Some songs with lyrics about fathers and daughters include "Butterfly Kisses," "Lullaby," ""Papa Don't Preach," "Always Be Your Baby" and "I Loved Her First." The song "Daughters" is another popular father-daughter hit. Carrying meaningful lyrics, many of these songs are popular choices for a father-daughter wedding dance.
"Butterfly Kisses" by Bob Carlisle is widely loved for its touching lyrics and features a tempo ideal for dancing. Also known as "Goodnight My Angel," "Lullaby" is a soulful hit from Billy Joel to his daughter, standing as a more unique choice for a father-daughter dance. "Papa Don't Preach" is an iconic hit from Madonna's 1986 album "True Blue." The lyrics portray Madonna telling her father about her pregnancy and asking him for guidance.
A sentimental song by Natalie Grant, "Always Be Your Baby" is an often recommended choice for father-daughter dances and is described as a tearjerker. "I Loved Her First" is another sentimental choice performed by the pop-country band Heartland. Its lyrics convey a loving message, portraying what a father means to his daughter. Performed by John Mayer, "Daughters" is a Grammy-winning single that rose to number 19 on the 2005 Hot 100 list. The lyrics instruct fathers to treat their young daughters well so they can enjoy a good relationship when they're older.