Today’s post was completely inspired by this post from the awesome Nicole over at Big Day for Under $10k. She listed some of the songs that she wants played at her wedding. At Nicole’s wedding, she's debating what songs to use for those important moments at the reception, like the First Dance (we tackled it a bit here) and the Father/Daughter Dance (here’s a few of our ideas). Nicole has been trying to use familiar but not totally traditional songs. We love that idea and want to show you a few options for the Mother/Son Dance. After all, how many more times can anyone handle hearing that “I Hope You Dance” song?
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My mind immediately started churning and thinking of other awesome and unusual Mother/Son dance songs. Here's some that I came up with:
- Billy Joel – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel): A sweet and soothing song all about sharing your hopes and dreams and love with your child.
- Barbra Streisand – Jason's Song (Nothing's Gonna Harm You): Originally from the muscial “Sweeney Todd”, Babs sang it live to her baby boy Jason and moms everywhere nodded and cried.
- Boys II Men – Song for Mama: Gorgeous, lush, and full vocals with a powerful lyric.
- Dixie Chicks – Godspeed (Sweet Dreams): A lovely lullabye that is all boy and all joy.
- Guns N Roses – Sweet Child O' Mine: Does your mama like to rock? Then you've found your song (here's a slightly calmer version from Sheryl Crow).
- Smokey Robinson and the Miracles – Shop Around: Heeee! This is a tongue-in-cheek song for the mother/son duo that don't want to take themselves too seriously.
- Will Smith – Just the Two of Us: A good option for a single mom and her son.
- James Taylor – Sweet Baby James: A fab choice if the groom's name is any variation of James.
- Willie Nelson – Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys: A fun and frisky song for moms and sons (though maybe not a good option if the groom is actually a cowboy…).
Just a Note: At several of the weddings that I have attended in the past couple of years, I've seen a really sweet little thing that I hope moves from a trend to a tradition. During the Mother/Son dance, the first verse and chorus are danced as a solo for the Groom and the Mother of the Groom. Then the Master of Ceremonies opens the dance floor up to ALL mothers and sons to join in the dancing. This is a GREAT opportunity for fab photos and lasting memories – I would encourage you to give it a shot at your reception.
Grooms, do you know what song you'll be dancing with your momma to? Are you going with any of the ones listed above? Why did you pick the one that you did? Share away!