10 Songs for Mom

10 Songs to Play for Mom

Looking to give something a little bit more personal for Mother's Day this year? How about the gift of music! Remind your mother that all those music lessons didn't go to waste and sing her praises with a few of these mom-themed songs.

Loves Me Like a Rock - Paul Simon
Loves Me Like a Rock
Paul Simon

Is there a more cheerful song about moms? Grab a guitar and take your mom to church with Paul Simon's gospel-tinged classic.

She gets down on her knees and hugs me
She loves me like a rock
She rocks me like the rock of ages
And she loves me

Mamas Song - Carrie Underwood
Mama's Song
Carrie Underwood

Looking for the song most likely to make your mom cry? Look no further than Carrie Underwood's beautiful ballad about a daughter telling mama not to worry as she moves out and begins her own life.

Mama you taught me to do the right things
So now you have to let your baby fly
You've given me everything that I will need
To make it through this crazy thing called life

Perfect Fan - Backstreet Boys
Perfect Fan
Backstreet Boys

Say what you will about the Backstreet Boys, but this is a lovely piano ballad with gorgeous harmonies. Recruit a few siblings (and perhaps a cousin choir?) for an after-brunch serenade.

'Cause mom you always were
The perfect fan

Simple Man - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Simple Man
Lynyrd Skynyrd

Lynyrd Skynyrd lead vocalist, Johnny Van Zant, once said, "I think anybody out there needs to respect their mother, and the words of their mother." Moms all over the world agree.

Mama told me when I was young
Come sit beside me, my only son
And listen closely to what I say
And if you do this
It will help you some sunny day

Mama - The Spice Girls
The Spice Girls

Play this Spice Girls song for your mom if you were a rebellious child.

I didn't mean to be so bad
I never thought you would become
The friend I never had.

Coat of Many Colors - Dolly Parton
Coat of Many Colors
Dolly Parton

This Dolly Parton classic was inspired by real-life circumstances. Her mother was given a collection of assorted rags which she used to sew her daughter (that's Dolly, of course) a multi-colored coat while relaying a Bible story about Jacob giving his favorite son Joseph his own coat of many colors.

Mama sewed the rags together
Sewing ev'ry piece with love
She made my coat of many colors
That I was so proud of

The Best Day - Taylor Swift
The Best Day
Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift wrote this as surprise for her mother. For being a best friend to her when her other friends had turned their backs. Mom's are the best.

I know you were on my side
Even when I was wrong
And I love you for giving me your eyes
Staying back and watching me shine

Mama Said - The Shirelles
Mama Said
The Shirelles

The theme throughout this Shirelles tune is simple—mama knows best. Don't say she didn't warn you.

Mama said there'll be days like this
There'll be days like this, my mama said

In My Daughters Eyes - In My Daughters Eyes
In My Daughter's Eyes
Martina McBride

With an emotive piano & string intro, this one's a real tearjerker. Martina McBride tells of how her daughter gives her strength as a mother and makes her feel like she can achieve anything. It sort of flips the whole Mother's Day thing on its head.

When I'm gone I hope you'll see,
How happy she made me,
For I'll be there,
In my daughter's eyes

Mama - Il Divo
Il Divo

This one from vocal quartet Il Divo takes the form of a thank you. It's a beautiful tribute to their mothers for everything they sacrificed. It's also a bit of an apology. For not always showing the gratitude they truly deserve.

Mama thank you for who I am
Thank you for all the things I'm not
Forgive me for the words unsaid
For the times I forgot

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