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The Best Wedding Songs for Special Dances with Mom & Dad

Discover the top song ideas for father-daughter and mother-son dances from EastCoast Entertainment!

If you're like many couples who plan on having both a father-daughter dance and a mother-son dance – or any combination that fits your family – we're sharing the perfect songs to consider!

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Some brides have known what song they want playing while they dance with their father at the wedding since they were children, while others may be thinking of the perfect tune in the weeks leading up to the big day. Of course, there are plenty of playlist ideas offering suggestions, but ultimately, it's a decision that's personal to you and your parent. For those who have hired a DJ or live band for the big day, your chosen wedding professional will likely take the reins on a lot of the wedding music; however, you will most definitely need to choose wedding songs for your father-daughter dance and your mother-son dance!

Thankfully, EastCoast Entertainment is sharing wedding songs from one of their Spotify playlists that are perfect for dancing with your mom and dad at the reception! Whether you're having a father-daughter dance, a mother-son dance, or both, we're sharing some tunes from the full-service entertainment agency's "Dancin' with Mom and Dad" playlist, which includes all of your favorite classics and some new favorites as well! You'll find everything from classic crooners like Tony Bennett, to soulful singers like Stevie Wonder, as well as some of the latest hits from Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, and the Rascal Flatts. Whether you and your parents love pop, R&B, soul, alternative, or country music, there's something for everyone on this list of wedding songs for your parent dances!

Take a look at the wedding songs below perfect for dancing with your parents at the wedding! Click the titles to add these mother-son dance and father-daughter dance songs to your own wedding playlist

"My Girl" by The Temptations

"Brown Eyed Girl" by Van Morrison

"My Wish" by Rascal Flatts

"Moon River" by Frank Ocean

"Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee

"What a Wonderful World" by Louis Armstrong

"My Darling" by Wilco

"Promise" by Tori Amos

"The Best Is Yet to Come" by Tony Bennett & Diana Krall

"Wildflowers" by Tom Petty

Groom Dancing with Mother at Wedding
Photo by Mary Rosenbaum Photography; Entertainment by Simply Irresistible for EastCoast Entertainment

"Never Grow Up" by Taylor Swift

"You Are the Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder

"You're My Best Friend" by Queen

"Hold My Hand" by Hootie & The Blowfish

"Tiny Dancer" by Elton John

"They Can't Take That Away From Me" by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong

"How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)" by James Taylor

"Isn't She Lovely?" by Stevie Wonder

"Three Little Birds" by Bob Marley & The Wailers

Bride Dancing with Dad at Tent Wedding
Photo by Rachel E. H. Photography; Entertainment by The Krewe Band for EastCoast Entertainment

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight" by Elton John

"Forever" by The Beach Boys

"Daddy" by Beyoncé

"Always Be Your Baby" by Natalie Grant

"Unforgettable" by Natalie Cole & Nat King Cole

"One in a Million You" by Larry Graham

"She's a Rainbow" by The Rolling Stones

"She's Leaving Home" by The Beatles

"You Send Me" by Sam Cooke

"Stairway to the Stars" by Ella Fitzgerald

Know yourselves and your parents when it comes time to share your special parent dance songs, and of course reference the list from EastCoast Entertainment above to find the perfect father-daughter dance song and mother-son dance song! For more ideas, discover the ultimate playlist of wedding songs, get ideas for sweet mother-son dance songs that aren't too sappy, and take a look at wedding ceremony processional songs chosen by real brides and grooms.

Opening photo by Maya Myers Photography; Entertainment by Jessie's Girls for EastCoast Entertainment; Planning & Design by Sterling Engagements; From Real Wedding: Destination Wedding with White, Gold + Greenery Color Palette & Luxe Personalized Details