Have you downloaded your mom tunes for this weekend, when Mother's Day rolls around? Here's a start. Help me out because there just aren't many good songs about moms.
Stacy's Mom, by Fountains of Wayne. For the moms who got it goin' on.
Hey Mama, by Kanye West. Sure, he can be a jerk, but he loved his momma. ("Said mommy Imma love you till you don't hurt no more. And when I'm older, you ain't gotta work no more.")
Superwoman, by Alicia Keys. Are you wearing your cape today? ("This is for all the mothers fighting for better days to come. And all my women sitting here trying to come home before the sun.")
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Mother's Little Helper, by The Rolling Stones. Because we all need help, one way or another, to get us through our busy day.
Show Me, by The Pretenders. Chrissy Hynde's ode to her child gets me every time. ("Show me the meaning of the word 'cause I've heard so much about it. I don't want to live without it.")
Mother and Child Reunion, by Paul Simon. Supposedly this song's title comes from a chicken-and-egg dish Simon saw on a Chinese restaurant menu. Kinda gross, even though the song is cool. Whitney Houston's mom sang background vocals, which gives it double mom points.
Mama Said Knock You Out, by LL Cool J. What mama doesn't want to see her child succeed?
Your Mother Should Know, by The Beatles. Always thought this one was kinda creepy. Yeah, I know they're talking about music, but what does mother really know?
Surrender, by Cheap Trick. A song about how goofy your parents can seem, especially when you discover mom and dad have a life outside your own - even if it is just on the couch. ("Mommy's alright, daddy's alright, they just seem a little weird.")
Mama Tried, by Merle Haggard. You may not have turned 21 in prison doing life without parole, but if you ever disobeyed your mom you can relate to this. ("No one could steer me right, but Mama tried, Mama tried.")
Mama Told Me Not to Come, by Three Dog Night. Remember that party your mom told you not to go to? She was right, wasn't she?Mothership Connection
, by Parliament. Moms in space are da bomb. ("Put a glide in your stride and a dip in your hip. And come on up to the Mothership.")