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

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