9 sangeet songs for the father-daughter duo to dance to

Be it catchy or sentimental, there are plenty of tracks to add to your wedding playlist.

While dancing with your squad or your future partner is more common on your sangeet, why not take the dance floor with the man who has been with you your entire life—your father? 

Father-daughter dances can be bitter-sweet—while it’s definitely a happy moment for all, it’s all hard for your dad to see his precious daughter leave the nest. Depending on the vibe you’re going for, be it emotional or groovy, pick your favourites from our curated list below. 

Dilbaro from Raazi

This Alia Bhatt-starrer song has lyrics that will make your heart melt with emotions—“Ungli pakad ke tune, chalna sikhaya tha na, dehleez oonchi hai ye, paar karaa de”. And while it’s more suited to be a bidaai song (it’s based on a traditional Kashmiri bidaai track), we think it also makes for a good option if you want an emotional performance on your sangeet that will have everyone crying happy tears.
Tera Yaar Hun Main from Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety

Everyone has a different relationship with their fathers, and for some, their dads are truly their best friends—they can rely on them no matter what. If you and your father share a similar dynamic, then this song might be an apt choice.

Papa Ki Pari from Main Prem Ki Diwaani Hun

Almost all daughters will agree that they are their father’s angels, or ‘papa ki pari’. This lively song will make for some adorable father-daughter moments for sure, and also get the crowd all pumped up!

Jaane Kyun from Dostana

With lyrics that go “Jaane kyu dil jaanta hai, tu hai to I’ll be alright”, we can’t think of a better song to dance to with your dad. After all, he’s been the rock in your life since childhood, and if he’s there, things will definitely be all right, no matter what happens! This is a great, upbeat song to groove to with your father.  

Laadki from Angrezi Medium

Another song to consider if you’re on the lookout for a track you can slow dance to, Laadki also has a male version, so take your pick. It is every bit as emotional and a true tearjerker, making it a special song to dance to with your father.

First Man by Camila Cabello

The sole English number on this list, we feel that the emotional song by Camila Cabello, originally dedicated to her father with lyrics that express gratitude for her dad’s support and guidance throughout her life, is the perfect tearjerker to slow dance to with your dad. 

Gud Naal Ishq Mitha from Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga

This popular song from the 2019 film has been a favourite at Indian weddings and for good reason—you can’t help but shake a leg once you listen to it! And while the original version is great, too, it’s this version that everyone simply can’t get enough of. Take a cue from reel and real-life father-daughter duo Sonam Kapoor and Anil Kapoor who star in the song and dance away. 

Maahi Ve from Kal Ho Na Ho

Are you a die-hard SRK fan? Then your wedding dance playlist with your father needs to include this catchy song! The movie might have been emotional in its own way, but no one can deny the absolute bangers we got from it. So, if you’re looking for an old-school song, this should definitely be your pick.

Shava Shava from Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham

This one is as iconic as it gets—Shah Rukh Khan and Amitabh Bachchan dancing together in one frame in one of the most popular Bollywood movies ever. Pair up with your dad and get grooving to this classic, peppy number—it’s the right choice if he’s someone who’s young at heart and full of energy, and will be matching your steps to the beat! 


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