Beautiful Songs for Your Mother and Son Dance

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The Mom and Groom Dance

As wedding traditions continue to change, the wedding dance isn’t just all about the bride anymore. Today, more and more couples are deciding to give special recognition┬áto mom on their wedding day by including a mother and son dance. This will be lasting memory of a very special day, both for the mom and the groom. It is usually done after the father and daughter dance.

Choosing a Song


Linda dancing with her son at his wedding

The mother and son┬ádance is very similar to the father and daughter dance. The parent- child dance is one of the favorite parts of the reception. There may be quite a pressure to in choosing a song. The song should have meaningful lyrics, a good tune, and a rhythm that’s easy enough to dance to. As this can be a daunting task, here’s a list to get you started, with songs ranging from classic and nostalgic to contemporary and updated.

In the photo, Linda can be seen in the mother- son dance at her son’s destination wedding in the Philippines. She says she truly enjoyed every moment of it. Photo credits to Mot Rasay Photography.

Songs for your mother and son dance

  1. “What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  2. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by James Taylor
  3. “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
  4. “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
  5. “Mama’s Song by” Carrie Underwood
  6. “Take Your Mama” by Scissor Sisters
  7. “Loves Me Like a Rock” by Paul Simon
  8. “Hey Mama” by Kanye West
  9. “Forever Young (Fast Version)” by Bob Dylan
  10. “Thank You Mom” by Good Charlotte
  11. “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
  12. “In My Life” by The Beatles
  13. “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
  14. “Child of Mine” by Caroline King
  15. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
  16. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
  17. “Do I Make You Proud” by Taylor Hicks
  18. “The First Lady in My Life” by Paul Todd
  19. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  20. “Letter to My Mother” by Edwin McCain

We hope this list has inspired you, if you haven’t found your song in it yet. Enjoy the moment, you will surely keep that memory forever.


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