Songs for the Mother-Son Dance

The mother-son dance is one of the sweetest moments at any wedding. It’s filled with love, joy, pride, and a hint of the bittersweet as a mother witnesses her son become a husband. There are so many lovely songs to express this special moment; picking one that is unique to your mother-son bond will make this memory unforgettable. Here are a few suggestions that span the classics, a few under-the-radar choices, and and one or two songs with a fun twist. Have fun selecting the right song, and make your mom proud!

For Soulful Moms

  • “A Song For Mama ” – Boyz II Men
  • “God Bless The Child ” – the original Billie Holiday version or Tony Bennett’s version
  • “My Mother’s Eyes ” – Etta Jones
  • “To Zion ” – Lauryn Hill

For Country Mamas

For Sentimental Moms

For Moms with a Humorous Side

For the Rocker Mom

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For Country Mamas

  • “I Hope You Dance ” – Lee Ann Womack
  • “Coat of Many Colors ” – Dolly Parton
  • “My Wish ” – Rascal Flatts

For Sentimental Moms

  • “Beautiful Boy ” – John Lennon
  • “In My Life ” – The Beatles
  • “I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song ” – Jim Croce
  • “Teach Your Children ” – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  • “What a Wonderful World ” – Louis Armstrong

For Moms with a Humorous Side

  • “Take Your Mama ” – Scissor Sisters
  • “Mama Tried ” – Merle Haggard
  • “Your Mama Don’t Dance ” – Loggins & Messina

For the Rocker Mom

  • “Sweet Child O’ Mine ” – Guns N’ Roses
  • “Simple Man ” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
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