21 Mother-Son Dance Songs That Mom Will Love

Wedding Reception Mom and Groom dancing at Woodstone Country Club in Danielsville, Pa

A Mother's Bond

The mother-son dance is a monumental moment in the night. This symbolic dance is the groom’s opportunity to share with others just how much he loves his mom, and to thank her for everything that she’s given him. Choosing the song to accompany such a heartwarming time can be a big decision.

Need help finding that special mother-son wedding dance song? These meaningful tunes will have mom shedding happy (and sentimental) tears with each step.

  1. You’re Gonna Be – Reba McEntire – A timeless and beautiful classic that just fits the moment.
  2. 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.
  3. Moon River – Audrey Hepburn – If the Hepburn version isn’t exactly your style, this song had been remade by tons of artists.
  4. You’ll Be in My Heart – Phil Collins – Let her know that you’ll always be thinking of her.
  5. 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.”
  6. Lean on Me – Bill Withers Your mom has been there through all the hard times; let her know that you are there for her too.
  7. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong – This calming song will let you forget everything around you for just a minute.
  8. Child of Mine – Carole King – King’s powerful lyrics won’t leave a dry eye in the house.
  9. Time After Time – Iron and Wine – a new take on a classic hit that is slowed down and perfect for the occasion.
  10. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler – A beautiful song for you to tell mom just how you feel.
  11. My Wish – Rascal Flatts – Because your mom always had big wishes and dreams for you.
  12. Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder – An ode to the first woman in your life, as well as the newest.
  13. A Song For Mama – Boyz 2 Men – When you think of a song for mom, this is easily top three.
  14. You’re My Best Friend – Queen – For all those mama’s boys out there.
  15. Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry – A country ode to your mother, perfect for a barnyard wedding.
  16. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd – Always listen to what your mom has to say.
  17. Our Song – Ellie Goulding – The original (by Elton John) certainly gets the job done, but something about this remake just hits the spot.
  18. Days Like This – Van Morrison
  19. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  20. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban – Powerful lyrics in this one. Especially for those who look to mom as their rock.
  21. Boy – Lee Brice – A great song for you and mom to choose.

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