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20 Awesome Mother / Son Wedding Dance Songs

Get your dancing shoes on because it’s time for some more wedding music ideas!

The response to this post on The Top 20 Best Father/ Daughter Dance Songs Ever has been amazing. I’ve loved reading all the comments from you lovely lot sharing your sentimental father / daughter dance choices and the meaning behind them.

I also had quite a few requests for mother/son dance song suggestions because, let’s face it, the father/daughter dance (and aisle walk) gets all the attention. But what about our gorgeous grooms and their proud mums?

I’m thrilled to welcome Colleen of Soundtrack To I Do, a wedding blog dedicated to all things music related to share her awesome and wonderfully eclectic mother/son dance song suggestions.

There’s golden oldies, a little bit o’ country, tear jerkers, R n B numbers and obscure indie tracks to suit a variety of grooms and their mums.

mother and son songs to dance to at wedding, mother and groom dance

photo by davina + daniel via Bridal Musings ~ see the full wedding here

I often hear that couples have a difficult time selecting a song for the mother/son dance. This does not surprise me. So many love songs are (fittingly) about lovers,and not about parent/child relationships. And for whatever reason, there seem to be more songs that are suited to the father/daughter dance than the mother son – at least in terms of popularity.

If you were struggling to find the perfect song for the groom to dance with his mama at your wedding, fret no more! Here are some great options –most sweet and sentimental, some with a little edge, but all fitting for the occasion and free of awkward lyrics. Enjoy!

Top 20 Best Mother and Son Wedding Dance Songs

photo on left by Atlas and Elia Photography | photo on right by Carla Ten Eyck Photography via Bridal Musings

If you have a Spotify account you can listen directly on the page using the widget below. Neat huh?

I’ve also added links to the Youtube videos for each song below:

Child Of Mine – Carole King

Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men

God Only Knows – The Beach Boys

Mom – Lucero

How Sweet It Is – James Taylor

Forever Young – Bob Dylan

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Sheryl Crow

I Will – The Beatles

Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd

In My Life – The Beatles

Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte

Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) – The Dixie Chicks

Kind & Generous – Natalie Merchant

Loves Me Like A Rock – Paul Simon

Ordinary Miracle – Sarah McLachlan

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Blessed – Elton John

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Psssst….if you don’t have a Spotify account, I’d seriously consider signing up ~ it’s free and it’s so helpful for creating playlists for your wedding (or parties) without having to buy or download loads of songs.

mother and son dance at wedding song suggestions

beautiful photo by Atlas and Elia Photography

Many thanks to Colleen for sharing this brilliant playlist!

Which is your favourite? Do you have any mother/son dance song suggestions to share?

My favourite tracks are Mom, I hadn’t heard it before but it’s so apt and not cheesy. Simple Man because it’s a little bit of unexpected rock and A Song For Mama ~ Boyz II Men’s soulful tunes get me every time. *wipes tears*

Hop on over to Soundtrack To I Do to find lots more awesome music suggestions. Colleen even creates personalised wedding playlists for couples, so be sure to get in touch if you need a little help with yours.

More Wedding Music Posts:

13 Alternative Processional Songs For Your Walk Down The Aisle for that all important ‘Here Comes The Bride’ moment.

The Top 20 Best Father/ Daughter Dance Songs Ever such a great variety of songs compiled by Aria Melody DJ

Top 15 Most Inappropriate Wedding Songs ~ just for fun really. The comments are hilarious.

Do you have any wedding music requests? Or song suggestions to add to these lists?

I’d love to hear from you in the comments. And don’t forget to share your mother/son suggestions too!

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