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The Best Mother Son Dance Songs

There’s no denying it. Weddings present a powerful display of diverse and sincere emotions. Certain moments, like the bride and the groom’s first dance, as well as the mother/son and father/daughter dances seem to stop time with their displays of intimacy, vulnerability, and love. For the bride and the groom, it is a beginning of a life-long journey with their soulmate. For fathers, it is accepting that their child is now building a family of their own. And, for mothers, it is letting go of the hands you once held so carefully so that they can hold someone’s heart for eternity. If you’re looking for the best mother son dance songs, we offer these recommendations.

Mother Son Dance

Looking into the Mother Son Dance: Beyond Tradition

There’s no doubt that a mother son dance makes for one of the highlights of a wedding. To make the footage even more breathtaking, we recommend choosing a song that resonates with the son’s relationship to his mother.

Take a look at some of our recommendations below.

Pop Mother-Son Dance Songs

  • My Little Boy – Chris Jasper feat. Margie Jasper
  • No Matter What – Calum Scott
  • Everything – Matthew John
  • Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
  • Mom – Meghan Trainor
  • I Got You – Ciara
  • Sweetest Devotion – Adele
  • Mama – Lunchmoney Lewis
  • The One Thing – Shakira
  • All To You – Scott Keo
  • The Man You’ve Become – Molly Pasutti
  • Never Alone – Jim Brickman feat. Lady A
  • Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
  • Thank You – Dido
  • Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys
  • You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
  • Blessed – Elton John
  • A Song for My Son – Mikki Viereck
  • Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  • The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
  • Your Song – Elton John
  • Memories – Elvis Presley
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra

Country Mother-Son Dance Songs

  • Mama’s Boy – Ryan Griffin
  • That’s What Mama’s are For – Chris Lane
  • Mommas – Swon Brothers
  • Mama Was Daddy Too – Tainted Lyric
  • I Called Mama – Tim McGraw
  • Man Made – Granger Smith
  • Mother – Sugarland
  • Mama’s Boy – Heidi Raye
  • Mothers – Thomas Finchum
  • Boy – Lee Brice
  • The Best Part of Me – Lee Brice
  • Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina
  • My Wish – Rascal Flatts
  • He Gets that From Me – Reba McEntire
  • God’s Been Good to Me – Keith Urban

R&B Mother-Son Dance Songs

  • A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
  • Mama’s Hand – Queen Naija
  • Hero – Mariah Carey
  • Mother’s Love – KEM
  • I’ll Always Love my Mama – Intruders
  • I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
  • Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  • Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel
  • You are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
  • Three Times a Lady – Commodores

Rock Mother-Son Dance Songs

  • Days Like This – Dermot Kennedy
  • Simple Man – Shinedown
  • 93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz
  • Wildflowers – Tom Petty
  • Mother – Pink Floyd
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Loves Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon
  • Your Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins & Messina
  • I’m Just Happy to Dance With You – Beatles
  • Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne

Christian Mother-Son Dance Songs

  • Find Your Wings – Mark Harris
  • Boy – Caleb and Kelsey
  • I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Alan Jackson

Here’s the full list in alphabetical order: 

A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
A Song for My Son – Mikki Viereck
All to You – Scott Keo
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrel
Blessed – Elton John
Boy – Caleb and Kelsey
Boy – Lee Brice
Days Like This – Dermot Kennedy
Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
Everything – Matthew John
Find Your Wings – Mark Harris
Forever Young – Rod Stewart
God’s Been Good to Me – Keith Urban
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
He Gets that From Me – Reba McEntire
Hero – Mariah Carey
I Called Mama – Tim McGraw
I Got You – Ciara
I’ll Always Love my Mama – Intruders
I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
I’m Just Happy to Dance With You – Beatles
I Will Be Here – Steven Curtis Chapman
Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina
Loves Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon
Mama – Lunchmoney Lewis
Mama I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
Mama Was Daddy Too – Tainted Lyric
Mama’s Boy – Heidi Raye
Mama’s Boy – Ryan Griffin
Mama’s Hand – Queen Naija
Man Made – Granger Smith
Memories – Elvis Presley
Mom – Meghan Trainor
Mommas – Swon Brothers
Mother – Pink Floyd
Mother – Sugarland
Mothers – Thomas Finchum
Mother’s Love – KEM
My Little Boy – Chris Jasper feat. Margie Jasper
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Never Alone – Jim Brickman feat. Lady A
No Matter What – Calum Scott
Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys
Simple Man – Shinedown
Supermarket Flowers – Ed Sheeran
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Sweetest Devotion – Adele
Thank You – Dido
That’s What Mama’s are For – Chris Lane
The Best Part of Me – Lee Brice
The Man You’ve Become – Molly Pasutti
The One Thing – Shakira
The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
Three Times a Lady – Commodores
Turn Your Eyes Upon Jesus – Alan Jackson
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Wildflowers – Tom Petty
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
You are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder
You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins
Your Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins & Messina
Your Song – Elton John

Mother Son Dance FAQs

What if I Have Two Mothers or Mother-Figures I Want to Dance With?

Always remember, this is your wedding. This is your time to laugh, cry and feel the highest of highs with your family.  You can talk with your wedding planner on how each dance will be incorporated. You can have one song each for mothers or a mother-figure. Or, identify a specific stanza of a song so you can solo dance with each of them. Really, anything goes!