Top 20 Grandfather Granddaughter Dance Songs


Finding the right songs for your wedding reception is a highly daunting task and there are lots of categories to fill – the first dance with your new hubby, the best song to bust a move with your bridesmaids, the emotional daddy-girl song and, why not, a grandfather granddaughter dance song as well? While the first three categories come with a world of options which are often intimidating to browse through, it may be difficult to find just the right tune to dance to with your grandpa. And if you’re not the bride, but the lucky grandpa, then keep reading if you are on the hunt for ‘A song for my granddaughter’.

Top 20 Grandfather Granddaughter Dance Songs

Top 20. 'Moonlight Serenade' by Glenn Miller

No words are needed when the song is called ‘Moonlight Serenade’ and has the power to give you all the feels with magical notes and zero lyrics. No chance your grandfather doesn’t know or love this one!

Top 19. 'You Make Me Feel So Young' by Frank Sinatra

Here’s a challenge: find a grandpa out there, any grandpa, who doesn’t know Frank Sinatra! Chances are, you won’t come across one. And what better lyrics to symbolize your bond than: ‘You make me feel so young, you make me feel so spring has sprung’?

Top 18. ‘Lean on Me’ by Bill Withers

A song about being wise and offering support is just the right choice for a sweet grandfather granddaughter dance song, especially when it's a classic, unforgettable one like 'Lean on Me'.

Top 17. 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' by Elton John

Songs that speak of universal love and not a specifically romantic connection are hard to come by, but with this classic hit, the emotional dance and unforgettable memories are guaranteed!

Top 16. 'My Wish' by Rascal Flatts

'My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to'  a memorable verse from a sweet song speaking of encouragement, hope and positive wishes ahead of a new journey.

Top 15. 'Somewhere over the Rainbow' - Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwoʻole

An unforgettable song and a timeless worldwide hit that almost everyone knows the lyrics to? YES and YES! What a great choice to fill up your 'A song for my granddaughter' category.

Top 14. 'You Are the Sunshine of my Life' by Stevie Wonder

There’s no way we could select the very best for our list without including at least one Stevie Wonder tune – opt for this masterpiece as your official grandfather granddaughter dance song if the lyrics speak to you.

Top 13. 'My Girl' by The Temptations

If your grandpa is not shy when it comes to fast-dancing in front of family and friends, give this sweet melody a try and show off your moves on the dance floor!

Top 12. 'You Raise Me Up' by Josh Groban

A powerful song in a modern version - 'You Raise Me Up' is a golden song, a classic choice for your big moment with your grandpa.

Top 11. 'Unforgettable' by Natalie Cole e Nat King Cole

If you want your wedding to be truly unforgettable, then this popular song is an exceptionally fitting choice.

Top 10. 'Have I Told You Lately' by Rod Stewart

‘Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness, Ease my troubles, that's what you do’ – who could resist? This is a favorite when it comes to father-daughter wedding dance songs, and it is surely a top pick for you grandfathers looking for 'A song for my granddaughter' as well.

Top 9. 'Always Together' by Dean Martin

Full of old-time charm and perfectly suited for a nostalgic dance moment, this tune is an original choice for a special bonding moment.

Top 8. 'Baby Girl' by Sugarland

For country music fans, this song is just what's needed for a special moment on the dance floor - sweet, yet also witty and honest, full of country flavors!

Top 7. 'These Are the Days' by Van Morrison

A powerful ballad with an even more powerful message, speaking of faith and enjoying the present.

Top 6. 'I Loved Her First' by Heartland

A favorite choice for fathers looking for the best song for their moment on the dance floor with the new bride, but an equally great pick for grandfathers as well.

Top 5. 'Butterfly Kisses' by Bob Carlisle

When it comes to this song, the lyrics are not the only ones that speak of a strong family bond, the video illustrates actual dancing – a strong candidate for ‘A song for my granddaughter’.

Top 4. 'Ella Fitzgerald Someone to Watch Over Me' by Ella Fitzgerald

Probably the oldest song on our list, with a huge range of versions  this particular one dates from 1950 and it is a jazzy option for grandfather granddaughter dance song.

Top 3. 'He Walked On Water' by Randy Travis

A sweet song about a grandfather, filled with country vibes and beats. If you're a fan of the genre, then give it a try.

Top 2. 'Grandpa (Tell Me 'bout the Good Old Days)' by The Judds

Few songs speak of the love one carries for their grandfather as this lovely and nostalgia-filled song does.

Top 1. 'What a Wonderful World' by Louis Armstrong

Grandpas and Louis Armstrong ballads go hand in hand – and when that ballad is called 'What a Wonderful World', it definitely fits in the grandfather granddaughter dance song category. And if you're looking for that ultimate tune that perfectly ticks your 'A song for my granddaughter' box, then don't hesitate to opt for this musical masterpiece.