There are few things as powerful as a mother’s love to her son. It is inexplicable, irrational, overwhelming and sometimes very blind. No matter how old he gets, Mommy will always remember him as the little baby whom she carried for nine months. In fact, so strong is a mother’s bond to her son that in latter years, when the boy grows into a man and finds a wife, friction may result between the two women.
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- The following top 10 best mother son dance songs 2017-2018 are wonderful choices for sons to share with their mothers and vice versa.
- 10. Mikki Viereck – A Song For My Son
- 9. Jason Matthews – That’s What Mamas Do
- 8. Reba Mcentire – He Gets That From me
- 7. Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song
- 6. Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colors
- 5. Etta Jones – My Mother’s Eyes
- 4. Good Charlotte – Thank You Mom
- 3. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Teach Your Children
- 2. Carole King – Child of Mine
- 1. Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama
10. Mikki Viereck – A Song For My Son
Wedding couples often have a special song which they have chosen ahead of the big day to celebrate their love and the beginning of their marriage. With the wide array of love songs across all genres, those kinds of songs are not hard to find. The father to the bride also has plenty of options to pick from. However, when it is time for the mother and the groom to have their dance, the DJ starts scrambling unsuccessfully through records to play a song which is usually unrelated to the celebration of the mother-son relationship. Mikki Viereck got fed up and took matters into her own hands. This sentimental ballad is perfect for weddings as it describes traditional values that the groom should uphold in his marriage. The response from people was overwhelming as mothers finally had a song to dance to at their son’s wedding. The video to the song has 2,962,655 views.
9. Jason Matthews – That’s What Mamas Do
That’s What Mamas Do is the perfect song for the mother-son dance at a wedding. Those who love country music will definitely appreciate this number by country singer Jason Matthews. Unlike most country songs however, this song has a more modern feel that even people who aren’t fans of country music. With its beautiful lyrics, extolling a mother’s love – “She’ll gonna cry when she walks past your empty room/She’ll call you and sing you Happy Birthday/When everybody else forgets…”, this song will surely bring a tear from everyone’s eye when played. The song talk in depth about her sacrifice – “And she’ll put her last spare dollar under your pillow”, her devotion “She’ll get a new gray hair and a wrinkle to spare/Every time you come home late”. The song’s video has 155,373 views.
8. Reba Mcentire – He Gets That From me
Written by Steven Dale Jones and Phillip White, this country song was recorded by Reba Mcentire and released off her third album, Room to Breathe. This song achieved great peaking at number seven on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart and being number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. The lyrics are about a woman seeing herself in her son. The mother lost her husband and now raises her little boy by herself. Her child constantly reminds her not just of herself but also of her deceased husband. Sad and sweet, there will be no dry eye left in that ceremony when this song is played. The video of the song has over 4.2 million views.
7. Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song
Carrie Underwood delivers a beautiful sentimental ballad in Mama’s Song. The country ballad speaks on a child pleading with the mother to let her go be her own person. The song asks the mother not to worry even as her child goes out into the world, beginning a new life. While not written specifically for a wedding, this would be a great choice for a wedding as the groom will now begin a new life by himself. As a matter of fact, the music video which stars Carrie, her husband and her mother tells the story of a lady who finds her true love and after a while walks away from the biological mother and father. The music video has over 48 million views. The song was nominated for a Grammy and won several awards.
6. Dolly Parton – Coat of Many Colors
Coat of Many Colors was written by Dolly Parton on the back of a cleaning receipt, as she couldn’t find paper. This beautiful song became a worldwide hit, peaking at number 4 on the US country singles chart. The song details how Dolly Parton’s mother made her a coat out of rags and how kids at her school mocked her for it. The song basically talks about a mother’s sacrifice and love therefore a great choice for the mother-son dance. The song has over 8.6 million views.
5. Etta Jones – My Mother’s Eyes
Jazz singer Etta Jones teamed up with her husband (saxophonist Houston Preston) to record My Mother’s Eyes. The song speaks about a mother’s role in shaping her child, her unconditional love, her correction and discipline. The song is perfect for the mother-son dance even though it was sung by a lady. The song’s video on YouTube has over 84,000 views.
4. Good Charlotte – Thank You Mom
Off his 2000 album, Good Charlotte, Good Charlotte released a song expressing his gratitude to his mother. The song has the protagonist reminiscing on his childhood, and how his mother would cook and clean for his family – “I’m thinking back to a time when I was young/I’m listening to the dishes clink”. The song promises that the protagonist would love his mother who “taught him to be a man” forever. The video of the song has 1,051,813 views.
3. Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Teach Your Children
The song Teach Your Children was released off the trio’s album Déjà vu. The country-rock song was written to emphasize the importance of teaching children the right thing, in the context of war and violence. While not a wedding song contextually, the song can be used as for the mother-song dance. The video on YouTube has over 4.1 million views.
2. Carole King – Child of Mine
This beautiful song by Carole King is about a mother praising her child. The lyrics – “You don’t need directions/You know where to go” are especially perfect for a mother-son dance as they can be used to mean setting the child free to begin a new life with someone else. It is perfect for the occasion. The song has over one million views.
1. Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama
The R&B crooners released this number one single in 1997 which was written and produced by Babyface. The track was the theme song for the film Soulfood. This was a chart topper, peaking at number 7 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop chart.. The song is featured on the group’s album, Evolution. With its beautiful lyrics and the group’s harmonized vocals, this song is the perfect choice for a mother-dance song. The song’s video has over 5 million views on YouTube.
When all is said and done though, other women may come but a mother’s love is forever. These beautiful songs celebrate the beautiful bond between a mother and her son. So play the top 10 best mother son dance songs 2017 and grab your mother and dance one last time with the first queen of your heart.