This Sunday is Mother’s Day (so you still have time to find her the perfect digital camera or other gift), and in order to get into the holiday spirit, we’ve complied a playlist of the best songs about moms. So make her a mix-tape, karaoke the heck out of ‘em, and set the soundtrack to your Mother’s Day brunch. Because if that’s not love, what is?
“Mama Tried” by Merle Haggard
It’s a mother’s greatest fear: that she won’t raise ‘em right. Merle addresses those fears in the twangy croons of this song. “I turned twenty-one in prison doing life without parole. No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried.” Your mom raised you the best she could– and now you can raise the roof, with the Panasonic SC-HC55 iPod stereo dock.
“Dear Mama” by 2Pac
An ode to a single mom, this song acknowledges a tough job– “I finally understand, for a woman it ain’t easy tryin’ to raise a man”– and also broadcasts a whole lot of love– “Dear mama, place no one about ya, sweet lady. You are appreciated.” Play this one on the streets or in the shower, with the portable Bose SoundLink wireless mobile speaker.
“Mama” by Spice Girls
If you’re lucky, sometimes your mom is also your friend. And if you’re really lucky, your daughter is one of the Spice Girls. You get older, you get wiser and you learn stuff about life. “I didn’t mean to be so bad. I never though you would become the friend I never had.” Girl power! Rock out anytime, anywhere with the 8GB iPod nano.
“Present / Infant” by Ani Difranco
Rocker chick and mom Ani Difranco sings about the introspection and mental shift that happens once you become a parent. Sounds cheesy and vague, I know. But really, if you’re a mom, this song will resonate. “Lately I’ve been glaring into mirrors picking myself apart. You’d think at my age I’d though of something better to do than making insecurity into a full time job…But now here is this tiny baby and they say she looks just like me.” Play it loud and proud from the Sony SS-B1000 bookshelf speakers: small in size but big in sound.
“Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Wayne
So, is it kind of cute to have a crush on your friend’s mom? Or just kind of uncomfortable? In any case, this is a fun song. All together now: “Stacy’s mom has got it goin’ on.” Pair this bubblegum pop song with a pair of iLuv Bubble Gum in-ear headphones, and you can bop your head to your heart’s content. We won’t judge you.
Happy Mother’s Day! Got any favorite songs about moms that we’re missing? Share in the comments.