. These newer songs are definitely not overused as for father daughter dances, so you’re sure to have a unique father daughter dance song for your big day. Here are some new Father Daughter Dance Songs to check out:

Dad– Tyler Wood

Beautiful Memory – Scott Keo

Letter to My Daughter – Quando Rondo

Like My Daddy – Lenasia Tyson

For My Daughter  – Kane Brown

Maggie May Dreams – David “Ace” Cannon

First Man – Camila Cabello

Forever Young – Andrea von Kampen

Upbeat Father Daughter Songs

If you’re one who doesn’t want to be balling their eyes out during your daddy daughter dance, you might opt for a more upbeat father daughter dance songs you can jive to. Instead of bringing the tears and making it a more emotional song, keep the song more upbeat with these father daughter dance song ideas.

Dance Like Yo Daddy – Meghan Trainor

I Wouldn’t Be Nothing If I Didn’t Have You – Monsters Inc.

How Sweet It Is To Be Loved By You – James Taylor

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

My Girl – The Temptations

Stand By Me – Ben E King

You Are The Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder

Short Father Daughter Dance Songs

As much as the Father Daughter Dance is so important, we know how awkward it can be to be the only ones dancing with everyone watching you. Plus you also want to get the party started. If you still want to honor your dad with a dance, but want to keep it on the shorter side, these short father daughter dance songs are 3 minutes or under!

Sweet Pea– Amos Lee

Ain’t That Love – Ray Charles

Father Daughter Dance – Craig Cardiff

Forever Young – Andrea von Kampen

Gracie – Ben Folds

Daughter dancing with her Father At Her Wedding

Father Daughter Country Songs

These Father Daughter Dance Songs are Country Songs for the girl who loves all things country. If you’re looking for the perfect daddy daughter song for your wedding, here’s a list of some country father daughter dance songs for your to choose from:

My Little Girl – Tim Mcgraw Father Daughter Dance Song

The Dance – Garth Brooks Father Daughter Dance Song 

I Loved Her First – Heartland

He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley (stepfather daughter dance song)

Daddy – Abby Anderson

Just Fishin – Trace Adkins

Today – Brad Paisley

Don’t Blink – Kenny Chesney

Kiss An Angel Good Morning – Charlie Pride

American Girl – Trisha Yearwood

Who I Am – Jessica Andrews

Diamonds & Daughters – Aaron Watson

Remember When – Alan Jackson

There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney

Ready, Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray

It Won’t Be Like This For Long– Darius Rucker

My Wish– Rascal Flatts

Dance With My Daughter – Jason Blaine

For My Daughter – Kane Brown

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Non-Country Daddy Daughter Dance Songs

We know wedding songs seem to be crazy full of country songs, and many brides want to steer clear of the cliche father daughter country songs, so this list is for you.

The rest of these songs are some of the most popular Father Daughter Dance Song Ideas from other brides:

Not All Heros Wear Capes– Owl City

When You Need Me – Bruce Springsteen

Daddy’s Little Girl – The Shires

God Only Knows– Beach Boys

Dear Daughter- Halestorm

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

You Raised Me Up – Celtic Woman

Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel

My Girl – The Temptations

Daddy Dance With Me – Krystal Keith

Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle

Vienna– Billy Joel

Always Be Your Baby – Natalie Grant

Daddy – Beyonce

She’s On Her Way-Phil Vassar

I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

Cinderella – Steven Curtis Chapman

Father and Daughter – Paul Simon

The Girl You Think I Am – Carrie Underwood

You’ve Got A Friend In Me – Michael Buble

Thank You For Loving Me – Bon Jovi

My Little Girl – Somo

The Way You Look Tonight – Michael Buble

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

In My Life – The Beatles

You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins

Your Song – Elton John

Wildflowers – Tom Petty

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac

Glitter In The Air – P!nk

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You– Rod Stewart

Turpelo Honey– Van Morrison

Wherever You Will Go– Charlene Soraia

Fathers and Daughters -Michael Bolton

More I Cannot Wish You– Paul McCartney

Daughter-Loudon Wainwright

How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

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Good Good Father – Chris Tomlin

Sweet Child Of Mine– Russell Joe

Sweet Child of Mine – The Sheryl Crow

A Little Tenderness – Frank Sinatra

Soulshine – Allman Brothers

You’re My Inspiration – Chicago

Stealing Cinderella – Chuck Wicks

The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley

What a Wonderful World – Louie Armstrong

Letting You Go – Sara Evans

Blackbird – The Beatles

My Father’s Eyes – Eric Clapton

Over The Rainbow – Judy Garland

Tiny Dancer – Elton John

When You Say Nothing At All– Alison Krauss

I Will – the Beatles

As– Stevie Wonder

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Lullaby – Billy Joel

Wind Beneath My Wings – Bett Middler

Forever Young – Rod Stewart

That’s My Daughter in the Water

How You’ve Grown – 10,000 Maniacs

Your Father Daughter dance is a very important part of your wedding. If you are honoring your dad at your wedding with a Daddy Daughter Dance, these songs should help you get started to figure out which song will be best for you.

Mother/ Daughter Dance Songs

Some brides are opting to do a dance with their moms for various reasons. So, we have made a list of great mother daughter dance songs as well. We asked brides what their song choice was, and added them below.

Mamas Song – Carrie Underwood

I Turn To You – Christina Aguilara

Mom – Meghan Trainor

Like My Mother Does – Kristy Lee Cook

Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina

In My Daughters Eyes – Martina McBride

Mama – The Spice Girls

You Should be Here – Cole Swindell

I Hope You Dance – Leeann Womack

If It Wasn’t For A Woman – Kellie Pickler

Mother – Sugarland

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I’ll Be – Reba McEntire

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Somebody’s Hero – Jamie O’Neil

Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry

The Best Day – Taylor Swift

Daughters – John Mayer

Momma He’s Crazy – The Judds

Mom – Garth Brooks

Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

Ready, Set, Don’t Go – Billy Ray

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