I have to admit that I do like the overplayed father-daughter dance songs such as Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder and Butterfly Kisses by Bob Carlisle but I left them from the list below to leave room for some songs that will be fresher.
Ain’t That Love by Ray Charles - My personal favourite. Listen to the lyrics and you will know why.
God Only Knows by The Beach Boys - A classic. Always works well.
I Love You Because by Elvis Presley - A perfect slow song with great lyrics for a father daughter dance.
When My Little Girl Is Smiling by The Drifters - A great feel good song that may sum up some father daughter relationships.
I’ll Be There by The Jackson 5 - Lyrics of love and loyalty through thick and thin.
You’re The Best Thing by The Style Council - Popular for a reason!
She’s Got a Way by Billy Joel - Slow songs are great for dads (and daughters!) who are nervous about being on the dance floor and it doesn’t get much better than this one by Billy Joel.
My Girl by Otis Redding - An alternative to the overplayed original by The Temptations.
Stand by Me by John Lennon - A great cover, ironically by one of the best songs writers ever!
When You Need Me by Bruce Springsteen - Beautiful song by The Boss for rock and roll loving dads.