40+ Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas for your Wedding

As with father-daughter dances, the mother-son dance at a wedding is a tradition American readers will be very familiar with, but we’ve also been seeing an uptake in this sweet mother-son moment in Ireland and the UK. Whatever side of the Atlantic you live on, we’ve compiled a playlist of mother-son dance song ideas to take to your wedding band or DJ. Perfect tunes to convey the emotion of the occasion, without making for any awkward moments!

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Listen to our Mother-Son Dance Song Playlist on Spotify

We’ve put all our favourite mother-son dance song ideas in one handy playlist – play through these with your mum and see which resonates! Find the playlist on Spotify here.

Photo by Berit Alits Wedding Photography via One Fab Day

Mother-Son Dance Song Ideas

  1. Capri: Colbie Cailat
  2. Humble and Kind: Tim McGraw
  3. Mother: Kacey Musgraves
  4. Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy): John Lennon
  5. 93 Million Miles: Jason Maraz
  6. You’ll Be in My Heart: Phil Collins
  7. Don’t Blink: Kenny Chesney
  8. A Song For Mama: Boyz II Men
  9. Mama: Spice Girls
  10. Scars: Sam Smith
  11. Sweetest Devotion: Adele
  12. Hold My Hand: Hootie & The Blowfish
  13. Your Song: Elton John
  14. Mother Like Mine: The Band Perry
  15. My Baby You: Marc Anthony
  16. I’ll Stand By You: Pretenders
  17. River: Leon Bridges
  18. Teach Your Children: Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
  19. I Lived: One Republic
  20. Because You Loved Me: Celine Dion
  21. The Perfect Fan: Backstreet Boys
  22. Landslide: Fleetwood Mac
  23. Sweet Child O’Mine: Sheryl Crow
  24. You are the Sunshine of My Life: Stevie Wonder
  25. Have I Told You Lately: Van Morrison
  26. There You’ll Be: Faith Hill
  27. Whatever I Never Knew I Always Wanted: Carrie Underwood
  28. Greatest Love of All: Whitney Houston
  29. Home: Jack Johnson
  30. Just The Two of Us: Will Smith
  31. The Best Day: Taylor Swift
  32. Make You Feel My Love: Adele
  33. I Knew I Loved You: Savage Garden
  34. My Baby: Britney Spears
  35. I’ll Always Love My Mama: The Intruders
  36. Letter To My Mother: Edwin McCain
  37. Do I Make You Proud: Taylor Hicks
  38. Mama’s Song: Carrie Underwood
  39. The First Lady In My Life/Mother: Paul Todd
  40. You’re Gonna Be: Reba McEntire
  41. He Gets That From Me: Reba McEntire
  42. She’s Always a Woman: Billy Joel

P.S. Don’t be afraid to shake up this tradition for your family, mother-daughter dances, son-father, son-stepmom, granny, aunt, whatever works for you!

Get more playlists and wedding music ideas here or check out some of Ireland’s best wedding bands here.