(Closed) Sweet/not too sad/not creepy mother/son dance songs?

posted 8 years ago in Music
Post # 17
3942 posts
Honey bee

It depends on their relationship, but wha about Thank you for being a friend by Andrew Gold


Post # 18
1517 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  My Fi and his mom are dancing to My Wish by Rascal Flatts, IMO it’s pretty low on the creepy meter.  I once when to a wedding where the groom  and his mom danced to Can’t Smile Without You by Barry Manilow.  It’s upbeat and cute, and it totally fit them, plus non-creepy.

Post # 20
589 posts
Busy bee

My husband and his mom danced to Cyndi Lauper “Time after Time”

Post # 21
9129 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

@TwoStatesBride:  My Fiance picked out Weezer’s Island in the Sun.  It’s nice and light.  Has she heard The Beatles’ Here Comes the Sun?  I think that is also good and light.

Does she have a favorite singer or band?  Some people aren’t into The Beatles but they love Celine Dion and Because You Loved Me is pretty popular.  I also think Bette Midler’s Wind Beneath My Wings could be another good choice.

Post # 22
1830 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

My mom and brother danced to Shinedown’s version of Simple Man.

Post # 23
1263 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

It’s a really slow, mellow song, but From My First Moment by Charlotte Church has REALLY good lyrics for a parent/offspring dance. Godspeed, Sweet Dreams by the Dixie Chicks might be good (it has a line “God hears amen whereever we are” so I don’t know id that would offend her. If she’s a practicing Jew, the use of God itself might not).

Are you guys just doing the chorus from “You Are My Sunshine”? I only ask because I remember finally listening to the lyrics of the verses and realizing that it’s actually a really bitter breakup song! For example, verse 2:

“I’ll always love you and make you happy,
If you will only say the same.
But if you leave me and love another,
You’ll regret it all some day.”

ETA: saw above that you do know the breakup lyrics to it, nvm hahaha.

Also, I know Sunrise, Sunset has a darker sound to you, especially if you aren’t used to musical theater or Jewish styled music, given that most popular music has a very bright, happy sound to it, but the lyrics to that song are really beautiful. Giving away your son IS a bittersweet thing, not 100% lollipops and rainbows, so I don’t think anyone is going to be like “omg, why are these lyrics sad?????” 

Also, I saw another person listed You Raise Me Up – not actually a religious song. It is used as one at times, because the lyrics just say “You” the whole time so people can easily kind of construe it as one, but that “you” can just as easily be taken to mean a lover, a friend, or a parent. There’s nothing inherently religious in it at all. So it might be an option.

Post # 24
1002 posts
Bumble bee

@TwoStatesBride:  I agree with your feelings on the song, but I don’t really think it’s your place to veto a dance the two of them are sharing.  Maybe you just worded it wrong, but it sounds really controlling.

DH & Mother-In-Law danced to “Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Beautiful Boy” by John Lennon.  It was perfect 🙂  My mother in law is a crier, but she kept it together during their dance.  Good luck!

ETA My dad and I danced to Landslide by fleetwood mac, I think it would work for a mother-sone dance too though.

Post # 25
4687 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013 - Upstate NY

My DH and mom danced to “Stand by me” and it wasn’t awkward!

Post # 26
567 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - MacLean Park

We did our dances at the same time, to Cory Morrow’s Always and Forever. Sweet but upbeat, though it is a country song. Could be used for the normal slow dance though! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQubkGDz_gk

Post # 27
344 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

My fiance and his mother are dancing to You’ll Be In My Heart by Phil Collins. Yeah… from the Tarzan soundtrack. He loves Phil Collins, and his whole family LOVES Disney, so it’s right for them.

I think it’s a little cheesy and I don’t like Phil Collins. But our Phil Collins debate has become a joke between us, so I’ll probably be giggling the whole time.

Post # 28
1627 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@TwoStatesBride:  I feel your pain! My Mother-In-Law (also Jewish) wanted to dance to Sunrise, Sunset too! It must be a Jewish mother thing! We vetoed it because we would have had to pay our band $250 to learn it. They ended up dancing to You are the Sunshine of my Life by Stevie Wonder. I actually think that was a bit of a creepy song choice too, but I will tell you that on my wedding day I didn’t notice. All I could think of was how cute my husband was dancing with his mom. In the end, the battle is not worth it on this one as it is their dance not yours. But I truly feel your pain! 


Post # 29
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I had a really really hard time picking out the mother/son song. It was difficult to find one that wasn’t very obvious about it being a romantic love, and all of the songs I found that were done by “indie” singers and specifically written for that were honestly too cheesy and not all that great. I ended up choosing “I’ll Stand By You” by The Pretenders.

Post # 30
3668 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@TwoStatesBride:  How close are you to your FMIL? My Mother-In-Law chose “A mother Prayer” by bonnie barbey (short country version) and I loved it as did my husband. It just felt like such a great song and it was as if she was giving him away to me as we listended to it. I reccomend listening to it if you and Future Mother-In-Law are super close 



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