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Picking the song that will perfectly sum up the relationship of a mother and son is a very important part of planning a great wedding, but it can definitely be overwhelming. With endless great songs out there, how can you choose? Begin by thinking about the relationship and common artists, bands, or songs you love. Create playlists and categories depending on if you want a classic, a modern pop song, a country song, etc. Make this a fun experience by jamming out to some great songs with your mom before you make the final decision. So, whether you want a song that will make everyone in the room tear up, or a funny lighthearted song that will have guests on their feet, we have the song for you!

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“How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved by You)” by James Taylor

This is a great lighthearted song that everyone can sing along to. It will express the love in your mother-son relationship in the best way.


“Your Song’ by Elton John

A little more on the sentimental side, but this song is great if you want a song to describe the deepest amount of love in a relationship.


“All You Need Is Love” The Beatles

All you need IS love and you get a lot of love from your mom!  This is a happy song that’s upbeat and great to dance along to!


“Everything” by Michael Buble

A great song to dance to as well and it has the sweetest lyrics. My favorite line is “You’re every line, you’re every word, you’re everything”. This is a great choice for any mother-son dance!


“Sweetest Devotion” by Adele

The title says it all!  This will express the love and devotion of a mother to her son and perfectly sum up your sweet relationship.


“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

This song describes the way a mom has helped their son throughout his whole life. This song  is a great choice to express the greatest gratitude towards your mom and show her what she has always meant to you.

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“Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole

A great classic to dance to and amazing lyrics for a great mother-son dance song, you can’t go wrong with this one!


“God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys

This perfectly describes how a son would not be where he is without the help of his mom and she will feel like the star of the show during that dance.


“Moon River” by Audrey Hepburn

This song is a classic and it’s a perfect song for a slow dance. You can’t go wrong with a beloved song like this.


“What a Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

This song is full of happiness and appreciation which is the perfect way to describe the feelings in a mother-son relationship. It also represents that the world is just a more wonderful place with your mother in it.


“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

This song is great if you want a lighter approach to a mother-son dance. It is a crowd favorite that you can’t go wrong with, and if your mother is your best friend, then why wouldn’t you choose this song?!

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“My Love, My Life” by ABBA

This is a heartwarming song that will bring tears to your guests’ eyes while it fully expresses the love of a mom to her son.


“You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins

This song is tender and modern making it the perfect song for your mother-son dance. Think about the emotions it brings to Tarzan times 100. Your guests will be so moved that you’ll be sure to get a standing ovation.


“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts

This song perfectly expresses the happiness that your mom wishes for you going into your new life with your new love.


“The Best Day” by Taylor Swift

This song describes the best qualities and examples of a relationship with your mom and will for sure leave a sentimental mood over the whole crowd.

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