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For all of the daddy’s girls’ out there, the daddy-daughter dance is a very special moment shared between a father and daughter during the wedding. Next to having your dad walk you down the aisle, the daddy-daughter dance gives you an intimate moment with your father before you begin your new life as a married woman. Because of how special a daddy-daughter dance is, it is important to pick a song that represents your relationship with your father. When choosing a song, first consider if you or your father have a favorite band or a special song that has significant meaning between the two of you. If you don’t know where to begin in choosing a song, consider the following options that are perfect for any type of father-daughter relationship.

1) “Cinderella” by Steven Curtis Chapman

If you choose this song, you’ll be sure to not only leave you and your father in tears, but everyone in the room as well. “Cinderella” tells the story of a father who practices dancing with his daughter as she is a child up until her wedding day. The song highlights the loving relationship that can only be between a father and his daughter. 

2) “My Girl” by the Temptations

My Girl” is a classic and is a good song to choose if you’re looking for a song that everyone can sing along to. You will always be your father’s girl and this song truly displays that.

3) “Brown Eyed Girl” by Van Morrison

Brown Eyed Girl” is another classic that is light-hearted and fun to dance along to. 

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4) “My Wish for You” by Rascal Flatts

If you and your dad are big country music fans, you might want to consider this song. Every father wants the best for his daughter and her future, and Rascal Flatt’s song displays that wish. 

5) “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor

This song is a remake of the classic 60’s song by Marvin Gaye. Not only is this a perfect upbeat song to dance to, but represents how nice it is to be loved by someone.

6) “Your Song” by Elton John

This song is one that everyone at your wedding is bound to know. This song is a little bit more sappy, however, expresses the greatest amount of love someone can give to someone.

7) “When You Need Me” by Bruce Springsteen

If your father is the one you can always rely on, this song is perfect for you. It expresses how no matter what happens, he’ll always be there for you. 

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8) “Lullaby” by Billy Joel

“Lullaby” is a heart-warming song that Billy Joel wrote for his daughter. This song is a perfect song for a daddy-daughter dance because it shows that no matter what happens, you’ll always have a special place in your father’s heart.

9) “Stealing Cinderella” by Chuck Wicks

“Stealing Cinderella” is another great song option if you and your father are big country music fans. This song tells the story of a man asking a father for her daughter’s hand in marriage and realizes that his future wife will always be her father’s princess.

10) “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole

The relationship between a father and daughter is truly unforgettable. This song is perfect if you’re looking for a sentimental song that you and your father can slow dance to.

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