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Wedding Songs: What's The Best Mother-Son Dance Song?

Posted: 05/10/2012 6:55 pm Updated: 05/10/2012 6:55 pm

While father-daughter dance songs may get all of the hype and attention in the wedding world, that doesn't mean an equally important moment should be forgotten -- the first dance between a mother and her son, the groom.

In an effort to find the right tunes, HuffPost Weddings polled top wedding DJs to find out which songs they recommend.

Click through the slideshow below to see these experts' tried-and-true tracks.

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  • "What A Wonderful World" - Louis Armstrong

    Recommended by <a href="http://djcarl.com/" target="_hplink">DJ Carl</a> in New York.

  • "People Get Ready" - The Impressions

    Recommended by <a href="http://www.beattrainproductions.com/" target="_hplink">DJ Ari of Beat Train Productions</a> in Boston.

  • "Our House" - Madness

    Recommended by <a href="http://www.djdinaregine.com/Home.html" target="_hplink">DJ Dina Regine</a> in New York.

  • "You Are The Sunshine Of My Life" - Stevie Wonder

    Recommended by DJ Sparber from <a href="http://twerkinghard.com/" target="_hplink">Twerking Hard DJs</a> in NYC.

  • "Nothing Can Change This Love" - Sam Cooke

    Recommended by <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/www.bneventgroup.com" target="_hplink">DJ JVC </a>of New Jersey. "A recent client of mine picked this as a 'combination' parent dance, which I think is brilliant as a song choice and a new twist on an old tradition," says DJ JVC.

  • "Till There Was You" - The Beatles

    Recommended by Michael from <a href="http://theflashdance.com/" target="_hplink">The Flashdance</a> in Los Angeles.

  • "Take Your Mama" - Scissor Sisters

    Recommended by DJ Lez Van Halen for <a href="http://www.wendykiddentertainment.com/" target="_hplink">Wendy Kidd Entertainment</a> in New York.

  • "Boys Don't Cry" - The Cure

    Recommended by DJ Michael Formika Jones for <a href="http://www.wendykiddentertainment.com/" target="_hplink">Wendy Kidd Entertainment</a> in New York.

  • "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" - Jim Croce

    Recommended by DJ Tracktion of <a href="http://www.scratchweddings.com/" target="_hplink">Scratch Weddings</a> in New York. "The mother-son dance is one of the sweetest moments at any wedding. It's filled with love, joy, pride and a hint of the bittersweet as a mother witnesses her son become a husband. There are so many lovely songs to express this special moment, picking one that is unique to your mother-son bond will make this memory indelible. [This is] a simple song with big meaning for this special moment," says DJ Tracktion.

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