mother son rock songs for weddings

The Mother Son Dance at wedding receptions is a special moment for a mother and her love of her son. For Rock fans, it can be difficult to find songs the fit both your music likings and what your Mom will dance to. Below we provide you with a great variety of rock mother son songs from pop-rock through to hard rock and including fast and slow tempos.

mother son rock songs for weddings

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Rock Mother Son Songs

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93 Million Miles – Jason Mraz
2012, Love Is A Four Letter Word

Oh, my beautiful mother
She told me, son in life you’re gonna go far
If you do it right you’ll love where you are

Do I Make You Proud – Taylor Hicks
2006, Taylor Hicks

But the only question with me now
Is do I make you proud
Stronger than I’ve ever been now
Never been afraid of standing out

Simple Man [Acoustic] – Shinedown
2003, Leave A Whisper

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Won’t you do this for me son, if you can, if you can

Letter To My Mother – Edwin McCain
2001, Far from Over

I love you, Mama
But I want to tell her too
Is that her little boy still loves you

Thank You, Mom – Good Charlotte
2000, Good Charlotte

You were there to let us know that we’d get through
You showed me how to be a man
You taught me how to understand the things people do
You showed me how to love my God

Thank You for Loving Me – Bon Jovi
2000, Crush

Thank you for loving me
For being my eyes
When I couldn’t see

With Arms Wide Open – Creed
1999, Human Clay

I’ll show you love
I’ll show you everything
With arms wide open

When You Need Me – Bruce Springsteen
1998, Tracks

If you miss me, I’ll be there
To brush the sunlight from your hair
I’ll be there to guide you when trouble walks beside you
If you need me I’ll be there

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Sheryl Crow
1998, The Globe Sessions

And now and then when I see his face
It takes me away to that special place
And if I stared too long
I’d probably break down and cry

Days Like This – Van Morrison
1995, Days Like This

When no one’s in a hurry there’ll be days like this
When you don’t get betrayed by that old Judas kiss
Oh my mama told me there’ll be days like this

Wildflowers – Tom Petty
1994, Wildflowers

You belong in a boat out at sea
You belong with your love on your arm
You belong somewhere you feel free

Forever Young – The Pretenders
1994, Last of the Independents

May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay
Forever young

I’ll Stand By You – The Pretenders
1994, Last of the Independents

And when, when the night falls on you, baby,
You’re feeling all alone, you’re wandering on your own,
I’ll stand by you

Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
1991, No More Tears

I’ve seen your face a hundred times
Every day we’ve been apart
I don’t care about the sunshine, yeah
‘Cause mama, mama, I’m coming home

Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
1991, Metallica

Trust I seek and I find in you
Every day for us something new
Open mind for a different view
And nothing else matters

Your Mama Don’t Dance – Poison
1988, Open Up and Say… Ahh!

Your mama don’t dance and your daddy don’t rock and roll
When evening rolls around and it’s time to go to town, where do you go?
To rock and roll

Sweet Child O’ Mine – Guns N’ Roses
1987, Appetite for Destruction

And now and then when I see his face
It takes me away to that special place
And if I stared too long
I’d probably break down and cry

You’re My Best Friend – Queen
1979, Live Killers

You’re my sunshine and I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you

Dog and Butterfly – Heart
1978, Dog & Butterfly

We’re getting older the world’s getting colder
For the life of me, I don’t know the reason why
Maybe it’s livin’ making us give in
Hearts rolling in taken back on the tide
We’re balanced together ocean upon the sky

Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
1977, Slowhand

I feel wonderful because I see
The love light in your eyes
And the wonder of it all
Is that you just don’t realize how much I love you

Just The Way You Are – Billy Joel
1977, The Stranger

When I see your face
There’s not a thing that I would change ’cause you’re amazing
Just the way you are

Landslide – Fleetwood Mac
1975, Fleetwood Mac

Can the child within my heart rise above?
Can I sail through the changin’ ocean tides?
Can I handle the seasons of my life?

You Are So Beautiful – Joe Cocker
1974, I Can Stand a Little Rain

You are so wonderful
To me
You are so beautiful
To me

Simple Man – Lynyrd Skynyrd
1973, (Pronounced ‘Lih-‘nérd ‘Skin-‘nérd)

And be a simple kind of man
Be something you love and understand
Baby be a simple kind of man
Won’t you do this for me son, if you can, if you can

Your Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins & Messina
1972, Loggins and Messina

Your mama don’t dance and your daddy don’t rock and roll
When evening rolls around and it’s time to go to town, where do you go?
To rock and roll

Teach Your Children – Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
1970, Déjà Vu

Teach your parents well,
Their children’s hell will slowly go by,
And feed them on your dreams
The one they pick, the one you’ll know by

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles
1969, Abbey Road

Here comes the sun, and I say
It’s all right

Sweet Thing – Van Morrison
1968, Astral Weeks

And I will raise my hand up
Into the night time sky
And count the stars
That’s shining in your eye

Your Mother Should Know – The Beatles
1967, Magical Mystery Tour

Let’s all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born
Though she was born a long long time ago
Your mother should know

With A Girl Like You – The Troggs
1966, From Nowhere

So before this dance has reached the end,
To you across the floor my love I’ll send,
I just hope and pray that I’ll find a way to say
Can I dance with you

I’m Happy Just To Dance With You – The Beatles
1964, A Hard Day’s Night

Just to dance with you
Is everything I need
Before this dance is through
I think I’ll love you, too


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2 replies
  1. Beth
    Beth says:

    Looking for a mother-son song that starts out slow and ends rocking and rolling. Or two songs that could be played to start slow and then end upbeat.

    Reply
    • Matthew Campbell
      Matthew Campbell says:

      Hi Beth, I would suggest speaking to your DJ and combining 2 songs that are special to you of your choosing. Hope this helps.

      Reply

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