Whether you’re at the beginning or final stages of wedding planning you’ve probably thought about your first dance with your significant other and what song will be playing. But what about the parent dances? We’ve put together a list of the best mother and son dance songs.
1) “My Wish” – Rascal Flatts
Written by Jeffery Steele and Steve Robson, “My Wish” has been a popular mother and son dance song since it came out in 2006. A song about wishing someone a great future filled with love, it’s what every mom would want for their son as they start a new chapter of their life.
“My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to\ Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small\ You never need to carry more than you can hold”
2) “ I Hope You Dance” – Lee Ann Womack
Every mom wants their son to fulfill their dreams whatever they may be and not to give up when times get tough. This Grammy-winning song, written by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers shares that message perfectly.
“Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens\ Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance/ And when you get the chance to sit it out or dance/ I hope you dance, I hope you dance”
3) “Like Jesus Does” – Eric Church
Moms are known for never giving up on their children, no matter what and that’s the message that “Like Jesus Does” shares. Written by Casey Beathard and Monty Criswell, the song is a perfect way to honor your mom for always being there even through the hard times.
“Yes, she knows the man I ain’t/ She forgives me when I can’t\ That devil, man, he don’t stand a chance/ She loves me like Jesus does”
4) “Boy” – Lee Bryce
Written by our Woman of the Month, Nicolle Galyon and Jon Nite “Boy” is the perfect song about raising a son and watching him go through life’s journeys ending with him falling in love.
“But boy, you’re gonna come back home\ You’re gonna settle down\ But you won’t feel the way I’m feelin’ now/ Til you have a boy”
5) “Don’t Blink”- Kenny Chesney
Written by Casey Beathard and Chris Wallin, the song tells the story of how quickly life goes by and to enjoy each moment with the ones you love because before you know it, you’ll be dancing at your wedding getting ready to start your own family.
“Don’t Blink / Just like that you’re six years old and you take a nap / And you wake up and you’re twenty-five / And your high school sweetheart becomes your wife”
6) “Simple Man” – Lynyrd Skynard
What son doesn’t go to his mom for advice? Written by Gary Rossington and Ronnie Van Zant, this is a great way to thank mom for being your go-to person for help for in any situation, big or small.
“Oh, take your time, don’t live too fast / Troubles will come and they will pass / You’ll find a woman and you’ll find love / And don’t forget son, there is someone up above”
7) “The Best Day” – Taylor Swift
Written by Taylor Swift, “The Best Day” is an excellent tribute to your mom that recognizes all of the great memories you shared and how much you cherish spending time with her.
“And I didn’t know if you knew / So I’m taking this chance to say / That I had the best day with you today”
8) “Humble and Kind” – Tim McGraw
Written by Lori McKenna for her five children, “Humble and Kind” is the perfect song to honor the woman who has had a large part in making you into the man you are today.
“Hold the door, say “please”, say “thank you” / Don’t steal, don’t cheat, and don’t lie / I know you got mountains to climb / But always stay humble and kind”
9) “Like My Mother Does” – Lauren Alaina
Written by Liz Rose, Nathan Chapman, and Nicole Williams, this is a great song to recognize all of the great traits that your mom passed on to you.
“I’ve got her spirit / She’s always got my back / When I look at her / I think I want to be just like that.”
10) “He Gets That From Me” – Reba
Written by Phillip White and Steven Dale Jones, “He Gets That From Me” has a significant double meaning. It’s not only another great choice to thank your mom for giving you traits of hers, but it’s also a great way for the two of you to honor your late father.
“Tells me he loves me every day / And cracks jokes at the perfect time / Makes me laugh when I want to cry / That boy is everything to me / He gets that from you”
No matter what song you pick for your mother-son dance, it’s sure to make a memory you will never forget.