In honor of Mother’s Day, it’s time to start thinking about that special woman in your life and how you can express to her how much she means to you on your wedding day. Need some inspiration for your mother-son/mother-daughter dance? We’ve compiled a list of timeless, classic songs with poignant words and flowing melodies that tug on the heartstrings. Music has a knack for expressing what we feel in ways we can’t begin to articulate, so pick a song that means the world to the both of you, has sentimental value and honors that unique, one-of-a-kind relationship you both have.
1. “Wind Beneath My Wings” — Bette Midler
“Did you ever know that you’re my hero and everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle, for you are the wind beneath my wings.”
2. “Forever Young” — Rod Stewart
“And may you never love in vain, and in my heart you will remain forever young.”
3. “Mama’s Song” — Carrie Underwood
“And he is good, so good. He treats your little girl like a real man should. He is good, so good, he makes promises he keeps. No he’s never gonna leave, so don’t you worry about me.”
4. “You Raise Me Up” — Josh Groban
“You raise me up so I can stand on mountains. You raise me up to walk on stormy seas.
I am strong when I am on your shoulders. You raise me up to more than I can be.”
5. “Because You Loved Me” — Celine Dion
“You were my strength when I was weak. You were my voice when I couldn’t speak. You were my eyes when I couldn’t see. You saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I couldn’t reach. You gave me faith cause you believed. I’m everything I am because you loved me.”
6. “Let It Be” — The Beatles
“And in my hour of darkness, she is standing right in front of me, speaking words of wisdom, let it be.”
7. “I Hope You Dance” — Leann Womack
“I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. Whenever one door closes I hope one more opens. Promise me that you’ll give faith a fighting chance, and when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.”
8. “I Am Your Child” — Barry Manilow
“I am your child. Wherever you go, you take me too. Whatever I know, I learned from you. Whatever I do, you taught me to do. I am your child.”
9. “I Turn to You” — Christina Aguilera
“For the strength to be strong, for the will to carry on. For everything you do, for everything that’s true, I turn to you.”
10. “Stand By Me” — Ben E. King
“When the night has come and the land is dark, and the moon is the only light we’ll see.
No, I won’t be afraid. Oh, I won’t be afraid just as long as you stand by me.”