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Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas

groom and his mother dancingA few weeks ago we shared some father-daughter dance song ideas. Finding those perfect songs for special dances can be a challenge. We think this is especially true for mother-son dance songs. While brides may have spent time (maybe even years) thinking about what the perfect father-daughter dance song would be for her, guys don’t seem to do that. In fact, we have met many a groom has waits until the very last minute to try and find a song for his mother-son dance. To help you and your groom along, we are sharing some mother-son dance song ideas to make the search a little easier.

20 Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas

1. Your Song – Ellie Goulding

This song was originally sung by Elton John, but Ellie Goulding is great too. We chose Goulding’s recording because it’s a little fresher and since it’s a mother-son dance, having a woman’s voice seems perfectly appropriate. The lyrics are so beautiful.


2. Forever Now – Michael Bublé

Admittedly, we already shared this one in our father-daughter dance song ideas post. But, come on, this is SO good! Don’t be surprised if your new mother-in-law starts crying on the dance floor.

I’ve mentioned this before, but, it’s worth saying again. Michael Bublé is my favorite singer and I think that so many of his songs are perfect for moments throughout the wedding day. So, if you’re looking for wedding music, browsing through Michael Bublé’s albums is a good place to start.


3. I Say a Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin

Can you really go wrong with Aretha Franklin? I mean, she’s a classic. I love this song for a mother-son dance because as a boy mom myself, this is exactly how I feel.

(Side story: I used to belt this song at the top of my lungs when I was a kid. And my favorite scene in My Best Friend’s Wedding is when they sing this song in the restaurant).


4. Mama Said – Lukas Graham

Ok, this one is not going to be for everyone. But if your groom and his mother want to do a choreographed dance, this song is so much fun. It’s also newer, and won’t be expected at all so it will make an impression.


5. 93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz

This song is so sweet. And it’s such a sweet message of love, family, and support.


6. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – Marvin Gaye

Here’s an oldie, but such a goodie. This song is perfect for a classic, upbeat song.


7. The First Lady in My Life – Paul Todd

If you’re wanting to keep your wedding really classy, this song is perfect. The lyrics are perfect for a mother-son dance. Also, the beat is easy to dance (or sway) to for those that don’t feel that confident in their foot work.


8. Mother – Sugarland

Your groom may hear this song and think, “that perfectly describes my mom”. If so, then this song is likely perfect for his mother-son dance.


9. Mama – Spice Girls

The 90s trends are trending again. So why not throw it back to your childhood with a Spice Girls song? The words are also so sweet.


10. The Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys

Here’s another throwback. And with the Backstreet Boys making comeback, this might just be perfect for your groom and his mom. The lyrics might be exactly what your groom wants to say to his mom.


11. The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face – Roberta Flack

Roberta Flack’s song is so pretty. I love the lyrics and think it is perfect for a mother-son dance. Although it is an old song, it’s also not that common, so will be a little different.


12. There You’ll Be – Faith Hill

This song is a popular mother-son dance song. So if your groom wants to


13. Close Your Eyes – Michael Bublé

Here’s another Michael Bublé song (I told you I love Michael Bublé’s music). This song is so sweet too and I think both mother and son would love this song.


14. How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding

And another Ellie Goulding song too. This song is so great. I love the sentiments in this song. They beautifully express a mother’s love. In fact, I sing this song to my son all the time.


15. Moon River – Audrey Hepburn

Any Breakfast at Tiffany’s fans here? (I love any movie that has Audrey Hepburn in it). And really, this classic is just perfect for your mother-in-law if she loves those classic movies.


16. Mom – Meghan Trainor

Mom is another fun, upbeat song. This would also be great for a choreographed dance. It’s not for everyone, but we know it’s perfect for someone.


17. He Gets That From Me – Reba McEntire

This one is for the country music fans. Reba is iconic and this song is great for the guy who takes after his mom.


18. I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song – Jim Croce

This is taking it way back. Maybe even so far back that you haven’t heard this song before. But I love this song so much and think it really is a perfect song for a mother-son dance. If your groom is a man of few words, this could be just right for him.


19. Sweetest Devotion – Adele

How could we leave Adele out? She wrote this song for her son and it’s just so sweet. If your mother-in-law wants the mother-son dance song to be a message to her son, this just might be it.


20. Godspeed – Dixie Chicks

Alright, one more country song. But this one is also great (even if you aren’t usually a big country music fan). Godspeed is such a beautiful song for a mother to dance to her son to.




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