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10 awesome father & daughter songs

Get your guests some tissues because these 10 awesome Father & Daughter dance songs are going to have everyone in floods of tears!

You ask any Dad about the one moment he is looking forward to most at his Daughters’ wedding and will almost certainly always be the special dance he shares with her.  It’s a real emotional moment that encapsulates the relationship between a Father and Daughter.

But what song to choose?  There are so many to choose from.  You want a song about love, but only the one-of-a-kind love that a Dad and his Daughter share.

So, to help you choose that perfect track for that special moment with your Dad, I’ve compiled the top 10 best father/daughter songs out there.  And don’t worry if none of them takes your fancy, I’ve also added a list of others at the bottom of this post that didn’t quite make my top 10!

1/ FRANK SINATRA – THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT

It was always going to be my number one choice.  A classic track perfect for that dance with your dad!

2/ NATALIE COLE & NAT KING COLE – UNFORGETTABLE

One of the greatest ever (virtual) duets between a Dad and his Daughter.

3/ PAUL SIMON – FATHER & DAUGHTER

Easy one of the most adorable songs I’ve ever heard.  Paul is a genius poet and this song is perfect for all Dads out there who love their Daughters.

4/ THE TEMPTATIONS – MY GIRL

Written by the uber-talented Smokey Robinson, My Girl is a Motown classic and features at number 4 on my list!

5/ HEARTLAND – I LOVED HER FIRST

A country classic and incredibly popular at weddings stateside, it was only a matter of time before it made it’s way over here.  I cannot lie, the first time I heard this song it made me cry, it’s almost as if the song was written for this very purpose!

6/ MARIAH CAREY

It’s true!  Mariah actually recorded music other than “that” Christmas song!  This is a great tune and this one is for all the Dad’s out there who are seen as heroes in their kid’s eyes.

7/ ROD STEWART – HAVE I TOLD YOU LATELY

This cover of the Van Morrison classic was a massive hit in both the US and the UK and is a very popular choice for Father/Daughter dances.  I particularly love this video as he clearly pours his heart and soul into the performance.

8/ JOE COCKER – YOU ARE SO BEAUTIFUL

One of the most popular tracks in the world yet it’s hard to believe it barely cracked the chart here in the UK.  Such a beautiful track with beautiful words.

9/ STEVIE WONDER – ISN’T SHE LOVELY

Stevie wrote this track to celebrate the birth of his daughter, Aisha.  Little known fact time, if you listen to the longer six-minute version found on the album Songs In The Key Of Life Vol.2, at about 5 minutes into the track you’ll hear an actual recording of Stevie bathing his daughter and trying to get her out of the tub.  The splashing and protests are really her as well!  If you don’t have the longer version, just watch the video below instead 🙂

10/ CELINE DION – BECAUSE YOU LOVED ME

A fantastic song with perfect lyrics that has been covered the world over.  A very popular choice indeed!

 

So onto the tracks that almost made my list but didn’t quite make it…

  • Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses
  • Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World
  • Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
  • Guns n Roses – Sweet Child o’ Mine
  • Elvis Presley – The Wonder Of You
  • Ray Charles – It Had To Be You
  • Israel Kamakawiwoʻole – Over The Rainbow / What A Wonderful World
  • Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up

Finally, you don’t even need a song that mentions the word “dad” or “father”, it can be something completely random.  A good DJ friend of mine told me about a song he played, David Bowie’s “Starman” chosen by one of his Bride’s.  It was the song her dad used to sing to her as he was putting her to bed…there wasn’t a dry eye in the house!  When thinking about a song it could be something like that, or a song you both sang along to whilst he was taking you to Brownies or whatever…just something that’s special to both of you.

To have these songs, and thousands of others played at your wedding whilst you dance with your Dad, you can call or text me on 07799 782764.  If you prefer I can be reached directly by email at ian@discofever.co.uk or you can also click on the contact me link at the top of the screen!

Ian

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Hi!

My name’s Ian and i’m the owner of Disco Fever.  I’ve been a DJ for over 25 years and have DJ’d at thousands of parties picking up a wealth of experience in event planning and making people dance along the way!

Previously I’ve been chairman of SEDA, the South Eastern DJ Association (twice!) and now sit on the Committee of NADJ; the National Association of DJs.

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