Wedding Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance Songs

You’ve planned out all the details.  You event have your song picked out for you and your new spouse to dance to (if you haven’t CLICK HERE).  It’s time to plan what the first song you are your parent will dance to! 

For some this is an easy decision there is a song that already has special meaning to you. But there are more people involved in making this decision than when you were trying to pick out the song you and your spouse were going to dance to, especially if you are choosing to do the father/daughter dance simultaneously with the mother/son dance.   For my wedding my husband and his mother chose not to do a dance but my father and I still danced.  We picked the song that we’d been dancing to for years ever since I was a little girl, one that had a very special place in our hearts: Elvis Presley singing only I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You

To make it all easier for you I have a list of 60 songs to peruse with links so you can hear them and read the lyrics; because, I know you really want to make sure the song works for you! Click the link to hear the songs and read the lyrics.

Twenty Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

Songs in this section would work for a Father Daughter Dance.

Classic Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

Stevie Wonder- “Isn’t She Lovely”

Frank Sinatra- “The Way You Look Tonight”

Luther Vandross- “Dancing With My Father”

Temptations- “My Girl”

Joe Cocker- “You Are So Beautiful”

Modern Father Daughter Wedding Dance Songs

John Mayer- “Daughters”

Beyonce- “Daddy”

Loudon Wainwright III- “Daughter”

Billy Joel- “Lullaby (Goodnight My Angel)”

Edwin McCain- “Walk with You”– Lyrics

Paul Simon- “Father and Daughter”

Eric Clapton- “My Father’s Eyes” 

Amos Lee- “Sweet Pea”

Steven Curtis Chapman- “Cinderella”

Wilco- “My Darling” Lyrics

Country Father/Daughter Songs

Darius Rucker- “It Won’t Be Like This For Long”

Trace Adkins- “Just Fishin”

Tim McGraw- “My Little Girl”

Heatland- “I Loved Her First”

Crystal Shawanda- “You Can Let Go Now Daddy”

The Best Mother & Son Wedding Dance Songs

Songs in this section would work for Mother Son Dance.

Lynyrd Sknyrd- “Simple Man”

Boyz II Men- “A Song For Mama”

Intruders- “I’ll Always Love My Mama”

Van Morrison- “Days Like This”

Jason Mraz- “93 Million Miles”

Guns N’ Roses- “Sweet Child of Mine”

Carrie Underwood- “Mama’s Song”

Reba McEntire – “He Gets That From Me”

Taylor Hicks – “Do I Make You Proud”

Edwin McCain – “Letter to My Mother”Lyrics

Good Charlotte- “Thank You Mom”

Blake Shelton- “Baby”

Aaron Lines- “Twenty Years Late”

Joint Wedding Dance

Songs in this section would work for either a Mother/Son Dance or Father/Daughter Dance or a joint dance with both couples.


James Taylor- “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)

Stevie Wonder- “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life”

Beatles- “In My Life”

Louis Armstrong- “What A Wonderful World”

Ben E. King- “Stand By Me”

Elvis Presley – “The Wonder of You”

Natalie Cole with Nat King Cole- “Unforgettable”

Louis Armstrong- “When You’re Smiling”


Phil Collins- “You’ll Be In My Heart”

Rod Stewart- “Have I Told You Lately”

The Jackson 5- “I’ll Be There”

Fleetwood Mac- “Landslide”

Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole- “Over the Rainbow”

Rod Stewart- “Forever Young”

Josh Groban- “You Raise Me Up”

Elton John- “Blessed”

Christina Aguilera- “I Turn To You”

Mark Harris- “Find Your Wings”

Jack Johnson- “Constellations”

Celine Dion- “Because you Loved Me”

Plub- “In My Arms”

Adele- “Make You Feel My Love”


Trace Adkins- “Then They Do”

Kenny Chesney- “Don’t Blink”

Lee Ann Womack- “I Hope You Dance”

Lady Antebellum- “Never Alone”

Rascal Flatts- “My Wish”
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