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Best R&B Mother Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding

Best R&B Mother Daughter Dance Songs for Your Wedding


Weddings are beautiful occasions that bring together two families in celebration of love. When it comes to planning the big day, you know there are many details to consider, including the selection of music for the reception. And for some brides, they need the perfect song to dance to with their mother.

Many usually think of the Father Daughter dance when it comes to that special moment after the ceremony, but there are several reasons why a bride would want to dance with her mom:

  • To highlight her after dad passed away
  • To have a parent dance though dad wasn’t active in their life or if that relationship is damaged
  • To celebrate a wonderful stepmother, grandmother, or godmother
  • To honor their mother as well as their dad with this dance

So regardless of the reason, if you’re the bride that is looking for an R&B song to dance to with your mom on your wedding day, look no further than this list.

Songs To Dance To with Your Mom on Your Wedding Day

“Lovin’ You” by Minnie Riperton

Many know the story behind this classic song and its ties to SNL alum Maya Rudolph, but it is truly perfect for to dance to with mom.

“Family Affair” by Mary J. Blige

This is a little bop if you and your mother want to come up with a little choreographed routine or two step for a fun, light-hearted moment.

“On My Mama” by Victoria Monet

Mama more than likely knows that the wedding guests are looking at her too so if both of y’all are in your bag, rock with moms to this song for your mother daughter dance.

“She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)” by Carl Carlton

Don’t really need to elaborate on why this is a great mother daughter dance song, especially if you got your shape from her. (This would particularly slap for brides with mermaid silhouette gowns.)

“Mama’s Hand” by Queen Naija

This song could be perfect for not only you to dance to with mom, but if you have a child and want to include them in a dance, too.

“The Lady in My Life” by Michael Jackson

If you select this one, you’re really just going off the vibes and the title because the lyrics really aren’t that appropriate for mom. But, do you.

“A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men

For the bride that doesn’t want to spend a lot of time on looking for a sweet R&B mother daughter dance song, just go with this.

“Golden Lady” by Stevie Wonder

You can’t go wrong with a Stevie Wonder song and though lyrically, this is not about mom, it could work for your mother daughter dance.

“Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder

Now, this is the more commonly accepted mother-child dance song that we are used to. It’s a song everyone knows so it could start a good singalong moment, too.

“Through the Fire” by Chaka Khan

This is a great song to select that tells your guests of all that you and your mom went through to get you to this day. It’s quite biographical, if you want your mother daughter dance to be.

“Thank You” by Kehlani

If you want to use this moment to show gratitude for the mom in your life that always sacrificed to give you the best, you should consider this song.

“Hero” by Mariah Carey

Continuing with the theme of saluting your mom, this R&B number by Mimi will definitely make everyone teary eyed by the end.

“BROWN SKIN GIRL” by Blue Ivy, SAINt JHN, Beyoncé, Wizkid

Pull the chorus of this song to bop with mom, especially if she loves Bey or AfroBeats.

With these thirteen R&B songs, you’ll definitely find something that should work for you to dance to with your mama. But if you need more inspiration, we created a playlist of more mother daughter dance song ideas on Spotify. You can also find the playlist below. Let us know what song you selected or if you can think of another good option.

Photo by Phylicia Willis Media.