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Get Your Groove on with the Perfect Mother-Son Dance Songs

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The mother and son dance is an expression in itself.  Your mother has had that maternal bond with you since your birth.  She has cared for you and made sure you were safe, fed and clothed.  Now she is passing that torch onto your wife. The song you choose can perfectly express the bond between you and your mother, can tell the story of your relationship, and is your opportunity to honor and thank her for all she has done for you.

Sit down with mama and go over some of these songs and see if any spark her interest:


  • A Song for Mama –Boys II Men
  • Blessed –Elton John
  • Close to You –The Carpenters
  • In My Life –The Beatles
  • What a Wonderful World –Louis Armstrong
  • You are the Sunshine of My Life –Stevie Wonder
  • Simple Man –Lyrnyrd Skynyrd
  • First Lady in My Life-Paul Todd
  • Stand by Me –Ben E. King
  • First Time I Saw Your Face –Roberta Flack
  • Sunrise, Sunset –Steve Kirwan


  • I Hope You Dance –LeAnn Womack
  • Heart to Heart –Toby Keith
  • The Best Day –Taylor Swift
  • Angels –Randy Travis
  • It’s Your Song –Garth Brooks
  • I’ll Be –Reba McEntire

Modern classics:

  • Hero –Mariah Carey
  • Wind Beneath My Wings –Gary Morris
  • Greatest Love of All –Whitney Houston

Not so mainstream:

  • Dear Mama –Tupac

So many of the mother-son and father-daughter songs are interchangeable; don’t feel like you can’t do The Beatles’ In My Life with your dad just because it’s on this list. Listen to the lyrics and what speaks to you and your mother or father. And remember that you can always do a google search to help in this quest…last time we checked there was about 2 million hits about this topic, so you are sure to find something you can dance to!

Father-Daughter Songs to Sing About!

Finding the perfect song to dance to with your father might be just as important (and challenging) as your first dance song with your husband. What song embodies your relationship with your father? Are you considering a song that reminds you of your childhood or rather a song that you and your dad loved together? Reflect on what aspect you’d like to share with your dad on your wedding day and definitely ask for his input. He might have a song that he always envisioned dancing to with you on your wedding day. It is also his time to celebrate the relationship that you two have and to pass your hand onto your husband.

Why not ask dad about some of these songs? It might get the juices flowing:


  • My Girl –Temptations
  • Landslide –Fleetwood Mac
  • The Way You Look Tonight –Frank Sinatra
  • Butterfly Kisses –Bob Carlisle
  • American Girl –Tom Petty
  • Unforgettable –Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole Duet
  • Through the Years –Kenny Rogers
  • Isn’t She Lovely –Stevie Wonder
  • She’s Leaving Home –The Beatles


  • My Wish –Rascal Flatts
  • I Loved Her First –Heartland
  • My Little Girl –Tim McGraw
  • Daddy’s Hands –Holly Dunn
  • There Goes My Life –Kenny Chesney
  • My Father’s Eyes –Amy Grant

Modern classics:

  • Daughters –John Mayer
  • You Raise Me Up –Josh Groban
  • Daddy, Let’s Dance –Jamie Tate
  • Daddy’s Little Girl –Michael Bolton
  • Lullaby –Billy Joel

Not so mainstream:

  • You’ve Got A Friend –James Taylor
  • My Darling –Wilco
  • Rainbow Connection –Muppets

Also, if your father has passed away, or is not in your life, consider dancing with your mom, grandfather or even a favorite uncle for this dance. You can still have a special moment with this person who has meant so much to you.

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