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41 gorgeous mother/son wedding dance songs

The perfect song choices for the groom and his mum on his wedding day

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41 gorgeous mother/son wedding dance songs
For the special mother/son moment. Image: Getty Images

Looking for a special song for the groom to share a moment with your mum on the dance floor? These gorgeous tunes range from classic ballads to rock, from country to disco, and you’re guaranteed to find at least one song that both you and your mum will love…

Traditionally the mother/son dance takes place after the first dance and the father/daughter dance, but feel free to take to the floor at any point in the evening. You could even surprise your mum with this special moment...

UPBEAT FIRST DANCE SONGS

1. 93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz
2. Ain’t No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
3. Angels – Robbie Williams

4. A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
5. A Song for my Son – Mikki Viereck
6. Beautiful Boy – John Lennon
7. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
8. Child of Mine – Carole King
9. Dream a Little Dream of Me – The Mamas and the Papas
10. God Only Know – The Beach Boys

37 BOUQUET TOSS SONGS FOR YOUR RECEPTION

11. Happy Everafter in Your Eyes – Ben Harper
12. Home – Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros

13. I’ll Be There – Jackson 5
14. I’ll Stand by You – The Pretenders
15. In My Life – The Beatles
16. Julia – The Beatles
17. Love Me Like a Rock – Paul Simon
18. Make You Feel My Love – Adele
19. Mama – Il Divo
20. Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

WEDDING MUSIC CHECKLIST

21. My Wish – Rascal Flatts
22. Rainbow Connection – Kermit the Frog
23. Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
24. Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakawiwo'Ole
25. Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
26. Stand by Me – Ben E. King
27. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns ‘n’ Roses (or try Taken by Trees for a more acoustic version)

28. Take Your Mama – Scissor Sisters
29. Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
30. To Zion– Lauryn Hill

51 WEDDING LAST DANCE SONGS TO END THE NIGHT

31. Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte
32. The Wonder of You – Elvis Presley
33. Unforgettable – Nat King Cole & Natalie Cole
34. Upward Over the Mountain – Iron & Wine
35. What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

36. Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
37. Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
38. Yellow – Coldplay
39. Your Song – Elton John
40. You’ve Got a Friend – James Taylor
41. You’ve Got a Friend in Me – Randy Newman

Want more? Here are the eight best Ed Sheeran first dance songs and how to avoid an awkward first dance

 

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