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 – 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