What Are Some Good Songs for the Mother-Son Dance at a Wedding?


Good mother-son wedding songs include The Intruders' "I'll Always Love My Mama," Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" and Jason Mraz's "93 Million Miles." Other possible choices include "My Mother's Eyes" by Etta Jones, "A Song for Mama" by Boyz II Men and "God Bless the Child" by Billie Holiday.

Rock-loving mothers and sons may prefer the song "Sweet Child O' Mine" by Guns N' Roses, while country music fans might enjoy the song "Coat of Many Colors" by Dolly Parton. Fans of The Beatles can always go with the John Lennon classic, "Beautiful Boy," and grooms with playful mothers dancing at same-sex weddings could choose the song "Take Your Mama" by Scissor Sisters. Sons who want to thank their mothers can choose songs like "Up Over the Mountain" by Iron & Wine or "Thank You Mom" by Good Charlotte.

Mother-son wedding songs should be selected based upon the parties' personalities as well as the nature of the relationship. The song should have meaning to both parties and have a rhythm conducive to dancing. The mother-and-son dance is not a traditional component of a wedding. While many couples opt to feature the activity to complement the father-and-daughter dance, it is not considered a required part of the wedding.