A groom shocked guests by performing a surprise medley during the mother and son dance at his wedding.
Ben Jones, from Atlanta, Georgia, ensured his dance with his mother was one to remember by creating a 16-song medley.
The videographer, who married Shannon Elder Jones, and his mother tried to fool guests that they were doing a traditional ballroom-style dance to Mikki Viereck’s A Song For My Son.
Traditional: Ben Jones, from Atlanta, Georgia, and his mother, pictured left and right, pretended they were being conventional by dancing to Mikki Viereck’s A Song For My Son, singing along to the words
All change: The music cut and Ben and his mother, pictured right and left, staged an argument with Ben slamming the ‘cheesey’ music
But after two minutes they cut the music and performed a staged argument in which the groom said the song was too ‘cheesey’.
His mother said in response: ‘It’s sweet, about you being a little boy and growing up’.
Ben said: ‘It’s cheesey! No, we’ve got to do mine, this is a mother son dance…Come on, let me show you.’
They then launch into a 15-song medley performing rehearsed moves.
Happy couple: The dance was performed as part of the wedding reception with Ben, pictured right with wife Shannon Elder Jones, left, and his mother
Psy: After the ‘argument’ they launched into a huge medley, featuring the dance to Gangnam Style, pictured being performed by Ben, right, and his mother, left
Skills: Ben’s mother, pictured left shaking her arms with Ben, right, took her shoes off for the dance
Twist it: Ben and his mother, pictured right and left doing the twist, performed classics and contemporary hits
Kicking off with The Jackson Five’s I Want You Back, they start dancing in unison.
The medley features classic songs including Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees, Chubby Checker’s The Twist, Billie Jean and Thriller – including the Thriller dance move and an attempt to moonwalk – KC & The Sunshine Band’s Boogie Shoes, MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This and Apache (Jump On It) by Sugar Hill Gang.
Representing the early noughties there is N Sync’s Bye Bye Bye and more recent hits including Psy’s Gangnam Style, Harlem Shake by Baaueer, LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem and Soulja Boy Tell’em’s Crank That (Soulja Boy).
They close the dance medley, which from start to finish is around seven-and-a-half-minutes, with a Nat King Cole classic, Unforgettable, before ending the performance with a hug.
According to the wedding MC, Ben and his mother only put the dance together the night before.
Medley: Ben and his mother, pictured doing a ballroom-style dance at the beginning, performed to a total of 16 songs
Stop: Ben, pictured right staging an argument with his mother, left, works as a videographer
Unstoppable: Ben, right, and his mother, left, danced to songs from a wide range of genres
Popular: The video, featuring Ben, right, and his mother, left, of the surprise show has been watched more than 50,000 times online
He says at the end of the video: ‘Now that is a mother son dance. I believe they just practiced that last night. That was very impressive.’
Ben, who went to The Georgia Institute of Technology, is not a novice at making wedding videos.
According to his website he has ten years experience in videography.
For his business, AngelDown, Ben makes wedding videos for other people but he was evidently determined to make the movie of his own marriage stand out.
Together with his groomsmen he performed a rehearsed dance to a version of Safety Dance, Men Without Hats. The groomsmen wore matching sunglasses and red waistcoats.
Moonwalk: Ben and his mother, pictured right and left, even attempted Michael’s Jackson’s trademark move
Jazz hands: The medley started with The Jackson Five’s I Want You Back, followed by Stayin’ Alive
Shake: Other songs in the medley, performed by Ben, right, and his mom, left, included Chubby Checker’s The Twist, Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean and Thriller and KC & The Sunshine Band’s Boogie Shoes
Get low: The dance, featuring Ben, right, and his mother, left, also included MC Hammer’s U Can’t Touch This and Apache (Jump On It) by Sugar Hill Gang
Choreographed: Ben, pictured right dancing with his mother, left, also performed a dance with his groomsmen
Motherly love: Ben and his mom, pictured left dancing and right hugging, ended their dance with Nat King Cole classic, Unforgettable
Practice: According to the wedding MC, Ben and his mother, pictured right and left on the dance-floor, only put the medley together the night before
Surprise: Wedding guests, pictured with Ben and his wife Shannon in the foreground, did not know what to expect