23 ‘not corny’ father-daughter dance songs for your Wedding day


It’s one of our favourite moments throughout the Wedding – the Father/Daughter dance. It’s something that fathers imagine from when their daughter is a child and the raw emotion is felt by everyone in the room.

But, if you’re looking for a ‘not corny’ song for your own Wedding that hasn’t been done a million and one times (sorry, Buttfly Kisses), then look no further, because we’ve compiled 23 non-traditional father/daughter dance songs to get you started.

1. When You Need Me, Bruce Springsteen

Lyrics: When you need me call my name, ‘Cause without you my life just wouldn’t be the same. If you want me come sunny skies or rain. When you need me just call my name.

2. You’re My Best Friend, Queen

Lyrics: Ooh you’re the best friend that I ever had. I’ve been with you such a long time. You’re my sunshine and I want you to know
that my feelings are true.

3. Sweet Child O’ Mine, Guns and Roses

Lyrics: She’s got eyes of the bluest skies, as if they thought of rain. I hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain.

4. Daughter, Loudon Wainwright

Lyrics: That’s my daughter in the water, every time she fell I caught her. Every time she fell.

5. Someone to Watch Over Me, Amy Winehouse

Lyrics: I’d like to add his initials to my monogram. Tell me where is the shepherd for this lost lamb?

6. True Colors, Eva Cassidy

Lyrics: But I see your true colors shining through. See your true colors  and that’s why I love you.

7. Home, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes

Lyrics: Home, let me come home. Home is wherever I’m with you

8. Daughters, John Mayer

Lyrics:I know a girl she puts the color inside of my world. But she’s just like a maze where all of the walls all continually change.

9. Just the Way You Are, Billy Joel

Lyrics:I wouldn’t leave you in times of trouble we never could have come this far. I took the good times; I’ll take the bad times,
I’ll take you just the way you are.

10 God Only Knows, Beach Boys

Lyrics: But long as there are stars above you, you never need to doubt it, I’ll make you so sure about it. God only knows what I’d be without you.

11. Child of Mine, Carol King

Lyrics: Although you see the world different than me. Sometimes I can touch upon the wonders that you see, all the new colors and pictures you’ve designed. Oh yes, sweet darling, so glad you are a child of mine.

12 You’ve Got A Friend, James Taylor

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am, I’ll come running to see you again. Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.

13. Songbird, Fleetwood Mac

Lyrics: For you, there’ll be no more crying, For you, the sun will be shining, and I feel that when I’m with you, it’s alright, I know it’s right.

14. I Love You More Today Than Yesterday, Spiral Staircase

Lyrics: Oh, I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as tomorrow. I love you more today than yesterday, but, darling, not as much as tomorrow.

15. Time After Time, Cyndi Lauper

Lyrics: If you’re lost you can look and you will find me, time after time. If you fall I will catch you I’ll be waiting, time after time.

16. The Wonder of You, Elvis

Lyrics: When no-one else can understand me, when everything I do is wrong, you give me hope and consolation, you give me strength to carry on.

17. Nothing Can Change This Love, Sam Cooke

If I go, a million miles away, I’d write a letter, each and everyday, ’cause honey nothing, nothing can ever change this love I have for you.

18. Wild World, Cat Stevens

Lyrics: Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world, it’s hard to get by just upon a smile. Oh, baby, baby, it’s a wild world, I’ll always remember you like a child, girl.

19. Father and Daughter, Paul Simon

Lyrics: I’m gonna watch you shine, gonna watch you grow, gonna paint a sign, so you’ll always know. As long as one and one is two, there could never be a father who loved his daughter more than I love you.

20. Your Song, Elton John

Lyrics: And you can tell everybody this is your song. It may be quite simple but now that it’s done,
I hope you don’t mind, I hope you don’t mind, that I put down in words: How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.

21. I Loved Her First, Heartland

Lyrics: But I loved her first and I held her first and a place in my heart will always be hers. From the first breath she breathed, when she first smiled at me, I knew the love of a father runs deep.

22. How You’ve Grown, 10,000 Maniacs

Lyrics: At your age, in a string of days the year is gone, but in that space of time, it takes so long. Because we can’t make up for the time that we’ve lost, I must let those memories provide. No little girl can stop her world to wait for me.

23. Scarlet Begonias, The Grateful Dead

Lyrics: She had rings on her fingers and bells on her shoes and I knew without asking she was into the blues. She wore scarlet begonias, tucked into her curls, I knew right away she was not like other girls, other girls.

Feature image from Siempre Weddings.

Posted in Expert Advice, Planning, Uncategorized by wedded wonderland


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