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100 Best Songs With the Word "Mom" in Their Titles

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There are literally thousands of songs about mothers and motherhood out there. Read on to see which are the best.

There are literally thousands of songs about mothers and motherhood out there. Read on to see which are the best.

Songs That Mention Mom, Mama, or Mum

Thousands of songs have the words "mother," "mama," or "mom" in their titles. Sometimes these words are used in a literal sense; other times, the words are purely metaphorical. These words may highlight how the Earth (mother nature) is being destroyed and plundered due to our selfish motives, and sometimes the words are used to represent unconditional love. Whether it's used to represent beauty or destruction, the word "mother" is universally used in the titles of thousands of songs by artists of all genres.

The list below showcases an epic number of songs that have the words "mother," "mama," or "mom" mentioned in their titles. If you have a story you'd like to share about your mother, or songs you'd like added to the list, feel free to share in the comments section.

Artists everywhere love to celebrate their mothers through song.

Artists everywhere love to celebrate their mothers through song.

Top 10 Best Songs With "Mother" in the Title

  1. “Oh Mother”—Christina Aguilera
  2. “Call You Mom”—They Might Be Giants
  3. “Mother”—Pink Floyd
  4. “Does Your Mother Know”—Abba
  5. “Mother’s Little Helper”—The Rolling Stones
  6. “Mother”—John Lennon
  7. “A Song for Mama”—Boyz 2 Men
  8. “Your Mama Don’t Dance”—Loggins & Messina
  9. “Mother Nature’s Son”—The Beatles
  10. “Mother Love”—Queen

What Does the Word "Mother" or "Mom" Signify in Song Titles?

The word "mother" is showcased in a broad perspective in song titles. In folk, country and blues genres a number of musicians have used the word mama to convey a range of emotive elements. For many songwriters, the word mother evolves in songs from personal experiences.

Many narratives in songs stem from the type of relationship singers/songwriters have had with their mother. In certain song titles, the term is used in a reflective manner to highlight a deeper meaning through a philosophical outlook.

Mothers inspire artists of all genres mediums.

Mothers inspire artists of all genres mediums.

What Messages Do These Songs Convey?

Many interpretations can be drawn from these songs. Broadly speaking, the word "mother" is often used to evoke happiness or sadness, depending on the songwriter's relationship to their mother. The lyrics of these songs often convey:

  • Joy
  • Life Experiences
  • Relationships
  • Experiencing Unconditional Love
  • Hate
  • Empathy
  • Anger
  • Values
  • Realization
  • Sacrifice
  • Confessions
  • Suffering
  • Judgment
  • Reconciliation
  • Inspiration
  • Forgiveness


11. “A Mother’s Love”—Celine Dion

12. “Have You Seen You Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadow?”—The Rolling Stones

13. “Mothers of the Disappeared”—U2

14. “Mama’s Broken Heart”—Miranda Lambert

15. “It’s Alright Ma (I’m Only Bleeding)”—Bob Dylan

16. “Mama’s Song”—Carrie Underwood

17. “Mothers Pride”—George Michael

18. “Mommy for a Day”—Kitty Wells

19. “Mother and Child Reunion”—Paul Simon

20. “Mother Russia”—Iron Maiden

We are all influenced by the love of our mothers.

We are all influenced by the love of our mothers.


21. “Mom’s Apple Pie”—Tyrone Davis

22. “Mama”—The Spice Girls

23. “Five Stop Mother Superior Rain”—The Flaming Lips

24. “Mother, Father”—Journey

25. “Mother Earth”—Allen Toussaint and Cyndi Lauper

26. “Never Tell Your Mother She’s Out of Tune”—Jack Bruce

27. “Mother Earth”—Within Temptation

28. “Mama Told Me (Not to Come)”—Three Dog Night

29. “Mother Popcorn”—James Brown

30. “Mother Mary”—Foxboro Hot Tubs

31. “Holy Mother”—Eric Clapton

32. “Call Your Mother”—Johnny Cash

33. “I Ain’t Your Mama”—Maggie Rose

34. “My Mom”—Tony Bennett

35. “My Mother Had a Brother”—George Michael

36. “A Real Mother for Ya”—Johnny "Guitar" Watson

37. “Tell Mama”—Etta James

38. “Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys”—Willie Nelson

39. “Allergic (To Thoughts of Mother Earth)”—Placebo

40. “Mama, I’m Coming Home”—Ozzy Osbourne


41. “Atom Heart Mother (Suite)”—Pink Floyd

42. “Say Mama”—Gene Vincent

43. “Oh Mother”—Jermaine Jackson

44. “Mother’s Dream”—Candlebox

45. “Like My Mother Does”—Lauren Alaina

46. “Mom”—Lucero

47. “Lollipop Mama”—Wynonie Harris

48. “TV Mama”—Big Joe Turner

49. “I Didn’t Know My Mother Had a Son Like Me”—Buddy Guy

50. “For a Thousand Mothers”—Jethro Tull

51. “Mother of a Man”—Mick Jagger

52. “Mother Stands for Comfort”—Kate Bush

53. “Mother”—Barbara Streisand

54. “You Mother Should Know”—The Beatles

55. “Mother Said”—Air Supply

56. “How I Met Your Mother”—The Friday Night Boys

57. “Mama”—The Kelly Family

58. “Dirty Mother of You”—Memphis Minnie

59. “Mama Didn’t Lie”—Jan Bradley

60. “I Need a Mother”—Eels


61. “Return of the Mother”—Nina Hagen

62. “Thank You Mom”—Good Charlotte

63. “Welfare Mothers”—Neil Young

64. “Hey Mama”—Black Eyed Peas

65. “Working Mother”—Martyn Joseph

66. “I Think I’m a Mother”—PJ Harvey

67. “Mother Road”—Camel

68. “Mother of Violence”—Peter Gabriel

69. “Metal Mothers”—Guided By Voices

70. “Gold Star Mothers”—Hammock

71. “Mother’s Talk”—Tears for Fears

72. “Mama He’s Crazy”—The Judds

73. “Mothers of Rain”—Tangerine Dream

74. “I Had a Good Father and Mother”—Washington Phillips

75. “Mama Do the Hump”—Rizzle Kicks

76. “Mother Rose”—Patti Smith

77. “Peace on Earth… Mother Earth… Third Stone From the Sun”—Carlos Santana

78. “Mother Father”—Dave Matthews Band

79. “Mama”—The Dream

80. “Only Your Mother”—Scarface featuring Devin the Dude


81. “Mother Nature’s Son”—Harry Nilsson

82. “Stacy’s Mom”—Fountain of Wayne

83. “Mother of the Universe”—Yoko Ono

84. “Mama You’ve Been on My Mind”—Bob Dylan

85. “You Can Finally Meet My Mom”—Train

86. “Our Mother the Mountain”—Townes Van Zandt

87. “Mother Mary”—Eels

88. “Mama He Treats Your Daughter Mean”—Ruth Brown

89. “Mother”—Danzig

90. “Treat Me Like Your Mother”—The Dead Weather

91. “Mother You, Smother You”—The Supremes

92. “Mother May I”—Cee Lo Green

93. “She’s a Bad Mama Jama”—Carl Carlton

94. “Mother Tongue”—White Lies

95. “How Does It Feel to Be the Mother of 1,000 Dead”—Crass

96. “Dear Mother Love Albert”—Rodney Bewes

97. “Mother Whale Eyeless”—Brian Eno

98. “Old Mother Reagan”—Violent Femmes

99. “The Mom Song”—Go Fish

100. “Mama Liked the Roses”—Elvis Presley

Other Notable Mama Songs

  • “Mother”—Ashanti
  • “Letter to My Mother”—Edwin McCain
  • “Beautiful Mother Nature”—Ziggy Marley
  • “Mom and Dad’s Waltz”—Merle Haggard
  • “That Was Your Mother”—Paul Simon
  • “I’ll Always Love My Mama”—The Intruders
  • “Drop Down Mama”—Sleepy John Estes
  • “Mother Like Mine”—The Band Perry
  • “Motorcycle Mama”—Sailcat
  • “Your Psychopathic Mother”—Rick Springfield
  • “Mamma Mia”—Abba
  • “Mother and God”—Avidya and the Kleshas
  • “Mama’s Pearl”—The Jackson 5
  • “(The) Song for the Divine Mother of the Universe”—Ben Lee
  • “Pretty Mama Blues”—Ivory Joe Hunter
  • “Look What They’ve Done to My Song Ma”—New Seekers
  • “Mama”—Genesis
  • “Mother of Mine”—Neil Reid
  • “Mother Mother”—Tracy Bonham
  • “Oh Dear, Mother”—George Formby
  • “Mother Goose”—Jethro Tull
  • “Mama and Daddy Broke My Heart”—Eddy Arnold
  • “Mother Superior”—Coheed and Cambria
  • “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”—Paul Robeson
  • “Mama Look at Bubu”—Harry Belafonte
  • “Love Without Tragedy/Mother Mary”—Rihanna
  • “Dear Mama”—2 Pac
  • “Mother”—Sami Yusuf
  • “You Are Your Mother's Child”—Conor Oberst
  • “My Mother’s Eyes”—George Jessel
  • “For Moms”—Jaheim
  • “Mother Mary”—UFO
  • “Mama Come and Get Your Baby Boy”—Eddy Arnold
  • “Mother”—Blondie
  • “Mama From the Train”—Patti Page
  • “Mother”—Tori Amos
  • “Hey Mama”—Mat Kearney
  • “My Mother Is a Space Cadet”—Dweezil Zappa
  • “Mama Said”—Metallica
  • “Mama Said”—The Shirelles
  • “The Mom Song”—Insane Clown Posse
  • “Your Ma Said You Cried in Your Sleep Last Night”—Kenny Dino
  • “Mother Dear”—Styx
  • “The Mother”—Brandi Carlile
  • “Mother Dear”—The Supremes
  • “Sylvia’s Mother”—Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
  • “Future Baby Mama”—Prince
  • “Mother Earth”—Neil Young
  • “Hey Lawdy Mama”—Steppenwolf
  • “Mother”—Cyndi Lauper
  • “Mama Can’t Buy You Love”—Elton John
  • “Mothercreep”—FKA Twigs
  • “Mother Dawn”—Billy Idol
  • “Mama Talk to Your Daughter”—JB Lenoir
  • “Mother Revolution”—Tori Amos
  • “A Mother’s Prayer”—K. Michelle
  • “When You’re Good to Mama”—Mary McCarty
  • “I’m The Last of the Red Hot Mamas”—Sophie Tucker
  • “Mama’s Never Seen Those Eyes”—Forester Sisters
  • “Mother Can You Carry Me”—Rick Springfield
  • “Of the Mother Again”—Jim James
  • “Kiss Mother Nature Goodbye”—Hank Williams Jr.
  • “Pretty Mama Blues”—Ivory Joe Hunter
  • “Mother and Father”—Madonna
  • “Treat Your Mother Right”—Mr. T
  • “This is To Mother You”—Snead O’ Connor
  • “Crazy Mama”—JJ Cale
  • “Mother Dear”—Barclay James Harvest
  • “Like a Motherless Child”—Moby
  • “Mama Kin”—Aerosmith
  • “True Fine Mama”—Little Richard
  • “Mother Ain’t Dead”—Long John Baldry
  • “Rag Mama Rag”—The Band
  • “Mother of Abominations”—Cradle of Filth
  • “Does Your Mama Know About Me”—Bobby Taylor and The Vancouvers
  • “Nobody Loves Me But My Mother”—B.B. King
  • “Mama Said Knock You Out”—LL Cool J
  • “I Knew Your Mother”—Loudon Wainwright 3
  • “Tie Your Mother Down”—Queen
  • “Mother E”—Filter
  • “Mama Weer All Crazy Now”—Slade
  • “Mother in Law”—Ernie K-Doe
  • “Mother of God, Putin's Run”—Pussy Riot
  • “The Motherload”—Mastodon
  • “Papa Loved Mama”—Garth Brooks
  • “Mama Used to Say”—Junior
  • “Mother”—The Police
  • “Mother's Day”—Kellie Pickler
  • “Mother Tongue”—Dead Can Dance
  • “My Yiddishe Momme”—Sophie Tucker
  • “Mother's Daughter”—Santana
  • “Does Your Mother Know”—Gordon Lightfoot
  • “Fujiyama Mama”—Wanda Jackson
  • “Mama Don’t Allow”—Hank Thompson
  • “A Mother’s Love”—Mark Masri with Jim Brickman
  • “Mother Grey”—David Bowie
  • “Stay at Home Mother”—Sheryl Crow
  • “I Got It From Mama”—
  • “Mother of Mercy”—Iron Maiden
  • “Look Mama”—Howard Jones
  • “Mother”—Lita Ford
  • “Mother Mayhem”—Night Ranger
  • “Mother Freedom”—Bread
  • “Mama”—Ill Divo
  • “Dominion/Mother Russia”—The Sisters of Mercy
  • “Sexy Mama”—Moments
  • “No Mother”—Rag'n'Bone Man
  • “Hot Mama”—Trace Adkins
  • “The Mother We Share”—Chvrches
  • “Music for My Mother”—Funkadelic
  • “My Mom”—Eminim
  • “Matilda Mother”—Pink Floyd
  • “He Didn't Mention His Mother”—Eleanor Friedberger
  • “Little Mama”—The Clovers
  • “Mother's Love”—Kem
  • “Mother Earth”—Banks
  • “Pistol Packin’ Mama”—Al Dexter
  • “Mother of a Miner’s Child”—Gordon Lightfoot
  • “Mr. Mom”—Lonestar
  • “All Mama’s Children”—Carl Perkins
  • “Ma-Ma-Ma- Belle”—ELO
  • “Mama Tried”—Kanye West
  • “Mother Universe”—The Soup Dragons
  • “Message to My Mother”—Hank Marvin
  • “Mama”—BJ Thomas
  • “Mother May I”—Coheed and Cambria
  • “Save It Pretty Mama”—Louis Armstrong
  • “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature”—Guess Who
  • “Any Man Who Loves His Mother”—Dean Martin
  • “Mean Green Mother From Outer Space”—Cast of the Little Shop of Horrors
  • “Mother Nature Goes to Heaven”—A-ha
  • “Mama”—Connie Francis
  • “Mother and Jack”—Robin Gibb

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