10 Mother Daughter Dance Songs

By Mackenzie •  Updated: 01/23/21 •  6 min read

Are you planning on having a mother daughter dance at your wedding? This is a special moment you can enjoy with your mother and you can enjoy having a great bond and a time dedicated to you both.

But, it can be difficult to choose the right song for the occasion. The good news is that we have put together a list of 10 of the best mother daughter dance songs. This way, you can gain some inspiration or choose one for your wedding.


Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift has some beautiful slow songs that you can choose for your wedding. In particular, there is one song that we think will be great for a mother daughter dance. We are talking about ‘Never Grow Up’. This is a song that is emotional and details the relationship of a mother and daughter. You are sure to have all of your guests reaching for their tissues as you enjoy this special moment with your mom.

Mama’s Song by Carrie Underwood

If you are a fan of Carrie Underwood then you have to choose ‘Mama’s Song’ for your mother daughter dance. This is definitely going to be a huge surprise for your Mom and it is going to show what she means to you. It is an emotional song, which means that you will have to have tissues ready for both of you. You might even need a few more for your guests that are watching your mother daughter dance!

Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

Is there is one classic song that people know it is ‘isn’t she lovely’ by Stevie Wonder. This was a huge hit and it remains popular today. It is perfect if you are looking for an upbeat song that is going to make people emotional but in a good way at your wedding. You can tell your mother just what she means to you during your special day. Your guests will definitely be singing along to this big hit.


Count on Me by Bruno Mars

If you are in search of a sweet and happy song to enjoy during your mother daughter dance, we suggest ‘Count on Me’ by Bruno Mars. This is a modern song that a lot of people will know. Even if your guests have no heard it before, they are going to be smiling and enjoying the music. This can show your mother how appreciative you are of her being in your life.

Can You Feel the Love Tonight by Elton John

If you and your mom are Disney fans, there is going to be no better song to dance to at your wedding than ‘Can You Feel the Love Tonight’ by Elton John. This is a classic song that everyone knows and loves, featuring in the original The Lion King movie back in 1994. It has a soft rock sound that is relaxing and you can allow everyone at your wedding to feel the love in the room.

Slipping Through My Fingers by ABBA

If there is one band that everyone knows it is ABBA. They have a lot of popular music that gets everyone singing along. But there is one tune in particular that is sure to bring tears to your eyes and it is perfect for a mother daughter dance. We are talking about ‘Slipping Through My Fingers’. This song was released in 1981 and it is all about watching your daughter growing up. This is going to be an emotional song to play at the wedding. But it can also be a special moment between a mother and a daughter.


Mom by Meghan Trainor

Keeping your wedding upbeat might be up your street. This means that you want your mother daughter dance to be special and make everyone smile. If this sounds like a plan you would like, we suggest the song called ‘Mom’ by Meghan Trainor. Just as the name suggests, this is a song that is dedicated to her Mom. It is fun and has a pop sound, released by in 2016. It will allow everyone to join in and you can enjoy this moment all together.

Mama by Spice Girls

Everyone loves the Spice Girls and this means playing one or more of their songs at your wedding is going to be a big hit. In particular, if you are trying to choose a tune for your mother daughter dance, we suggest ‘Mama’. Again, this is another song that is all about the mother and daughter relationship and you can show how much you love your Mom at your wedding. Why not keep the song a surprise? This is sure to put a big smile on your Mom’s face for the big moment.

Because You Loved Me by Céline Dion

Often, people assume that Céline Dion’s songs are all about love. Indeed, a lot of them are. But ‘Because You Loved Me’ is a little different. This tune was actually written by Diane Warren and it was described the love that she had for her father. Of course, this song is also suitable for your Mom and it has beautiful lyrics you can listen to. Therefore, listen to this song and see if it suits your mother daughter dance. It will certainly be an emotional moment for you both during your wedding and it will have special memories. What’s more, a lot of people love Céline Dion, which makes it a good choice for your guests too.


How Far I’ll Go by Auli’l Cravalho

This is another song that is going to be great for Disney fans. It is a popular song from the movie called Moana. While it may not seem like a traditional mother daughter song, it can be a good one for lifting everyone’s spirit and proving your Mom has nothing to worry about. You are going to be a strong woman and learn from her! All of the younger guests at your wedding are going to love it too.

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Mackenzie is a freelance writer with over ten years of experience writing on all things weddings. She received her BA in English from the University of California in Los Angeles. When she’s not writing about weddings, Mackenzie enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 kids (twin boys) exploring the beautiful California countryside. While in nature, she captures picturesque images of mountain lakes, the beach, and more. Mackenzie is also a pet parent to two Siamese cats. She appreciates their individuality and the fact they pretty independent. But they love to snuggle at the end of day, which is one of the things Mackenzie enjoys in the evenings to relax after a busy day at work.

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