The 20 Best Mother Son Dance Songs That Are Perfect For Your Wedding

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The mother and son dance is one of the most memorable moments of your wedding reception. It marks a story about two generations coming together and sharing a unified love for each other.

We compiled this list of mother son dance songs to help you find the special dance song for your special moment, whether it’s a sentimental ballad or an upbeat dance number. These are our top suggestions for your wedding day.

1 Sweetest Devotion – Adele (Pop)

If you’re looking for a beautiful mother son dance song about everlasting love, this is the perfect song for your wedding. The lyrics are both touching and beautiful, and the music is stirring and sentimental.

2 You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban (Pop/Celtic)

“You Raise Me Up” talks about how the love and support of someone can raise the spirits of another person, which is why it’s appropriate as a mother and son dance song.

“You Raise Me Up” is among the most beautiful mother son dance songs ever written and your mom will definitely love it when she hears it on the dance floor.

3 Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’Ole (Pop)

“Over the Rainbow,” is an iconic, hopeful ballad composed by Jewish entertainer Harold Arlen and written by Yip Harburg in 1939. The song is sung as a plea for the protagonist to get past his sadness and achieve happiness. Over time, “over the rainbow” has been used as a symbolic phrase that symbolizes optimism and hope. If you are looking for the perfect mother son wedding song, look no further. Your mama will definitely approve this one!!

4 How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye (R&B)

The lyrics of this song describe what it feels like to be loved by someone, with all good things that come from such an experience. They include feeling secure, loved, understood, cherished and being safe from loneliness which is seen as an envious fate from outsiders looking in who “watch us all alone.

5 Lean on Me – Bill Withers (R&B, Soul)

The song, Lean on Me, was originally released by Bill Withers in 1972. The song is about the universal need for someone to lean on during difficult times. It has been covered and sampled numerous times and reached number one on the Billboard chart.

6 Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel (Pop)

Bridge Over Troubled Water is a song first recorded by Simon & Garfunkel. It was composed by Paul Simon and the lyrics were written by Art Garfunkel in 1968, while the duo was still together as a popular folk duet. “Bridge over Troubles Water” is an old English phrase that means to cross over or circumvent an obstacle. The song has become one of the most enduring songs of all time because it talks about getting through tough times and coming out on the other side.

7 Mother – Ashanti (R&B)

Mother is a song by American singer Ashanti from her album The Declaration, released in 2008

8 A Song for Mama – Boyz 2 Men (R&B)

“A Song for Mama” performed by Boyz 2 Men is a song that describes the love between a son and his mother. The touching song talks about how much of an influence she has had on him throughout his life.

9 I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack (Country)

I Hope You Dance is a song written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers and recorded by the singer-songwriter Lee Ann Womack. The lyrics of the song are about always wishing someone well, hoping that they have their dreams come true no matter what, and that they find happiness in their life. The theme has been said to be “a symbol of hope.”

10 He Gets That From Me – Reba McEntire (Country)

He Gets That From Me is a country song written by Steven Dale Jones and Phillip White. The lyrics of this emotional song are about a mother talking about her son’s personality, physical features and habits, concluding that “he must’ve got that from me.”

11 Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry (Country)

This is a touching song and here are a few lyrics to give you a feel.

“Oh, the wars would all be over

‘Cause she’d raise us all as friends

And no one would ever wonder, if somebody wanted them

We’d walk on grass that’s greener

And the dishes would all be cleaner

If the world had a mother like mine”

12 Sweet Love of Mine – Joy Williams (Folk)

Joy Williams’ song “Sweet Love of Mine” is beautifully haunting with its soulful vocals and gentle guitar. It’s an earnestly poetic song and the perfect pick for your mother’s son dance.

13 In My Life – The Beatles (Rock/Pop)

In My Life was written by John Lennon, the lead singer of The Beatles. In My Life is a folk ballad and tells a story about many people who have played an important role in the singer’s life. It was written after Lennon’s friend Pete Shotton died, which explains why it is one of his few songs where he sings about family and relationships.

14 To Love You More – Celine Dion (Pop)

To Love You More is a song released by Canadian singer-songwriter Celine Dion. The lyrics tell of a woman trying to find just the right words to express how she feels about her lover with whom she shares everything: “my thoughts, my dreams, my laughter.” One day she realizes that there are no more words to say, only actions: “you’re all I need.”

15 Time After Time – Cindy Lauper

Time After Time is a love song by Cyndi Lauper that was released in 1983. The song tells the story of one person’s anguish after being left by their significant other. According to the lyrics, “they say that time heals everything” which is why the singer looks back on past memories and still feels the connection with their former partner.

16 Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler (Pop)

If you want to find a touching song about unending love for one’s mother, this is the perfect song for your wedding. The lyrics are both beautiful and touching, and the music is soothing and sentimental.

17 My Wish – Rascal Flatts (Country)

The lyrics of this mother son wedding dance song are about making a wish and coming true, which is pretty much what you want in your life. The lyrics for the song go through wishing to be free, being happy, and being able to make things happen without limitations.

18 You Are the Sunshine of My Life – Stevie Wonder (R&B / Soul)

The song is a dedication to the most important person in Stevie Wonder’s life, his wife. The lyrics are sung in first person and the singer tells of how much his wife means to him, describing the many ways in which she makes his life better.

19 Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

“Simple Man” is a song written by Lynyrd Skynyrd’s lead singer Ronnie Van Zant and Gary Rossington who both lost each a very important woman in their life.

20 Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks (Rock)

Do I Make You Proud is a wedding dance song by the American singer and songwriter Taylor Hicks. The lyrics of the song talk about the love of a mother and her son, and how he is wondering if he made her proud.

We hope you love this collection of mother son dance songs! If you want to add any other hit included in this or in our father daughter dance songs or the country songs collection, please do not hesitate to let us know.