Mother and son songs for a wedding

Best mother and son songs for a wedding

How to choose your very special Mother Son Wedding Songs. Each family is unique, which makes every dance between a son and his mum song unique as well. Many times lyrics are important for this dance, but some like something a little more rhythmic.

Think about it carefully, initially you may think as your mum is a fun mum, go with humor. But then on the day, it just may not seem appropriate, as something more meaningful may suit the occasion. It will be remembered forever, through video, so choose wisely.  The mother and son dance songs listed here give a little of both.

Contemporary Mother Son Wedding Songs

All To You

Artist: DJ Scott Keo

Genre: Christian Contemporary

Release: 2010

My personal favorite mother son wedding song – hands down. Up until I heard this song, I had never even heard of DJ Keo. He has a great voice and the lyrics just match up to so many mother-son relationships.

A Mother’s Song

Artist: T Carter

Genre: Christian, Country

Release: 2014

T Carter Music specializes in wedding songs. A Mother’s Song is one of the more popular songs featured on their site. It was specifically made for mother son dances – and it nails it! Check out other T Carter songs for more ideas.

The Man You’ve Become

Artist: Molly Passutti

Genre: Pop

Release: 2012

A song, from the mother’s view, about her son growing up from a little boy to a man. It may be somewhat “sappy” for some, but the lyrics are very touching. Your wedding band/singer may be able to add a twist to this track.

A Mother’s Love

Artist: Mark Masri, featuring Jim Brickman

Genre: Christian Contemporary

Release: 2010

A song from the son’s view. Jim Brickman is the most charted male contemporary music artist to date, and his songs are littered throughout this site because they fit so well for many wedding occasions.

Country Mother Son Wedding Songs

Twenty Years Late

Artist: David St. Romain

Genre: Country

Release: 2010

This song is a great male perspective song for his mom. As the title implies, he tells his mother how much he appreciates her Twenty Years Late. 

My Wish

Artist: Rascal Flatts

Genre: Country, Country Pop

Release: 2006

The most upbeat song on this list, which also goes well for a father-daughter dance. My Wish would be unique in the fact that it has “best wishes” type lyrics. This song may work out better for dances with mothers that don’t fit the lyrics of the other songs on this list.

A Mother’s Prayer

Artist: Bonnie Barbey and Kay Crawford

Genre: Christian, Country and Bluegrass

Release: 2009

An uplifting song sung from the mother’s perspective – yet uniquely mentions the bride-groom relationship in the chorus. The tempo of this song is perfect to dance to.

That’s What Mamas Do

Artist: Jason Matthews

Genre: Country

Release: 2008

A more modern, pure-country song for mom! I love the sentiment of country music and I’m glad Jason Matthews shared his with That’s What Mamas Do.

I Cross My Heart

Artist: George Strait

Genre: Country

Release: 1992

An oldie but a goodie, George Strait put out this title for the movie soundtrack of Pure Country in 1992. This song hit a #1 peak position on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs.

Other Genre Mother Son Wedding Songs

Simple Man

Artist: Shinedown

Genre: Rock

Release: 2004

A cover for the old Lynyrd Skynyrd Simple Man. I think Shinedown brings some extra soul and modern tone for the song (though I know all won’t agree). This song would definitely be a unique pick!

A Song For Mama

Artist: Boyz II Men

Genre: R&B;

Release: 1997

With over 4.5 million views on a 2009 Youtube upload, this 1997 mama’s song is still a hit today. I wish I could recommend more R&B; mother son dance songs, but this one song makes up for the lack-there-of.

In My Life

Artist: The Beatles

Genre: Baroque Pop

Release: 1965

A vastly popular pick for the mother son dance song! If the mother grew up in the Beatles era, this would be even more appreciated. 50 years old, but this song will ever be a great pick.

The Wind Beneath My Wings

Artist: Bette Midler

Genre: Pop

Release: 1989

The Wind Beneath My Wings is versatile in the fact that it can be used for many different wedding dances. The lyrics are uplifting for whatever occasion or subject. Gary Morris was the original singer for this track, but Bette is a personal favorite.


Artist: Natalie Cole

Genre: Jazz

Release: 1991

I love the live video with Natalie’s father up on the big screen singing together. That aside though, this version of Unforgettable has a nice male/female duet that would work well for a mother son dance. 

You Raise Me Up

Artist: Josh Groban

Genre: Easy Listening, Operatic Pop

Release: 2003

Josh Groban lends his operatic voice and ton for this song. While not directly related to a mother-son relationship, You Raise Me Up can easily be used for it. It’s also a nice song to dance to.


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