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Our 20 Favorite Mother-Son Dance Songs

A couple of months ago, we shared our favorite father-daughter dance songs. And even though weddings are typically all about the bride, we didn’t want to leave out the groom! So now we’re sharing our 20 favorite mother-son dance songs. Grooms, if you’re struggling to pick the perfect song, these are sure to bring tears of joy to your mama’s eyes. But, make sure you have a spare handkerchief ready for her ????


  1. “Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
  2. “Humble And Kind” – Rascal Flatts
  3. “Don’t Blink” – Kenny Chesney
  4. “He Gets That From Me” – Reba McEntire
  5. “I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack
  6. “Mother Like Mine” – The Band Perry
  7. “There You’ll Be” – Faith Hill
  8. “Angels” – Randy Travis
  9. “Home” – Phil Phillips
  10. “Never Alone” – Lady Antebellum

Our ultimate country fave: The ultimate classic, “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd. Perfect for a rustic, country wedding! Plus, who doesn’t love Lynyrd Skynyrd?!


  1. “You’ll Be In My Heart” – Phil Collins
  2. “Lean On Me” – Bill Withers
  3. “A Song For Mama” – Boyz II Men
  4. “Child of Mine” – Carole King
  5. “The Perfect Fan” – Backstreet Boys
  6. “I’ll Always Love My Mama” – The Intruders
  7. “93 Million Miles” – Jason Mraz
  8. “How Sweet It Is” – James Taylor
  9. “The First Lady In My Life” – Paul Todd
  10. “Your Song” – Elton John

Our ultimate non-country fave: “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers – the perfect 3 words to describe a mother’s love. Also, you can be sure all your guests will be singing along!

So, what will your mother-son wedding dance song be?! Join our Facebook group today, and let us know! Your DJ is another great resource for recommendations on mother-son dance songs. And, if you’re still looking for a DJ, browse our awesome music vendors here.

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