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Perfect Wedding Songs For Parent Dances

Perfect Wedding Songs For Parent Dances

Trying to come up with the perfect wedding song to dance to with Dad or Mom? Start by deciding what style of music you like and then find a song that shows the importance of your relationship. Our personal favorites to play for special moments like these are songs that are just as unique as the couple that’s dancing to them.

Below is a list of popular mother and son wedding songs as well as father and daughter wedding songs. We recommend reading through the whole list for ideas — some songs work for a father-daughter or mother-son wedding dance. Or, you may want to choose one song and have both dances at the same time.

Mother/Son Wedding Songs

  • “A Song For Mama” Boyz II Men
  • “Can I Have This Dance” Anne Murray
  • “Close to You” The Carpenters
  • “Forever Young” Rod Stewart
  • “Have I Told You Lately” Rod Stewart or Van Morrison
  • “Loves Me Like a Rock” Paul Simon
  • “I Can See Clearly Now” Johnny Nash
  • “I Hope You Dance” Lee Ann Womack
  • “In My Life” The Beatles
  • “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” Israel “Iz” Kamakawiwo’ole
  • “Stand by Me” Ben E. King
  • “Unforgettable” Nat King Cole/Natalie Cole
  • “What a Wonderful World” Louis Armstrong
  • “You Are the Sunshine of My Life” Stevie Wonder

Father/Daughter Wedding Songs

  • “Butterfly Kisses” Bob Carlisle
  • “Cinderella” Steven Curtis Chapman
  • “Daddy’s Little Girl” Al Martino
  • “Daddy’s Hands” (Holly Dunn)
  • “Dance With My Father” Luther Vandross
  • “I Loved Her First” Heartland
  • “Isn’t She Lovely” Stevie Wonder
  • “Lean on Me” Bill Withers
  • “My Wish” Rascal Flatts
  • “My Girl” The Temptations
  • “She’s Leaving Home” The Beatles
  • “The Way You Look Tonight” Frank Sinatra
  • “Times of Your Life” Paul Anka
  • “Turn Around” Harry Belafonte
  • “Whenever I See Your Smiling Face” James Taylor
  • “You Are So Beautiful to Me” Joe Cocker