We analyzed more than 250 wedding playlists to come up with the most requested father daughter dance songs 2016. These weddings took place in Wilmington, North Carolina and Corolla, Duck, Kill Devil Hills and Nags Head in the Outer Banks. Songs by Billy Joel, The Beatles, Kenny Chesney, Van Morrison, Frank Sinatra and Brad Paisley were all chosen as tributes to fathers and daughters.
“I Loved her First” by Heartland, “My Little Girl” by Tim McGraw and “Butterfly Kisses” by Bob Carlisle made the top of the wedding songs father daughter dance list. “My Girl” by The Temptations and “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong are always classic choices for father daughter dance songs.
The 5 Most Popular Artists and Their Songs
We also looked at which artists were the most requested for father-daughter dances, and which of their songs were most popular, and Van Morrison leads the pack with 3 songs:
About The Analysis
To come up with this father daughter dance songs list, we looked at more than 250 wedding song selections to discover the top 50 listed above. While we expected the likes of traditional tunes like “My Little Girl,” “Daughters” and “Brown-Eyed Girl,” we were really surprised by the hard rock ballad “Sweet Child O’ Mine.” We just have to applaud the dads and daughters who took on that one.
We hope this song list helps you with father daughter dance song ideas. Do you have any recommendations for good father daughter dance songs that aren’t on our list? Feel free to let us know in the comments.
About the Author
George Wainwright has been a DJ since 1988 and is the owner of Coastal DJ & Video, a team of DJs and videographers serving pretty much all of NC. His music favorites include Beach Classics, Old School, Disco, Top 40, and Club.