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Top 50 Rock Mother-Son Dance Songs For A Spectacular Wedding

Top 50 Rock Mother-Son Dance Songs For A Spectacular Wedding

Get ready to rock your mother-son wedding dance with our handpicked collection of love songs to celebrate your timeless bond! Selecting the perfect music for this dance is about setting the right mood and encapsulating a lifetime of love, memories, and shared moments.

To help you choose the perfect soundtrack for this heartwarming occasion, we’ve compiled a list of the best rock songs for a unique mother-son dance featuring a diverse range of rock styles and tempos to ensure there’s something you will love.

Classic Rock Songs For A Mother-Son Dance

This curated list of Classic Rock Songs for a mother-son dance encompasses legendary tracks that have stood the test of time, offering a blend of soulful ballads, poignant lyrics, and iconic guitar riffs to create a truly memorable and timeless moment.

  1. Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd 1973
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Boy, don’t you worry, you’ll find yourself/ Follow your heart and nothing else/ And you can do this, oh, baby, if you try/ All that I want for you, my son, is to be satisfied.
  2. Sweet Child ‘O Mine” by Guns’ N’ Roses 1987
    • Lyrics you’ll love: She’s got eyes of the bluest skies/ As if they thought of rain/ I’d hate to look into those eyes and see an ounce of pain/ Her hair reminds me of a warm, safe place/ Where as a child I’d hide/ And pray for the thunder and the rain to quietly pass me by.
  3. Thank You, Mom” by Good Charlotte 2000
    • Lyrics you’ll love: You were my mom, you were my dad/ The only thing I ever had/ Was you, it’s true/ Even when the times got hard/ You were to let us know/ That we get through/ You showed me how to be a man/ You taught me how to understand/ The things, people do.
  4. Just The Way You Are by Billy Joel 1977
    • Lyrics you’ll love: I said I love you, that’s forever/And this I promise from the heart, mmm/I couldn’t love you any better/I love you just the way you are, right.
  5. Forever Young” by The Pretenders 1994
    • Lyrics you’ll love: May God bless and keep you always/May your wishes all come true/May you always do for others/And let others do for you/May you build a ladder to the stars/And climb on every rung/May you stay/May you stay forever young.
  6. You Are The Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder 1972
    • Lyrics you’ll love: You are the sunshine of my life, yeah/That’s why I’ll always stay around, mmm (baby)/You are the apple of my eye/Forever you’ll stay in my heart, yeah.
  7. Close To You” by The Carpenters 1970
    • Lyrics you’ll 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 star-light in your eyes of blue.
  8. Days Like This” by Van Morrison 1995
    • Lyrics you’ll love: When it’s not always raining there’ll be days like this/ When there’s no one complaining there’ll be days like this/ When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch/ Well my mama told me there’ll be days like this.
  9. Thank You” by Led Zeppelin 1969
    • Lyrics you’ll love: My love is strong/ With you there is no wrong/ Together we shall go until we die, my, my, my/ An inspiration is what you are to me/ Inspiration – look, see.
  10. What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong 1967
    • Lyrics you’ll love: I hear babies cry, I watch them grow/ They’ll learn much more/ Than I’ll ever know/ And I think to myself/ What a wonderful world/ Yes, I think to myself/ What a wonderful world.
  11. Here Comes The Sun” by The Beatles 1969
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Little darling/ It feels like years since it’s been here/ Here comes the sun/ Here comes the sun/ And I say, It’s all right.
  12. Your Mama Don’t Dance by Loggins & Messina 1972
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Your mama don’t dance/ And your daddy don’t rock and roll/ Your mama don’t dance/ And your daddy don’t rock and roll/ When evening rolls around/ And it’s time to go to town/ Where do you go/ To rock and roll?
  13. You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker 1974
    • Lyrics you’ll love: You’re everything I hoped for/You’re everything I need/You are so beautiful/To me.
  14. She’s Got a Way” by Billy Joel 1971
    • Lyrics you’ll love: She’s got a smile that heals me, mmh/ I don’t know why it is/ But I have to laugh when she reveals me/ She’s got a way of talkin’, mmh/ I don’t know what it is/ But it lifts me up when we are walkin’/Anywhere
  15. Where You Lead” by Carole King 1971
    • Lyrics you’ll love: If you’re out on the road / Feeling lonely and so cold / All you have to do is call my name / And I’ll be there on the next train.

Trending Rock Mother-Son Dance Songs

Discover the latest musical hits with our collection of trending rock mother-son dance songs, featuring contemporary hits that fuse the energy of rock with the heartfelt sentimentality of this cherished tradition.

  1. 93 Million Miles” by Jason Mraz 2012
    • Lyrics you’ll love: 93 million miles from the sun/ People get ready, get ready/ ‘Cause here it comes, it’s a light/ A beautiful light, over the horizon into our eyes/ Oh, my, my how beautiful/ Oh, my beautiful mother/ She told me, son in life you’re gonna go far/ If you do it right you’ll love where you are.
  2. Story of Love” by Bon Jovi 2020
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Fathers love daughters like mothers love sons/ They’ve been writing our story before there was one/ From the day you arrive, ’til you walk, ’til you run/ There is nothing but pride, there is nothing but love.
  3. Thank You for Loving Me” by Bon Jovi 2000
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Thank you for loving me/ For being my eyes/ When I couldn’t see/ For parting my lips/ When I couldn’t breathe/ Thank you for loving me.
  4. Letter To My Mother” by Edwin McCain 2001
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Mama, how do I write the words to you/ You were the only one who loved me true/ But there’s a woman that we don’t even know/ She gave me life, then you gave me a home.
  5. Mama, I’m Coming Home” by Ozzy Osbourne, 1992
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Times have changed and times are strange/Here I come, but I ain’t the same/Mama, I’m coming home/Time’s gone by, it seems to be/You could have been a better friend to me/Mama, I’m coming home.
  6. Love of My Life” by Carly Simon, 1992 
    • Lyrics you’ll love: You are the love of my life/ From the moment I first saw you/ The second that you were born/ I knew that you were the love of my life/ Quite simply the love of my life.
  7. Nothing Else Matters” by Metallica 1991
    • Lyrics you’ll love: So close, no matter how far/ It couldn’t be much more from the heart/ Forever trusting who we are/ And nothing else matters.
  8. You’re My Best Friend by Queen 1975
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Oh, you’re the best friend that I ever had/ Been with you such a long time/ You’re my sunshine/ And I want you to know/ That my feelings are true/ I really love you.
  9. Your Song by Elton John 1970
    • Lyrics you’ll love: And you can tell everybody/ This is your song/ It may be quite simple, but/Now that it’s done/ I hope you don’t mind/ I hope you don’t mind that I put down in words/ How wonderful life is while you’re in the world.
  10. A Mother’s Son” by Europe 2006
    • Lyrics you’ll love: A mother’s son knows he never walks alone/ No matter what he’s become/ Hard as he tries, he can never give it back/ Life’s too short for a mother’s son.
  11. Good Mother” by Jann Arden, 2009
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Got a house, I’ve got a car/ I’ve got a good mother/ And her voice is what keeps me here.
  12. Just Breathe” by Pearl Jam 2009
    • Lyrics you’ll love: I wonder every day/ As I look upon your face/ Everything you gave/And nothing you would take/ Nothing you would take/ Everything you gave.
  13. Wonderwall” by Oasis 1995
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Today was gonna be the day, but they’ll never throw it back to you/ And by now, you should’ve somehow realized what you’re not to do/ I don’t believe that anybody feels the way I do about you now.
  14. Hey Mama” by Matt Kearney, 2011
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Singing, hey mama, don’t want no drama/ Just a kiss before I leave/Hey lady, don’t say maybe/ You’re the one that I can believe.
  15. Colour My World” by Chicago 1970
    • Lyrics you’ll love: As time goes on I realize/ Just what you mean To me/ And now/ Now that you’re near/ Promise your love That I’ve waited to share/ And dreams/ Of our moments together/ Colour my world with the hope of loving you.

Popular Rock Mother-Son Dance Songs

Explore the evergreen favorites in our popular rock mother-son dance songs collection, featuring iconic tracks that have touched the hearts of generations, providing the perfect backdrop for a heartfelt and memorable dance.

  1. Time After Time” by Cyndi Lauper 1984
    • Lyrics you’ll 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/ If you fall, I will catch you, I will be waiting/ Time after time./ If you’re lost, you can look, and you will find me/
  2. Your Mother Should Know” by The Beatles 1967
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Let’s all get up and dance to a song/ That was a hit before your mother was born/ Though she was born a long, long time ago/ Your mother should know.
  3. Never Say Goodbye” by Bon Jovi 1986
    • Lyrics you’ll love: We danced so close/ We danced so slow/ And I swore I’d never let you go/ Together, forever.
  4. Do I Make You Proud by Taylor Hicks, 2006
    • Lyrics you’ll love: This is what we dream about/But the only question with me now/Is do I make you proud/Stronger than I’ve ever been now/Never been afraid of standing out/Do I make you proud?
  5. I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders 1994
    • Lyrics you’ll love: I’ll stand by you/ So if you’re mad, get mad/ Don’t hold it all inside/ Come on and talk to me now/ Hey, what you got to hide?/ I get angry too.
  6. Child of Mine” by Carole King, 1970
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Oh, yes, sweet darling/ So glad you are a child of mine/ Child of mine/ Oh, yes, sweet darling/ So glad you are a child of mine.
  7. The Wish” by Bruce Springsteen 1998
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Dirty old street all slushed up in the rain and snow/ Little boy and his ma shivering outside a rundown music store window/ That night on top of a Christmas tree shines one beautiful star/ And lying underneath a brand-new Japanese guitar.
  8. With Arms Wide Open” by Creed 1999
    • Lyrics you’ll love: I’ll show you love, I’ll show you everything/With arms wide open.
  9. Mother and Child Reunion” by Paul Simon 1972
    • Lyrics you’ll love: But I would not give you false hope (No)/ On this strange and mournful day/ When the mother and child reunion/ Is only a motion away.
  10. Island In The Sun” by Weezer 2001
    • Lyrics you’ll love: On an island in the sun/ We’ll run away together/ We’ll spend some time forever/ We’ll never feel bad anymore/ We’ll be playin’ and havin’ fun/ And it makes me feel so fine/ I can’t control my brain.
  11. Listen To Your Heart” by Roxette 1988
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Listen to your heart when he’s calling for you/ Listen to your heart, there’s nothing else you can do/ I don’t know where you’re going, and I don’t know why/ But listen to your heart before you tell him goodbye.
  12. I’ll Have to Say I Love You in a Song” by Jim Croce, 1974
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Every time I tried to tell you/ The words just came out wrong/ So, I’ll have to say “I love you” in a song.
  13. I’m Happy Just To Dance With You by The Beatles 1964
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Just to dance with you/ Is everything I need/Before this dance is through/ I think I’ll love you, too/ I’m so happy when you dance with me.
  14. You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins 1999
    • Lyrics you’ll 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.
  15. Mother” by Pink Floyd 1979
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Hush now, baby, baby, don’t you cry/ Mamma’s gonna check out all your girlfriends for you/ Mamma won’t let anyone dirty get through/ Mamma’s gonna wait up until you get in/ Mamma will always find out where you’ve been/ Mamma’s gonna keep baby healthy and clean.
  16. When You Need Me” Bruce Springsteen 1998
    • Lyrics you’ll love: When you need me, call my name/ ‘Cause, without you, my life just wouldn’t be the same/ If you want me, come sunny skies or rain/ When you need me, just call my name.
  17. Momma by Bob Seger 1975
    • Lyrics you’ll love: I used to stay out evenings/ Stay out too late some evenings/ And momma would be there seething/ Back home/ Momma, she sat and waited/ Sat in the hall and waited.
  18. Ma” by Rare Earth 1973
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Never looked much like a lady/ You see she was too busy providin’ to raisin’ her babies/ Spend her evenings sitting in a rockin’ chair/ Never had much o’ nothin but was always willin’ to share/ Talking ’bout ma, talkin’ ’bout ma.
  19. If I Should Fall Behind by Bruce Springsteen, 1992
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Now everyone dreams of a love lasting and true/ But you and I know what this world can do/ So let’s make our steps clear that the other may see/ And I’ll wait for you/ If I should fall behind/ Wait for me.
  20. Teach Your Children by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young 1970
    • Lyrics you’ll love: Teach your children well/ Their father’s hell did slowly go by/ Feed them on your dreams/ The one they pick’s the one you’ll know by.


When do we do our Mother and Son Dance at the wedding reception?

The mother and son dance typically occurs during the wedding reception, following the first dance and father-daughter dance.

Who picks the Mother and Son song at the wedding?

In consultation with his mother, the groom typically chooses the mother-son dance song for the wedding. It’s their chance to select a tune that resonates with their hearts and tells their unique story.

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