25 Frank Sinatra Wedding Songs (Father/Daughter, Mother/Son)

Frank Sinatra is one of the most popular and influential artists of the 20th century and continues to be well-loved up to this day. Some critics refer to him as the greatest American male pop singer of his time.

Frank Sinatra’s discography has a wide array of songs fit for a wedding ceremony. From Fly Me To The Moon to The Way You Look Tonight, he has a multitude of songs that a father and daughter or mother and son can dance to.

Frank Sinatra Wedding Songs for Father/Daughter and Mother/Son Dance

1. All Or Nothing At All

All or nothing at all

Half a love, never appealed to me

If your heart, never could yield to me

Then I’d rather have nothing at all

2. All The Way

When somebody needs you

It’s no good unless she needs you

All the way

Through the good or lean years

And for all those in between years

Come what may

3. As Time Goes By

And when two lovers woo

They still say “I love you”

On that you can rely

No matter what the future brings

As time goes by

4. Cheek to Cheek

Dance with me

I want my arm about you

That charm about you will carry me through to…


I’m in heaven

And my heart beats so that I can hardly speak

And I seem to find that happiness I seek

When we’re out together swinging cheek to cheek

5. Come Dance With Me

And while the rhythm swings

What lovely things I’ll be sayin’

‘Cause what is dancing

Making love set to music, playin’

6. Come Fly With Me

Once I get you up there, where the air is rarefied

We’ll just glide, starry-eyed

Once I get you up there, I’ll be holding you so near

You may hear angels cheer ’cause we’re together

7. Fly Me To The Moon

Fill my heart with song

Let me sing forevermore

You are all I long for

All I worship and adore

In other words, please be true

In other words, in other words

I love you

8. It Had To Be You

For nobody else gave me a thrill

With all your faults, I love you still

It had to be you, wonderful you

It had to be you

9. I Get A Kick Out Of You

I get no kick from champagne

Mere alcohol doesn’t thrill me at all

So tell me why should it be true

That I get a kick out of you

10. I’ve Got The World On A String

I’ve got the world on a string

Sitting on a rainbow

Got the string around my finger

What a world, what a life, I’m in love

11. I’ve Got You Under My Skin

I’d sacrifice anything, come what might

For the sake of having you near

In spite of a warning voice that comes in the night

And repeats, repeats in my ear

12. Love And Marriage

Love and marriage, love and marriage

Go together like a horse and carriage

This I tell ya, brother, you can’t have one without the other

13. (Love Is) The Tender Trap

You see a pair of laughing eyes

And suddenly your sighing sighs

You’re thinking nothing’s wrong

You string along, boy, then snap!

Those eyes, those sighs, they’re part of the tender trap

14. My Funny Valentine

My funny valentine

Sweet comic valentine

You make me smile with my heart

Your looks are laughable


Yet you’re my favourite work of art

15. Nice ‘n’ Easy

Hey baby, what’s your hurry?

Relax and don’t you worry

We’re gonna fall in love

16. Somethin’ Stupid

The time is right, your perfume fills my head,

The stars get red, and, oh, the night’s so blue

And then I go and spoil it all

By saying somethin’ stupid like, “I love you”

17. Some Enchanted Evening

Some enchanted evening, someone may be laughing

You may hear her laughing across a crowded room

And night after night, as strange as it seems

The sound of her laughter will sing in your dreams

18. Strangers In The Night

Something in your eyes was so inviting

Something in your smile was so exciting

Something in my heart told me I must have you

19. Take Me

Take me, I’m yours if you’ll take me,

I want you to make me a part of your heart

And hold me, I dreamed you would hold me,

Now really enfold me, say we’ll never part

20. The Best Is Yet To Come

Come the day you’re mine

I’m gonna teach you to fly

We’ve only tasted the wine

We’re gonna drain the cup dry

21. The Girl From Ipanema

But I watch her so sadly

How can I tell her I love her

Yes, I would give my heart gladly

But each day, when she walks to the sea

She looks straight ahead, not at me

22. The Way You Look Tonight

Some day, when I’m awfully low

When the world is cold

I will feel a glow just thinking of you

And the way you look tonight

23. Witchcraft

Those fingers in my hair

That sly come-hither stare

That strips my conscience bare

It’s witchcraft

And I’ve got no defense for it

The heat is too intense for it

What good would common sense for it do?

24. You Make Me Feel So Young

You make me feel so young

You make me feel there are songs to be sung

Bells to be rung

And a wonderful fling to be flung

And even when I’m old and gray

I’m gonna feel the way I do today

‘Cause you make me feel so young

25. Young At Heart

You can go to extremes with impossible schemes

You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams

And life gets more exciting with each passing day

And love is either in your heart, or on it’s way

Frank Sinatra’s Career 

Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in Hoboken, New Jersey. Early on in his childhood, he already had an inclination and talent for singing; he would perform on street corners and earn money. He cited Bing Crosby and Rudy Valee as two of his major inspirations and influences.  

Sinatra then joined the Hoboken Four, a local singing group. They won the Major Bowes and His Amateur Hour talent contest in 1935. Then, he dropped out of high school to further his entertainment career.  

Sinatra made his solo debut in 1942 at Paramount Theatre, New York City. His years of experience as a member of the Hoboken Four and later, the Tommy Dorsey Band, amassed a monumental fan base consisting primarily of intensely loyal adolescent girls. These adoring and sometimes hysteric fans became known as bobbysoxers.  

Sinatra cemented his popularity in the music industry with his stage presence, charm, and vocal technique. Moreover, he was able to personify love, heartbreak, and other emotions through his performances. He had signed with Columbia Records for his solo career, and in 1943, the song “All or Nothing at All” was re-released. The song topped the Billboard charts within its 21-week stay, and more than a million copies of the record were sold.  

When World War II hit, Sinatra was deemed unfit to serve due to his perforated eardrum. Instead, he performed for troops in overseas tours through radio broadcasts. By 1946, his earnings were estimated to be around $90,000 per week, which today would amount to more than $1,200,000. He was said to be performing over 45 times per week. 

Towards the end of the 1940s, Sinatra saw a rapid decline in his career due to hesitation in letting his music evolve with the time. Paired with a disastrous relationship with Ava Gardner, he was at an all-time low, press-wise, and career-wise. The heavy workload of performances he sustained for years had also taken a toll on his voice, resulting in a hemorrhaged vocal cord. 

Faced with a damaged voice, Sinatra focused on his acting career. His first endeavor in motion pictures had been in the 1941 film “Las Vegas Nights.” Eventually, it was his appearance at the 1954 film “From Here to Eternity” which once again launched his career, a successful comeback. He won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role in the film. 

Frank Sinatra’s career in the music and film industry spanned over five decades. From 1940 to 1980, Sinatra had 209 hits on the Billboard’s pop singles charts, 10 of which peaked at #1, including “All or Nothing at All,” “Strangers in the Night,” and “Somethin’ Stupid.” Furthermore, six of his 56 albums peaked at #1 in the Top 20 Billboard’s pop album charts. Overall, Sinatra has sold around 150 million records worldwide, in addition to being regaled as the greatest singer of the 20th century.  

Sinatra’s career is a testament to and culmination of his passion and determination. In a way, its trajectory could be compared to any marriage: there are highs and lows, tears and laughter, but if you want to make it work, it will work.    

With timeless hits, Frank Sinatra has made his legacy as one of the best American singers of all time. Within his discography, there are many romantic songs that can make your wedding ceremony all the more special.  

Final Thoughts

With timeless hits, Frank Sinatra has made his legacy as one of the greatest American singers of all time. Within his discography, there are many wedding songs that a mother and son or father and daughter can dance to.