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    Recommended Mother-Son Dance Songs

    I've found that the Mother-Son Dance song is one of the hardest special songs to select. Here are 20 candidates for a Mother-Son Dance with links to the accompanying videos!

    Recommended Mother-Son Dance Songs

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    "Mama" by LunchMoney Lewis. This song is reserved for only the most fun and funky mamas! Lots of fun and has been used out in the field for real.

    LunchMoney Lewis - Mama (Audio)
    • Joy Merrill
      Joy Merrill

      Love this song! so much fun

    "Mom" - Garth Brooks. Off his just released 2015 album 'Man Against Machine' - a very interesting perspective of a baby talking to God before he/she is born to be entrusted to the most loving "Mom" - a real tear jerker!

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      Lynn Douglass

      Oh heck no! I'll be sobbing beyond control!

    • Christine Remines
      Christine Remines


    • Cristin Marshall
      Cristin Marshall

      Beautiful new mom, mother son song!

    • Tammy Harris Willard
      Tammy Harris Willard

      Look that 👍

    • Paula Mahoney
      Paula Mahoney


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    "There You'll Be" - Faith Hill. From the Pearl Harbor soundtrack - while by no means composed for a Mother-Son dance, the lyrics work well and the song is very beautiful. Could also be used for Father-Daughter dance.

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    • Catherine Maldonado-Diaz
      Catherine Maldonado-Diaz

      love this song

    • Tiffany 'Reiter' Stinnett
      Tiffany 'Reiter' Stinnett

      Had this as my father daughter dance

    • Kathy McLaughlin
      Kathy McLaughlin

      Omgggggg. . Love this

    • Kenny Goldstein
      Kenny Goldstein

      I remember how popular this song was when 'Titanic' came out. And it still holds up today.

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    "93 Million Miles" - Jason Mraz. A reference to a mother's message to her son and invitation to come home equals an interesting modern candidate for a modern Mother-Son dance.

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    • Celeste Kegel
      Celeste Kegel

      Love it! Hoping to dance to it with my son on his wedding day.

    • Rhonda Marcinowski
      Rhonda Marcinowski


    • Aideen Wilson
      Aideen Wilson

      love it - now for the dance moves

    • Ambient DJ Service
      Ambient DJ Service

      @Tonya Walker - thank you for the comment and opinion. This song wasn't specifically written for a wedding so that "slippery slope" lyric could be interpreted in many ways, and I can respect your interpretation.

    • Janet Reeves
      Janet Reeves

      I didn't know what to dance to with my son until I heard this!!! My son got married this past weekend and this was our song. Beautiful, excellent choice!!!

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    "I Wish You Love" - Luke Higgins. Beautiful song - used by Patrick and his mother Patricia on 5/25/14 in Princeton NJ. Features endearing lyrics about having to let somebody go - but wishing them safety, warmth and love. I recommend the slow version of this song (as featured in this YouTube video).

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    • Jan Watson
      Jan Watson

      Wow... beautiful song!

    • Nancy DeConcini
      Nancy DeConcini

      I remember this song so well. I LOVE IT. THANK YOU!! A mom and son song, not sure. GREAT GREAT VERSION OF THIS CLASSIC

    • Dana Jaeger-Lund
      Dana Jaeger-Lund

      Yes I thought this is very appropiate.

    • Maggi Maalouf
      Maggi Maalouf

      thats the one!

    • Dana Jaeger-Lund
      Dana Jaeger-Lund

      It was just perfect for my sons wedding

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    "Letter to my Mother" - Edwin McCain. Beautiful melody! This is a unique song that shows love for both the man's natural mother (who gave him up for adoption) and for the mother who raised him. Listen carefully to the lyrics to make sure that it is appropriate for your Mother-Son dance.

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      Derek Santopietro

      I will love you for all eternity

    • Maria Hay
      Maria Hay

      what a beautiful song.

    "A Mother's Song"- T. Carter Music. A perfect new mother/son wedding dance song about growing up, the meaning of true love and making Mom proud. For additional special wedding songs from this independent artist, visit

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    • Gwen Lefor
      Gwen Lefor

      Love it

    • Gwen Lefor
      Gwen Lefor

      Love it

    • Linda Hammock
      Linda Hammock

      This is my favorite mother song dance song so far!

    • Corrine Carr
      Corrine Carr

      perfect,Using it.

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    "You'll Be in My Heart" - Phil Collins. This song reflects the sentiment that family can drift apart through time and distance, but that special person will always be in your heart!

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      Kelly Hannon

      Awwwwww Antoinette Niland - you're in my heart!!!

    • Tamara Hicke
      Tamara Hicke

      love this song:)

    • eLIZabeth Willeman Boggs
      eLIZabeth Willeman Boggs

      This was my son, AJ, and mine's song at the wedding reception.....perfect fit...made me cry...happy tears of course.

    • Ivonne De Leon
      Ivonne De Leon

      Mami, so loved and always in my heart! I miss you so much!

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    "Happy Everafter In Your Eyes" by Ben Harper. Used by Loren & Troy, 3/29/13. Could also be used for Father-Daughter Dance or First Dance for Bride and Groom. This song is about the divine feeling of love.

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      Jamie Hartman

      I want to have this song for my 9 year old son to dance w me at my wedding!! Makes me cry every time!!

    "The Answer Lies Within" by Dream Theater. Used by Marge & Nick, 10/27/12. Words of advice from a mother to a son.

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    • Mary Torre
      Mary Torre

      Good idea

    Bette Midler - Baby Mine (HQ Music Video). Reflects the sentiments of a mother loving and protecting her son. Used by 9-21-12 by groom Ken.

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    • Ellen Riley
      Ellen Riley

      How can I hear it?

    "The Circle Game" by Joni Mitchell. A beautiful folk song about time, the seasons, and growing up.

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    "On This Day" (Original Song) sung by Christian Barnes. This unique song combines perspective from Mother to Son, and Son to Mother. It concludes with these lyrics "On this wedding day, I just want to stop and thank you, I just want to say, I love... you... Mom." Emotionally powerful! This song is only available by download from the artist's website ($5.99) but is well worth the price!

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    • Nadine Spencer-Jones
      Nadine Spencer-Jones

      OMG!!!! This is soooo beautiful!

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    • Joann Hyde
      Joann Hyde

      I love this song

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      Lucy Morgano


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      Joy Merrill


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    MÃE QUERIDA (Portuguese) - Used by a Portuguese groom for his dance with Mom.

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    • Terry Bouley
      Terry Bouley

      love this song

    "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

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    • Valerie Crisler
      Valerie Crisler

      Wonderful Indeed!

    • Lois Murphy
      Lois Murphy

      Doesn't get much better than this.

    • Susan Ostrowsky
      Susan Ostrowsky


    "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

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    • Marianna Browning
      Marianna Browning

      Great for Tim and his mom !

    • Ashley Dunkle
      Ashley Dunkle

      love it.

    • Heather Nicholson
      Heather Nicholson

      I love You.

    "Can't Smile Without You" by Barry Manilow

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    "Forever Young" by Alphaville

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    • Stephanie Margaret
      Stephanie Margaret

      are you watching me? Thats freaky!

    "Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers

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    "I Hope You Dance" by LeAnn Womack

    Don't Ever Lose Your Sense Of Wonder
    • Laura Kramer
      Laura Kramer

      Sam, I hope you have a great time at the Prom tonight this is"My Wish for you! I am so proud of you!

    • Renee Comeau
      Renee Comeau

      That's my girl

    • Paulette McGreevey
      Paulette McGreevey

      I hope you dance by Lee Womack

    • Marie Brewer~ "Ms. M"
      Marie Brewer~ "Ms. M"

      Love this song!!

    • Mrs. Lawrence Cary GERBER
      Mrs. Lawrence Cary GERBER

      Perfect Song!

    "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

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    • Emily Busby
      Emily Busby

      This may be the one! Love the words, lively...not too sappy!

    • Debra Maiorino
      Debra Maiorino

      My son and I danced to this perfect! Still brings tears

    • rosemary reinis
      rosemary reinis

      keep going back to this song!!!

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      Anna McGee


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    All To You (With Lyrics) by DJ Keo (Scott Keo)

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    • Kathy Beech
      Kathy Beech

      Absolutely beautiful song. Heard it for the very first time last night at a family wedding while my own son was sitting mere feet away. When I looked was he :) Thank you for such a wonderful song!

    • Kathy Sue Johnson
      Kathy Sue Johnson

      I absolutely love this fitting, touched my heart and brought lots of tears!

    • Leslie Cregar
      Leslie Cregar

      I love this song...

    • Kathy Cunningham
      Kathy Cunningham

      Perfect song~~~

    • Karen Robbins
      Karen Robbins

      This was the perfect song for my son to dance with me at his wedding. I can't listen without tearing up!!!! Makes me so happy

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    "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler

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    • Amy Hofacker
      Amy Hofacker

      Such a beautiful song!