The Best 70 Mother Son Dance Songs For Wedding 2022

Picking out the best mother-son wedding dance songs from the millions of songs on iTunes or Spotify can be a bit overwhelming.

We are here to help you find the best song for you and your mom.

We talked to over 100 couples and DJs and asked them for their favorite mother-son wedding songs for 2022.

“You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins has been at the top of the list of most popular mother-son wedding dance songs for many generations.

If you need a few quick options, these songs below are the most popular choices for each genre.

1.(Slow) “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
2. (Country) “Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry
3. (Upbeat) “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
4. (Pop/Modern) “Sweetest Devotion” by Adele
5. (Rock) “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
6. (R&B) “You are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
Need more? See the full lists by genre below …

2 to 3 minutes is the ideal length for the mother-son wedding dance. Keep in mind that the parent dances should be shorter than the first dance of the bride and groom to keep the focus on the newlyweds during the reception. TIP: After selecting the song, ask your DJ to trim it ahead of time for this length.

The mother-son wedding dance is a sentimental tradition at wedding receptions and is the dance between the groom and his mother (or grandma, aunt, or any mother-figure). It’s a special moment to honor the relationship and something she has probably been looking forward to since the wedding date was announced.

Traditionally, the responsibility falls on the groom to choose the song to dance to for him and his mother. The choice of the song and the lyrics is a tribute to her and reflects the special relationship between them.

Ask mom! She is part of this dance and getting her input is absolutely essential. She likely already has an idea what song she wants to dance to. Think of the love a mother has for her son and the feelings and memories that would exist between the two.

Ready for the Best Mother-Son Dance Songs?

Slow Mother-Son Dance Songs

Looking for a slow song to dance to? You can’t go wrong with any of these beautiful songs…

  1. “Wonderful Tonight” by Eric Clapton
  2. “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
  3. “Summer Wind” by Frank Sinatra
  4. “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  5. “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor
  6. “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” by Israel “IZ” Kamakawiwo’ole
  7. “Do I make you proud” by Taylor Hicks
  8. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
  9. “Hey, Ma” by Bon Iver
  10. “Time After Time” by Iron and Wine
  11. “A Mother’s Song” by Daniel Kirkley
  12. “Here Comes the Sun Again” by M. Ward
  13. “All My Tomorrows” by Frank Sinatra

Upbeat + Fun Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen
  2. “God Only Knows” by The Beach Boys
  3. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” by Marvin Gaye
  4. “Home” by Phillip Phillips
  5. “I Say a Little Prayer” by Aretha Franklin
  6. “One Love / People Get Ready” by Bob Marley
  7. “Rainbow Connection” by The Muppets
  8. “I’ll Always Love My Mama” by The Intruders
  9. “Count on Me” by Bruno Mars
  10. “We are Family” by Sister Sledge

Pop/Modern Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. “Sweetest Devotion” by Adele
  2. “Mom” by Meghan Trainor
  3. “Hey Mama” by Kanye West
  4. “I’ll Be There” by Mac Miller ft. Phonte
  5. “Letter to My Mother” by Edwin McCain
  6. “Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper
  7. “Beautiful Boy” by Ben Harper
  8. “Have I Told You Lately” by Rod Stewart
  9. “Just the Way You Are” by Billy Joel
  10. “Love Of My Life” by Carly Simon
  11. “Love is a Verb” by John Mayer
  12. “The One Thing” by Shakira
  13. “Thank You Mom” by Good Charlotte
  14. “93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz
  15. “Everything” by Matthew John
  16. “Go On” by Jack Johnson
  17. “She’s Got a Way” by Billy Joel
  18. “House of Gold” by 21 Pilots

Rock Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
  2. “Have I Told You Lately” by Van Morrison
  3. “All You Need Is Love” by The Beatles
  4. “Thank You For Loving Me” by Bon Jovi
  5. “Sweet Child O’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  6. “Mother” by Pink Floyd
  7. “Wildflowers” by Tom Petty

R&B Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. “You are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  2. “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
  3. “Mama Hold My Hand” by Aloe Blacc
  4. “Stand by Me” by Ben E. King
  5. “Hero” by Mariah Carey
  6. “I Got You” by Ciara
  7. “River,” by Leon Bridges
  8. “I’ll Be There” by Mac Miller ft. Phonte

Country Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. “Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry
  2. “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina
  3. “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
  4. “Mama Said” by Lukas Graham
  5. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  6. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
  7. “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  8. “Sweet Child of Mine” by Sheryl Crow
  9. “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw
  10. “He Gets That From Me” by Reba McEntire
  11. “Mother” by Sugarland
  12. “Landslide” by The Chicks
  13. “Don’t Blink” by Kenny Chesney
  14. “Never Alone” by Lady and Jim Brickman

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