80 Mother Son Dance Songs for Your Wedding Day [2022]

What Are Good Songs for a Mother Son Dance?

The mother and son wedding dance song is an important part of choosing the right songs for your wedding band to play throughout the ceremony. The perfect song can be the sweetest devotion any man can pay to his mother on his wedding day. So, check out our list!

We’ll start with some general great tunes from all genres and decades. Then, we’ll narrow things down a bit in case you really have your heart set on a super-specific genre.

Although the first dance is usually a slow down-tempo tune, that doesn’t mean the groom has to waltz with his mother. Uptempo mother-son dances are always a crowd-pleaser!

  1. Forever Young” – Rod Stewart
  2. “Home” – Phillip Phillip
  3. “The Best Day” – Taylor Swift
  4. “Landslide” – The Chicks
  5. “Boy” – Lee Brice
  6. “Angels” – Randy Travis
  7. “Coming Home” – Leon Bridges
  8. “Call Your Mama” – Seth Ennis ft. Little Big Town
  9. “Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney
  10. “He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire
  11. “I Called Mama” – Tim McGraw
  12. “I Hope You Dance”  Lee Ann Womack
  13. “Mother Like Mine” – The Band Perry
  14. “My Boy” – Elvie Shane
  15. “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
  16. “Never Alone” – Lady A
  17. “Thanks Again” – Ricky Scaggs
  18. “That’s What Mamas Are For” – Chris Lane
  19. “There You’ll Be” – Faith Hill
  20. “You Are My Sunshine” – Chris and Morgane Stapleton
  21. “You’re Gonna Be” – Reba McEntire
  22. “I Got You” – Ciara
  23. Humble and Kind“– Tim McGraw
  24. If I Didn’t Have You” – Thompson Square
  25. That’s What Mamas “– Jason Matthews
  26. “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
  27. God’s Been Good to Me”– Keith Urban
  28. You Can’t Lose Me” – Faith Hill
  29. “The Way You Look Tonight” – Frank Sinatra
  30. “One Love/People Get Ready” – Bob Marley
  31. ” I Will” – The Beatles
  32. Kind & Generous ” – Natalie Merchant
  33. Ordinary Miracle” – Sarah McLachlan
  34.  Unforgettable” – Nat King Cole
  35.  Wind Beneath by Wings” – Bette Midler
  36.  The First Lady in My Life” – Paul Todd
  37. Mama” – Spice Girls
  38. Because You Loved Me” – Celine Dion
  39. The Perfect Fan” – The Backstreet Boys
  40. Mama Hold My Hand” – Aloe Blacc

Upbeat Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. Mom” – Meghan Trainor
  2. Sweet Child O’ Mine” – Sheryl Crow
  3. I’ll Always Love My Mama” – The Intruders
  4. Thank You Mom” – Good Charlotte
  5. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” – James Taylor
  6. We Are Family” – Sister Sledge
  7. Count On Me” – Bruno Mars
  8. Loves Me Like A Rock” – Paul Simon
  9. Mama Said“- Lukas Graham
  10. Some Kind of Wonderful” – Michael Buble

Unique Mother and Son Wedding Dance Song 

 

  1. Sweetest Devotion” – Adele
  2. Child Of Mine” – Carole King
  3. The First Lady In My Life” – Paul Todd
  4. House Of Gold” – Twenty One Pilots
  5. Wildflowers” – Tom Petty
  6. You’ll Be in My Heart” – Phil Collins
  7. ” Loves Me Like a Rock“– Paul Simon
  8. ” I Will ” – Matchbox Twenty
  9. Then They Do“– Trace Adkins
  10. Songbird“- Fleetwood Mac

Country Songs for the Mother-Son Dance 

  1. Just to See You Smile” – Tim McGraw
  2. Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church
  3. Mother Like Mine” – The Band Perry
  4. The Best Day” – Taylor Swift
  5. Mother” – Sugarland
  6. Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney
  7. Simple Man“-Lynyrd Skynyrd
  8. Mom” – Garth Brooks
  9. Like My Mother Does” – Lauren Alaina
  10. Handprints On The Wall” – Kenny Rogers
  11. Mama’s Song– Carrie Underwood

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Classic Rock Mother-Son Wedding Dance Songs 

  1. God Only Knows“– The Beach Boys
  2. The Wish“– Bruce Springsteen
  3. Beautiful Boy“– John Lennon
  4. Blessed“– Elton John
  5. You’re My Best Friend“– Queen
  6. Wildflowers“ – Tom Petty
  7. Close To You“– The Carpenters
  8. Sweet Child O’ Mine“– Guns N’ Roses
  9. “Wonderful Tonight” – Eric Clapton
  10. “All You Need Is Love “– The Beatles
  11. Days Like This” – Van Morrison
  12. You Are The Sunshine of My Life” – Stevie Wonder
  13. What A Wonderful World” – Louis Armstrong
  14. Bridge Over Troubled Water” – Simon & Garfunkel
  15. Teach Your Children” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Mother of the Groom Dresses 2022

The song for the mother and son dance is typically picked out by the groom or the groom’s mom.

Ask your mom if there is a special song that she would like to dance to. You can even send her the link to this article to help her with making a decision.

If you are completely overwhelmed by the process of choosing a good song, you can ask your DJ to narrow it down for you (or they can even make the decision for you).

If you have a close relationship with your stepmom, any of the songs from this list will work.

If you are doing a dance with both your mom and your stepmom, just try to pick a song that reflects your unique relationship with each of those special people in your life.

Dancing with your mom on the wedding day is a special moment that you don’t want to skip.

This special dance is a great way to honor the special bond between a son and his mother.

You and your mom will cherish the photos forever (I speak from experience).

A country song with lovely lyrics can create a tear-jerking moment when the groom and his mom dance at the wedding. Such country songs include The Best Part Of Me (Lee Brice), Humble and Kind (Tim McGraw), If I Didn’t Have You (Thompson Square), etc.

Inappropriate tracks can ruin the mother-son wedding dance. Avoid romantic songs like You Look Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton). Stay away from Mother-in-Law (Ernie K-Doe) for sure. Don’t offend your wife while trying to be funny by choosing songs like Gold Digger (Kanye West).