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One of the most memorable moments of your wedding reception will be your father-daughter dance, and while we can’t exactly teach you the steps or give your dad a crash course in the waltz, we can help you find a sweet and sentimental father-daughter dance song that fits the occasion. Hunting down a tune that’s heartfelt but not too sappy can be a bit tricky, so we’ve rounded up faves by greats like Louis Armstrong and Elvis Presley to more alternative options by artists like Wilco and Yo La Tengo, to make your job a little easier.

Here are 25 amazing father-daughter dance songs.

  • When You’re Smiling - Dean Martin
  • God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
  • Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
  • What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • My Girl - The Temptations
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • When You Need Me - Bruce Springsteen
  • Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
  • You’ve Got A Friend - James Taylor
  • The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
  • Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
  • Wonder Of You - Elvis Presley
  • You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Randy Newman
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • My Darling - Wilco
  • I’ll Be Around - Yo La Tengo
  • If You Need To, Keep Time On Me - Fleet Foxes
  • Wildflowers - Miley Cyrus
  • Little Miss Magic - Jimmy Buffett
  • Forever Young - Youth Group
  • Across The Universe - Fiona Apple
  • Stand By Me - Florence + The Machine
  • I’ll Be There - Jackson 5
  • Count On Me - Bruno Mars
  • A Father’s First Spring - The Avett Brothers

For more father-daughter dance songs, consult with the wedding DJs and bands on WeddingWire »