While the emotional moments seem to stack up when it comes to weddings, one of our favorites will always be the mother-son dance. A sweet tradition that and a touching moment on the dance floor, this dance allows for the groom and his mom, or any other motherly figure, to join on the dance floor and share a moment of of recognition.
Selecting a song for this can be a hard task, however keep in mind any shared favorites between the two of you, any with a significant memory, or one with a touching story. If you are stuck trying to pin down the perfect song for you and your mom, we have curated a list of some of our favorites that are guaranteed to lead to a memorable dance.
1. "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion
Lyrics We Love: "You were my strength when I was weak / You were my voice when I couldn't speak / You were my eyes when I couldn't see / You saw the best there was in me"
2. "What A Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong
Lyrics We Love: "I see trees of green, red roses too / I see them bloom, for me and for you/ And I think to myself / What a wonderful world"
3. "Stand By Me" by Ben E. King
Lyrics We Love: "When the night has come / And the land is dark / And the moon is the only light we'll see / No I won't be afraid / Oh, I won't be afraid / Just as long as you stand, stand by me"
4. "Mother Like Mine" by The Band Perry
Lyrics We Love: "She's the sky that holds the clouds / She's the lady of our house / We all need her, but no one more than me"
5. "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack
Lyrics We Love: "I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance / Never settle for the path of least resistance / Livin' might mean takin' chances, but they're worth takin'"
6. "Home" by Phillip Phillips
Lyrics We Love: "Just know you're not alone / 'Cause I'm gonna make this place your home
7. "A Song For Mama" by Boyz II Men
Lyrics We Love: "You were there for me to love and care for me / When skies were grey / Whenever I was down / You were always there to comfort me / And no one else can be what you have been to me / You will always be / You will always be the girl in my life / For all times"
8. "Montezuma" by Fleet Foxes
Lyrics We Love: "Oh, how could I dream of / Such a selfless and true love / Could I wash my hands of / Just looking out for me"
9. "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift
Lyrics We Love: "I know you were on my side even when I was wrong / And I love you for giving me your eyes
For staying back and watching me shine / And I didn't know if you knew, so I'm taking this chance to say / That I had the best day with you today"
10. "My Wish" by Rascal Flatts
Lyrics We Love: "My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to / Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small / You never need to carry more than you can hold"
11. "Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
Lyrics We Love: "Oh, mirror in the sky/What is love? / Can the child within my heart rise above?"
12. "My Mothers Eyes" by Frankie Valli
Lyrics We Love: "Oh, mama, I miss the days when you were here beside me, mama / I remember those happy days when you here to guide me / I was so safe in the glow of your love / Sent from the heavens above / Nothing can ever replace / The warmth of your tender embrace"
13. "Turn To You" by Justin Bieber
Lyrics We Love: "So when you're lost and you're tired / When you're broken in two / Let my love take you higher / 'Cause I, I still turn to you"
14. "I'll Be There" by Jackson 5
Lyrics We Love: "I'll reach out my hand to you / I'll have faith in all you do / Just call my name and I'll be there (I'll be there)"
15. "Mother" by Sugarland
Lyrics We Love: "She's your mother, you love her / There won't be another / Place like her again that you call home"
16. "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart
Lyrics We Love: "May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong / Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond"
17. "Wildflowers" by Tom Petty
Lyrics We Love: "You belong among the wildflowers / You belong in a boat out at sea / You belong with your love on your arm / You belong somewhere you feel free"
18. "Unforgettable" by Nat King Cole
Lyrics We Love: "Unforgettable / In every way / And forever more / That's how you'll stay"
19. "River" bt Leon Bridges
Lyrics We Love: "In my darkness I remember / Momma's words reoccur to me / Surrender to the good Lord / And he'll wipe your slate clean"
20. "Days Like This" by Van Morrison
Lyrics We Love: "When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch / Well my mama told me there'll be days like this"
21. "Letter to My Mother" by Edwin McCain
Lyrics We Love: "Mama, how do I write the words to you / You were the only one who loved me true"
22. "Humble And Kind" by Tim McGraw
Lyrics We Love: "Go to church 'cause your mamma says to / Visit grandpa every chance that you can / It won't be wasted time / Always stay humble and kind"
23. "You Are My Sunshine" by Morgane Stapleton and Chris Stapleton
Lyrics We Love: "You are my sunshine / My only sunshine / You make me happy / When skies are grey / You'll never know, dear / How much I love you / Please don't take my sunshine away"
24. "Mama I'm Coming Home" by Ozzy Osbourne
Lyrics We Love: "Times have changed and times are strange / Here I come, but I ain't the same / Mama, I'm coming home"
25. "You'll Be In My Heart" by Phil Collins
Lyrics We Love: "Cause you'll be in my heart / Yes, you'll be in my heart / From this day on / Now and forever more"
26. "93 Million Miles" by Jason Mraz
Lyrics We Love: "Son in life you're gonna go far / If you do it right / You'll love where you are / Just know that wherever you go / You can always come home"
27. "No Matter What" by Calum Scott
Lyrics We Love: "She said, 'I love you no matter what / I just want you to be happy and always be who you are' / She wrapped her arms around me / Said, 'Don't try to be what you're not / 'Cause I love you no matter what' / She loves me no matter what"
28. "Mom" by Meghan Trainor
Lyrics We Love: "You might have a mom, she might be the bomb / But ain't nobody got a mom like mine / Her love's 'til the end, she's my best friend / Ain't nobody got a mom like mine"
29. "Remedy" by Adele
Lyrics We Love: "When the world seems so cruel / And your heart makes you feel like a fool / I promise you will see / That I will be, I will be your remedy"
30. "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers
Lyrics We Love: "Lean on me / When you're not strong / And I'll be your friend / I'll help you carry on"
31. "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Sheryl Crow
Lyrics We Love: "She's got a smile that it seems to me / Reminds me of childhood memories / Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky"
32. "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon
Lyrics We Love: "Out on the ocean sailing away / I can hardly wait / To see you to come of age / But I guess we'll both / Just have to be patient / 'Cause it's a long way to go"
33. "I'll Stand By You" by The Pretenders
Lyrics We Love: "I'll stand by you / I'll stand by you, won't let nobody hurt you / I'll stand by you / Baby, even to your darkest hour, and I'll never desert you"
34. "The Wonder of You" by Elvis Presley
Lyrics We Love: "When no-one else can understand me / When everything I do is wrong / You give me hope and consolation / You give me strength to carry on"
35. "How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by James Taylor
Lyrics We Love: "I needed the shelter of someone's arms / And there you were / I needed someone to understand my ups and downs / And there you were"
36. "Mama Hold My Hand" by Aloe Blacc
Lyrics We Love: "Mama hold my hand / I don't think I can cross this road by myself"
37. "I Say A Little Prayer" by Aretha Franklin
Lyrics We Love: "I run for the bus, dear/While riding I think of us, dear/I say a little prayer for you"
38. "Mother" BY Thomas Finchum
Lyrics We Love: "Something 'bout a son and a mother / Ain't like no other love like a / Mothers"
39. "My Love, My Life" by Abba
Lyrics We Love: "Like an image passing by, my love, my life / In the mirror of your eyes, my love, my life"
40. "Only One" by Kanye West
Lyrics We Love: "And when you cry, I will cry / And when you smile, I will smile / And next time when I look in your eyes / We'll have wings and we'll fly"