VOTE The Best Mother/Son First Dance Wedding Songs  

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List Rules Which songs do you think are the best for mother-son dances at weddings? Vote up all of your favorites.

What are the best  songs for mother/son dance? Watching a chid grow up and get married can be an emotional time, and mother/son dances can often be the pinnacle of that emotion for parents. That's why it's important for the groom to choose the perfect song that to honor his relationship with his mom. Many of those songs can also be used for a father/daughter dance, too.
 

What are the best songs for a mother/son dance? That's up to you to decide. This list is votable and rerankable. Vote up all of your favorites fora mother/son dance, and vote down the ones you can live without. Don't see a song that deserves a spot on this list? Be sure to add it.

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A song that shows even though he's grown up, he'll always be in mom's heart.

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A song about mom just being mom and appreciating all she does.

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Mother is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Mother/Son First Dance Wedding Songs
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A song about good wishes for someone's future.  A perfect song for a mother to dance with her son to.

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Rod Stewart - A song that says mom will always remeber you as her little boy.

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A perfect song for a mom and son dance.

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Ben E. King - A classic sentimentl tune perfect for a dance with mom.

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Another perfect song about children growing up before our eyes.

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Josh Groban - A song that says a mother's love can lift you up.

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A retrospective song perfect for a mother-son dance.

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Boyz II Men - A song dedicated to mom makes a great choice.

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A song that says mom will always be there.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd - A retrospective song about how mama riased her son.

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Celine Dion, Diane Warren, Ricardo Caliente - A parent's love can be strong enough to help you achieve many things.

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The Beach Boys - A song about a cherished yet difficult relationship.

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A song about a love that can uplift.

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A song that says no one will love you quite like mom and jesus.

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A song about wishig the best for your child's future.

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He'll always be the sunshine in her life. A perfect song for a mother-son dance.

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The Beatles - The classic Beatles retrospective makes a for a great mother-son dance.

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Rod Stewart - Sons probably don't say it enough so this one's for mom.

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Another classic sentimental song perfect for a mother-son dance

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Another sentimental classic great for a mother-son dance.

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Paul Simon - A song that says just how much mom loves you

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Natalie Cole, Nat King Cole - Although its a father-daughter duet the song has taken on a family connotation.

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A song about love lifting us up and making us strong.

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With a title like this, it's another obvious choice for a mother-son dance.

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A song about children growing up too soon.

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Another retrospective song that makes a great choice for this occasion.

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Does he take after mom or dad? Probably mom says Reba McEntire.

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A song about a love that's there no matter what, like the love of a parent.

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No doubt her little boy is the love of her life. Another great pick for a mother-son dance.

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Of course an obvious choice given the title.

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James Taylor - This classic says that no matter how old you get, mom will always be there for you.

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James Taylor, Carole King - A rock-a-bye lullaby to sweet baby james. Could be a great fit for mom to say goodbye to her little boy.

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Isn't mom always kind and generous? A perfect song to dance to.

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Carole King - No matter how old you get you're always be her child.

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A mother-son dance is the perfect time to say thank you for everything.

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Elton John provides a great backdrop for a mother-son dance.

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Roberta Flack - It's likely mom still remembers how she felt the  first time she saw her baby boy's face. This song makes a perfect dance song for the occasion.

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A question children often wonder about their parents.

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A song for his childhood hero.

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A song dedicated to mom makes an ideal choice for this occasion.

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Thirty Seconds to Mars - No matter how far apart you are, you'll always be family.

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A song dedicated to mom makes a great choice for the occasion.

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Yusuf Islam - A song about how quickly life passes us by.

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This Fiddler on the Roof song also tells of how quickly children grow up. In just a few sunrises and sunsets they're grown.

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This Van Morrison classic makes a nice choice for a dance song.

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A perfect metaphor for mom's love and help. Always navigating us over those troubled waters.

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Everything mom does for us is a kind of ordinary miracle.