Need a Song for Groom and His Mom Dance

Updated on January 13, 2013
S.S. asks from Golconda, IL
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My son is getting married in GULP 91 days how is it possible that it is here already. Seems like they just got engaged last week. In reality it has been almost 2 years but it is flying now lol. My son asked me what song I would like to dance to with him at the wedding. I have no clue. I want something wonderful but not something that sounds like a romantic love song cause thats just weird. And when I google mother son wedding dance songs a lot of them come up that are just weird. So ladies bring me a lot of songs please. Thanks

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So I found the perfect song. Sat and listened to songs on youtube lol. this is the link if anyone else is looking for one. I am going to have to listen to it a million times so I don't cry through it lol

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answers from Dover on

Through the Years by Kenny Rogers
Have I Told You Lately That I Love You by Rod Stewart (used to sing that to my son when he was little)

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answers from Washington DC on

"You will always be beautiful In my eyes" by Joshua Kadison

My Wish - Rascal Flatts

Wonderful World -

Through the Years - Kenny Rogers
I hope you dance - Lee Ann Womack


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answers from Redding on

Oh my goodness.
Tears well up at the very thought of my son getting married. Of course, he's only 17 and in no hurry whatsoever, but I'm so sentimental about things.

My son and I are very close.
When he was little, he used to love dancing around the living room with me.
He danced with me at other people's wedding receptions. He was so darn cute. He was shorter than me, which was a bit of a challenge, but I taught him how to properly place one hand at my waist and the other in my hand.
All the women wanted to dance with him.

When my father passed away, I had a hard time with it.
My son put on one of "our" songs and said, "Mommy, may I have this dance?"

He was trying to make me feel better.
He melted my heart.

My son is well over six feet tall and towers over me now.
He has to bend down for me to kiss him on the cheek before he leaves in the morning.

When the day comes for my son to get married, I will choose something that we danced to when he was little.
I won't worry that it might not be considered "traditional". It will be a song that means something to the both of us.

I have a sense of humor and I will probably pick two songs. One, for fun, to lighten the mood a little. I might even surprise him with it. He will know exactly why I chose it and get a kick out of it. I know my son well.

Anyway, I agree that some suggested songs aren't for me either. My "personal" playlist wouldn't have any meaning for you.

If you can, think of something that has meaning for you and your son.

Very best wishes and congratulations.

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answers from Springfield on

My husband and I did a Mother/Son/Father/Daughter dance at our wedding. We chose "I Hope You Dance" by LeeAnn Womack. I good friend of mine chose the song his mom sang to him when he was little (can't remember what it was), and my brother chose "You Make Me Fee So Young."

I think a Mother/Son song is much harder to find than a Father/Daughter song. There just aren't that many obvious choices.

Good luck and congrats! Hope you have a wonderful time.

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answers from Columbus on

Oh my song ever is "A Song for My Son" written and sung by Mikki Vierick. Go to and you can order the cd.

While searching for a song for my son's 18th birthday, I stumbled upon this one and I just cry every time I hear it. It is so perfect for whenever my son gets married I know I'm going to play this!!

Congratulations and good luck!!!

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answers from Albuquerque on

My brother and mom danced to Somewhere over the Rainbow (the Israel Kama...version -- can't spell his name). If you google the name of the song, you'll see which one I mean. I have no idea why they chose the song, but it was lovely. It's a bit long, so you might want the band to not do the full intro or ending.

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answers from Seattle on

What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

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answers from Chicago on

I've always liked " You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

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answers from Pittsburgh on

I'd pick a classic.
The Way You Look Tonight - Frank Sinatra
The Summer Wind - Frank Sinatra
In My Life- The Beatles
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Moon Dance - Van Morrison
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley

Or, if you want to get a few laughs:
Mamas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys - Willie Nelson

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answers from Cincinnati on

I see you say that you found one, but still wanted to make a suggestion....

When I got married my oldest son was 13. His Dad passed when he was a little over one. So aside from all the other typical wedding dances, I danced with him to LeeAnn Womack's "I hope you dance"

The very 1st time I heard that song, I thought of him and cried my eyes out. It's beautiful.

Verses like
"I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, get your fill to eat but always keep that hunger.
May you never take one single breath for granted. God forbid love ever leave you empty handed.
I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean. When ever one door closes I hope one more opens"......

And if you get the choice to sit it out, I hope you dance.

It's really touching and describes the love and hope a mother has for her child.
Enjoy the wedding!!!!!!

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answers from New York on

It depends on how emotional you want to get. In my mind, I would pick a song like "Hey Ho!" by the Lumineers, which is a song my son and I listen and dance to. But I fear I would be a mess, so I might pick something else. Problem is, the "Traditional" ones are so lame!

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answers from Missoula on

What A Wonderful World by Louis Armstrong
Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd



answers from Hartford on

I'll Love You Forever by Priscilla Herdman. It's beautiful and perfect!



answers from San Francisco on

Sunrise Sunset from Fiddler On The Roof,

"I can't remember getting older, when did they"?

"When did she get to be a beauty?, When did he grow to be so tall? Wasn't it yesterday when they were small?"

It's a really pretty song...could be for mom dancing with son or daughter dancing with dad.

Keep us posted on your choice and congratulations!



answers from St. Louis on

Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd is my "life song". It's my son's ringtone, it's one of the 1st songs he learned to play on the guitar, & I preach it constantly. :)

For my younger son, his song is Canon in D. One of the 1st songs he learned in Band that he actually liked. I still preach "Simple Man" to him, but that will always be my older son's song.


answers from Detroit on

My husband choose an R&B classic by Boys II Men, "Mama"
Here's a youtube link with the lyrics

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