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Best Father-Daughter Wedding Songs Chosen by Toronto’s top Wedding DJ’s

Weddings are full of emotional moments. Among one of the most touching is the father-daughter dance – a moment that captures a father’s lifelong devotion toward nurturing and raising an amazing daughter, and now, bride. Of course, one key ingredient to help make this moment truly unforgettable is the perfect song selection! From timeless classics to modern hits, country tearjerkers to playful singalongs, we’ve rounded up the recos from Toronto’s top wedding DJs, offering up some diverse song selections and genres to suit all tastes. Let’s dive into a curated selection of their favourite father-daughter dance songs, each carrying its own melody of love, nostalgia, and cherished memories.

Bounce Entertainment

How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You) by James Taylo

“We love this song as it definitely gets everyone singing along and really portrays the love that the father & daughter have for each other.”

– Tiffany Stern, Bounce Entertainment

Britton DJ Service

My Girl by The Temptations

“My pick for favourite/most popular father-daughter dance is “My Girl” by The Temptations. It’s an excellent choice. Its soulful melody and heartfelt lyrics express the unconditional love between a father and his daughter, creating a sentimental and memorable moment that celebrates their bond on this special day. This classic consistently resonates deeply with both young and old, striking a nostalgic chord with family and friends due to its timeless appeal. And it always seems to get an “Aaaawwww!” from family and friends.”

– John Britton, Britton DJ Service

Double DJ Services

Impact DJ

What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong

Because everyone knows and loves this song, you can’t go wrong.  As it’s not gender specific, we often see father-daughter and mother-son dances happen at the same time. With just over two minutes in length, it’s the perfect song to dance to if you’re looking for something that’s not too long

– Brian Mangubat, Impact DJ


Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift

“Taylor Swift’s “Never Grow Up,” brings whole-hearted lyrics that can double as capturing the bittersweet emotions of watching a daughter grow up. The song beautifully conveys the tender relationship, and as a bonus it’s Taylor Swift at her song writing best.

– Mark Caravaggio, inTUNE

Monaco Events Inc.

I Loved Her First by Heartland 

We’re talking about “I Loved Her First” by Heartland. Now, this song is not just any old tune; it’s a real tear-jerker, perfect for that special moment when the father takes his daughter’s hand on the dance floor. Here’s why it’s the top pick for father-daughter dances:

  1. Emotional Lyrics: Let me tell you, these lyrics hit you right in the feels. They capture the journey of a father watching his little girl grow up and realizing she’s all grown up. Lines like “I was enough for her not long ago / I was her number one, she told me so” really tug at your heartstrings.
  2. Relatable Theme: Every dad out there knows the bittersweet feeling of giving his daughter away at her wedding. This song speaks to that moment like no other, expressing the deep love and pride a father feels for his daughter.
  3. The melody: The melody of “I Loved Her First” is pure magic. It’s soft, it’s sweet, and it’s just right for swaying with your daughter on the dance floor. Trust me, it sets the perfect mood for a heartfelt moment between father and daughter.
  4. Timeless Appeal: This song is not going out of style anytime soon. It’s got that universal charm that resonates with people of all ages. Love, family, transition – it’s all there, making it a classic choice for this special tradition at weddings.

So, there you have it. “I Loved Her First” by Heartland is the ultimate pick for a father-daughter dance, hands down. With its emotional lyrics, relatable theme, melodic tune, and timeless appeal, it’s the perfect soundtrack for that unforgettable moment on the dance floor.

– David, Monaco Events Inc.


First Man by Camila Cabello

“Camila Cabello’s ‘First Man’ is like a warm hug from Dad on the dance floor. Its lyrics are all about love and gratitude, making it spot-on for a father-daughter wedding dance. The melody’s just right, too, hitting you right in the feels. It’s the kind of song that makes you want to grab your old man and have a good cry – in a totally great way, of course. So, of course, ‘First Man’ is a go-to for making that dance with your pops extra special on your big day.

– Scott Wallace, Scottify

Unique Sounds

Daddy’s Little Girl by Michael Bublé

My song choice is a classic, but with a modern twist performed by Michael Bublé.

– Siamek, Unique Sounds

EJ Entertainment

You’ll Be In My Heart by Phil Collins

“Phil Collins’ ‘You’ll Be In My Heart,’ has become a timeless ballad that beautifully captures the bond between a parent and child. Adding to its significance, Phil’s daughter Lily revealed in an interview recently that the song was written for her when she was 10 years old. This personal connection makes it an even more perfect choice for a father-daughter dance.

– Richard Beer, EJ Entertainment

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