Popular Songs for the Mother and Son Dance

Choose popular songs to dance with parents.

Finding popular groom and mother songs for your wedding can be a challenging task. While most wedding music is definitely sentimental in nature, many men feel uncomfortable dancing to overly sappy songs. In this case, the perfect groom and mother song is one that expresses a meaningful sentiment about this special relationship while still managing to keep a bit of a masculine edge.

Choosing a Groom and Mother Song

Although the father and daughter dance traditionally gets the most attention at a wedding reception, the groom dancing with his mother is a special moment as well. When choosing a groom and mother song, there are a number of factors to consider. For example:

  • How would you describe the groom and mother's relationship? Are they very close or have they been through some difficult times in the past?
  • What type of music do the groom and mother enjoy? Do they prefer country or rock?
  • What songs have you selected for the other dances?

If you've hired a DJ for your wedding reception, don't forget to ask for his/her opinion on this issue. Any experienced DJ is sure to have a list of possible songs for you to consider for the groom and mother dance.

A Listing of Popular Groom and Mother Songs

If you're looking for pop songs for your mother and son dance, options include:

  • A Song for Mama by Boyz II Men
  • Because You Loved Me by Celine Dion
  • Blessed by Elton John
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon & Garfunkel
  • Close to You by Carpenters
  • Don't Know Much by Linda Ronstadt
  • Evergreen by Barbara Streisand
  • Hero by Mariah Carey
  • I Am Your Child by Barry Manilow
  • I Just Called to Say I Love You by Stevie Wonder
  • I Wish You Love by Natalie Cole
  • In My Life by Bette Midler
  • Isn't She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
  • I Turn to You by Christina Agueliera
  • Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel
  • Lullaby by Billy Joel
  • Music of My Heart by Gloria Estefan
  • Parent's Prayer by Steven Curtis Chapman
  • Rock & Roll Lullaby by B.J. Thomas
  • Son by Judy Collins
  • That's What Love is For by Amy Grant
  • The Impossible Dream by Luther Vandross
  • The Perfect Fan by Backstreet Boys
  • The Power of Love by Celine Dion
  • The Rose by Bette Midler
  • The Way We Were by Barbara Steisand
  • Till the End of Time by Perry Como
  • Unforgettable by Natalie Cole
  • You Raised Me Up by Josh Groban
  • You'll Be in My Heart by Phil Collins
  • You've Got a Friend by James Taylor
  • Wind Beneath My Wings by Bette Midler

For rock music aficionados, common choices include:

  • I'll Have to Say I Love You by Jim Croce
  • Forever Young by Rod Stewart
  • Have I Told You Lately by Van Morrison
  • Memories by Elvis Presley
  • Show Me the Way by Peter Frampton
  • Tender Years by John Cafferty
  • The Long and Winding Road by The Beatles
  • These Are the Days by Queen
  • You're the Inspiration by Chicago

If you'd prefer country music for your wedding reception, popular groom and mother songs include:

  • Angels Among Us by Alabama
  • Ebb Tide by The Righteous Brothers
  • I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack
  • It's Your Song by Garth Brooks
  • Sunshine on My Shoulder by John Denver
  • Thanks Again by Ricky Skaggs
  • The Dance by Garth Brooks
  • Through the Years by Kenny Rogers
  • Whenever You Remember by Carrie Underwood
  • You Decorated My Life by Kenny Rogers
  • You're My Best Friend by Don Williams

If you are unfamiliar with any of the popular groom and mother songs listed above, visit A to Z Lyrics Universe for more information.


Choosing the right songs for a wedding can be challenging, and finding groom and mother songs is not an easy task. By taking care to select a meaningful, enjoyable song, however, this special dance will be a memorable moment for parent and child to share.

Popular Songs for the Mother and Son Dance