20 Funny Father Daughter Dance Songs You Will LikeFavorite
The father daughter dance is a very important (and often emotional) part of any wedding, as a reminder that even though the bride is married, that she'll always be daddy's little girl. But not every father and daughter want a sappy slow song to sway to. Many father daughter duos instead want to celebrate and have fun on this big day. While many guests at the reception are expecting something soulful, changing it up with an upbeat and funny song to dance to will make them all enjoyable.
Funny Father Daughter Dance Songs You Will Like
Steppenwolf - “Born to Be Wild”
Everyone knows Steppenwolf's classic “Born to be Wild”. And many people may not think about this for a traditional father daughter dance. But that's so perfect for a chance to have fun on the dance floor. It's especially perfect if the bride had a bit of a wild streak while she was a teenager.
John Fogerty - “I Will Walk With You”
Fogerty wrote this song for his daughter before she could even walk. It's all about a father's promises to his daughter as she grows up. Despite the sentimental meaning behind this song, it has a great upbeat tune. You get a little bit of the best of both worlds: a theme that has a deep connection between a father a daughter, and a fun and upbeat song to dance to. Perfect for country music lovers.
Bob Marley - “Three Little Birds”
Not many people would expect to hear this famed Bob Marley song during a father daughter dance, but really it works well especially for a more causal or outdoor wedding. It's a an upbeat and relaxed song with a great message. “Don't worry about a thing, 'cause every little thing gonna be alright.”
Amos Lee - “Sweet Pea”
What a perfect song to add to our list of funny father daughter dance songs. You can't hear this song without putting a smile on your face. The beat will make for a really bright and enjoyable dance. It's definitely a great choice to make your guests pay attention during the dance.
The Temptations - “My Girl”
One of the best songs by the Temptations, and a great non-traditional song for a father daughter dance. It'll make the guests giggle when it comes on, but still works so perfectly for the occasion. The entire reception will be clapping along.
Guns N' Roses - “Sweet Child O' Mine”
A favorite for rock fans, “Sweet Child O' Mine” could be an incredible father daughter dance. Can you say air guitar performance? This definitely qualifies as one of our funny father daughter dance songs. If you like the song, but it's a little too intense for your wedding, check out the cover by Vitamin String Quartet, which has a beautiful instrumental, and would also work very well.
David Bowie's - “Let's Dance”
This is certainly an unexpected father daughter dance song. But for Bowie fans out there, this is the perfect choice. No one will accuse you of being sappy. It's just a great song where the bride and her father can have a killer time on the dance floor. After all it tells you to “Just Dance.”
Marvin Gaye - “How Sweet it is (To be Loved by You)”
It's perhaps not the funniest song to get down with on the dance floor, but it's upbeat, positive and unexpected. The bride and her father can really choreograph a fun dance that is sure to impress all your guests.
Dropkick Murphys - “Forever”
I can guarantee no one will expect the Dropkick Murphys' music to be played as a father daughter dance song. Perfect for families with some serious Irish pride. And while you'd never think this would be a good song for a dad and daughter to dance to together, the lyrics are surprisingly poignant: “You inspired me truly you did from the start, to not be afraid and to follow my heart. There's a piece of you with me they can't tear apart, Forever”.
Louis Jordan & His Tympany Five - “Ain't Nobody Here But Us Chickens”
Here's a song that is sure to get everyone laughing. It doesn't have any special meaning, but it's a great jazzy tune with a fun topic. Just something for the bride and her dad to enjoy and dance to.
Rolling Stones - “She's a Rainbow”
I'm sure all brides are like a rainbow to their dad. So it has a great meaning while not a slow sentimental song. This is a great choice if you're looking for funny father daughter dance songs. Plus you can't beat The Stones.
Queen - “You're My Best Friend”
Queen is such a crowd pleaser. While this may not traditionally be a “funny” song, it definitely is unexpected for a father daughter dance. And in reality, it's such a great fit. The lyrics work great for a dad and daughter who really are each other's best friends.
Bellamy Brothers - “Let Your Love Flow”
Another great choice for country lovers. This fast-paced song is unexpected compared to the soft, sappy songs you're used to. Plus, this could be a really fun song to dance to, especially if the bride and her dad are willing to do a little choreography.
The Rocky Horror Picture Show - “Time Warp”
For the crazy Rocky Horror fans, this is such a perfect choice. Plus it has a built in dance! Have some of the fellow fans join you and your dad on the dance floor so the entire reception is enjoying the song with you two.
Tom Petty - “American Girl”
This song definitely will have everyone smiling at the dance floor. Such a fun song for a father and daughter. You can already see everyone singing along with: “Oh yea, all right.” Unconventional and still perfect.
Paul Simon - “Father and Daughter”
Definitely not the craziest song on the list, but the uptempo beat combined with some cute lyrics like: “You don't need to waste your time, worrying about the marketplace, trying to save the human race” makes it a great song. You won't hear many weddings use this song, yet it still shows the love between a father and daughter.
Van Morrison - “Brown-Eyed Girl”
Every girl with brown eyes loves this Van Morrison's song. This is another great song for a summer, outdoor or beach wedding. It's an easy song to sing along to. “Sha la la la la la la la la la la te da.”
Dean Martin - “I Wish You Love”
This isn't the most upbeat song, but it's definitely different. It gives you the feeling that the bride and her father should be doing the cha-cha. It also has some silly and funny lines like: “And in July, a lemonade, to cool you in some leafy glade.”
The Cars - “Just What I Needed”
This song is sure to grab the attention of everyone at the reception. Especially when the bride and her dad jam out on the dance floor. Non-traditional and wonderful. This should definitely be considered if you're looking for funny father daughter dance songs.
The Muppets - “Rainbow Connection”
Now, this isn't an uptempo song, but who can pass up The Muppets? Giggles will fill the room when you hear Kermit's voice fill the reception area. An easy song to dance to, but still perfect if you're looking for something different and quirky. There are lots of covers of this song, but nothing is quite as great as the original.