60 Songs That Celebrate the Love Between Mothers and Daughters (2023)

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“My Girl,” by The Temptations “The Best Day,” by Taylor Swift “I’ll Be There,” by The Jackson 5 “By Your Side,” by Sade “Landslide,” by Fleetwood Mac “You’re My Best Friend,” by Queen “Ribbon in the Sky,” by Stevie Wonder “My Wish,” by Rascal Flatts “Mama, He’s Crazy,” by The Judds “My Darling,” by Wilco “Thank You Mom,” by Good Charlotte “Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” by Elton John “Oh Mother,” by Christina Aguilera “Because You Loved Me,” by Celine Dion “Mom,” by Meghan Trainor “Count on Me,” by Bruno Mars “Girl on Fire,” by Alicia Keys “Sweetest Devotion,” by Adele “Right by You (For Luna),” by John Legend “Mother,” by Sugarland “Promise,” by Tori Amos “Wildflowers,” by Tom Petty “Never Grow Up,” by Taylor Swift “Mama,” by The Spice Girls “In My Daughter’s Eyes,” by Martina McBride “What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong “The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra “Slipping Through My Fingers,” by ABBA “Days Like This,” by Van Morrison “You Are My Sunshine,” by Kina Grannis “Mother,” by Kacey Musgraves “Where You Lead I Will Follow,” by Carole King “I Hope You Dance,” by Lee Ann Womack “Butterfly Fly Away,” by Miley Cyrus and Billy Rae Cyrus “You Make My Dreams (Come True),” by Daryl Hall and John Oates “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” by Four Tops “I’m a Believer,” by The Monkees “Lovely Day,” by Bill Withers “Wind Beneath My Wings,” by Bette Midler “You Raise Me Up,” by Josh Groban “Forever Young,” by Rod Stewart “I Turn to You,” by Christina Aguilera “A Song for Mama,” by Boyz II Men “God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys “Through the Years,” by Kenny Rogers “Oh How the Years Go By,” by Amy Grant “Mother,” by Ashanti “A Mother’s Prayer,” by Celine Dion “In My Life,” by The Beatles “Stand by Me,” by Ben E. King “Loves Me Like a Rock,” by Paul Simon “Have I Told You Lately,” by Rod Stewart “Teach Your Children,” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young “There You’ll Be,” by Faith Hill “I’ll Stand by You,” by The Pretenders “You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” by Stevie Wonder “Wonderful Tonight,” by Eric Clapton “Your Song,” by Elton John “Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole “Isn’t She Lovely,” by Stevie Wonder FAQs Videos

It’s no surprise that weddings are monumental for the mother of the bride. It can be hugely symbolic for moms when their daughters get married. But all the emotions that come with such a big step, combined with the nonstop festivities of a wedding reception, can take away a mom's ability to truly reflect on the occasion as it’s happening.

So, just as the father of the bride gets a dance, why not carve out a special moment for mom? Picking a song that's reminiscent of your bond is a great way to do it. You can have the DJ announce that your chosen tune is meant to honor the bride's mother before it plays, or you can surprise your mom with her very own dance to mark your love. Take it back to the ‘60s with The Temptations's “My Girl,” or pick something more modern and sentimental like “Never Grow Up” by Taylor Swift. Whatever you choose, your deep connection with your mom will have the grand moment it deserves.

Here are 60 touching songs that express the intense love that exists between mothers and daughters.

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“My Girl,” by The Temptations

Lyrics of Love: “I've got so much honey, the bees envy me/I've got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees”

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“The Best Day,” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: “Don't know if Snow White's house is near or far away/But I know I had the best day with you today”

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“I’ll Be There,” by The Jackson 5

Lyrics of Love: “I'll have faith in all you do/Just call my name and I'll be there (I'll be there)”

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“By Your Side,” by Sade

Lyrics of Love: “I'll tell you you're right when you're wrong/And if only you could see into me”

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“Landslide,” by Fleetwood Mac

Lyrics of Love: “But time makes you bolder/Even children get older and I'm gettin' older, too”

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“You’re My Best Friend,” by Queen

Lyrics of Love: “I really love you/Oh, you're my best friend”

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“Ribbon in the Sky,” by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: “But what it is that was always meant/Is our ribbon in the sky for our love, love”

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“My Wish,” by Rascal Flatts

Lyrics of Love: “My wish, for you, is that this life becomes all that you want it to/Your dreams stay big, your worries stay small”

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“Mama, He’s Crazy,” by The Judds

Lyrics of Love: “He beats all I've ever seen/Mama, he's crazy, he's crazy over me”

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“My Darling,” by Wilco

Lyrics of Love: “And be sure, darling/To make all the good times last”

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“Thank You Mom,” by Good Charlotte

Lyrics of Love: “I'll always love you, there's nothing I won't do/To say these words to you”

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“Can You Feel the Love Tonight,” by Elton John

Lyrics of Love: “It's enough for this restless warrior/Just to be with you”

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“Oh Mother,” by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics of Love: “So, mother, I thank you/For all you've done and still do”

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“Because You Loved Me,” by Celine Dion

Lyrics of Love: “For every dream you made come true/For all the love I found in you”

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“Count on Me,” by Bruno Mars

Lyrics of Love: “If you ever find yourself lost in the dark and you can't see/I'll be the light to guide you”

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“Girl on Fire,” by Alicia Keys

Lyrics of Love: “Looks like a girl, but she's a flame/So bright, she can burn your eyes”

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“Sweetest Devotion,” by Adele

Lyrics of Love: “When you wonder if I'm gonna lose my way home/Just remember, that come whatever, I'll be yours all alone”

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“Right by You (For Luna),” by John Legend

Lyrics of Love: “Will we do right by you? Will you have what you require/To make your days on this Earth not so dire?”

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“Mother,” by Sugarland

Lyrics of Love: “She stands here to help you/there's nothing she won't do”

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“Promise,” by Tori Amos

Lyrics of Love: “Where the sun shines I will be there/You are the light”

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“Wildflowers,” by Tom Petty

Lyrics of Love: “I have seen no other/Who compares with you”

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“Never Grow Up,” by Taylor Swift

Lyrics of Love: “I won't let nobody hurt you/Won't let no one break your heart”

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“Mama,” by The Spice Girls

Lyrics of Love: “So now I see through your eyes/All that you did was love”

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

Lyrics of Love: “I see who I want to be/In my daughter's eyes”

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“What a Wonderful World,” by Louis Armstrong

Lyrics of Love: “The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night/And I think to myself, what a wonderful world”

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“The Way You Look Tonight,” by Frank Sinatra

Lyrics of Love: “I will feel a glow just thinking of you/And the way you look tonight”

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“Slipping Through My Fingers,” by ABBA

Lyrics of Love: “I'm glad whenever I can share her laughter/That funny little girl”

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“Days Like This,” by Van Morrison

Lyrics of Love: “When everything falls into place like the flick of a switch/Well my mama told me there'll be days like this”

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“You Are My Sunshine,” by Kina Grannis

Lyrics of Love: “You'll never know dear, how much I love you/Please don't take my sunshine away”

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“Where You Lead I Will Follow,” by Carole King

Lyrics of Love: “All you have to do is call my name/And I'll be there on the next train”

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“I Hope You Dance,” by Lee Ann Womack

Lyrics of Love: “I hope you never lose your sense of wonder/You get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger”

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“Butterfly Fly Away,” by Miley Cyrus and Billy Rae Cyrus

Lyrics of Love: “You tucked me in, turned out the light/Kept me safe and sound at night”

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“You Make My Dreams (Come True),” by Daryl Hall and John Oates

Lyrics of Love: “'Cause I ain't the way you found me/And I'll never be the same, oh yeah”

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“I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch),” by Four Tops

Lyrics of Love: “When you snap your finger or wink your eye/I come a-running to you”

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“I’m a Believer,” by The Monkees

Lyrics of Love: “Then I saw her face, now I'm a believer/Not a trace of doubt in my mind”

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“Lovely Day,” by Bill Withers

Lyrics of Love: “Just one look at you and I know it's gonna be/A lovely day”

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“Wind Beneath My Wings,” by Bette Midler

Lyrics of Love: “Did you ever know that you're my hero/And everything I would like to be?”

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“You Raise Me Up,” by Josh Groban

Lyrics of Love: “I am strong when I am on your shoulders/You raise me up to more than I can be”

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“Forever Young,” by Rod Stewart

Lyrics of Love: “May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam/And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you're far from home”

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“I Turn to You,” by Christina Aguilera

Lyrics of Love: “When I'm scared, losing ground, when my world is going crazy/You can turn it all around yes”

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“A Song for Mama,” by Boyz II Men

Lyrics of Love: “Mama, Mama you're the queen of my heart/Your love is like tears from the stars, yes it is”

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“God Only Knows,” by The Beach Boys

Lyrics of Love: “I'll make you so sure about it/God only knows what I'd be without you”

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“Through the Years,” by Kenny Rogers

Lyrics of Love: “Can't imagine anything we've missed/Can't imagine anything the two of us can't do”

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“Oh How the Years Go By,” by Amy Grant

Lyrics of Love: “Oh how the years go by/Oh how the love brings tears to my eyes”

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“A Mother’s Prayer,” by Celine Dion

Lyrics of Love: “So let the children remember the sun/Let them dance, let them soar”

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“In My Life,” by The Beatles

Lyrics of Love: “But of all these friends and lovers/There is no one compares with you”

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“Stand by Me,” by Ben E. King

Lyrics of Love: “Oh, I won't be afraid/Just as long as you stand, stand by me”

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“Loves Me Like a Rock,” by Paul Simon

Lyrics of Love: “Oh, my mama loves me, she loves me/She get down on her knees and hug me”

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“Have I Told You Lately,” by Rod Stewart

Lyrics of Love: “Fill my heart with gladness, take away all my sadness/Ease my troubles, that's what you do”

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“Teach Your Children,” by Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

Lyrics of Love: “So just look at them and sigh/And know they love you”

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“There You’ll Be,” by Faith Hill

Lyrics of Love: “In my dreams, I'll always see you soar above the sky/In my heart, there will always be a place for you, for all my life”

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“I’ll Stand by You,” by The Pretenders

Lyrics of Love: “When the night falls on you, you don't know what to do/Nothing you confess could make me love you less”

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“You Are the Sunshine of My Life,” by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: “You are the apple of my eye/Forever you'll stay in my heart”

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“Wonderful Tonight,” by Eric Clapton

Lyrics of Love: “I feel wonderful because I see/The love light in your eyes”

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“Your Song,” by Elton John

Lyrics of Love: “I hope you don't mind that I put down in words/How wonderful life is while you're in the world”

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“Unforgettable,” by Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole

Lyrics of Love: “Never before has someone been more/Unforgettable in every way”

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“Isn’t She Lovely,” by Stevie Wonder

Lyrics of Love: “Isn't she pretty?/Truly the angel's best”

FAQ

  • Ultimately, the lineup is up to the bride, but the mother-daughtersong will likely follow thefather-daughterdance.

  • If you know that your mom won't be comfortable dancing, then you can always have the DJ dedicatethe song to her. Prior to thewedding reception, jot down a quote or a tribute that the DJ can read aloud to announce your chosen mother-daughter song.

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FAQs

60 Songs That Celebrate the Love Between Mothers and Daughters? ›

60 Songs That Celebrate the Love Between Mothers and Daughters
  • 01 of 60. “My Girl,” by The Temptations. ...
  • 02 of 60. “The Best Day,” by Taylor Swift. ...
  • 03 of 60. “I'll Be There,” by The Jackson 5. ...
  • 04 of 60. “By Your Side,” by Sade. ...
  • 05 of 60. “Landslide,” by Fleetwood Mac. ...
  • 06 of 60. “You're My Best Friend,” by Queen. ...
  • 07 of 60. ...
  • 08 of 60.
Feb 6, 2022

What is the best song to dedicate to your daughter? ›

27 Best Songs About Daughters
  1. “You Are My Sunshine” by Jimmie Davis. ...
  2. “All My Loving” by The Beatles. ...
  3. “My Girl” by The Temptations. ...
  4. “Daddy's Little Girl” by Kippi Brannon. ...
  5. “In My Daughter's Eyes” By Martina McBride. ...
  6. “Coal Miner's Daughter” by Loretta Lynn. ...
  7. “The Most Beautiful Girl” by Charlie Rich.
Mar 19, 2022

What is a mother-daughter song? ›

Mother-Daughter songs are special songs between a daughter and her mother – this includes a bride and her mother. Brides can celebrate their mothers on their wedding day in the form of dedication or dance during the wedding reception.

What is a mother-daughter dance? ›

However, at some weddings, couples are inclined to switch things up a bit and have a mother-daughter dance. The bond between a bride and her mother cannot be understated, and this dance is a celebration of that unique and beautiful bond.

What is a good song to dedicate to your mom at her funeral? ›

1. If I Could Be Where You Are – Enya. This song is a beautiful and timeless tribute to any woman. The song is perfect for the memorial service with family, where you want everyone to feel connected through your memories of her.

Is there a song about mother and daughter? ›

"Where You Lead" by Carole King

Obvs, the Gilmore Girls theme is the #1 mother-daughter song AND it's sung by Carole King and her own daughter.

What is a good mother daughter? ›

Six traits of a healthy mother daughter relationship:

They spend the proper amount of time together. They don't engage in making each other feel guilty. They don't try to change each other into different versions of themselves. They engage in positive conflict.

What song shall I sing of you my mother? ›

'Sing of the beggar and the leper.

Are there any songs about mothers? ›

your mom this Mother's Day.
  • "Mama Said" by The Shirelles. ...
  • "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood. ...
  • "A Song For Mama" by Boyz II Men. ...
  • "Where You Lead" by Carole King and Louise Goffin. ...
  • "In My Life" by the Beatles. ...
  • "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" by *NSYNC. ...
  • "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill. ...
  • "Dear Mama" by Tupac.
Feb 15, 2022

Should I do a mother daughter dance? ›

Mother-daughter dances also make a sweet alternative to the more traditional father-daughter dances if your father is deceased or removed from the picture entirely. First, you'll need to pick a mother-daughter dance song that is special, sentimental and meaningful for both of you.

How do I dance with my daughter at her wedding? ›

Father Daughter Dance Tips For Beginners - YouTube

What mother daughter means? ›

Definitions of mother's daughter. a daughter who is favored by and similar to her mother. type of: daughter, girl. a female human offspring.

What is a good song to dedicate to your daughter Bollywood? ›

On World Daughter's day, here is a list of five songs that try to express just how special daughters truly are:
  • 1.Kehta hai Baabul, Baabul (2006) ...
  • 2.Meri duniya tu hi re , Heyy Babyy (2007) ...
  • Babul ki duaayen, Neelkamal (1968) ...
  • 4.Mere ghar aayi ek nanhi pari, Kabhi Kabhie (1976) ...
  • O meri laadli , Dil ek mandir (1963)
Sep 29, 2015

Is landslide a good mother daughter song? ›

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Stevie Nicks has the perfect song for a father-daughter dance song. As an alternative, you can also go with the slightly more upbeat version by the Dixie Chicks.

What is the sweetest thing to say to your mom? ›

I appreciate all the things you have had to sacrifice for me. I appreciate all the ways you show you love me. I appreciate you. I know we argue sometimes but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate and love you more than you could ever know.

What does the acronym mom stand for? ›

Definition of MOM ( Minutes of the meeting )

How do you know if your mom loves you? ›

She always has your best interest at heart. She'd never screw you over for a man because you're the most important person in her life. She pays your cell phone bill, even though you have overage charges every month. She knows what kind of foods you like (and don't like).

What is the number 1 funeral song? ›

'Amazing Grace' is the most popular funeral music overall, knocking last year's number one - 'Abide with Me' – off the top spot. 'All Things Bright and Beautiful' is next, with' The Lord is My Shepherd' and 'Jerusalem' also in the top 10.

What is the saddest song for a funeral? ›

Sad funeral songs
  • I'll See You Again – Westlife.
  • Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy.
  • Wind Beneath My Wings - Bette Midler.
  • Nothing Compares to You - Sinead O'Connor.
  • Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd.
Jun 21, 2021

What is an uplifting funeral song? ›

Ol' Blue Eyes' My Way is a classic choice for an uplifting funeral song. It's a song about a life well-lived, perfect to pay tribute to someone who enjoyed made the most of every day. Inspired by gospel music, this uplifting spiritual song is all about going to a better place after you die.

What is a good song to dedicate to your daughter from father? ›

With chart-topping hits like Bette Midler's "Wind Beneath My Wings," acclaimed crossover moments like Beyoncé's "Daddy Lessons," and classics like Natalie Cole and Nat King Cole's "Unforgettable" duet, many great artists have found the topic to be fertile ground.

What is a bond between mother and daughter? ›

Mother and daughter bonding is all about spending time together. Even if you weren't close growing up, as long as you're both still walking this earth it's never too late to strengthen your mother/daughter bond. There's really only one thing that can help you do that. What is it?

What do the night the Sun God and the clear dawn represent? ›

What do the night, the sun god and the clear dawn represent? Answer: Here the night represents all sorrow the Sun God represents the hand that saves and clear dawn represent the bright future and calmness and the good things.

What is the meaning of clear dawn with its pure gold streaks? ›

Answer: clear dawn means midnight time ....for eg the time at 4:00am in the morning and pure gold streak means golden light.. so this full line means that there is a pure golden light in the dawn time like the light is in the sunset.......

How do I tell my mom I want to be a singer? ›

JUST STICK TO THE BASICS AND PROVE YOURSELF WHAT YOU ARE CAPABLE OF. First, establish what path you would take to become a singer, the explain it to your parents and tell them what kind of support you would appreciate. If you sing solos in the music groups to which you belong, your parents are aware of your talent.

Is there a song about mother and daughter? ›

"Where You Lead" by Carole King

Obvs, the Gilmore Girls theme is the #1 mother-daughter song AND it's sung by Carole King and her own daughter.

What is a good song for a baby slideshow? ›

Baby Slideshow Song Suggestions - Sweet Baby Slideshow Songs
"Sweet Child of Mine" by Sheryl Crow"Smile" by Uncle Kracker
"Forever Young" by Rod Stewart"You're As Sweet As Sugar on a Stick" by Barry Louis Polisar
"Sweet Pea" by Amos Lee"Sunshine of My Life" by Stevie Wonder
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What is a good song to dedicate to your mother? ›

your mom this Mother's Day.
  • "Mama Said" by The Shirelles. ...
  • "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood. ...
  • "A Song For Mama" by Boyz II Men. ...
  • "Where You Lead" by Carole King and Louise Goffin. ...
  • "In My Life" by the Beatles. ...
  • "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" by *NSYNC. ...
  • "There You'll Be" by Faith Hill. ...
  • "Dear Mama" by Tupac.
Feb 15, 2022

What song is most played at funerals? ›

Ave Maria,” a traditional song recorded by many artists, remains very popular as does. Elton John's “Candle in the Wind”. “Time To Say Goodbye” by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman, and “My Way” by Frank Sinatra remains a staple at Phaneuf-hosted funerals. Country music playlists are also often requested.

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