30 of the Best Mother/Son Dance Songs for Your Wedding Reception

The bond between mother and son is such a special one. On his wedding day, a groom knows that the big celebration and all the hoopla about love and romance is something his bride has been dreaming of for ages. But what he doesn’t know is that his mom has also been dreaming about this day, the day her little baby boy who raised to be a man would walk into the arms of another woman and no longer be her main homie.

Fast forward a couple of decades and she’s trying hard to stay supportive and focused when all she can think about is how she wiped the cookie crumbs from his chin from he was two, taught him how to use a real, big boy toilet when he was three, and laughed when he told the same joke over and over again when he was four.

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Here I’ve put together thirty of the most celebratory tunes that tell a mother “Thank You” instead of “Goodbye”. Show her you love her with one of these jazzy numbers at your wedding reception!

Child of Mine - Carole King

Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole

God Only Knows - The Beach Boys

How Sweet It Is - James Taylor

Forever Young - Bob Dylan

Sweet Child O’ Mine - Sheryl Crow

I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

I Got You Babe - Sonny and Cher

Your Song - Elton John

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough - Marvin Gaye

Landslide - Fleetwood Mac

Stand By Me - Ben E. King

You’ll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins

Have I Told You Lately - Rod Stewart

Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder

The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra

Just the Way You Are - Billy Joel

Let it Be - The Beatles

Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers

Little Wonders - Rob Thomas

Twist and Shout - The Beatles

Cupid Shuffle - Cupid

I’ll Be There - The Jackson 5

Upward Over the Mountain - Iron and Wine

Thank You For Loving Me - Bon Jovi

Best Friend - Queen

Time After Time - Quietdrive

Shining Star - Manhattans

Up Where We Belong - Joe Cocker


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