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Mother-Son dances are fast becoming a staple at weddings, offering a wonderful opportunity for the groom(s) to show how much their mum means to them. Choosing a song for this dance can be hard as you want one that is heartwarming, but meaningful. Luckily, Hertfordshire Wedding DJ Mike Readings has some great song suggestions to help you find the perfect one!

Usually, this dance follows the first dance and father-daughter dance. Although it is not uncommon for people to combine the father-daughter dance with the mother-son dance. This dance is a wonderful way to thank your mum (or mother figure) for everything she has done for you in your life, especially in the lead up to your wedding day.

Most people will opt for a sentimental ballad or classic for this dance, usually aiming to make their mum shed a tear! However, these are not the only options for a mother-son dance, perhaps a less traditional upbeat tune is a perfect reflection of all the fun you and your mum have had over the years? Maybe she is a huge fan of Bon Jovi and would love to rock out to Livin’ on a Prayer!

To help you out, wedding entertainer Mike Readings has put together a playlist with some perfect options for your mother-son dance. Spend an afternoon listening to the Mother & Son ideas playlist with your mum, or check it out solo and pick a surprise for your mum!

The Jackson 5 – I’ll Be There

Ben E. King – Stand by Me

Louis Armstrong – What A Wonderful World – Single Version

Backstreet Boys – The Perfect Fan

Scouting For Girls – She’s So Lovely

Bruno Mars – Just the Way You Are

Rod Stewart – Forever Young

Bon Jovi – Livin’ On A Prayer

Elton John – Your Song

Eric Clapton – Wonderful Tonight

Heartland – I Loved Her First

Guns N’ Roses – Sweet Child O’ Mine

Kenny Chesney – Don’t Blink

Rascal Flatts – My Wish

Lee Ann Womack – I Hope You Dance

The Beatles – In My Life – Remastered 2009

Van Morrison – Days Like This

Josh Groban – You Raise Me Up

Paul Simon – Loves Me Like a Rock

Jason Mraz – 93 Million Miles

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

Carole King – Child of Mine

Taylor Hicks – Do I Make You Proud

Fleetwood Mac – Landslide

Stevie Wonder – You Are The Sunshine Of My Life

Tim McGraw – Humble And Kind

James Taylor – You’ve Got a Friend

Rod Stewart – Have I Told You Lately – 2008 Remaster

Mark Harris – Find Your Wings

The Beach Boys – God Only Knows – Remastered

Trace Adkins – Then They Do – With String Intro

Eric Church – Like Jesus Does

Céline Dion – Because You Loved Me

The Band Perry – Mother Like Mine

Natalie Cole – Unforgettable

Shinedown – Simple Man – Acoustic

Billy Joel – Just the Way You Are

Lynyrd Skynyrd – Simple Man

Jason Matthews – That’s What Mamas Do

Reba McEntire – You’re Gonna Be

Jim Brickman – Never Alone

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Teach Your Children

Frank Sinatra – The Way You Look Tonight

Elvis Presley – The Wonder of You – with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Faith Hill – There You’ll Be – 2007 Remaster

Israel Kamakawiwo’ole – Somewhere Over The Rainbow_What A Wonderful World

Ed Sheeran – Thinking out Loud

Lauren Alaina – Like My Mother Does

Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song

Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Céline Dion – Because You Loved Me (Theme from “Up Close and Personal”)

Lee Brice – Boy

Randy Newman – You’ve Got a Friend in Me – From “Toy Story”/Soundtrack Version

Mariah Carey – Hero

Tom Petty – Wildflowers

Nashville Tribute Collection – Mom (Garth Brooks)

Pretenders – I’ll Stand by You

Adele – Make You Feel My Love

Bob Dylan – Forever Young – Slow Version

Reba McEntire – He Gets That From Me

The Intruders – I’ll Always Love My Mama

Steven Curtis Chapman – Cinderella

Bob Carlisle – Butterfly Kisses

Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama

Bon Jovi – Thank You For Loving Me

Bette Midler – Wind Beneath My Wings

Van Morrison – Have I Told You Lately

Phil Collins – You’ll Be In My Heart

The Beatles – Here Comes The Sun – Remastered 2009

Michael Bublé – Close Your Eyes

Amos Lee – Sweet Pea

John Lennon – Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy) – Remastered 2010

Adele – Sweetest Devotion

John Legend – God Only Knows (feat. yMusic)