55 Unique Father-Daughter First Dance + Parent Wedding Dance Songs to Inspire Your Day

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As you can imagine, the mother + son first dance and father daughter first dances (and mother + daughter, father + son, bride + grandma etc – no matter the permutation or family circumstance!) are amongst some of the most emotional moments of the day – in a good way! Heartfelt tears, tender embraces, cheek-to-cheek moments, these are the stories we live for. And with a tradition as significant as this, you’re right to want the perfect ambiance…. music that is equally as thoughtful, inspiring and unique as your relationships with your loved ones. We wanted to help you kickstart your music search by culling together our favorite unique parent wedding dance songs here at Ruffled! 

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55 Unique Parent Wedding Dance Songs to Inspire Your Day

1. My Girl | The Temptations
2. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life | Stevie Wonder
3. Old Pine | Ben Howard
4. God Only Knows | Kina Grannis
5. Father and Daughter | Paul Simon
6. Because You Loved Me | Celine Dion
7. Into the Mystic | Van Morrison
8. Tiny Dancer | Elton John
9. How Long Will I Love You | Ellie Goulding
10. Gracie | Ben Folds

mother of the groom in a black dress hugging her son
Photo by Rachel Thurston

11. Wildflowers | Tom Pety
12. Isn’t She Lovely | Stevie Wonder
13. Lovely Day | Bill Withers
14. You’ve Got a Friend | James Taylor
15. Harvest Moon | Neil Young
16. Unforgettable | Nat King Cole
17. Here Comes the Sun | The Beatles
18. Painter Song | Norah Jones
19. Beautiful Boy | John Lennon
20. Simple Man | Lynyrd Skynyrd

emotional father daughter dance
Photo by Katie Grant Photo from this elegant Italian villa wedding

21. Kind & Generous | Natalie Merchant
22. Sweet Pea | Amos Lee
23. Tupelo Honey | Van Morrison
24. More Than a Feeling | Boston
25. All My Days | Alexi Murdoch
26. When The Stars Go Blue | Tim McGraw
27. Such Great Heights | Iron & Wine
28. There You’ll Be | Faith Hill
29. Dream | Priscilla Ahn
30. The Way You Look Tonight | Tony Bennett

two piece mother of the groom dress with gold fabric and embellishments for parent wedding dance
Photo by For the Love of It

31. Ain’t That Love | Ray Charles
32. Into My Arms | Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
33. Crazy Love | Van Morrison
34. Close Your Eyes | Michael Buble
35. Landslide | Fleetwood Mac
36. When You Need Me | Bruce Springsteen
37. Daughter | Loudon Wainwright III
38. Your Song | Elton John
39. Stand By Me | Ben E. King
40. 93 Million Miles | Jason Mraz

father of the bride in a powder blue suit and bride in a lace cap sleeve dress
Photo by Collin Hughes

41. Mother Like Mine | The Band Perry
42. Wonderful Tonight | Eric Clapton
43. How Sweet It Is | James Taylor
44. Home | Michael Buble
45. Time After Time | Iron & Wine
46. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough | Matt Johnson
47. Strawberry Swing | Coldplay
48. We Can Always Come Back To This | Brian Tyree Henry
49. My Little Girl | Jack Johnson
50. Sweet Child O’ Mine | Sheryl Crow

Unique Parent Dance Songs

51. The Blower’s Daughter | Damien Rice
52. Bloom | The Paper Kites
53. In My Life | Jake Shimabukuro
54. Mama’s Song | Carrie Underwood
55. Nothing Can Change This Love | Sam Cooke

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Grab the full playlist in the Spotify link below! Then head over to our roundup of 30 unusual first dance songs that haven’t been overplayed ?

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