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Top 5 Mother/Son Dance Songs

The mother/son dance moment can sometimes get overlooked by couples on their wedding day, and regrettably so. Yes, the bride is in the beautiful wedding dress, but your wedding is a time to celebrate all family, and Matchmaker Band can testify firsthand that the mother/son dance is just as special.

There are a few different approaches that can be taken in this special mother/son dance moment. The first approach is a song from the mother to the son. The second approach is a song from a son to his mother. Some songs work for either scenario, but both approaches are equally sweet! Here are some of our most favorite top mother/son dance recommendations:

  1. “You Are The Sunshine Of My Life” - Stevie Wonder - We love this song choice for the mother/son dance. This Stevie Wonder song is just perfect for that special wedding moment. It is just the right tempo for dancing, and it is a tender and sweet song while not being too somber. You can’t go wrong with Stevie Wonder, and this classic mother/son dance song proves it!

  2. “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” - Marvin Gaye - This Marvin Gaye soul classic is a wedding favorite for mother/son dances because it can go both ways. The love and happiness is mutual and the lyrics have a special sentiment about sweetly loving each other no matter what. This is a perfect mother/son dance song choice. Not too fast and not too slow. Perfect for a light-hearted moment between the groom and his mother.

  3. “Days Like This” - Van Morrison - Van Morrison is singing about his mama in this one. “Well my mama told me there’ll be days like this.” What day is more special than the big wedding day! We love singing this song. The lyrics are sweet and true! The music is beautiful and great for a big wedding band (just listen to those horns!), and it’s not cheesy or overdone. This one is an all-around classic.

  4. “My Wish” - Rascal Flatts - Don’t for a second think this song is too overdone. It might seem cliche before the moment, but the lyrics to this song ring truer than ever for a special parent dance at your wedding. It is so appropriate for the occasion that it just HAS to be used. Also, it really is a beautiful song, and Matchmaker Band loves to sing and perform it every single time!

  5. “What A Wonderful World” - Louis Armstrong - This classic jazz ballad is a perfect choice for your mother/son song. It is simple and sweet, obvious and deep. This classic Louis Armstrong tune is another winner when it comes to selecting your mother/son dance.

Matchmaker Band knows and loves to perform all of these songs live! We have shortened versions of each of these songs custom-charted and ready for that special moment. Visit to learn more.

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