By nature the Father Daughter Dance can be a little bit sappy. If you do it right there won't be a dry eye in the house. But that doesn't mean that you have to choose a trite song that your guests have heard at every wedding. Here are dozens of Non- Cheesy father daughter dance songs from every gendre.
Folk & Indie Father daughter dance songs:
Father & Daughter - Paul SimonThis almost fell into the classics that are overplayed ~ but I think it's still fresh enough that you guests will enjoy it. ( the lyrics make me cry a bit when I think of my Dad)
Daughter -Loudin Wainwright III
You may already know this quirky sweet song from the "Knocked Up" soundtrack. I like it because it's not too fast, or too slow and it honors all the things Dad has taught you
Gracie - Ben Folds
The sweetness of Ben Folds love songs make several of them work great for Father Daughter dance songs
Rock /Pop Father Daughter Dance Songs
Sweet Child o' mine - Sheryl Crow
You may get a few laughs when people realize this is a cover of Guns n Roses classic hit, but for rock and metal lovers this is a great way to add GNR into your wedding without alienating the Grandparents!
Daughters - John Mayer
Particularly good for daughters who have not always had smooth relationships with their fathers, "Daughters" tells fathers to be good to your daughters and Mothers be good to them too.
I'll Stand By you - The Pretenders
How you've Grown - 10,000 Maniacs
Thank You - Led Zeppelin
The Dads of todays brides are more likely to be Zeppelin fans rather than swing dance music. Appeal to your Dads music taste with a little classic rock.
R & B Father & Daughter songs
That's How Strong My Love Is- Otis Redding
Otis always makes me swoon, this is a particularly great song for fathers and daughters.
Stand By Me- Ben E. King
Sunshine Of My Life- Stevie Wonder
Daddy - Beyonce
Country Father and Daughter dance songs
I hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
This country song captures the best of a parents advice to their child
Through The Years - Kenny Rogers
Do I Make You Proud - Taylor Hicks
I Loved Her First -Heartland
Classic Father Daughter dance songs
These are tried, true songs for the Father Daughter dance that are perhaps a bit cliched, and on the cheesy side , but well loved.
Butterfly Kisses - Bob Carlisle
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
My Girl - The Temptations