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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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"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!

  • Joanne Devine
    Joanne Devine

    Absolutely beautiful song. My daughter just delivered her first son two days before he was born.

  • Kris Hintz
    Kris Hintz

    Love it. What Mom wouldn't?

  • Julie LaBarge
    Julie LaBarge

    Oh Wow!!! A beautiful gift. Thanks!

  • Lori Morgan Gilbert
    Lori Morgan Gilbert

    Love this!

  • Maria Hay
    Maria Hay

    This is the song I'll be dancing to with my son. It's perfect!

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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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"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.

  • 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

  • Tonya Walker
    Tonya Walker

    This is a beautiful song, but is inappropriate for a wedding. Maybe it's just me, but a wedding song should not be one that could be interpreted to mean if the slippery slope of marriage doesn't work out, the groom can come back home. It is very insulting to the bride, and to the groom. Sorry! My son and I won't be dancing to this one.

  • 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.

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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).

  • Pat Ganske
    Pat Ganske

    My son is getting married in October and I liked your version of that song

  • Lauren Gay
    Lauren Gay

    Lauren Gay has been hacked!

  • Nadine Corkery
    Nadine Corkery

    So beautiful. Great message your a son that you love so.

  • Cindy Clay
    Cindy Clay

    My favorite so far.

  • Neda Payne
    Neda Payne

    I requested Dance by Lee and Womack for my dance with my son to convey to him to always embrace life but never ever compromise your values, never fear life, embrace it, always keep God in your life...and when you get the chance to sit it out or dance...I hope you dance... It was beautiful. By the time it was over we were both in tears.

"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.

  • Derek Santopietro
    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

  • Fiona Chapman
    Fiona Chapman

    Beautiful, for our boys

  • Kim Imburgia
    Kim Imburgia


  • Diana Moulton
    Diana Moulton

    Danced with my Son to this song on his Wedding Day!

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    rhonda fauci


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    Sharon Carmichael


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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!

  • ann wooley
    ann wooley

    like this but Alex doesn't!@!!!

  • Kelly Hannon
    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.

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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.

  • Jamie Hartman
    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.

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.

  • 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.

"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!

  • Ruth Rambo
    Ruth Rambo

    It is a perfect song for my fiancee' and his Mom (Son/Mother) dance, I have no parents alive, so we are doing a Mother/Son ~ Father/Daughter dance this is a beautiful song

  • Dana Sims
    Dana Sims

    I think this is it!! I'm at work sobbing!!

  • Julie LaBarge
    Julie LaBarge

    Beautiful song. Thanks!

  • Dawn Elder-Foote
    Dawn Elder-Foote

    This is the one! Have a CD?

  • Ambient DJ Service
    Ambient DJ Service

    @Dawn Elder-Foote This is a CD that you must purchase directly from the artist. It's $5.99 very wells spent!

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

"What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

  • Valerie Crisler
    Valerie Crisler

    Wonderful Indeed!

  • Lois Murphy
    Lois Murphy

    Doesn't get much better than this.

"Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd

  • 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

"Forever Young" by Alphaville

"Through the Years" by Kenny Rogers

"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

"My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

  • Ruth Rasmussen
    Ruth Rasmussen

    I have always liked this song. I even borrowed some of the words to write in Roni's graduation card...they certainly express my wishes for my children, grandchildren and great grandchildren...

  • Joann MacIsaac
    Joann MacIsaac

    Love, love, love this song to dance with my son at his wedding!

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  • Anna Antonacci
    Anna Antonacci

    could be it

  • Cynthia Grimm
    Cynthia Grimm

    The words are just right, and I love the melody and Rascal Flatts in general!

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

  • Amalia Ruiz
    Amalia Ruiz

    Nice song for mother from son

  • 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~~~

"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Midler

  • Amy Hofacker
    Amy Hofacker

    Such a beautiful song!

"You've Got a Friend in Me" by Randy Newman... from Toy Story

  • Amy Hofacker
    Amy Hofacker

    Sweet little song!