Choosing a song for the Mother/Son dance isn’t the easiest choice when it comes to picking out the songs that will serve as the soundtrack to the most memorable moments of your wedding. Many other big moments, like the Father/Daughter dance, have a much bigger song selection to choose from.  But, this doesn’t mean the Mother/Son dance is any less important! The love between any parent and their son or daughter is something special and should be honored at a wedding. Here are a few song selections which are great options to serve as the Mother/Son dance soundtrack. What’s your favorite?

Shinedown, “Simple Man”: Most people know this classic song as it was popularized by its original artist, Lynryd Skynryd  – but many think this version is as good as, if not better than, the original. The emotion in the lyrics is heartfelt, and magnified by the lead singer’s voice. With this song, there’s sure to be no dry eye in the house at the end of the dance.

Amos Lee, “Sweet Pea”: On a much more cheerful note, this song is much less popular but equally as fitting to represent the mother-son relationship.  Who hasn’t been on the receiving end of pet names such as “sweet pea, apple of my eye” from their mother at one time or another in their life?


The Beach Boys, “God Only Knows”: If the classics are more your style, this song is a perfect fit for the Mother-Son dance at your wedding. It’s well-loved by all. In fact, Paul McCartney recently said it was his favorite song of all time, and U2 lead singer Bono said the melody was “proof of angels” on Earth. With such praise like that, you can’t go wrong with this selection!

Stevie Wonder, “You Are the Sunshine of my Life”: Another cheerful tune, this song has perfect lyrics for the Mother/Son dance. “You are the sunshine of my life, that’s why I’ll always stay around. You are the apple of my life, forever you’ll stay in my heart.” You don’t get much more motherly love than that!