Mother/Son Dance Favorites

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If your groom wants to honor his mother by having a special dance, here are some great songs to choose from. Many of them overlap with father/daughter songs, but for the sake of completeness I have listed them in their own categories. There is certainly nothing wrong with just playing one song, and having a father/daughter and mother/son dance simultaneously, but having a separate mother/son dance is great too. Your day, your call. Here are some favorites for the mother/son dance.

A New Day Has Come – Celine Dion
A Song For Mama – Boys II Men
As – Stevie Wonder
Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
Blessed – Elton John
Child of Mine – Carole King
Close To You – The Carpenters
Don’t Know Much – Linda Rondstadt And Aaron Neville
Forever Young – Bob Dylan
Forever Young – Rod Stewart
The Glory Of Love – Bette Midler
God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
Godspeed (Sweet Dreams) – The Dixie Chicks
How Sweet It Is – James Taylor
I Hope You Dance – Leann Womack
I Will – The Beatles
If I Could – Barbara Streisand or Celine Dion
If We Hold On Together – Diana Ross
I’ll Be – Reba McEntire
In My Life – The Beatles
Kind And Generous – Natalie Merchant
Let Them Be Little – Lonestar
Loves Me Like A Rock – Paul Simon
Lullaby – The Dixie Chicks
My Wish – Rascal Flatts
Ordinary Miracle – Sarah McLachlan
Parent’s Prayer – Steven Curtis Chapman
Rainbow Connection – Kermit The Frog
Return To Pooh Corner – Kenny Loggins
Somewhere Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Sweet Child O’Mine – Sheryl Crow
There You’ll Be – Faith Hill
Through The Years – Kenny Rogers
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
When You Come Back Down – Nickel Creek
You Belong To Me – Patti Page or Jason Wade
You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban
You’ll Be In My Heart – Phil Collins
You’re Gonna Be – Reba McEntire
You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor or Carole King

Listen to these songs and more wedding song playlists on our Listen To The Music page. Or go straight to the Spotify playlist here.

Rhiannon {Hey Gorg} - May 24, 2011 - 7:57 pm

What a fun blog you have! I just love all these suggestions and can’t wait to send brides your way :) xoxo

Colleen - May 25, 2011 - 6:46 am

Thank you!! It’s an honor to have you stopping by, I am completely in love with your blog!!! And it would be AMAZING if you sent people my way!! (Don’t mean to overdo it with the exclamation points, but I need to adequately express my joy.) Thanks again! xoxo

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Pauly - March 7, 2012 - 7:42 am

Another great one.. Days like this – Van Morrison

Deepesh - October 13, 2014 - 9:30 pm

This is one band I have not seen but they they rock, I learnt about them from my sons who haepnepd to catch them in Czecko, at the concert that was used in the film XXX. the track is Feuer FreiThe venue was an old bombed out cathedral, it was a great place for concerts, I haepnepd to see The Young Gods there

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