Stepmom & Stepson Songs: Blended Hearts for a Wedding Dance

A wedding couple may want to have a special dance for the groom and his stepmom. A stepmom and stepson dance does arise when the groom’s mother has passed away and his dad has a new girlfriend or wife. The stepmom may have filled the shoes of the son’s biological mother too.

You may even consider the songs below for even a mother figure in your life for a special dance or dedication.

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Quick Tips

Select a song that fits your relationship. If you are dancing consider:

1. The tempo of the song – do you want a fun uptempo song or slow dance?
2. The length of the song – a DJ can mix a shorter version if you don’t wish to dance the complete three to four minutes.
3. If there is a special song that makes each of you think of the other, play that song for special meaning! Everyone will “get it” who knows you?

As a wedding DJ with years of experience and music knowledge, below is a curated list of my favorite songs to play for stepmoms & stepsons.

Stepmom & Stepson Wedding Songs

Songs About Stepparents

Blended Family (What You Do For Love) – Alicia Keys feat. A$AP Rocky

Released in 2016, Genre: R&B

A song about two parents coming together as a couple and with their kids as one family.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I think it’s, my real my true love
‘Cause you’re my baby, rejoice daily
I believe love could bring us closer than blood

Step by Step – Brandon Davis

Released in 2021, Genre: Country

A song specifically about step-parents and loving their children even though they are not biological kids.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Call it stepping up or stepping in
But step by step my world went spinning
Around that little heart and angel face

Step Mom – Catie Turner

Released in 2022, Genre: Singer-Songwriter

A song about a tumultuous relationship between step kids and their step-parents. Depending on your relationship, this could be comical or inappropriate.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’m gonna steal your dad
Be the best he ever had
Send your mom home crying ’cause he couldn’t keep his promise

My Boy – Elvie Shane

Released in 2021, Genre: Country

The song talks about a stepdad and stepson but fits perfectly for a stepmom and groom for a wedding dance.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Yeah, he’s my son and that’s my choice
He ain’t my blood, but he’s my, he’s my boy

He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley

Released in 1999, Genre: Country

The song talks about a stepdad and stepson and how he didn’t have to step up to be a good parent to his step child – but he did.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Looking back, all I can say about all the things he did for me
Is, I hope I’m at least half the dad that he didn’t have to be

Wishing Your Stepson The Best

If a stepmom wants to send well wishes to the newlyweds with a song, listen to these selections.

Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw

Released in 2016, Genre: Country

A song about a parent hoping that their child grows up to treat others well and to believe that they are not above anyone else.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

When the work you put in is realized
Let yourself feel the pride
But always stay humble and kind

My Wish – Rascal Flatts

Released in 2006, Genre: Country

This song is about a parent’s hope that their children reach their dreams and enjoy life.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

My wish for you
Is that this life becomes all that you want it to
Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small

I Hope You Dance – Lee Ann Womack

Released in 2000, Genre: Country

This song is about a parent wanting their children to take a leap of faith when the time arrises and to enjoy life to the fullest.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance
And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance

You’ll Be in My Heart – Brent Morgan

Released in 2021, Genre: Pop

This song is a cover of Phil Colins’ hit. This remake lets children know that their parents will always consider them their little children no matter how old they are.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

No matter what they say
Yes, you’ll be in my heart

Songs About Being There

Songs about being there if you ever need me is a special song dedication from a stepmom to her stepson.

Call My Name – Lukas Graham

Released in 2021, Genre: Pop

A song for a stepmom to dedicate to her stepson to let him know that if he ever feels down or going through a tough time just reach out.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Don’t matter when or where
Just know that I’ll be right there
Call my name

One Call Away – Charlie Puth

Released in 2016, Genre: Pop

A song for a stepmom to share with her stepson to let him know that she will always be there for him and has a listening ear.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll be there to save the day
Superman got nothing on me
I’m only one call away

Count On Me – Bruno Mars

Released in 2010, Genre: Pop

A special song for a stepson and stepmom to share to let each other know that they will always be there for support. It is a fun-loving mid-tempo song too.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You can count on me like one, two, three
I’ll be there

I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders

Released in 1994, Genre: Rock

A song to let a step-parent of step-child know that you will always be there to guide them through any situation.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll stand by you
Won’t let nobody hurt you
I’ll stand by you

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Released in 1972, Genre: R&B

A song that shares the sentiment of being there for each other no matter what.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Lean on me
When you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on

I’ll Be There – Jackson 5

Released in 1970, Genre: R&B

If a stepparent has many stepchildren, this is a great song to play to let each child know that you are there to take care of them no matter what.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

I’ll be there with a love that’s strong
I’ll be your strength, I’ll keep holding on
(Holdin’ on, holdin’ on, holdin’ on) Yes, I will, yes, I will

Songs About Sons Growing Up

Songs that talk about a parent watching and loving their son grow up. The songs are not talking about a love between a mother and son but rather more generic.

Tough Little Boys – Gary Allan

Released in 2003, Genre: Country

A song from a mother’s perspective of watching her son grow up and being proud of him.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Well I know one day, I’ll give you away
And I’m gonna to stand there and smile

Slow Down – Nichole Nordeman

Released in 2017, Genre: Christian

A song from a mom’s perspective of watching her child grow up and being proud of him and hoping they stop to smell the roses too.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Let’s make it last a little while
I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly
I am your biggest fan
I hope you know I am

Boy – Caleb + Kelsey

Released in 2019, Genre: Christian

This song is a cover of the song made famous by Lee Brice. It is about knowing your child is taking after you and wishing them the best.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You’re gonna drop the ball
Hit the wall
And break some hearts like glass
I know you will, ’cause you’re a part of me
And a part of you will always be a boy

Songs About Loving Stepmother-Son Relationship

If the stepmom and stepson had a loving relationship, consider these songs.

I Love This Dance – Caleb Beachy

Released in 2022, Genre: Rock

This is a song written specifically for a mother-son dance describing the moment but it can also be played for a step-mother and groom dance too!

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Through the ups and the downs (yeah)
You’ve always been around
You’re my biggest fan that why
I love this Dance

The Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys

Released in 1999, Genre: Pop

As proud parents of good kids and rooting them on, you are always fans of your kids when they become good people. That describes this song.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You showed me
Just how to walk without your hands
‘Cause mom you always were
The perfect fan

Mama’s Boy – Ryan Griffin

Released in 2021, Genre: Country

If you call your stepmom “mother”, then this is the dance song for both of you.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You don’t hold nothing back
And you love with all you have
I know you wanna be just like me
But thank God your heart’s like your mama’s

I Love You Mom – Jackson Nance

Released in 2022, Genre: Country

If your step-mother accepted you as her own, then this song will have everyone crying with joy – including both of you.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

Don’t think for a single second I forgot
That you’re the best gift that I’ve ever got from god
I love you mom

Gender-inclusive Songs

Nongender-specific songs to choose for a special moment at your wedding reception for a stepmom.

Forever Now – Michael Bublé

Released in 2018, Genre: Pop

A song about a mother loving their child no matter who they are and being proud of them too.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

No matter what you do
I’m forever proud of you
I love you forever now

No Matter What – Calum Scott

Released in 2018, Genre: Pop

A song about a mother who accepts her son for who he is and will love him no matter what.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

She wrapped her arms around me
Said, “Don’t try to be what you’re not
‘Cause I love you no matter what”

Everything – Matthew John

Released in 2018, Genre: Pop

A song written for an LGBTQ son and his mom for a special dance at his wedding.

Lyrics To Inspire You:

You taught me everything
How to tell what’s wrong from right
You gave me everything
Made me who I am inside

Stepmom Songs to Skip

Be sure to listen and know the lyrics of the songs. This is really important. Many songs listed on stepmom song lists are about a relationship between a loving couple and not a parent figure and a child relationship.

  • “Through The Years” by Kenny Rogers
  • “How Long Will I Love You” by Ellie Goulding
  • “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell

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If you want to have a special dance or dedication with your Mom, see my list of mother and son wedding songs.


If you want to have a special dance with your mother-in-law, see our list of son-in-law and mother-in-law songs.

Do you have a favorite son to play for a special stepmom and her son at their wedding? Please share it below in the comments.

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