45 Special Mother-Son Dance Songs


Move over father and daughter dances, and make way for the best mother-son dance songs to play at your wedding. Often, it seems that most of the attention and planning can fall on the bride during the wedding. While that’s not necessarily a bad thing, the groom also should have his chance to shine on this special day. One of these perfect moments is during the first dance between mother and son at reception. It’s a time for mom to recognize her son both like the little boy she watched grow up and the wonderful man he has become.

Like the father-daughter dance songs, the mother-son selection should have meaningful lyrics that evoke emotion, and a smooth rhythm to dance with. Whether the music is played by a DJ, live band, or even sung by the groom himself, these songs are guaranteed to highlight this tender moment.

If you are looking for the best mother-son dance songs, then explore some of the top picks on our list. These tunes are essential for that emotional moment when the groom takes his beloved mom for a spin on the dance floor. We’ve gathered together 45 heartfelt songs that capture the special bond between a son and his mother on his wedding day.

Mother-Son Dance Songs

Mural of mother

  1. “The Perfect Fan” by Backstreet Boys
  2. “Mom” by Meghan Trainor
  3. “Mama Liked the Roses” by Elvis Presley
  4. “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
  5. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
  6. “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by The Intruders
  7. “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
  8. “Julia” by The Beatles
  9. “Wonderful Tonight,” by Eric Clapton
  10. “Dear Mama” by Tupac
  11. “Have I Told You Lately,” by Van Morrison
  12. “Turn to You” by Justin Bieber
  13. “Hey Mama” by Kanye West
  14. “Mama Said” by Metallica
  15. “God Must Have Spent (A Little More Time On You)” by *NSYNC
  16. “Speechless” by Alicia Keys
  17. “Lions and Tigers” by Sleater-Kinney
  18. “The One Thing” by Shakira
  19. “You Can’t Lose Me” by Faith Hill
  20. “Your Song” by Elton John
  21. “All You Need is Love” by The Beatles
  22. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  23. “The Baby” by Blake Shelton
  24. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  25. “The First Lady in My Life” by Paul Todd
  26. “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin
  27. “Oh Mother” by Christina Aguilera
  28. “Thank You Mom” by Good Charlotte
  29. “Dance” by Nas
  30. “Mama” by Spice Girls
  31. “93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz
  32. “Loves Me Like a Rock” by Paul Simon
  33. “Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry
  34. “Your Mother and Mine” Wendy From ‘Peter Pan’
  35. “Mama I’m Coming Home” by Ozzy Osbourne
  36. “Mom” by Lucero
  37. “Do I Make You Proud,” by Taylor Hicks
  38. “Mamma” by Chris Brown
  39. “Mother” by Pink Floyd
  40. “Wind Beneath By Wings” by Bette Midler
  41. “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina
  42. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  43. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
  44. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
  45. “You are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

Why choose just one song when you can do a mash-up like the mother-son in this video?

In addition to this list, think of any songs that hold a special meaning for you and your mother. Since it’s typically the groom who decides the song, think about your relationship that will help your mom feel appreciated. A tune she’d sing you before bed, or one that you remember singing along to in the car is a perfect selection that will highlight the bond you share. Decide if you want a slow something or maybe something more dancy with an upbeat tune. Whatever song you choose for the mother-son dance, it’s sure to be a sentimental moment neither of you will never forget.

Rebecca B. Lawrence

About Rebecca B. Lawrence

Rebbeca has been writing about weddings, jewelry, and fashion for years. Her favorite place to hang out, aside from this website, is Pinterest. She loves Art Deco Jewelry, beach-themed weddings, and anything related to the British Royal Family.