Parent Dance Favorites Playlist

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An important moment for any traditional wedding reception is when the parents of the couple are honored and celebrated during the parent dances. Whether these are both done during one song or two separate songs, it's important to choose music with meaningful lyrics and melodies. 

Downbeat LA's "Parent Dance Favorites" playlist on Spotify has favorites for mother/son dances as well as father/daughter dances. Many of these songs can apply to both, but the most important thing to remember choosing a song that's meaningful to you and your parents.

isten and choose from our list below:  

PARENT DANCE SONGS - MOTHER/SON

  1. God Only Knows - John Legend
  2. You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
  3. Forever Young - Rod Steward
  4. Sweet Pea - Amos Lee
  5. Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
  6. Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood
  7. I Hope You Dance - Lee Ann Womack
  8. In My Life - The Beatles
  9. 93 Million Miles - Jason Mraz
  10. Wild Flowers - Tom Petty
  11. You'll Be In My Heart - Phil Collins
  12. My Wish - Rascal Flatts
  13. A Song For Mama - Boyz II Men
  14. Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
  15. Child of Mine - Carole King
  16. Do I Make You Proud - Taylor Hicks
  17. Hero - Mariah Carey
  18. There You'll Be - Faith Hill
  19. Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler
  20. Mother Like Mine - The Band Perry

PARENT DANCE SONGS - FATHER/DAUGHTER

  1. How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You) - James Taylor
  2. Dance With My Daughter - Jason Blaine
  3. Daughters - John Mayer
  4. Just The Two of Us - Will Smith
  5. Daddy's Little Girl - Michael Bolton
  6. That's How Strong My Love Is - Otis Redding
  7. Ain't That Love - Ray Charles
  8. You Are My Sunshine - Johnny Cash
  9. Cinderella - Steven Curtis Chapman
  10. My Darling - Wilco
  11. What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  12. Hold My Hand - Hootie & The Blowfish
  13. My Father's Eyes - Eric Clapton
  14. The Best Day - Taylor Swift
  15. I Lived - OneRepublic
  16. You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
  17. Only One - Kanye West
  18. Surfer Girl - The Beach Boys
  19. Stand By Me - Ben E. King
  20. Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros