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9 R&B Songs for Your Father-Daughter Dance

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Do you know what song you’re going to dance to during the Father-Daughter dance?

As you embark on the journey of planning your dream wedding, there’s one moment that’s bound to tug at your heartstrings, especially if you’re a daddy’s girl. That, of course, is the father-daughter dance.

The father-daughter dance can be a sensitive tradition for some but for most, it is a way to celebrate the father figure in your life as you enter into marriage. And we get it, choosing the perfect R&B song for this cherished moment can be a daunting task. Like, you really want to get the song right! But fear not! Read along to see a list of R&B gems that are not only timeless but also perfect for creating a sentimental moment on the dance floor with your first love – your dad.

“I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5

This classic is an ideal choice for a father-daughter dance due to its heartfelt lyrics and Michael Jackson’s soulful delivery. The reassuring message of always being there for each other creates a sweet and loving atmosphere, making it perfect for a meaningful moment between a father and his daughter.

“My Girl” by The Temptations

This is such the quintessential father-daughter dance song. The lyrics express deep affection and admiration, creating a sentimental and emotional ambiance for the dance. Granted, there is a romantic undertone, but the sing along quality of the song will over emphasize the chorus, which makes it a fit.

“A Night to Remember” by Shalamar

If you prefer something more upbeat, this Shalamar number is perfect. The lyrics express the desire to make a moment unforgettable, making it suitable for a memorable occasion like a wedding. The energetic rhythm adds a touch of fun and excitement to the dance.

“My Cherie Amour” by Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder’s smooth and soulful ballad is a charming choice for a father-daughter dance. The song’s lyrics express admiration and love in a poetic manner. And the sweet melody and heartfelt sentiment make it a beautiful backdrop for a dance that reflects the special bond between a father and his daughter.

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Another good Stevie number is actually the song he wrote after his daughter Aisha was born. This one also has a great sing along quality which will invoke an emotional response throughout the venue.

“Steppin Out” by Big Gipp

If you want a good, fun song, this one by Big Gipp could be for you. The funk of “Steppin Out” is perfect for the cool dads, especially those that are specifically excited about their overall look for the event.

“Outstanding” by The Gap Band

The soulful yet vibey nature of “Outstanding” makes it an excellent choice for a father-daughter dance that’s filled with joy and positivity. The infectious groove and lively rhythm make it perfect for a dance that’s both heartwarming and energetic.

“Gold” by Cleo Sol

For those looking for a modern selection, Cleo Sol has plenty throughout her discography. This song, “Gold”, provides a modern and soulful sound for a father-daughter dance. The smooth and melodic vocals, combined with the heartfelt lyrics, create a warm and intimate atmosphere.

“Just The Two of Us” by Bill Withers

Another obvious, but beautiful section is “Just The Two of Us” by Bill Withers. The lyrics celebrate the bond between a parent and a child, expressing the idea of facing the world together. The smooth melody and soulful delivery create a poignant and emotional backdrop for a dance that symbolizes the enduring connection between a father and his daughter.

As you plan a memorable and heartfelt father-daughter dance, the choice of the perfect song plays a pivotal role in setting the tone for this cherished moment. The selection of R&B songs like “I’ll Be There” by The Jackson 5, “My Girl” by The Temptations, and “Gold” by Cleo Sol provides a diverse range of options that cater to various tastes and preferences. Whether you’re aiming for a classic, soulful, or modern feel, these songs encapsulate the essence of the unique bond shared between a father and his daughter.

If none of those songs worked for you, check out our Father Daughter playlist on Spotify for more ideas.


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