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The Perfect List of Mother-Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding

Updated: Jan 3

Every significant moment in life has its song, and the bond between a mother and her daughter is nothing short of magical. A dance celebrating this bond deserves an unforgettable soundtrack. If you’re in search of the perfect song for that treasured moment, we’ve got you covered.

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Here’s our list of the best mother-daughter dance songs that resonate with love, memories, and the joy of your relationship.

1. “My Girl,” by The Temptations

"I've got so much honey, the bees envy me. I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees."

Classic and timeless, this dance song speaks of pure joy and love.

2. “Landslide,” by Fleetwood Mac

"Time makes you bolder, Even children get older, and I'm getting older, too."

A reflection on time and the changing phases of life.

3. “The Best Day,” by Taylor Swift

"Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away, but I know I had the best day with you today."

A lyrical memory lane of cherished moments.

4. “Count on Me,” by Bruno Mars

"If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see, I'll be the light to guide you."

A promise of constant, undying support.

5. “What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong

"The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night, and I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

A celebration of life's beauty and wonders for all it is.

6. “Wind Beneath My Wings,” by Bette Midler

"Did you ever know that you're my hero? And everything I would like to be?"

An ode to the person who gives you the most strength.

7. “I Hope You Dance,” by Lee Ann Womack

"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder."

Wishes of wonder and never-ending hope that a mother & daughter can have for each other.

8. “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” by Martina McBride

"I see who I want to be, In my daughter's eyes."

The reflection of a mother's aspirations in her daughter's eyes.

9. “Stand by Me,” by Ben E. King

"Oh, I won't be afraid, just as long as you stand, stand by me."

The unwavering strength of being together.

10. “Isn’t She Lovely,” by Stevie Wonder

"Isn't she pretty? Truly the angel's best."

A song that captures the wonder of watching someone grow.

11. “My Girl” by The Temptations

Lyrics of Love: “I've got so much honey, the bees envy me…”

A classic tune that celebrates the sweetness of love.

12. “Chiquitita” by ABBA

Lyrics of Love: “Chiquitita, tell me the truth…”

A comforting melody where a friend reaches out, making it a heartwarming choice for a mother-daughter dance.

13. “Dancing Queen” by ABBA

Lyrics of Love: “You are the dancing queen, young and sweet, only seventeen…”

The ultimate anthem of joy and youth. Perfect for celebrating those vibrant mother-daughter moments.

14. "Wildflower" by Tom Petty

Lyrics of Love: “You belong among the wildflowers…”

An ode to independence and natural beauty, this song captures the spirit of a free-spirited daughter.

15. "Slipping Through My Fingers" from the Mamma Mia soundtrack

Lyrics of Love: “Slipping through my fingers all the time, I try to capture every minute…”

Originally by ABBA and beautifully showcased in Mamma Mia, this song captures the fleeting moments mothers cherish with their growing daughters.

16. "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

Lyrics of Love: “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder…”

A somber wish from a mother to her daughter, urging her to live fully and never lose her zest for life.


Remember, the mother-daughter dance is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Choose a song & band that resonates with both of you and can make the moment unforgettable.

When you book your live music entertainment through Moontower Entertainment, you can guarantee that whatever you pick, we’ll make sure you dance with all your heart, and that the music tells your unique story.

PDA Band singer on stage with bride and groom
PDA Band at a recent wedding

With amazing bands like Matchmaker Band, Gone To Texas Band, Love & Happiness Band and PDA Band, there’s no end to what type of musical vibe you can create for that special moment.

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