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While the Sangeet Night is star-studded with stunning performances, there is always this one special dance with your father that should be in the books. The first dance with your partner is a concept that has been widely celebrated even in the western world. But the father-daughter dance is a beautiful way to commemorate your new beginnings.
Swaying on the dance floor to some mellow tune or showing off your Bhangra and Gidda with the hep and happening songs, these moments you spend with your dad are sure to be etched to your memory like no other.
Here are some of the best father-daughter dance songs curated for you to sweep your dad off his feet or the other way around too.
English Father and Daughter Song List to Dance On
Many millennial brides have chosen wonderful country music and even blues to have their father-daughter dance. Here are some of the top songs for you.
Forever Young, Rod Stewart
There's a line in the song that goes, "And when you fin'lly fly away, I'll be hoping that I served you well/For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell/But whatever road you choose, I'm right behind you win or lose..." This father daughter dance song in English is one of the best dad songs that you can pick for your first dance. In fact, women have picked this classic even for their sweet 16 dance apart from this song being a famous father and daughter dance song for weddings.
What a Wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Louis Armstrong has created magic through the lines of this song. Be it your first dance or a sweet dance performance with your father on your birthday or even a random sweet dance with your dad, this is one of the best dad songs for dance performance. The slow and soothing tune of the song does make the the world a tad bit more wonderful!
Daughter, Loudon Wainwright III
The title of the song justifies being one of the best dad songs for a father daughter dance performance. The fathers out there wondering, "What is the perfect song for my daughter?" Well, here is a Loudon Wainwright III classic that expresses the heartfelt bond between a father and his daughter. You can pick this father daughter dance song in a jiffy and let the melodies speak your love language for your beloved daughter.
Cinderella, Steven Curtis Chapman
"Oh, I will dance with Cinderella,
I don't wanna miss even one song
'Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight
And she'll be gone..."
Probably one of the best dad songs on the internet! We are well aware that every daughter is their daddy's princess. No matter their age, they will always be their dad's little princess and what song better than Cinderella to celebrate this bond through a father daughter dance song performance.
Have I Told You Lately, Rod Stewart
This song is going to melt hearts and that is given. But among all the lines that make this such a great dad song for a father daughter dance performance is the lines, "Have I told you lately that I love you / Have I told you there's no one else above you / You fill my heart with gladness / Take away all my sadness / Ease my troubles, that's what you do." For all the trouble we have ever put our fathers through, these lines are a true reflection of what a gem they are!
Dance with My Father, Luther Vandross
Dance With My Father by Luther Vandross is the most appropriate father daughter dance songs and also one of the most popular dad songs for the father daughter dance that have been picked at weddings. You can sway around on the dance floor and feel the magic unfurl.
Michelle, The Beatles
The melody in this song is quite hep and has a jive in it. Not only is it one of the best dad songs for a father-daughter dance but it also makes for a beautiful classic that will add to the joys of your wedding because let's be honest, it's The Beatles!
There Goes My Life, Kenny Chesney
The daughter is indeed a dad's life and quite literally so. Pick this dad and daughter dance song for your father daughter dance at the wedding and walk away with hearts full and eyes misty because the melody and emotions in this song are matched to no other.
Lean on Me, Bill Withers
Our fathers are the strongest pillar in our lives. Every step of our lives, we can count on our fathers. Be it the bad days or the good ones, they will always be there to lean on and that is why Lean On Me by Bill Whithers is a piece of gold that you can pick as your father daughter dance song.
They Long To Be (Close To You) - Carpenters HD_HQ 1970
Bruce Springsteen - When You Need Me
A perfect way to let the daughters know that their fathers are just a call away, here is a song that can make your father daughter dance unique and mesmerising all at once.
Butterfly Fly Away, Miley Cyrus
How many of you remember the scene from Hannah Montana the Movie where Billy Ray Cyrus asks Miley what the song is about? And she tells her dad it was about him, her and them. This song is a beautiful melody that upholds and celebrates the love that a father and daughter share. This father and daughter dance song can really sweep everyone off their feet to happier times.
I Loved Her First, Heartland
Al the protective father's in the house! We know how much you love your daughter and the song I Love Her First is a beautiful one by Heartland that will bring out all the emotions right then. How can one not wipe their tears of joy when these lyrics play "From the first breath she breathed/When she first smiled at me/I knew the love of a father runs deep/And I prayed that she'd find you someday/But it's still hard to give her away/I loved her first"?
Father's Eyes, Amy Grant
Songs that will give you misty eyes and a joyful evening are the best. In fact, if you are looking for the best dad songs or your dad is looking for the "best songs for my daughter" then the song Father's Eyes is going to be an ideal pick for the first father daughter dance song.
Father and daughter, Paul Simons
This classic song by Paul Simons fits just right for the first dance with your father. With beautiful dreamcatcher decor setting up the ambience for you, make sure to bring the ballroom feels right on point with your first best man!
Butterfly Kisses, Bob Carlisle
Let's go back to the '90s and make a memorable moment for your dad and all your uncles in the house. Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle is a happy song that you can pick for your father-daughter dance. Your father and you could take special courtroom dance lessons right before the wedding, to ace this song.
Daughters, John Mayer
Daughters by John Mayer is an ideal song that brings out the emotions and makes for the perfect song to dance with your dad on your wedding night. If you are flaunting a white wedding gown, we are sure it will be more than difficult to hold back those tears. Let your expressions lead you on the dance floor.
Everything I do, Bryan Adams
It is BRYAN ADAMS! The lyrics of the song are breathtaking and express the perfect emotions, no special mention to dad is required, because -"There's no love like your love, and no other could give more love," are lyrics only meant for your father. It is right in the feels for your father-daughter dance song.
Night Changes, One Direction
The wedding night indeed will change a lot for you and for your father. His little princess is finally going to step into a new chapter of her life and it is a big deal. This pop song by the boy band One Direction will be perfect for your father-daughter dance song on the night of the wedding or the Sangeet ceremony.
My little girl, Tim McGraw
Fathers are always the strongest. The emotions they hold back to make everything look perfect and easy are unfathomable. My Little Girl by Tim McGraw is one song that will tell his heartiest feelings in the most candid way. This is indeed a beautiful song to celebrate your first father-daughter dance before the wedding. You know your closest family members will feel it in their bones when you waltz on the dance floor with your dad.
I Loved Her First, Heartland
Your father will always be your first superhero - your first best man in the whole world. Even though you have found the perfect partner to spend the rest of your life with, your father is still going to be your first everything. This song is an appreciation for your old man and a father-daughter dance in this song is sure to make it extra special.
Daddy's Little Angel, Tony Carter
The title of the song is enough said. Even if you are tying the knot with the man of your dreams, your father will still be there for you and you will be there to love him too. "I'm giving you away but I'm not letting go. The memories, they flood my mind of the little girl I know"- these lyrics are heart-melting and we approve it to be one of the best father-daughter dance songs.
Here Comes The Sun, Beatles
Right before you take your leap of faith and take your vows of a forever after, with your partner, a father-daughter dance in this song will make it perfect. With all the wedding jitters and butterflies, Here Comes The Sun by the famous band The Beatles is going to be the apt song to make sure everything is going to be fine. You and your father will need a moment amidst all the celebrations to tell each other you have your back. This is the song for it!
Like My Father, Jax
This is the perfect song to give your parents a tribute. While you slow dance on this wholesome song with your dad, this is sure to make your parents and husband teary-eyed and make the wedding guests go aw!
Uptown Funk, Mark Ronson
If you want your daddy-daughter dance to be upbeat, fun and entertaining for the whole family, there's no better song than this! Hire a wedding choreographer and groove together with your daddy cool on this happy song!
Daddy Cool, Boney M
If your dad is your best friend and is the coolest one in your family, dedicate this dance to him. There is nothing better to entertain your wedding guests and make memories with your dad than you and your dad energetically dancing on this uber cool song!
What Is Love, Haddaway
This classy song of the 90s is perfect to dance on your wedding with your dad. You can try mixing this with other songs for a splendid performance that dazzles your family and your wedding guests.
Cotton Eyed Joe, Rednex
Another one of a 90s classic- this is a must have in your wedding dance playlist to dance on with your dad. The best part is, your dad will love dancing on this and will enjoy the performance as well!
Half The Man, Jennifer Hart
This wholesome song by Jennifer Hart is a perfect tribute to your dad and everything he's done for you in the growing years. This song is the perfect song to include in your slow dances with your dad.
Hindi Father and Daughter Song List to Groove On
For a true blue desi wedding is incomplete without some Hindi songs to dance to. What better than some father daughter songs in Hindi to shake it off on the wedding day with your old mean? Here are some of the best father daughter dance songs in Hindi.
Gud Nal Ishq Mitha, Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga
For the hep and happening dads in the house, this is one of the best father daughter songs in Hindi! Your daughter's wedding is also one of the happiest celebrations of them all for the father and to channel out the happiness rightly, Gud Nal Ishq Mitha is the spirit song. Remember how Anil Kapoor flaunted some unbelievable Bhangra moves in the film when the song came up? Make sure daddy dearest is all set for burning the dance-floor.
Mahi Ve, Kal Ho Na Ho
Another one of the true blue desi wedding numbers, this father daughter song in Hindi is still a superhit for Sangeet performances. Make daddy dearest practice his thumkas with the sherwani because when this song comes up, you are sure to set the stage on fire with a stunning father-daughter dance. Also, fans of SRK will agree that this is one of the best wedding songs from Bollywood. Make sure your choreographer is hyped about teaching you the famous steps of this father daughter dance song in Hindi.
Mere Babula, Jawani Jaaneman
This father daughter song in Hindi will hit the right chords. The wedding is not only an emotional time for your father but also for you. It is one of the biggest decisions of your life and this song will just amplify these emotions for you. Make sure to get the dance right or get in touch with a choreographer to perfect the moment on stage for your father-daughter dance. While most father daughter dance songs in Hindi are hep, this father daughter dance song comes with an emotional touch.
Cutiepie, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil
The song is not one of the ideal father-daughter dance songs in Hindi on the list, but the brides are definitely their father's cutie-pies. This song from Ae Dil Hai Mushkil has been one of the most used songs for the Shaadi dance numbers. You can definitely pick the first parts of this song in a mashup or medley of other songs for your Sangeet performance with your father.
Tera Yaar Hu Mai, Sonu ki Titu ki Sweety
Most of you might pick this song for the groomsmen dance, but if the father of the bride is her best friend, there is no other song better than this for a father-daughter dance. It is a slow song and lets you slowly sway away into the night. While you and your father enjoy dancing to this song, you are sure to reckon all those "partners in crime" memories with your dad. *mushy*
Father's Day Special Mashup, Shriya Jain
Many of the brides might want to use the "Papa Kehte Hai Bara Naam Karega" song to live the playful memories with their fathers but hesitate because it might not fit right for the bride. If you are one of those brides, then here is singer Shriya Jain to your rescue with a revisited and unplugged mashup of your favourite father-daughter dance songs' female version.
Babul, Neha Bhasin
Let your emotions loose on your sangeet ceremony. Many brides prefer a Kailash Kher track to do a contemporary performance and express their love for their partners. Keep your performance with your father simple and heart-melting. This song is a beautiful ode that will make the father-daughter dance just perfect and memorable. Gliding through the stage while holding your father in your arms wearing a beautiful lehenga for Sangeet or a glamorous gown is sure to bring happy tears to your eyes.
Dilbaro not only makes for a great bridal entry song but also an awesome one for your first dance with your dad. This father and daughter dance is bound to make your family emotional and will be a perfect dedication for your father.
Maine Tere Liye, Anand
Does your dad love listening to old songs? If yes, he will love dancing on this beautiful song from the movie Anand with you on your wedding day. The lyrics of this song also make this a wonder father and daughter song to dance on at your wedding.
Mai Khiladi Tu Anadi, Mai Khiladi Tu Anadi
If you're best friends with your dad and are looking for a father and daughter song to dance on that represents that, this is the right song for you. Moreover, your dad will love dancing on this retro 90s song with you!
Meri Duniya Tu Hi Re, Heyy Babyy
This song is everything a father wants to say to their daughters and thus makes for a great father and daughter song to dance on. If you're making a playlist for your father and daghter song dance, add this towards the end for a wholesome ending.
Does your dad love dancing? If yes, do make sure to add this in your father and daughter song playlist to dance on at your wedding! Choregraph a power packed performance on this and don't forget to have some fun with your dad!
London Thumakda, Queen
No wedding is complete without dancing on London Thumakda, isn't it? This is a great father and daughter song for your wedding. If your dad has two left feet, this is a must add song in your playlist as the beats will surely make him stand up and dance!
The first dance with the groom after you have taken your pheras is significant, but a father-daughter dance is a must-have. Bring out your emotions, take help of quirky props and ask your mother to join in too when it fits. Make sure the photographer has it all captured in their camera for you to cherish them forever.