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Parent Dance Song Guidebook | Wedding Planning Tips

Are you having trouble deciding on the perfect song to share a dance with your mother or father at the wedding? We've picked alternative father/daughter and mother/son dance songs to shed a tear, share a sweet dance, or get a little funky without the tissues! You can scroll the list or use the links below to skip to specific genres.

Mother Son Dance
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Classic Rock

Bad English

When I See you Smile

The Beatles (It's hard to narrow these ones down)

Here Comes the Sun

Billy Joel

Goodnight My Angel

Just the Way You Are

Bob Dylan

Forever Young

Elton John

Your Song

Huey Lewis & The News

Stuck with You

Jimi Hendrix

Castles Made of Sand

Johnny Cash

You are My Sunshine

Paul Simon

Love me Like a Rock

Pearl Jam


Man of the Hour

Around the Bend

The Pretenders

I'll Stand By You


You are my Best Friend

Rod Stewart

Forever Young

Simple Minds

Don't Forget About Me

Van Morrison

Have I Told You Lately


Jack Johnson

Never Fade

Washing Dishes

James Taylor

You've Got a Friend

John Mayer


Natalie Merchant

Kind & Generous

Ray LeMontange

You Are the Best Thing

Sean Rowe

I'll Follow Your Trail

R&B/ Classic Soul

James Taylor

How Sweet It Is


Purple Rain

The Most Beautiful Girl in the World

Otis Redding

This is How Strong My Love Is

Ray Charles

Ain't That Love

Steve Wonder

Isn't She Lovely

I Just Called (To Say I Love You)

Brown Eyed Girl


Darius Rucker

Won't Be Like This for Long


I Loved Her First

James Taylor

How Sweet It Is

Johnny Cash

You are My Sunshine

Kenny Chesney

There Goes My Life

Kenny Rogers

Through the Years

Leanne Rhymes

I hope you dance

Martina McBride

In My Daughter's Eyes


Baby Girl

Tim McGraw

My Little Girl

Father Daughter Dance
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