It wasn’t until I started writing this blog post that I realized just how cheesy most of the recommended Mother/Son Dance Songs are and I want better for us all!
I turn on the tunes the second we walk through the door. It relaxes me, seems to focus the kids and there are lot of epic dance parties which will forever be my favorite simplest moments.
In my book a mother/son dance moment calls for a real tune not some totally cheesy ballad.
I don’t want to admit just how long I spent pulling this list together but, let’s just say I went down a rabbit hole so you don’t have to!
Stand By Me | Florence + The Machine
No Matter What | Calum Scott
93 Million Miles | Jason Mraz
Sweetest Devotion | Adele
Forever Young | Bob Dylan
If Not For You | Bob Dylan
Forever Young | Rod Stewart
Kind & Generous | Natalie Merchant
Don’t You Worry Child | Swedish House Mafia
One of my favorite parent dance moments of all time was when a groom and his mom danced to a few frames of a more traditional slower song and then had the band pick it up while they grabbed the bride’s family for a full-on dance party. This would be a great dance party moment tune.
O-o-h Child | The Five Stairsteps
Talk to your band about swapping “Some Day” for “Today” and you’ve got a fun, more appropriate song.
I recommend firming up all your special dance song requests at the 4-6 week mark.
This way you have enough time to update your band so they can learn the song or so you can decide what exact version the DJ is going to play.
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