A friend was lamenting over the lack of Mother-Son songs for the Mother and Son dance at her son’s wedding. Having four sons, and hoping to someday have daughters-in-law, I set out on a hunt! I decided to be very selective and only use highly appropriate choices.

If you know of a song you feel would fit perfectly, please leave the title or video in the comment section. 🙂

From Mother to Son:

  1. Seems Like Yesterday – Melissa Smith, really perfect. She wrote it to dance with her son on his wedding day!
    Song only available at this place: https://www.reverbnation.com/singersongwriter30
    Video: <https://youtu.be/NPgVxCIOoV0 (to hear)
  2. It Happens in a Heartbeat – Teresa James, beautiful. She also wrote it to dance with her son to.
    Song: Amazon.
    Video: https://youtu.be/rhtcsA928EE (to hear whole thing)
  3. Evermore – Alison Krauss, beautiful, from the very unusual Dog Train Sandra Boynton album
    Song: https://amzn.to/2UMFRAX
  4. Better Together – JJ Heller, beautiful, from her wonderful second lullaby album. A Jack Johnson song.
    Song: Amazon.
  5. Never Alone – Antebellum and Jim Brickman, for letting son go.
    Song: Amazon
    Video: https://youtu.be/Zsdlgrnjphg (to hear the whole thing)
  6. He Gets That from Me – Reba McIntire, sweet, especially if Mom lost son’s dad.
    Song: Amazon.
  7. A Song for My Son – Mikki Veirik, kind of cheesy to me, but it might fit someone’s need.
    Song: Amazon.
  8. The Man You’ve Become – Molly Pasutti, another sort of cheesy one to me, at the same time it’s a tear jerker, but it might be perfect for someone.
    Song: Amazon.
    Video: https://youtu.be/tsLlUnUICQM (to hear the whole thing)
  9. Little Boy on His Knees – Cheri Keaggy, not really great dance material, but someone who grew up singing it with her son might want to use it.

From Son to Mother:

  1. Everything – Matthew John, tearjerker!
    Song: Amazon.
    Video: https://youtu.be/3v9YSng8zNI (to hear the whole thing)
  2. All to You – Scott Keo, kind of a simple tribute to Mom from the son, but it’s cute.
    Song: Amazon.
  3. Letter to My Mama – Edwin McCain, kind of harder, but sweet.
    Song: Amazon.
    Video: https://youtu.be/ii8jVDf-cqU


  1. Little Wonders – Rob Thomas, one of my favorite songs. I never considered it for a mother-son song, but it just might fit for some relationships. It’s a bit faster than most, but might work.
    Song: Amazon.
    Video: https://youtu.be/GpSYDmYZgkA (to hear the whole thing)
Mother-Son Wedding Dance Songs

JennAbout Jenn: I’m a Christian wife to an amazing man (since 1998) and a stay-at-home-teaching mom to four special & incredible boys (born in 2004, 2005, 2007, & 2009). I’m messy and cluttered, but working on that (really, I am!). I’m a discouraged perfectionist and a classic procrastinator who probably has both ADD & Autism, so I tend to jump from topic to topic (and activity to activity) without notice. My Love Languages are Words of Affirmation and Physical Touch. I’m an INFP who enjoys friends but loves to be alone. I love getting and giving hugs, and encouragement is a Spiritual gift of mine that can too-easily be turned into the weapon of discouragement, if I’m not careful. I enjoy writing, singing, words, drawing, photography, digital creations, and reading. Oh, and pizza, tacos, and steak. Now I’m hungry. That reminds me; I eat gluten free and try to eat organic and avoid white sugar and GMOs as much as possible.  Find me on Facebook (Writer/Editor page) (Fan page), Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram.

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