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Mother-Son Dance Songs

Every mother looks forward to taking a solo spin on the dance floor with her son at his wedding. It’ll likely be the only time all day that she’ll have him all to herself for roughly three whole minutes, so it’s important to pick a song that’s both appropriate and worthy of the moment. It may be bittersweet for her, or she may be celebrating more than anyone.

Some people also choose to combine the Father-Daughter and Mother-Son dances into one event. In that situation, look for a song that’s on this list as well as the Father- Daughter songs page of our website. There is some crossover, but not every song on this list will apply.

It’s important to keep in mind that song titles don’t tell the whole story – be sure to listen to ALL of the lyrics to a song prior to approving it for your Father-Daughter or Mother- Son dance. There are several songs that seem appropriate on the surface, but may not work for a dance with your parent(s).

Here are some suitable Mother-Son song suggestions:

  • A Song for Mama – Boys II Men
  • A Whole New World – Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle
  • Anyway – Martina McBride
  • Beautiful In My Eyes – Joshua Kadison
  • Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  • Blessed – Elton John
  • Blessed – Martina McBride
  • Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight – Elton John
  • Child of Mine – Carol King
  • Don’t Know Much – Linda Ronstadt and Aaron Neville
  • Edelweiss – Sound of Music
  • Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  • God Bless the Child – Tony Bennett
  • Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • How Do You Fall In Love – Alabama
  • How Sweet it Is – James Taylor
  • I Hope You Dance – Leann Womack
  • I’ll Remember – Madonna
  • In My Life – The Beatles
  • In This Life – Collin Raye
  • It’s Your Song – Garth Brooks
  • Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel
  • Let It Be – The Beatles
  • Love is a Beautiful Thing – Phil Vassar
  • Moon River – Andy Williams
  • Over the Rainbow/Wonderful World – IZ
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Sunrise, Sunset – Fiddler On The Roof
  • Sunshine on My Shoulders – John Denver
  • Teach Your Children Well – Crosby, Stills & Nash
  • The Gift – Collin Raye/Jim Brickman
  • The Rose – Bette Midler
  • Then They Do – Trace Adkins
  • There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
  • Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
  • Time of Your Life – Green Day
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole / Natalie Cole
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  • You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  • You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins

There are instrumental versions of some of these songs available on MyWeddingMusic.com.

Wedding Music CDs


A Day to Remember vol.1 CD A Day to Remember, Vol. II CD A Day to Remember, Vol. III CD