Wedding Mother Son Dance Songs


Lets face it, a lot of grooms just aren’t big dancers and would prefer less of the limelight during their Mother Son dance song at their wedding. Trust me, we get it. Our rule is the “rule of 2 1/2.” Anything over 2 and a half minutes of dancing for any special dance songs is just too long and will lose the attention of your guests and feel like an eternity on the dance floor. That being said, here are a list of short and sweet Mother Son dance songs that will get the job done.

** Some of the songs on our list break our “2.5 minute rule” but are too good to exclude. Hire a good DJ that can fade them out properly ;)


  1. The Jackson 5: “I’ll Be There
  2. Beach Boys: “God Only Knows
  3. Paul Simon: “Loves Me Like a Rock

James Taylor: “You’ve Got a Friend” 

Lee Ann Womack: “I Hope You Dance

“My Wish” by Rascal Flats

“You Are The Sunshine Of My Love” by Stevie Wonder

Jackie Wilson: “Higher and Higher

“Simple Man” by Lynard Skynard

“Just The Way You Are” by Billy Joel

Louis Armstrong: “What A Wonderful World” 

Rod Stewart: “Forever Young” 

Ben E. King: “Stand By Me” 

Carrie Underwood: “Mamas Song“

Lady Antebellum: “Never Alone” 

Bette Midler: “Wind Beneath My Wings 

James Taylor : “How Sweet It Is“

Jackson 5: “Ill Be There” 

Jason Mraz: “93 Million Miles”

Nat King Cole: “L.O.V.E.“

Sheryl Crow: “Sweet Child O’ Mine” 

The Band Perry: “Mother Like Mine”

Simone & Garfunkel: “Bridge Over Troubled Water“

Garth Brooks: “Mom” 

Paul Todd: “The First Lady In My Life“