Mom Songs, Wedding Dance Songs, Songs For Moms and Dads

Mom songs are very popular for Weddings, Receptions, Birthdays, Mother’s Day and throughout the year as a “just because” gift for moms. The ability to download songs for mom and dad to make into a CD, or listen to on an MP3 player or iPod, is a creative and unique gift to the mom or dad in your life.

If you are getting married and looking for wedding dance songs, perhaps for a special father/daughter or mother/daughter dance at your wedding reception, review this list of 101 songs for ideas with some of the best mother songs and songs for dads. You will notice there are songs from various genres including pop, rock, country etc.

Some of these songs are a bit sappy for a father/daughter dance or mother/daughter dance, so you might want to consider mixing things up like in this father/daughter dance, where the typical traditional dance quickly turned into a funny White Wedding spin. Enjoy!

101 Songs For Mom and Dad

  1. I Remember Mama – by Shirley Caesar
  2. In My Life – by The Beatles Lyrics/Video
  3. What A Wonderful World – by Louis Armstrong Lyrics/Video
  4. A Song For Mama – by Boyz II Men Lyrics/Video
  5. Mother – by Pink Floyd Lyrics/Video
  6. You Are So Beautiful – by Joe Cocker Lyrics/Video
  7. Try To Remember – by Harry Belafonte Lyrics/Video
  8. The Perfect Fan – by Backstreet Boys Lyrics/Video
  9. Somebody’s Hero – by Jamie O’Neal Lyrics/Video
  10. In My Daughter’s Eyes – by Martina McBride Lyrics/Video
  11. White Wedding – by Billy Idol Lyrics/Video
  12. Mama – by Spice Girls Lyrics/Video
  13. Because You Loved Me – by Celine Dion Lyrics/Video
  14. Oh How The Years Go By – by Amy Grant Lyrics/Video
  15. Mother’s Prayer – by Sandi Patti Lyrics/Video
  16. You’ll Never Walk Alone – by Barbara Streisand Lyrics/Video
  17. Mama – by IL Divo Lyrics/Video
  18. Thank You Mom – by Good Charlotte Lyrics/Video
  19. Surrender – by Cheap Trick Lyrics/Video
  20. Simple Man – by Lynyrd Skynyrd Lyrics/Video
  21. A Mother’s Love – by Aretha Franklin
  22. You Raise Me Up – by Josh Groban Lyrics/Video
  23. Through The Years – by Kenny Rogers Lyrics/Video
  24. Daddy’s Girl – by Peter Cetera
  25. Wind Beneath My Wings – by Bette Midler Lyrics/Video
  26. Just The Way You Are – by Billy Joel Lyrics/Video
  27. The Wonder Of You – by Elvis Presley Lyrics/Video
  28. Three Times A Lady – by Lionel Richie Lyrics/Video
  29. Angel – by Aerosmith Lyrics/Video
  30. Hero – by Enrique Iglesias Lyrics/Video
  31. He Didn’t Have To Be by Brad Paisley Lyrics/Video
  32. Good Mother – by Jann Arden Lyrics/Video
  33. God Bless Mom – by The Frames Lyrics/Video
  34. I’ll Always Love My Mama – by The Intruders Lyrics/Video
  35. Sweetest Decline – by Beth Orton Lyrics/Video
  36. Mama, I’m Coming Home – by Ozzy Osbourne Lyrics/Video
  37. Your Mother Should Know – by The Beatles Revival Band Lyrics/Video
  38. Mama You Been On My Mind – by Rod Stewart
  39. Feels Like Home – by Chantal Kreviazuk Lyrics/Video
  40. Mama a Rainbow – from Minnie’s Boys Lyrics/Video
  41. Daddy’s Hands – by Holly Dunn Lyrics/Video
  42. You Can’t Lose Me – by Faith Hill Lyrics/Video
  43. Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison Lyrics/Video
  44. I’ll Be – by Reba McEntire Lyrics/Video
  45. I Turn To You – by Christina Aguilara Lyrics/Video
  46. Mama He’s Crazy – by The Judds Lyrics/Video
  47. My Girl – by Temptations Lyrics/Video
  48. My Wish – by Rascal Flatts Lyrics/Video
  49. I Hope You Dance – by Lee Ann Womack Lyrics/Video
  50. Forever Young – by Rod Stewart Lyrics/Video
  51. Goodbye’s (The Saddest Word) – by Celine Dion Lyrics/Video
  52. Nothing Compares 2 U by Sinead O’Connor Lyrics/Video
  53. Gracie by Ben Folds Lyrics/Video
  54. Star – by Bryan Adams Lyrics/Video
  55. Daughters by John Mayer Lyrics/Video
  56. Sweet Child O’ Mine by Sheryl Crow Lyrics/Video
  57. Never Gone – by Backstreet Boys Lyrics/Video
  58. If I Could – by Barbara Streisand Lyrics/Video
  59. Kind And Generous – by Natalie Merchant Lyrics/Video
  60. The Way You Look Tonight – by Michael Buble Lyrics/Video
  61. You Are The Sunshine Of My Life – by Stevie Wonder Lyrics/Video
  62. Butterfly Kisses – by Bob Carlisle Lyrics/Video
  63. Isn’t She Lovely – by Stevie Wonder Lyrics/Video
  64. You’ll Be In My Heart – by Phil Collins Lyrics/Video
  65. Can You Feel The Love Tonight – by Elton John Lyrics/Video
  66. There You’ll Be – by Faith Hill Lyrics/Video
  67. I Loved Her First – by Heartland Lyrics/Video
  68. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) – by James Taylor Lyrics/Video
  69. Have I Told You Lately – by Rod Stewart Lyrics/Video
  70. Ain’t That Love – by Ray Charles
  71. Father And Daughter – by Paul Simon Lyrics/Video
  72. Landslide – by Fleetwood Mac Lyrics/Video
  73. Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses Lyrics/Video
  74. Thank You – Led Zeppelin Lyrics/Video
  75. My Little Girl – by Tim McGraw Lyrics/Video
  76. Daughter – by Loudon Wainwright III Lyrics/Video
  77. Unforgettable – by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole Lyrics/Video
  78. Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) – by Billy Joel Lyrics/Video
  79. Father’s Eyes – by Amy Grant Lyrics/Video
  80. If I Could – by Celine Dion Lyrics/Video
  81. Daddy’s Little Girl – by Al Martino Lyrics/Video
  82. Wonderful Tonight – by Eric Clapton Lyrics/Video
  83. Daughter Of Mine – by John McDermott
  84. Time Of Your Life – by Green Day Lyrics/Video
  85. You’re The Inspiration – by Chicago Lyrics/Video
  86. My Special Angel – by Bobby Helms Lyrics/Video
  87. You Decorated My Life – by Kenny Rogers Lyrics/Video
  88. That’s How Strong My Love Is – by Otis Redding
  89. Stand By Me – by Ben E. King Lyrics/Video
  90. Daddy – by Beyonce Lyrics/Video
  91. Do I Make You Proud – by Taylor Hicks Lyrics/Video
  92. I’ll Stand By You – by The Pretenders Lyrics/Video
  93. Some Hearts – by Carrie Underwood Lyrics/Video
  94. You Got It – by Roy Orbison Lyrics/Video
  95. Anyway – by Martina McBride Lyrics/Video
  96. You’re My Little Girl – by Go Fish Lyrics/Video
  97. Stealing Cinderella – by Chuck Wicks Lyrics/Video
  98. Sunrise, Sunset – from Fiddler On The Roof Lyrics/Video
  99. Don’t Forget To Remember Me – by Carrie Underwood Lyrics/Video
  100. The Best Day – by Taylor Swift Lyrics/Video
  101. When The Stars Go Blue – by Tim McGraw Lyrics/Video

If you are searching for wedding dance songs, be sure to check out the words and lyrics to any song you are considering in order to avoid an embarrassing disaster at your wedding or reception because of song lyrics that just don’t fit the occasion or your relationship.

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  1. Rudy says:

    My parents are not into wedding dances. In fact, on my sister’s wedding, during the dance number, they left and went home. I learned from this lesson, and didn’t have a dance during my wedding.

    • Lin says:

      Rudy, that is sooo sad. Some couples opt to not having a father/daughter dance or a mother/daughter dance at all – to each his own I guess. Some brides don’t have a great relationship with their father and the father doesn’t walk her down the aisle etc, so they sometimes decide to go without a special dance.

      The mother/daughter dance is growing in popularity and I think that’s a fun idea, rather than the typical/traditional, old fashioned wedding dance routines that have been going on for many years.

  2. Janet Fox says:

    Nice collection Lin.. Just in time for Father’s day. N thanks for the pointer. One of my friends had thrown a small party for his Mom last Mother’s day and had picked out a random Mom song and played it on… He din really bother to listen to the whole of it earlier on. And guess what happened. The song was actually about this guy missing his Mom when she passes away!!! He was so embarrassed!

    • Lin says:

      Hi Janet, I’ve read numerous times that some people have been too quick to choose a song and didn’t read the lyrics first and were terribly embarrassed when they discovered the song really didn’t fit the occasion. Oops!

  3. wilson says:

    You know what, Lin. Next month would be my mum and dad’s 30th wedding anniversary. My brother and I has been planning an anniversary party for them. Maybe, I will put on the songs that you’ve recommended in the list!

    Note: By the way, I thought that Eric Clapton, “My Father’s Eyes” should deserve a spot in the 101 songs as well.

    • Lin says:

      Hi Wilson, I’m sure there are lots of other great songs for moms and dads that can be used. Some people choose songs that the parent(s) liked when the kids were very young and decide to use it to dance to because of the memories involved. Eric Clapton has some great music out there doesn’t he? There are some great hip hop and R & B songs to dance to as well, but the list was getting very long, so I just left those out for now.


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