Our most popular posts of all time is our 30 songs to Get Your Guests on the Dance Floor. Because our readers seem hungry for music suggestions, here’s more, this time for mother-son songs. We have songs for a wide range of tastes — everything from Bob Dylan to Celine Dion to Sade. There should be something here for everyone!
- “A Song For Mama” by Boyz II Men
- “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
- “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
- “Forever Young” by Bob Dylan or Rod Stewart
- “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts
- “The Man You’ve Become” by Molly Pasutti (This one appears to have been written to be a mother-son dance song.)
- “It Happens in a Heartbeat” by Teresa James (Ditto the above.)
- “Thank You” by Natalie Merchant
- “By Your Side” by Sade
- “Beautiful Boy” by Celine Dion (The John Lennon version references the father-son relationship, so it wouldn’t make sense here.)
- “Teach Your Children” by Crosby, Stills & Nash
- “What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong
- “That’s What Friends Are For” by Dionne Warwick and Friends
- “I’ll Stand by You” by the Pretenders
- “Ain’t That Love” by Ray Charles (I saw a mother and son dance to this recently, and it was fun and uptempo.)
Regional songs are also a great way to go, especially if the wedding is not in the groom’s home city. For example, one bride told me that her groom and his mother, who hail from New York, danced to Michael Bublé’s version of “New York, New York” as a tribute to their home city because the wedding took place in California.
Our popular post on father-daughter dance songs might provide some inspiration as well — there are a few repeats from the above list but not many.
If in doubt about mother-son songs, ask your DJ. He’s bound to have solid suggestions!
And by all means, add to the list in the comments!
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