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Song Ideas for The Mother Son Dance

Here are some tips for choosing the perfect song for the mother-son dance at a wedding:

  1. Consider the meaning behind the song: The mother-son dance is a special moment, so choose a song that holds a special meaning for both you and your mother. It could be a song that was special to your mother growing up, or a song that you two listened to together.

  2. Reflect your relationship: Choose a song that reflects the bond you have with your mother. Whether your relationship is playful or sentimental, find a song that showcases the love and connection you have.

  3. Emotional Lyrics: Opt for a song with lyrics that express your gratitude and love for your mother. This will make the dance even more meaningful and emotional.

  4. Tempo and rhythm: Consider the tempo and rhythm of the song. A slower song will be easier to dance to and will allow you to focus on the emotional aspect of the dance.

  5. Song length: Look for a song with a good length, typically 3-4 minutes is appropriate for a dance. Longer songs can become repetitive and may lose their emotional impact.

  6. Musical Preferences: Take into account the musical preferences of your mother and make sure she is comfortable with the song choice. This dance is about celebrating your relationship, so it’s important to choose a song that both of you will enjoy.

  7. Timeless Classics: Consider a classic or timeless song that can be enjoyed by all generations at the wedding. Songs like "What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong or "The Way You Look Tonight" by Frank Sinatra are always popular choices.

Remember, the mother-son dance is a special moment to honor the bond between a mother and son. Choose a song that reflects your relationship and make it a dance to remember.

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Mother Son Dance

01of 81 “Mother Like Mine,” by The Band Perry Lyrics of Love: “She's our father's one great love/She's the one he wanted most/She's the light in the window of the house I grew up in”

02of 81 “Mama Hold My Hand,” by Aloe Blacc Lyrics of Love: “Momma, hold my hand/I don't think I can cross this road by myself”

03of 81 “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” by Simon & Garfunkel Lyrics of Love: “When you’re weary, feeling small/When tears are in your eyes, I will dry them all, all/I’m on your side, oh, when times get rough”

04of 81 “God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys Lyrics of Love: “I may not always love you/But long as there are stars above you/You never need to doubt it/I’ll make you so sure about it”

05of 81 “Home,” by Jack Johnson Lyrics of Love: “So I, try, to understand, what I can’t hold in my hand, and where ever we are/Home is there too”

06of 81 “I Say A Little Prayer,” by Aretha Franklin Lyrics of Love: “I run for the bus, dear/While riding I think of us, dear/I say a little prayer for you”

07of 81 “Because You Loved Me,” by Celine Dion Lyrics of Love: “You were my strength when I was weak/You were my voice when I couldn't speak/You were my eyes when I couldn't see”

08of 81 “Lean On Me,” by Bill Withers Lyrics of Love: “Lean on me/When you're not strong/And I'll be your friend/I'll help you carry on”

09of 81 “Days Like This,” by Van Morrison Lyrics of Love: “When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch/Well my mama told me there'll be days like this”

10of 81 “Letter to My Mother,” by Edwin McCain Lyrics of Love: “Mama, how do I write the words to you/You were the only one who loved me true”

11of 81 “You’ll Be In My Heart,” by Phil Collins Lyrics of Love: “For one so small/You seem so strong/My arms will hold you/Keep you safe and warm/This bond between us/Can’t be broken/I will be here/Don’t you cry”

12of 81 “The Wish,” by Bruce Springsteen Lyrics of Love: “And if it's a funny old world, mama, where a little boy's wishes come true/Well I got a few in my pocket and a special one just for you”

13of 81 “Beautiful Boy,” by John Lennon Lyrics of Love: “Out on the ocean sailing away/I can hardly wait/To see you to come of age/But I guess we’ll both/Just have to be patient/‘Cause it’s a long way to go”

14of 81 “I’ll Stand By You,” by The Pretenders Lyrics of Love: “I’ll stand by you/I’ll stand by you, won’t let nobody hurt you/I’ll stand by you/Baby, even to your darkest hour, and I’ll never desert you”

15of 81 “93 Million Miles,” by Jason Mraz Lyrics of Love: “Son in life you’re gonna go far/If you do it right/You’ll love where you are/Just know that wherever you go/You can always come home”

16of 81 “Forever Young,” by Rod Stewart Lyrics of Love: “May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong/Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond”

17of 81 “Small Bump,” by Ed Sheeran Lyrics of Love: “You are my one, and only/You can wrap your fingers round my thumb and hold me tight”

18of 81 “Thank You Mom,” by Good Charlotte Lyrics of Love: “I'm sitting here, I'm thinking back/To a time when I was young, my memory is clear as day/I'm listening to the dishes clink/You were downstairs, you would sing songs of praise”

19of 81 “Landslide,” by Fleetwood Mac Lyrics of Love: “Oh, mirror in the sky/What is love?/Can the child within my heart rise above?”

20of 81 “Sweet Pea,” by Amos Lee Lyrics of Love: “Hey, sweet pea/Apple of my eye/Don't know when, and I don't know why/But you're the only reason I keep on coming home”

21of 81 “Wildflowers,” by Tom Petty Lyrics of Love: “You belong among the wildflowers/You belong in a boat out at sea/You belong with your love on your arm/You belong somewhere you feel free”

22of 81 “(They Long To Be) Close To You,” by The Carpenters Lyrics of Love: “On the day that you were born the angels got together/And decided to create a dream come true/So they sprinkled moon dust in your hair of gold and starlight in your eyes of blue”

23of 81 "Sweetest Devotion," by Adele Lyrics of Love: “The sweetest devotion/Hitting me like an explosion/All of my life, I've been frozen/The sweetest devotion I've ever known"

24of 81 “Take Your Mama,” by Scissor Sisters Lyrics of Love: “When you grow up, livin’ like a good boy oughta/And your mama, takes a shine to her best son/Something different, all the girls they seem to like you/Cause you’re handsome, like to talk and a whole lot of fun”

25of 81 “Mother,” by Sugarland Lyrics of Love: “She’s your mother, you love her/There won’t be another/Place like her again that you call home/She stands here to help you/there’s nothing she won’t do”

26of 81 “The Best Day,” by Taylor Swift Lyrics of Love: “I'm five years old/It's getting cold/I've got my big coat on/I hear your laugh/And look up smiling at you/I run and run”

27of 81 “Teach Your Children,” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young Lyrics of Love: “The one they picks, the one you’ll know by/Don’t you ever ask them why, if they told you, you will cry/So just look at them and sigh/And know they love you”

28of 81 “My Mother’s Eyes,” by Frankie Valli Lyrics of Love: “I’ll walk the straight and narrow/To reach my goal/God’s gift sent from above/A real unselfish love/I found in my mother’s eyes”

29of 81 “Your Song,” by Elton John Lyrics of Love: “And you, you’ll be blessed/You’ll have the best/I promise you that/I’ll pick a star from the sky”

30of 81 “In My Life,” by The Beatles Lyrics of Love: “All these places had their moments/With lovers and friends, I still can recall/Some are dead, and some are living/In my life, I’ve loved them all”

31of 81 “The Baby,” by Blake Shelton Lyrics of Love: “I guess she was tired by the time I came along/She'd laugh until she cried, I could do no wrong/She would always save me because I was her baby”

32of 81 “I Look To You,” by Whitney Houston Lyrics of Love: “I look to you/I look to you/After all my strength is gone/In you I can be strong"

33of 81 “The Man I Want To Be,” by Chris Young Lyrics of Love: “I wanna be a good man/A 'do like I should' man/I wanna be the kind of man the mirror likes to see/I wanna be a strong man”

34of 81 “A Song For Mama,” by Boyz II Men Lyrics of Love: “Mama, Mama you know I love you/You know I love you/Mama, Mama you're the queen of my heart”

35of 81 “Hero,” by Mariah Carey Lyrics of Love: “And then a hero comes along/With the strength to carry on/And you cast your fears aside/And you know you can survive”

36of 81 “Mother,” by Overcoats Lyrics of Love: “Mama, don’t you love him so?/Just wanna light the way wherever he goes/And kiss his forehead when he needs to know/He’ll have a home with you/You won’t be alone”

37of 81 “Sweet Joy Of Mine,” by Joy Williams Lyrics of Love: “Oh, my darling, sweet love of mine/I’ll hold you all through the night/I gave you your name; you gave me back my life/You’re the heart of me, oh, sweet love of mine”

38of 81 “My Wish,” by Rascal Flatts Lyrics of Love: “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to/Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small/You never need to carry more than you can hold”

39of 81 “Hey, Ma,” by Bon Iver Lyrics of Love: “Tall time to call your Ma/Hey Ma, hey Ma/Tall vote, you know you mope it up/Well, you wanted it your whole life/You're back and forth with light”

40of 81 “Humble and Kind,” by Tim McGraw Lyrics of Love: “Go to church ’cause your mamma says to/Visit grandpa every chance that you can/It won’t be wasted time/Always stay humble and kind”

41of 81 “Old Pine,” by Ben Howard Lyrics of Love: “We stood/Steady as the stars in the woods/So happy-hearted/And the warmth rang true inside these bones”

42of 81 “Step,” by Vampire Weekend Lyrics of Love: “Wisdom's a gift, but you'd trade it for youth/Age is an honor, it's still not the truth/We saw the stars when they hid from the world”

43of 81 “Home,” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes Lyrics of Love: “Oh, home, let me come home/Home is wherever I'm with you/Oh, home, let me come home/Home is wherever I'm with you”

44of 81 “Only One,” by Kanye West feat. Paul McCartney Lyrics of Love: “And when you cry, I will cry/ And when you smile, I will smile/And next time when I look in your eyes/We'll have wings and we'll fly"

45of 81 “Montezuma,” by Fleet Foxes Lyrics of Love: “Oh, how could I dream of/Such a selfless and true love/Could I wash my hands of/Just looking out for me”

46of 81 “Do I Make You Proud,” by Taylor Hicks Lyrics of Love: “My heart is full/Of endless gratitude/You were the one/The one to guide me through”

47of 81 “Handprints On The Wall,” by Kenny Rogers Lyrics of Love: “Days go by so quickly/Summer turns to fall/Seems like only yesterday/That you began to crawl/So don't be afraid to take that step/I'll catch you when you fall”

48of 81 “That’s What Mamas Do,” by Jason Matthews Lyrics of Love: “And when she bows her head to pray/You can bet she's saying one for you/That's what mamas do/They raise you/Ground you build their whole world around you”

49of 81 “My Mother’s Eye,” by Etta Jones Lyrics of Love: “One bright and guiding light/That taught me wrong from right/I found in my mother's eyes”

50of 81 “He Gets That From Me,” by Reba McEntire Lyrics of Love: “His curly hair and his knobby knees/The way the sun brings those freckles out/Talkin’ talk never miss a beat/Yeah he gets that from me/He gets that from me”

51of 81 “Stand By Me,” by Ben E. King Lyrics of Love: “When the night has come/And the land is dark/And the moon is the only light we’ll see/No I won’t be afraid/Oh, I won’t be afraid/Just as long as you stand, stand by me”

52of 81 “What A Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong Lyrics of Love: “I hear babies cry/I watch them grow/They'll learn much more/Than I'll never know/And I think to myself/What a wonderful world”

53of 81 “There You’ll Be,” by Faith Hill Lyrics of Love: “In my dreams, I’ll always see you soar above the sky/In my heart, there will always be a place for you, for all my life/I’ll keep a part of you with me”

54of 81 “Time After Time,” by Cyndi Lauper Lyrics of Love: “If you’re lost, you can look and you will find me/Time after time/If you fall, I will catch you, I’ll be waiting/Time after time”

55of 81 “I’ll Be There,” by the Jackson Five Lyrics of Love: “I’ll reach out my hand to you/I’ll have faith in all you do/Just call my name and I’ll be there (I’ll be there)"

56of 81 “Loves Me Like A Rock,” by Paul Simon Lyrics of Love: “Oh, my mama loves me, she loves me/She get down on her knees and hug me/Oh, she loves me like a rock/She rock me like the rock of ages”

57of 81 “Child of Mine,” by Carole King Lyrics of Love: “Although you see the world different than me/Sometimes I can touch upon the wonders that you see/And all the new colors and pictures you've designed/Oh yes, sweet darling, so glad you are a child of mine”

58of 81 “Then They Do,” by Trace Adkins Lyrics of Love: “I look over at their pictures/Sittin' in their frames/I see them as babies/I guess that'll never change/You pray all their lives/That someday they will find happiness”

59of 81 “You Raise Me Up,” by Josh Groban Lyrics of Love: “You raise me up, so I can stand on mountains/You raise me up, to walk on stormy seas/I am strong, when I am on your shoulders/You raise me up to more than I can be”

60of 81 “Blessed,” by Elton John Lyrics of Love: “And you, you'll be blessed/You'll have the best, I promise you that/I'll pick a star from the sky/Pull your name from a hat/I promise you that, I promise you that”

61of 81 “Have I Told You Lately,” by Rod Stewart Lyrics of Love: “Have I told you lately that I love you/Have I told you there's no one else above you/You fill my heart with gladness/Take away all my sadness/Ease my troubles, that's what you do”

62of 81 “Unforgettable,” by Nat King Cole Lyrics of Love: “Unforgettable/That's what you are/Unforgettable/Tho' near or far”

63of 81 “Wind Beneath My Wings,” by Bette Middler Lyrics of Love: “Did you ever know that you're my hero/And everything I would like to be/I can fly higher than an eagle/For you are the wind beneath my wings"

64of 81 “Mother,” by Pink Floyd Lyrics of Love: “Mama's gonna keep baby healthy and clean/Ooh baby, ooh baby, ooh baby/You'll always be baby to me”

65of 81 “My Love, My Life,” by ABBA Lyrics of Love: “You are still my love and my life/Still my one and only"

66of 81 “Simple Man," by Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics of Love: “You'll find a woman and you'll find love/And don't forget, son, there is someone up above"

67of 81 “Mama Said,” by The Shirelles Lyrics of Love: “Mama said there'll be days like this/There'll be days like this, my mama said"

68of 81 "I'll Always Love My Mama," by The Intruders Lyrics of Love: “I'll always love my mama/She's my favorite girl/I'll always love my mama/She brought me in this world"

69of 81 “Sweet Child O' Mine," by Guns N' Roses Lyrics of Love: “She's got a smile that it seems to me/Reminds me of childhood memories/Where everything was as fresh as the bright blue sky"

70of 81 “Never Alone,” by Lady A Lyrics of Love: “Wherever you fly/This isn't goodbye/My love will follow you, stay with you/Baby, you're never alone"

71of 81 "Mama Said," by Lukas Graham Lyrics of Love: “When mama said that it was okay/Mama said that it was quite alright/Our kind of people had a bed for the night/And it was okay"

72of 81 “River," by Leon Bridges Lyrics of Love: “In my darkness I remember/Momma's words reoccur to me/Surrender to the good Lord/And he'll wipe your slate clean"

73of 81 “Hey Mama," by Kanye West Lyrics of Love: “You know I love you so, I'll never let you go/I wrote this song just so you know no matter where you go Imma love you"

74of 81 “A Mother’s Prayer,” by K. Michelle Lyrics of Love: “Last night I prayed on a fallen star/That you never have a broken heart/Though the world is cold, just remember who you are/And I pray that you never have a rainy day”

75of 81 “God Made You Beautiful,” by Beyoncé Lyrics of Love: “When you were born, the angels sighed in delight/They never thought they'd see such a beautiful sight/You took the breath and the world was right again/Tears were shed, how we had been blessed”

76of 81 “Close Your Eyes” by Michael Bublé Lyrics of Love: “Close your eyes/Let me tell you all the reasons why/Think you're one of a kind/Here's to you/The one that always pulls us through”

77of 81 “Nobody’s Love,” by Maroon 5 Lyrics of Love: “You can make a grown man cry/If you ever said, ‘Goodbye’/Never let you go, oh, why?”

78of 81 "You Are the Sunshine of My Life," by Stevie Wonder Lyrics of Love: “You are the sunshine of my life/That's why I'll always stay around/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you'll stay in my heart”

79of 81 “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” by Randy Newman Lyrics of Love: “You got troubles, I've got 'em too/There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you/We stick together and see it through/'Cause you've got a friend in me”

80of 81 “The Rainbow Connection,” by The Muppets Lyrics of Love: “What's so amazing that keeps us stargazing/And what do we think we might see?/Someday we'll find it, the rainbow connection/The lovers, the dreamers, and me”

81of 81 "The Wonder of You," by Elvis Presley Lyrics of Love: “Oh oh oh/When no one else can understand me/When everything I do is wrong/You give me hope and consolation”

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