My Girl - The Temptations
This Motown favorite from The Temptations features simple, sweet lyrics that reflect father-daughter affection without going overboard. The up-tempo beat means you can have some fun with your dance steps, while the well-known lyrics will have everyone singing along. Skip this song if either you or Dad lack rhythm, as this is not a stand-and-sway song.
Unlike many other father-daughter dance songs, "My Girl" won't leave you or your guests crying. It's the perfect choice for modern or casual weddings and sets a solidly secular tone. Because the lyrics aren't overly fraught with emotion, it's also a good choice for dads and daughters who may not have the closest relationship.