27 special father-daughter wedding songs

27 special father-daughter wedding songs

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27 special father-daughter wedding songs

While the first dance with your betrothed is a special moment, few things compare to the moment a bride hits the dance floor with the person who helped raise her. The best father-daughter wedding songs celebrate the bond between parent and child while acknowledging the passing of the torch that occurs when parents give their daughter away.

Traditional picks: Classics are classic for a reason.

1. Stevie Wonder – “Isn't She Lovely”

2. Nancy Sinatra – "It's for My Dad"

3. The Temptations – "My Girl"

4. Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole – "Unforgettable"

5. Johnny Cash – "You Are My Sunshine"

6. Louis Armstrong – "What a Wonderful World"

The new standards: Though these songs are relatively new, expect them to become staples at weddings and family celebrations in the years to come.

7. Ben Folds – "Gracie"

8. Paul Simon – "Father and Daughter"

9. Tom Petty – "Wildflowers"

10. Wilco – "My Darling"

11. Amos Lee – "Sweet Pea"

Tearjerkers: Beautiful and celebratory, these songs are a shoe-in to bring tears of joy to friends and family alike on your big day.

12. The Flaming Lips – "Do You Realize?"

13. R.E.M. – "At My Most Beautiful"

14. Tobias Jesso Jr. – "For You"

15. The Drifters – "Save the Last Dance for Me"

16. Karen O – "All is Love"

The Beatles: The Fab Four were musically innovative and knew their way around a hook, but they also weren't afraid to get sentimental.

17. The Beatles – "Two of Us"

18. The Beatles – "In My Life"

19. The Beatles – "She's Leaving Home"

20. The Beatles – "I Will"

21. The Beatles – "Here Comes the Sun"

22. The Beatles – "Across the Universe"

Unconditional: These songs celebrate the intense bond that exists betweens fathers and daughters.

23. Queen – "You're my Best Friend"

24. Simon and Garfunkel – "That Silver-Haired Daddy of Mine"

25. Bruce Springsteen – "When You Need Me"

26. Loudon Wainwright III – "Daughter"

27. Gil Scott-Heron and Brian Jackson – "Your Daddy Loves You"

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