The 20 Best Mother Daughter Songs That Will Make You Cry

The bond between mothers and their daughters is quite strong. This relationship can also be made stronger through songs. There are a lot of mother daughter songs available.

The mother daughter dance is not well accepted by most wedding planners. But, lately, the narrative is gradually changing.

Traditionally wedding dance usually consists of the first dance, the father-daughter dance or mother-son dance, etc.

However, things are changing,  more couples are beginning to incorporate a mother daughter dance songs into their wedding reception.

Therefore, request for the mother daughter songs list has been on the rise.

Because of the aforementioned, we decided to compile a mother daughter songs list, you could use at your wedding.

20 Best Mother Daughter Songs

1. Mom By Meghan Trainor

This track by Meghan Trainor is my favorite. This song made the chat on my mother-daughter songs of all time. This Song has a way of bringing back memories you had with mom.

Here is some from this lovely song:

You might have a mom, she might be the bomb
But ain’t nobody got a mom like mine
Her love’s ’til the end, she’s my best friend
Ain’t nobody got a mom like mine.

2. Somebody’s Hero By Jamie O’Neal

Somebody’s Hero by Jamie O’Neal reminds me of the undying love mothers have for their children. A mother is always there to make sure you are okay and never lack a thing.

This song is one that is sure to make tears running down your face. Because you are leaving her behind to start a new life with your significant half.

Here are some Emotional lyrics from the second verse of this song:

She didn’t get a check every week like a nine to fiver
But she’s been a waiter, and a cook and taxi driver
For 20 years, there at home, until the day her girl was grown
Giving all her love to her was her life’s ambition
But now her baby’s movin’ on, and she’ll soon be missin’
Her, but not today, those are tears of joy runnin’ down her face

Listen to Somebody’s Hero: Jamie O’Neal

3. Mama’s Song By Carrie Underwood

This mother daughter song by Carrie Underwood is a song worth listening to. It expresses the mother-daughter love quite correctly in so many words.

Here are some emotional lyrics of mama’s song, you are going to love it: “He makes promises he keeps no he’s never gonna leave, so don’t you worry about me, momma!”

It’s a must one for your mother-daughter dance songs list.

Listen to Mama’s Song: Carrie Underwood

4. Never Grow Up By Taylor Swift

It’s incredible how one song can make such a strong impact on one’s life. In this song the lyrics tell a lot, it seems like the song was meant for you.  Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift is a song worth including into your mother daughter songs list.

Taylor Swift – The Verge
5. In My Daughter’s Eyes By Martina McBride

In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride is a classic. Wedding’s mother daughter songs aren’t complete without this song.  This song will make you reflect on your mommy. This song describes the struggles of motherhood so vividly.

6. I Loved Her First By Heartland               

The song I Loved Her was written by Walt Aldridge and Elliott Park and recorded by an American country music band called the Heartland.

The song was released in June 2006 as the first single title track from Heartland’s debut studio album and reached Number One on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Songs charts in late 2006.

Listen to I Loved Her First: Heartland

7. Where You Lead By Carole King

Carole King is an American singer-songwriter born in 1942 who was one of the staff songwriters at the Brill Building. She later went solo as an artist in the 1900s.

This is a song of assurance; it is an emotional song that describes how a mother can do anything for their kids. Where You Lead is a perfect inclusion to your mother daughter songs list.

Now listen to the daunting lyrics of the song:

Loving you the way I do
I know we’re gonna make it through
And I would go to the ends of the earth
‘Cause, darling, to me that’s what you’re worth.

Where you lead, I will follow
Anywhere that you tell me to
If you need, you need me to be with you
I will follow where you lead.

If you’re out on the road
Feeling lonely and so cold
All you have to do is call my name
And I’ll be there on the next train

Listen to Where You Lead: Carole King

8. You Can’t Lose Me By Faith Hill

Faith Hill is an American country music recording artist. The song You Can’t Lose Me was written by Trey Bruce and Thom McHugh. The song was an EP to her Album Matters to Me in 1996.

This song was Number One on RPM Top Country charts in Canada and hit Number #6 on the Hot Country Songs chartsin 1996.

9. You Will Be in My Heart By Phil Collins

You’ll be in my heart, no matter what they say you’ll be here in my heart always – These are strong words to say to anyone. The assurance to be there for your loved ones is described in this song.

This song was a soundtrack in Tarzan: A Walt Disney Animated movie in 1999.

Listen to You will be in my Heart: Phil Collins

10. Because You Loved Me By Celine Dion

This timeless and Evergreen song best describes the sacrifices of being a mother. This song points out the undying love between a mother and her child. The strong bond, the pain they always go through.  An excellent choice for your mother-daughter songs list.

Listen to Because you loved me: Celine Dion

11. The Best Day By Taylor Swift

The Best Day is an awesome song to add to your list for mother daughter songs.  This song can bring back so much of your memories of your mom to bear. This song is a show and portrays the feeling of ultimate love for and from mother. 

12. Isn’t She Lovely By Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder a master of music himself, Stevie did a fantastic job with the Isn’t She Lovely. This song all about pure love. It says a lot about the love a parent feels for his/her daughter. This is a sure inclusion on any list for mother daughter songs.

Here are some vocable emotional lyrics of the song:

Isn’t she lovely

Isn’t she wonderful

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Listen to Steve Wonder’s Isn’t She Lovely

13. I Turn To You By Christina Aguilera

I Turn to You is a beautiful rendition by Christina Aguilera. It is an anthem for moms and daughters, especially does agitated teens. Listening to this song will back beautiful memories about your mom. A great song for mother daughter dance.

Listen to I Turn to You: Christina Aguilera

14. A Song For Mama By Boyz II Men

A Song for Mama a beautiful rendition by an American R&B group Boyz II Men. The song was written and produced by Babyface, and in 1997 it was used in a motion picture Soul Food.

This song is so emotional and it’s for sure going to give you some goosebumps. Good fit in our mother daughter songs list. Here are some of its lyrics:

You were there for me to love and care for me
When skies were grey
Whenever I was down
You were always there to comfort me

And no one else can be what you have been to me
You will always be
You will always be the girl in my life
For all times

15. A Mother’s Prayer By Celine Dion

This song is classic and evergreen. Celine Dion made this possible with her beautiful rendition.

Originally the song was called The Prayer and was written by David Foster, Carole Bayer Sager, Alberto Testa, and Tony Renis.

It was used as a soundtrack in 1998 film Quest for Camelot, the movie later won Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.

Celine Dion renamed the song A Mother’s Prayer and re-recorded a solo version that features in her 2004 album Miracle.   

16.  I Hope You Dance By Lee Ann Womack

I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack is an impeccable mother daughter song, especially during a wedding. This song is wonderful and it is laced with powerful lyrics:

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.

17.  Like My Mother Does By Lauren Alaina

Like My Mother Does is a beautiful rendition by Lauren Alaina. Lauren did a wonderful job with this song by describing the enduring love of a mother and what it means to a daughter. Like My Mother Does should definitely be in your mother daughter songs list.

When I love I give it all I’ve got

Like my mother does

When I’m scared, I bow my head and pray

Like my mother does

18.  Rockabye By Clean Bandit

Wow! Was a song, I recommend this song for mother daughter dance on any occasion. This song describes the struggles of a single mom. The lyrics show how she struggles fervently to make sure her daughter has everything.

19.  True Colours By Eva Cassidy

True Colours by Eva Cassidy was written by Tom Kelly and Billy Steinberg. The song was first recorded and released by Cyndi Lauper in 1986. Eva Cassidy recorded her version and released it in 2003, a sequel to her album release later that year.

The amazing thing about this song is that it has a total of 142 recorded versions from different artists. This song is a must-have on your mother daughter songs list for every wedding.

Listen to True Colours: Eva Cassidy

20.  Time After Time By Cyndi Lauper

The best is left for the last. Time After Time by Cyndi Lauper was produced by Rick Chertoff. The song was released as a single and became 1 hit in the U.S. top Chart. Time after Time was Cyndi Lauper’s second singles from her debut studio album.

This hit song of all time should top your mother daughter songs list during your mother-daughter dance at your wedding or any other occasion.

Listen to Time after Time: Cyndi Lauper

I hope with these songs; you can build your favourite Mother Daughter Songs List.

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