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25 Non-Cheesy Father-Daughter Dance Songs

Your father. He taught you how to tie your shoes, and how to throw a curve ball. He made you pancakes on Saturday mornings, and always offered a shoulder to cry on. He adored you the second he laid eyes on you, and he was the first man that you ever loved.

Your wedding will certainly be a happy occasion for your old man, but, as witnessed in The Father of the Bride, dads tend to get a tad emotional when it comes to their “little girl” getting married.

Having a father-daughter dance at your reception is a touching way to honor your dad. We’ve got 25 non-cheesy songs that are perfect for this oh-so-special dance — just be sure to ask for his input, too!

1. What A Wonderful World — Louis Armstrong

2. Here For You — Neil Young

3. Songbird — Fleetwood Mac

4. Don’t Worry Be Happy — Bobby McFerrin

5. Tupelo Honey — Van Morrison

6. She’s a Rainbow — The Rolling Stones

7. My Girl — The Temptations

8. In My Life — Dave Matthews Band (or The Beatles)

9. Stand By Me — Ben E. King

10. God Only Knows — The Beach Boys

11. Daughters — John Mayer

12. Gracie — Ben Folds

13. Lullaby — Billy Joel

14. That’s How Strong My Love Is — The Rolling Stones

15. Do You Realize — The Flaming Lips

16. Sea Of Love — Cat Power

17. Your Song — Elton John

18. You Are My Sunshine — Johnny Cash

19. Someone To Watch Over Me — Ella Fitzgerald

20. Sweet Child O Mine — Taken By Trees

21. Here Comes The Sun — The Beatles

22. The Way You Look Tonight — Frank Sinatra

23. My Darling — Wilco

24. Father And Daughter — Paul Simon

25. Unforgettable — Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole

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