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The 60 Best Mother and Son Dance Songs

A mother-son dance is a heartwarming moment at your wedding. We have the 60 best mother-son wedding dance songs for 2021

After the happy couple have enjoyed their first spin around the dance floor, it’s time for a mother and son dance. This is one of the best ways to give your mum some special recognition for all the years she’s looked after you.

The mother of the groom is often overlooked in a traditional wedding. By dedicating a song and dance to her, you’ll make her feel appreciated while ensuring there isn’t a dry eye in the venue.

If you’re not sure who her preferred artist is, ask her a few months in advance and slip in one of her favourite songs. Alternatively, we’ve put together 60 of the best songs for telling your mum just how much you love her.

It’s up to you whether you go for something lighthearted and silly, or something truly meaningful and emotional. We have every song saved in a useful Spotify playlist for you to enjoy too!

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The 60 Best Mother and Son Dance Songs

  1. What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  2. Where You Lead – Carole King
  3. Forever Young – Rod Stewart
  4. Child of Mine – Carole King
  5. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  6. Home – Jack Johnson
  7. Days Like This – Van Morrison
  8. You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
  9. 93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz
  10. You’re Gonna Be – Reba McEntire
  11. In My Life – The Beatles
  12. River – Leon Bridges
  13. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole
  14. The Best Day – Taylor Swift
  15. Mother Stands For Comfort – Kate Bush
  16. Letter to My Mother – Edwin McCain
  17. Mom – Meghan Trainor
  18. Don’t Forget to Remember Me – Carrie Underwood
  19. I’ll Always Love My Mama – The Intruders
  20. No Matter What – Calum Scott
  21. Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  22. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – James Taylor
  23. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
  24. Turn to You (Mother’s Day Dedication) – Justin Bieber
  25. That’s How Strong My Love Is – Otis Redding
  26. You Are My Sunshine – Johnny Cash
  27. I’ll Be There – Mac Miller
  28. The Perfect Fan – The Backstreet Boys
  29. What Mama Say – Jason Mraz
  30. Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
  31. All You Need Is Love – The Beatles
  32. Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  33. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
  34. I Got You – Ciara
  35. Old Pine – Ben Howard
  36. Mother – Sugarland
  37. Michelle – The Beatles
  38. Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
  39. Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte
  40. Mama – Spice Girls
  41. Dear Mama – 2Pac
  42. My Love, My Life – ABBA
  43. Rosalinda’s Eyes – Billy Joel
  44. You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
  45. Mother – Kacey Musgraves
  46. Coat of Many Colours – Dolly Parton
  47. I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
  48. Mom – Garth Brooks
  49. Only One – Kayne West
  50. If I Didn’t Have You – Thompson Square
  51. Hero – Mariah Carey
  52. Mama I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
  53. A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
  54. Thank You – Dido
  55. The Mother – Brandi Carlile
  56. Sadie – The Spinners
  57. Mother – Ashanti
  58. Loves Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon
  59. Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry
  60. He Gets That From Me – Reba McEntire
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