Lets face it, a lot of grooms just aren’t big dancers and would prefer less of the limelight during their Mother Son dance song at their wedding. Trust me, we get it. Our rule is the “rule of 2 1/2.” Anything over 2 and a half minutes of dancing for any special dance songs is just too long and will lose the attention of your guests and feel like an eternity on the dance floor. That being said, here are a list of short and sweet Mother Son dance songs that will get the job done.

** Some of the songs on our list break our “2.5 minute rule” but are too good to exclude. Hire a good DJ that can fade them out properly ;)

Beach Boys: “God Only Knows

James Taylor: “You’ve Got a Friend” 

Paul Simon: “Loves Me Like a Rock

Lee Ann Womack: “I Hope You Dance

Rascal Flats: “My Wish” 

Jackie Wilson: “Higher and Higher

Lynard Skynard:“Simple Man”

Rod Stewart: “Forever Young”

Ben E. King: “Stand By Me” 

Carrie Underwood: “Mamas Song“

Lady Antebellum: “Never Alone” 

Bette Midler: “Wind Beneath My Wings 

James Taylor : “How Sweet It Is“

Jackson 5: “Ill Be There” 

Nat King Cole: “L.O.V.E.“

The Band Perry: “Mother Like Mine”

Garth Brooks: “Mom”