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Our Favorite Father-Daughter & Mother-Son Song Choices

Your wedding day is full of special moments that will create memories that last a lifetime. When it comes to the special dances however, these moments are based off all of the past memories leading up to your wedding day. Here are some of our favorite picks to make the parent dances even more special.

Your choice for this song could be one that has a special meaning to the both of you. It can be a song that expresses your relationship and what you mean to each other, or it can be one that expresses your hopes for each other in the future.

For people looking to do something outside the box a choreographed dance to a fun, upbeat song is always a great idea too.

Our Favorite Father-Daughter Dance Songs

The bond between a father and daughter is unlike any other. Whether you are a daddy’s girl or not, the song you should be as special as your relationship. Here are some of our favorite choices:

“In My Life” The Beatles

This Beatles classic is a beautiful choice that will speak volumes of your bond as father and daughter.

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks has the perfect song for a father-daughter dance song. As an alternative, you can also go with the slightly more upbeat version by the Dixie Chicks.

One Call Away” by Charlie Puth

If you wanted a more modern song choice then Charlie Puth’s song is a great choice.

“You Are My Sunshine” by Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash’s cover is an oldie but a goodie that is perfect for a father-daughter dance.

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

This song was actually written for Stevie Wonder’s daughter which makes it the perfect pick for this dance.

“My Girl” by The Temptations

For an upbeat father-daughter dance number, The Temptations offers a great option even for novice dancers.

“How Sweet It Is” by James Taylor

This class is another great choice for your father-daughter dance plus it’s a fun father daughter dance song for your guests to sing along to.

“I’ll Be There” by Jackson 5

The song title alone is an indication of why this is such a great choice, there are different versions available as well if you prefer a different one.

“The Way You Look Tonight” by Frank Sinatra

Though this is usually considered a love song, it is also the perfect choice for a lovely father-daughter dance.

“What A Wonderful World” by Louis Armstrong

This song is perfect for nearly an occasion but we feel it is especially perfect for a father/daughter wedding dance.

“Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole’s not only is a wonderful song choice but a song your guests will love hearing as well.

“I Loved Her First” by Heartland

This song by Heartland is the perfect description of a father’s love for his daughter making it the ideal song choice.

Our Favorite Mother/Son Dance Songs

A mother/son dance is a special moment between a mom and her now grown up son. It’s a time for a mother to recognize her work is done and a new woman is stepping into the main role in her son’s life and for a son to show his love and gratitude for the first woman he loved. Here are some of our favorite choices for modern mother son dance songs:

“Forever Young” by Rod Stewart

Did you know that Rod Stewart actually wrote this song about his kids? This is just one reason why it’s a great song choice.

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

This is one of the most popular mother/son dance songs and is a perfect choice for your special day.

“I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders

The lyrics like perfectly capture the meaning of the bond between a mother and son making this an ideal song choice.

“A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men

Does this song even need an explanation of why it’s an ideal choice? This song is a sweet choice for any mother and son.

“What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” by Carrie Underwood

This song by Carrie Underwood is perfect for anyone who loves country and has the perfect lyrics about this special relationship.

“My Baby You” by Marc Anthony

This song can also be looked at from a mother’s point of view making it perfect for her dance with her son.

“You’re Gonna Be” by Reba McEntire

Another country choice, Reba McEntire’s is a touching song that speaks volumes of the meaningful relationship between a mother and son.

“My Wish” by Rascal Flatts

The lyrics to this song is the perfect song for a mom to dedicate to her son, especially on the day of his new life.

“You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

This jazzy Stevie Wonder song is a perfect choice for a mom to express her love for her son and a son’s love for his mom.

“Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon

You may already know that John Lennon wrote this song for his son which is why this song should be on your list as an option.

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

This classic James Taylor song is a “sweet” choice for this special dance.

“Days Like This” by Van Morrison

This song is perfect for a classic rock fan and a fun mother/son dance song.

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