With so many choices of amazing works of music, what is the best songs for parent dances at a wedding reception? Out of all the guests, there may many generations and age groups attending the options are endless. Weddings and typical wedding entertainment are events full of traditional expectations, but more and more nowadays we are seeing couples stray from those traditions and add a bit more personality and flair into their special day. One thing that has managed to stay somewhat traditional during the wedding reception is the specified dances. Over the years dances like the Dollar Dance, Anniversary Dance and more have worked their way to become popular displays during a reception, one can almost always count on the first dance, father-daughter and mother-son dance taking place at every wedding.

Now we all know from either witnessing it firsthand or watching all those incredible YouTube videos that those dances are becoming less and less traditional and more fun and funky. It’s becoming such a trend to have the mobile disc jockey or a band for hire start-up a fast-paced montage of songs complemented by perfect choreographed moves. However, for those of you who strive for these dances to be a bit more conventional and classic, and having already covered our tip first dance songs in a previous post, here are some of the best songs for parent dances at a wedding.

Best Wedding Father-Daughter Dance Songs

  1. Bruce Springsteen – “When You Need Me”
  2. Tom Petty – “Wildflowers”
  3. The Temptations – “My Girl”
  4. Faith Hill – “There You’ll Be”
  5. Kenny Rogers – “Through The Years”
  6. Billy Joel – “Just The Way You Are”
  7. Paul Peterson – “My Dad”
  8. Ray Charles- “Aint That Love”
  9. Heartland” – “I Loved Her First”
  10. Nancy Sinatra – ” It’s For My Dad”

Best Wedding Mother-Son Dance Songs

  1. The Beatles – “In My Life”
  2. Jason Mathews – “That’s What Mamas Do”
  3. Rod Stewart – “Have I Told You Lately”
  4. Celine Dion – “Because You Loved Me”
  5. Rascal Flatts – “My Wish For You”
  6. Lee Ann Womack – “I Hope You Dance”
  7. Stevie Wonder – “You Are The Sunshine of My Life”
  8. A Song For Mama – “Boys II Men”
  9. Lynyrd Skynyrd – “Simple Man”
  10. James Taylor – “How Sweet It Is”

These are the best songs for parent dances at a wedding that any hired band or mobile disc jockey can play that is guaranteed to make the special moment with your mom and dad even more memorable.