20 Mother-Son Dance Songs That Mom Will Love

Mother Son Dance Songs

The mother-son dance is a very symbolic moment of the night at a wedding reception.  This significant dance is the groom’s opportunity to share with others just how much he loves his mom, and to thank her for everything that he’s given her. Choosing the song to accompany such a heartwarming time can be a big decision and I often have clients struggle picking out the perfect song. 

Need help finding that special mother-son wedding dance song? Check out these tunes which are a sure bet to have mom shedding happy (and sentimental) tears with each step.
  • God Only Knows – The Beach Boys – A timeless, beautiful love song. 
  • You Are My Sunshine – Morgane Stapleton with Chris Stapleton – Your mom might have sung this to you when you were in diapers. Salute her by bringing it full circle with this remake
  • Moon River – Audrey Hepburn 
  • You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins – Let her know that you’ll always be thinking of her.
  • I’ll Be There – Jackson 5 – this ballad sends the perfect message of “even when I’m not there, I’ll always be there for you.”
  • Lean on Me – Bill Withers – Your mom has been there through all the hard times, right?
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong – Calming classic for sure
  • Child of Mine – Carole King – This one won’t leave a dry eye in the house.
  • Time After Time – Iron and Wine – a new take on a classic hit that is slowed down and perfect for the occasion.
  • Over the Rainbow – Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwoʻole – Can’t go wrong with this classic
  • Just the Way You Are – Billy Joel 
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder – An ode to the first woman in your life
  • Sweetest Devotion – Adele –  What else is there to say, it’s Adele! 
  • You’re My Best Friend – Queen – Mama’s boy anthem?
  • Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry – A country ode to your mother, perfect for a barn style wedding.
  • Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • Our Song – Ellie Goulding – The original certainly gets the job done, but something about this remake just hits different.
  • Days Like This – Van Morrison
  • Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  • Home – Jack Johnson – For the  Jack Johnson lover.