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The song you choose for your father-daughter dance is a tough and important choice. Your dad has been there for you your whole life, offering you support and helping you out, so this dance will mean a lot to you both. Wedding DJ Mike Readings has compiled a list of his top recommendations to help you choose the perfect song for this special dance.

The father-daughter dance will usually take place after your first dance as a newlywed couple. This is a special moment between the bride and her dad, or whoever has filled those shoes in her life, so it’s important to get the song just right. You will want a song that reflects all the amazing memories the two of you have, without being too romantic (that could feel awkward!).

Your father-daughter dance doesn’t have to be a slow tempo song, you can mix up the genre to match your relationship. Is your dad more rock and roll? Look for a tune that you will both enjoy dancing to. Have a special song that makes you both laugh every time you hear it, why not pick that one? Have wonderful memories of dancing around the front room as a kid? There are no rules when it comes to picking out this song, just make sure it will make you and your old man smile!

To provide you with some inspiration, Hertfordshire Wedding DJ Mike Readings has put together a playlist of some great songs you should consider, from the obvious to the not so obvious. Send your dad the Father & Daughter Dance playlist and tick one thing off your to-do list today!

Heartland – I Loved Her First

Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl

Christina Perri – arms

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately 

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

The Temptations – My Girl

Michelle Barclay – Daddy Dance With Me

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Over the Rainbow

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight

Taylor Swift – The Best Day

Céline Dion – Because You Loved Me (Theme from “Up Close and Personal”)

Frank Sinatra – Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)

The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There

Johnny Cash – You Are My Sunshine

Paul Simon – Father and Daughter

Tim McGraw – My Little Girl

Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses

Steven Curtis Chapman – Cinderella

Rascal Flatts – My Wish

Darius Rucker – It Won’t Be Like This For Long

John Mayer – Daughters

Michael Bolton – Fathers & Daughters

Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

Ben E. King – Stand by Me

Tom Petty – Wildflowers

Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father

The Beatles – In My Life

Tim McGraw – Humble And Kind

Amos Lee – Sweet Pea

The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun 

AC/DC – Highway to Hell

Eagles – Hotel California – 2013 Remaster

Zac Brown Band – I’ll Be Your Man (Song For A Daughter)

Krystal Keith – Daddy Dance with Me

Loudon Wainwright III – Daughter

Michael Bolton – Daddy’s Little Girl

Elton John – Tiny Dancer

Jason Blaine – Dance With My Daughter

James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend

James Taylor – How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows – Remastered

Bruce Springsteen – When You Need Me 

Justin Timberlake – CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! 

Natalie Cole – Unforgettable

AC/DC – Thunderstruck

Trace Adkins – You’re Gonna Miss This

Chuck Wicks – Stealing Cinderella

TOTO – Africa

Billy Joel – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

AC/DC – You Shook Me All Night Long

Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’

AC/DC – T.N.T.

Martina McBride – In My Daughter’s Eyes

Kenny Chesney – Don’t Blink

The Clash – Should I Stay or Should I Go 

Trace Adkins – Just Fishin’

Ed Sheeran – Perfect

Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Ray Charles – Ain’t That Love

Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Sweet Home Alabama

Beyoncé – Daddy

Rod Stewart – Forever Young

Queen – Another One Bites The Dust 

Holly Dunn – Daddy’s Hands

Led Zeppelin – Stairway to Heaven – Remaster

Kansas – Carry on Wayward Son

Randy Newman – You’ve Got a Friend in Me – From “Toy Story”/Soundtrack Version

Camila Cabello – First Man

Lonestar – I’m Already There

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World – Single Version

a-ha – Take on Me

Edwin McCain – Walk With You

Kristin Chenoweth – Fathers and Daughters

Céline Dion – Because You Loved Me

Aerosmith – Dream On

The Rolling Stones – (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction – Mono Version

Elton John – Your Song

Kenny Chesney – There Goes My Life

Ben Folds – Gracie

Wilco – My Darling

Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up

Van Morrison – Tupelo Honey

Carole King – Child of Mine

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