Selecting “The” Song For Your Mother/Son Dance

Mother/Son Dance

As Mother’s Day approaches, I’d just like to say how proud I am to be a Mama. Our wonderful three year old son is the light of my life. I’m always dreaming about what his future will hold, and look forward to the day when, many years down the road, I will dance at his wedding. And I am already thinking about songs for his Mother/Son dance. Seriously.

Of course, I do know that I am putting the cart before the horse…but I can’t help it. Allow me to share with you songs that have made my top 20 list. Warning: the majority of songs in this list made me cry…they may have the same effect on you.  Have tissues at the ready.

  1.   Love of My Life – Carly Simon
  2.   Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World – Israel Kamakowiwo’ole
  3.   Be Ever Wonderful – Earth, Wind, and Fire
  4.   I’ll Be There – Jackson Five
  5.   Ain’t  No Mountain High Enough – Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
  6.   A Mother’s Prayer – Jackie Evancho
  7.   Unforgettable – Nat King Cole and Natalie Cole
  8.   Stand By Me – Ben E. King
  9.   I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
  10.  Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
  11.  Hero – Mariah Carey
  12.  A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
  13.  I Am Your Child – Barry Manilow
  14.  Mama – BJ Thomas
  15.  Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion
  16.  Greatest Love Of All – Whitney Houston
  17.  I Wish You Love – Natalie Cole
  18.  My Wish – Rascall Flatts
  19.  What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  20.  You Raise Me Up – Josh Groban

I would love to hear your ideas!  Feel free to chime in with your favorite song for the mother/son dance.  Mother/Son dance photo courtesy of Erin O’Toole of stellaBlue Photography.  Thanks, Erin!