Stepdad & Stepdaughter Songs: Bridging Hearts for a Wedding Dance

Top songs for a stepdad and stepdaughter relationship.

A wedding couple can choose to have a special dance with their stepdad during the reception.

A stepdad-with-stepdaughter dance does arise for many couples when a man fills the shoes of a biological father.

You may even consider the songs below for a father figure in your life for a special dance or dedication.

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Stepdad & Stepdaughter Wedding Songs

Songs About Stepdads

Songs that talk about being a stepdad from the perspective of the stepdad or from the child.

Step by Step – Brandon Davis

Meaningful Lyrics:

Call it stepping up or stepping in
But step by step my world went spinning
Around that little heart and angel face

My Boy (My Girl Version)– Elvie Shane

Meaningful Lyrics:

She ain’t my blood, ain’t got my name
But if she did, I’d feel the same

He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley

(The song talks about a stepdad and stepson)

Meaningful Lyrics:

Looking back, all I can say about all the things he did for me
Is, I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be

Songs About Daughters Growing Up

Songs that talk about a man watching and loving his daughter grow up. The songs are not talking about a love between a father and daughter but rather more generic.

Story Of Love – Bon Jovi

Meaningful Lyrics:

From the day you arrive, ’til you walk, ’til you run
There is nothing but pride, there is nothing but love

Then They Do – Trace Adkins

Meaningful Lyrics:

I swear I can’t wait ’til they grow up
Then they do

It Won’t Be Like This For Long – Darius Rucker

Meaningful Lyrics:

One day soon we’ll look back laughin’
At the week we brought her home
This phase is gonna fly by

Gracie – Ben Folds

Meaningful Lyrics:

And I would never try to make you be
Anything you didn’t really want to be
Gracie girl


If you want to have a special dance with your father-in-law, see our list of daughter-in-law and father-in-law songs.

Songs About Loving Dad-Daughter Relationship

If the stepdad and stepdaughter had a loving relationship, consider these songs.

Sweet Pea – Amos Lee

Meaningful Lyrics:

Hey, sweet pea
Apple of my eye
Don’t know when, and I don’t know why
But you’re the only reason I keep on coming home

My Little Girl – Tim McGraw

Meaningful Lyrics:

Go on, take on this whole world
But to me you know you’ll always be
My little girl

I Loved Her First – Heartland

Meaningful Lyrics:

Time changes everything, life must go on
And I’m not gonna stand in your way
But I loved her first, I held her first

Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder

Meaningful Lyrics:

Isn’t she pretty
Truly the angel’s best
Boy, I’m so happy
We have been heaven blessed

Beautiful Memory – Scott Keo

Meaningful Lyrics:

You married a good one Such a perfect fit So excited for you But I must admit
I never thought that this dance would come You brighten my life, brighter than the sun

Wishing Your Stepdaughter The Best

If a stepdad wants to send well wishes to the newlyweds with a song, listen to these selections.

Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

Meaningful Lyrics:

When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Meaningful Lyrics:

Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance

Songs About Being There

Songs about being there if you ever need me is a special song dedication from a stepdad to his stepdaughter.

Call My Name – Lukas Graham

Meaningful Lyrics:

Don’t matter when or where
Just know that I’ll be right there
Call my name

You’ve Got A Friend – James Taylor

Meaningful Lyrics:

You just call out my name
And, you know, wherever I am
I’ll come running

You’re My Best Friend – Queen

Meaningful Lyrics:

And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
Oh, you’re my best friend

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ll be there to save the day
Superman got nothing on me
I’m only one call away

Never Alone – Jim Brickman Feat. Lady Antebellum

Meaningful Lyrics:

Wherever you fly this isn’t goodbye
My love will follow you, stay with you, baby, you’re never alone

Count On Me – Bruno Mars

Meaningful Lyrics:

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there

Songs About Letting Go

Songs about a stepdad letting his stepdaughter go and letting her start her new life as a married woman.

Time to Let Me Go – Quixotic Sound

Meaningful Lyrics:

You’ll be there when I call
That much I know
But it’s time to let me go

You Can Let Go – Crystal Shawanda

Meaningful Lyrics:

You can let go
Oh, I think I’m ready
To do this on my own

You Don’t Have to Let Go – Jessica Simpson

Meaningful Lyrics:

Praying for my life, sacrificed just to make me
Who I am on my own
You don’t have to let go

Songs About Superhero Dads

Songs from the stepdaughter’s perspective of putting her stepdad on a pedestal.

You’ll Always Be My Hero – Ashley Marina

Meaningful Lyrics:

Not a soul could ever replace you
That’s the one thing I know for sure
You’ll always be my hero, forever I’ll be yours

Hero – Mariah Carey

Meaningful Lyrics:

Look inside you and be strong
And you’ll finally see the truth
That a hero lies in you

Gender-inclusive Songs

Nongender-specific songs to choose for a special moment at your wedding reception for a stepdad.

Forever Now – Michael Bublé

Meaningful Lyrics:

No matter what you do
I’m forever proud of you
I love you forever now

Stepdad Songs to Skip

Be sure to listen and know the lyrics of the songs. This is really important. Many songs listed on stepdad song lists are about a relationship between a loving couple and not a parent figure and a child relationship.

  • “Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers
  • “Every Breath You Take” by The Police
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

Select a song that fits your relationship. If you are performing a dance consider 1) the tempo of the song – do you want a fun uptempo song or slow dance and 2) the length of the song – a DJ can mix a shorter version if you don’t wish to dance the complete three to four minutes.

Do you have a favorite Stepdad & Stepdaughter song? Please share your song below in the comments.

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