Embarrassing song for mother/son dance?

posted 2 months ago in Family
Post # 2
Hostess
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

hickoryhills :  DH’s mom wanted some rediculous songs so we just picked a decent one she might like and didn’t tell her what it was. In the moment she was so surpised and loved it she didn’t care that it wasn’t one of the ones she had picked.

Sneaky? Yes. Did it work out well for everyone? yes.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

what song is it?

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

What does your FH think? I’d leave it up to him.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

What song is it? How does your Fiance feel about it? 

IMO i dont think you get veto rights on their song, but 4 minutes is excessive already lol. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee

Well now I’m dying to know what it is…

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Omg I really want to hear what the song is. Are they planning to have the dance last the whole 4 minutes?

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: City, State

For her second wedding, my mom requested the DJ play Voodoo by Godsmack. (It doesn’t even have a beat one could dance to!) Yikes!

Honestly, I would tell my future husband his mother’s plans for a cringey song.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I get why you think its cringey, but I actually think it has a nice significance wedding related. She gave birth to him, raised him, and now is passing him along to the next woman, and he will start his own family and start the circle over again. 

Post # 12
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Honey bee

1.  No “special dance” should last for four minutes.  Regardless.  Even the first dance.  The DJ typically edits that sucker down to a solid 90 seconds.  No one wants to watch any dance for four minutes.

2.  This is between your fiance and his mom.  It’s their dance.  If he has an issue with it, he can veto it.

We could maybe judge a little better knowing the song.  Honestly, I’ve seen dances that range from silly to serious.  And the silly ones weren’t intentionally silly – more that it’s a special song from childhood that doesn’t necessarily fit a “parent/child” theme.  I’ve seen people dance to songs from songs done by The Chipmunks or from Sesame Street.  I’ve seen people dance to ultra-serious songs carefully chosen so that each line of lyrics accurately reflect their relationship.  I’ve seen people dance to songs that are just fun without any deeper meaning.  Honestly, no one else really gives a shit.  They’re just waiting for dinner or dessert or to start talking again or the bar to open.  The only super cringey ones I’ve seen for parent/child dances are ones where it’s clearly talking about romantic love – like clearly not open for interpretation (because there are some songs that can be interpretted either way).

Honestly, I think you’re overthinking this and you’re overstepping since you’re not actually participating in this dance.

 

ETA:  You posted the song in the meantime.  I honestly don’t find that song that cringe-worthy.  I do think you need to edit it down for length though, but I don’t see what people are busting a gut laughing over.  You would have thought she wanted to dance to Shoop or Let’s Get It On the way you were making it sound.  I’ve seen much much worse selections.

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I was expecting worse! Is there a shorter version?

Post # 15
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Busy bee

I’m sorry…but that sounds super, super, super awkward and embarrassing. If it was my family everyone would start laughing and that is so horrible and I am not bragging about that and not saying I would laugh, because I WOULD NOT, but you might keep that in mind that some people are really rude but hopefully nobody like that will be at your wedding.

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