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A Mother’s Day playlist: The best songs about moms

A Mother’s Day playlist: The best songs about moms
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Mother's Day is this weekend, which means you're probably looking for a sweet way to show your mom a little extra love. Gifts are a good start but there's nothing quite like a great song to say exactly what you're feeling— which is why we’ve decided to compile a list of some of the best songs about moms, ranging from a wide array of artists and musical genres.

It takes a truly gifted songwriter and singer to encapsulate a mother’s love and the impact it has on us all—but these tracks just about do the trick. Below are the best songs ever recorded about moms along with a few special mentions.



Special Mention:

Justin Bieber, “Turn to You”

Bad Bunny, "Si Veo a Tu Mamá"

Mr. T - Treat Your Mother Right

Beyoncé, “Blue”

Fantasia, “Baby Mama”

The Jackson 5: "Mama’s Pearl"

Lauren Alaina, “Like My Mother Does”

Chance The Rapper, "Cocoa Butter Kisses"

Kacey Musgraves, “Mother”

Boyz II Men, “A Song for Mama”

Carrie Underwood, “Mama’s Song”

Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, “The Sweetest Gift”

Bruce Springsteen, "The Wish"

Taylor Swift - The Best Day

"Superwoman" by Alicia Keys

Christina Aguilera, “Oh Mother”

The Backstreet Boys, “The Perfect Fan"

Kanye West, "Hey Mama"

NSYNC - “(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You“

The Rolling Stones - "Mother's Little Helper"

2Pac, "Dear Mama" 

James Brown, "Mother Popcorn"

Meghan Trainor, “Mom”

Il Divo, “Mama”

Top 10

The Intruders, “I’ll Always Love My Mama”

Mac Miller, “I’ll Be There”

The Beatles, “Your Mother Should Know“

The Beatles, “Julia”

Ray Charles, “Mother”0

Temptations, "Oh, Mother of Mine"

Spice Girls, “Mama”

The Shirelles, “Mama Said”

Ben Harper, “If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again”

Bette Midler, “The Wind Beneath My Wings”


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