Mother-son and father-daughter dances are precious wedding moments that you’ll never forget. These traditions allow you to share a few minutes with your parent on one of the biggest days of your life. Choosing a song for these dances can be a challenge. There seem to be endless options for fathers and daughters, but finding a mother-son dance song can be tough. We created this list of 63 mother-son dance songs to help inspire some ideas.
Whether you want to break out into a dance number or sway to a slow tune, there’s sure to be a song that will allow you to enjoy this sweet moment with your mom.
Check out our Spotify playlist or jump to one of our song sections below:
Every parent-child relationship is different. You may joke with your mom, confide in her, or a mix of both. Personalize your wedding and choose a song that represents your relationship. Show that you have a lot of fun together with your song choice. If you’re more serious with your mom, choose a song that is slower and sweeter.
Our top pick: "God Made You Beautiful" by Beyoncé
“And your love, it shines so bright/You bring me back to life, back to life/You make everything right/And your love, it shines so bright/You bring me back to life, back to life/You got that light inside, light inside”
Slow and serious swaying isn’t everyone’s style. If you and your mom like to bust a move on the dance floor, choose one of these upbeat jams. Get extra creative and plan some choreography for a few songs, and get your wedding band or DJ to seamlessly transition between them. Your guests will be on their feet and you and your mom will have a blast.
Our top pick: "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder
If you want to have fun on the dance floor with your mom but still want some sentimentality, choose a playful song with some meaning behind it. You can waltz or two-step to these songs and laugh at the same time. We listed fun options from every genre of music, from country to jazz, so you can choose one that fits your wedding style.
Our top pick: “The Rainbow Connection” by The Muppets
There’s something special about the relationship between a boy and his mama. Celebrate this bond with one of these heartwarming songs, perfect for a barn or country wedding. We have listed several written from the perspective of the child and others written by mothers, so you can choose which narrative you find most meaningful.
Our top pick: "Like My Mother Does" by Lauren Alaina
“Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd through the speakers makes for such an iconic moment. If you can’t decide which song to dance to, it’s always a good idea to turn to the classics. These choices are tried and true, and they’re sure to make this a special dance between you and your mom.
Our top pick: “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Boy, don't you worry, you'll find yourself/Follow your heart and nothing else/And you can do this, oh baby, if you try/All that I want for you my son, is to be satisfied"
The songs that you choose for your wedding set the scene. From the processional song to the final dance, each choice is meaningful, making each choice difficult. If you can’t seem to land on a good song choice, visit our Spotify playlist below or listen through the ideas above. This mix of styles and genres is sure to spark some inspiration. If you still can’t think of any, check out our father-daughter dance song post for more suggestions.