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A Song From A Mom To Her Son: Find The Perfect Song That Represents Your Relationship

Introduction

The wedding day is here.

And as wedding bells chime and love fills the air, a mother’s emotions overflow as she dedicates one special song to her son on his wedding day. This beautiful moment not only signifies the unbreakable bond between a mother and her child but also adds an extra touch of sentimental value to the wedding celebration. 

In this article, we’re going to explore the top 10 songs from various genres and highlight the most memorable tracks from each decade, starting from the 1950s to the present day. 

Whether you’re getting married, a mother searching for the perfect song for your son’s wedding or a wedding planner in need of inspiration, we’ve got you covered on the best mother and son songs. Let’s dive into it!

Top 10 Best Mother Son Wedding Songs By Genre

Pop Music

  1. “My Boy” by Elvis Presley
  2. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
  3. “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
  4. “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
  5. “You Are So Beautiful” by Joe Cocker
  6. “Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac
  7. “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack
  8. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  9. “Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion
  10. “You’ll Be in My Heart” by Phil Collins

Country

  1. “Forever and Ever, Amen” by Randy Travis
  2. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  3. “My Front Porch Looking In” by Lonestar
  4. “The Dance” by Garth Brooks
  5. “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  6. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood
  7. “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw
  8. “It Won’t Be Like This for Long” by Darius Rucker
  9. “You’re Gonna Miss This” by Trace Adkins
  10. “Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina

R&B/Soul

  1. “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
  2.  “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
  3.  “Stand By Me” by Ben E. King
  4.  “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole
  5.  “That’s How Strong My Love Is” by Otis Redding
  6.  “Superwoman” by Alicia Keys
  7.  “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder
  8.  “I Just Called to Say I Love You” by Stevie Wonder
  9.  “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder
  10.  “Endless Love” by Diana Ross and Lionel Richie

Rock

  1.   “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses
  2.    “Mother” by Pink Floyd
  3.    “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd
  4.    “Times Like These” by Foo Fighters
  5.    “I’ll Stand by You” by The Pretenders
  6.    “Dear Momma” by Tupac Shakur
  7.    “Mama I’m Coming Home” by Ozzy Osbourne
  8.    “Have You Ever Seen the Rain” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  9.    “Mrs. Robinson” by Simon & Garfunkel
  10.    “Mama Kin” by Aerosmith

Pop/Funk

  1. “All of Me” by John Legend
  2. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
  3. “Lean On Me” by Bill Withers
  4. “Hey Mama” by David Guetta ft. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
  5. “Mama” by Jonas Blue ft. William Singe
  6. “Mama” by Spice Girls
  7. “My Love” by Justin Timberlake ft. T.I.
  8. “Uptown Funk” by Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars
  9. “Mama Said” by Lukas Graham
  10. “What About Us” by P!nk

Top 10 Songs From Each Decade

1950s

  1. “My Son Calls Another Man Daddy” by Hank Williams
  2. “In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening” by Bing Crosby and Jane Wyman
  3. “You Will Never Grow Old” by Kitty Wells
  4. “Just Walking in the Rain” by Johnnie Ray
  5. “Mambo Italiano” by Rosemary Clooney
  6. “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)” by Doris Day
  7. “That’s Amore” by Dean Martin
  8. “Three Coins in the Fountain” by Frank Sinatra
  9. “Unchained Melody” by Al Hibbler
  10. “You Belong to Me” by Jo Stafford

1960s

  1. “A Boy Named Sue” by Johnny Cash
  2. “My Boy Lollipop” by Millie Small
  3. “Mother Popcorn” by James Brown
  4. “Proud Mary” by Creedence Clearwater Revival
  5. “Stand by Your Man” by Tammy Wynette
  6. “Sweet Caroline” by Neil Diamond
  7. “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers
  8. “You Are My Sunshine” by Ray Charles
  9. “You Can’t Hurry Love” by The Supremes
  10. “The Weight” by The Band

1970s

  1. “Mother and Child Reunion” by Paul Simon
  2. “Mamma Mia” by ABBA
  3. “You’re the First, the Last, My Everything” by Barry White
  4. “Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)” by John Lennon
  5. “Superwoman” by Stevie Wonder
  6. “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” by Rod Stewart
  7. “Don’t Stop” by Fleetwood Mac
  8. “I Want You Back” by The Jackson 5
  9. “Imagine” by John Lennon
  10. “Sweet Child o’ Mine” by Guns N’ Roses

1980s

  1. “Mama” by Genesis
  2. “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler
  3. “Don’t Stop Believin’” by Journey
  4. “Hey Mama” by The Black Eyed Peas
  5. “I Love Rock ’n Roll” by Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
  6. “With or Without You” by U2
  7. “How Will I Know” by Whitney Houston
  8. “Total Eclipse of the Heart” by Bonnie Tyler
  9. “Material Girl” by Madonna
  10. “I Want to Know What Love Is” by Foreigner

1990s

  1. “Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men
  2. “Waterfalls” by TLC
  3. “Always Be My Baby” by Mariah Carey
  4. “I Will Always Love You” by Whitney Houston
  5. “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J
  6. “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts
  7. “Un-Break My Heart” by Toni Braxton
  8. “You’ve Got a Friend” by James Taylor
  9. “Smooth” by Santana ft. Rob Thomas
  10. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)” by Green Day

2000s

  1. “Hey Mama” by Kanye West
  2. “The Best Day” by Taylor Swift
  3. “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)” by Pixie Lott
  4. “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban
  5. “I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann Womack
  6. “Mama Needs a Margarita” by Jason Aldean
  7. “Hey Ya!” by OutKast
  8. “Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)” by Train
  9. “The Way You Look Tonight” by Michael Bublé
  10. “All These Things That I’ve Done” by The Killers

2010s

  1. “First Time” by Vance Joy
  2. “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert
  3. “I Don’t Dance” by Lee Brice
  4. “Just the Way You Are” by Bruno Mars
  5. “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran
  6. “Mama Said” by Lukas Graham
  7. “Latch” by Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
  8. “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri
  9. “Love Me Like You Do” by Ellie Goulding
  10. “Shut Up and Dance” by Walk The Moon

2020s (So Far)

  1. “Rainbow” by Kacey Musgraves
  2. “Mother” by Charlie Puth ft. YUNGBLUD
  3. “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd
  4. “Memories” by Maroon 5
  5. “Stuck with U” by Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber
  6. “Mama” by Jonas Blue ft. William Singe
  7. “Intentions” by Justin Bieber ft. Quavo
  8. “Lose You to Love Me” by Selena Gomez
  9. “Watermelon Sugar” by Harry Styles
  10. “Adore You” by Harry Styles

Conclusion

A mother’s love expressed through a heartfelt song holds tremendous power in creating memories that last a lifetime. By featuring the top songs from various genres and decades, we hope to have offered inspiration for both mothers, sons and wedding planners seeking the perfect song to capture the deep connection and bond shared between a mother and her son on his wedding day. Let this article serve as a guide in curating the ideal playlist for a mother-son dance, fostering touching moments that will forever be cherished. 

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