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How to Choose a Fantastic Mother Son Wedding Dance Song

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To commemorate your special relationship with your dear old mom, you should choose a mother-son wedding dance song that celebrates your special bond. When it comes to relationships between the couple getting married and their parents, it’s the bride and her father that tend to get the spotlight, and it’s not hard to see why. Most brides, dedicate a lot of thought to the song that they are going to dance with their dads, too. But what about that special mother-son relationship? There is another parent-child dance that deserves just as much thought and attention – the dance the groom shares with his mother.
There really isn’t anything that can describe the relationship that a mother shares with her son, and for that reason, all of you grooms out there, you really need to take the time to put some good thought into the song you are going to dance with your mother to on your wedding day. Even if dancing isn’t exactly your forte, your mother deserves more than a song that you picked at the last minute because you thought it would be alright. The more thought you put into your selection and the more meaningful the song is, the more special your mother will feel on your wedding day. How can you pick a mother-son wedding dance song that’s a winner? Here are some suggestions to help you pick something that will make your mom swell with pride and pretty much guarantee a few tears are shed. Here are our tips to pick the best mother-son wedding dance song.

A Childhood Song

Did your mom sing a special song to you when you were a kid? If so, it may be the perfect choice for your mother-son dance. At my brother’s wedding, for example, he danced with my mom to an old Irish lullaby that she used to rock him to. Believe me, there was barely a dry eye when they danced to this song.

Focus on Her Name

There are dozens and dozens of songs that are dedicated to ladies names, and perhaps there is one that focuses on your mother’s name. If it’s an appropriate song (not a heavy metal ballad – unless that’s really the type of relationship the two of you share and it would work with your wedding), you might want to consider using it for your mother-son dance.

Remember That Concert?

Did you and your mom ever go to a concert together? If so, think about the song that you both rocked out to and choose that for your wedding song. The tune will immediately make both of you think about that awesome experience you had together, and she’ll be elated that you remembered.

Ask for Her Input

If you really don’t have the first clue as to what song your mother would like, ask her for her input. Ladies tend to be way more sentimental than guys (sorry grooms, but it’s true) and you’re mom may be better equipped to select a great song. And, you might be surprised to find that she already has a song in mind!
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Still don't know where to start? Check out our favorite mother-son dance songs

  • "Close Your Eyes" – Michael Bublé
  • "Days Like This" – Van Morrison
  • "Don’t Blink" – Kenny Chesney
  • "God Only Knows" – The Beach Boys
  • "Home" – Jack Johnson
  • "How Long Will I Love You" – Ellie Goulding
  • "Humble and Kind" – Tim McGraw
  • "I’ll Stand By You" – The Pretenders
  • "Kind & Generous" – Natalie Merchant
  • "Mom" – Meghan Trainor
  • "Moon River" – Audrey Hepburn
  • "Mother Like Mine" – The Band Perry
  • "My Wish" – Rascal Flatts
  • "Old Pine" – Ben Howard
  • "Simple Man" – Lynyrd Skynrd
  • "Unforgettable" – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  • "You Are the Sunshine of My Life" – Stevie Wonder
  • "You’ll Be in My Heart" – Phil Collins
  • "I Got You Babe" – Sonny and Cher
  • "Sweet Child O' Mine" – Guns N' Roses
  • "Child of Mine" – Carole King
  • "God Only Knows" – The Beach Boys
  • "Simple Man" – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  • "What a Wonderful World" – Louis Armstrong 
  • "A Song For Mama" – Boyz II Men
  • "Your Song" – Elton John
  • "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" – Marvin Gaye
  • "God Bless The Child" – Billie Holliday
  • "Coat of Many Colors" – Dolly Parton
  • "Brown Eyed Girl" – Temptations
  • "In My Life" – The Beatles
  • "I'll Always Love My Mama" – The Intruders
  • "Wind Beneath My Wings" – Bette Midler
  • "Landslide" – Fleetwood Mac
  • "Don't Blink" – Kenny Chesney
  • "Hero" – Mariah Carey
  • "Greatest Love of All" – Whitney Houston 
Kellee Khalil
About The Author
Kellee Khalil is the Founder & CEO of Loverly. She lives in upstate NY with her fiancé and two dogs.
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