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64 Songs About Mothers

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Mothers are heroes, helpers, defenders, teachers, and more.  Celebrate motherhood with a playlist of pop, rock, country, R&B, and hip-hop songs about Mom.

Mothers are heroes, helpers, defenders, teachers, and more. Celebrate motherhood with a playlist of pop, rock, country, R&B, and hip-hop songs about Mom.

Celebrate Motherhood With a Playlist

Could anyone offer you more love and self-sacrifice than your dear mother? She brought you into this world, taught you to mind your manners, and encouraged you to be your best. She sang and read to you, doted on you when you were sick, and changed your diapers. (Maybe one day you'll change hers.)

Celebrate mothers with a playlist of songs about the hardest and most rewarding job on earth. We have a long list of songs about motherhood, including pop, rock, country, R&B, hip-hop, and metal tunes.

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1. "Mother" by Sugarland

Who has always been your biggest champion and the chief fixer of problems large and small? Who has enveloped you in unconditional love and acceptance even through the most difficult of times? Who has listened, taught, and encouraged you? This 2018 country song is a beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere.

She'll take you in, feed your friends
Her open arms are welcoming
She'll rub your back all night when you're crying
She'll listen to you tell your story
Hold your fear and all your worries
Help you find the truth when they're all lying
Even when it's hopeless, she keeps trying.

2. "Like My Mother Does" by Lauren Alaina

Between what mama provided you genetically and through years of rearing you, it's hard not to end up like her mini-me. For the young woman in this 2012 country song, many of the defining characteristics that make her special come from her mother: her laugh, determination, and even her short fuse. The narrator regards her mother as a role model, friend, and protector—an angel.

3. "Don't Forget to Remember Me" by Carrie Underwood

Grown-up daughters can appreciate this 2005 country song about leaving home and discovering how much you really miss the people you left, especially mom. The narrator recalls how she left home as an 18-year-old with her mother's advice and mom's pleas to remember her.

Now that the narrator is established and on her own, she finds that their roles have reversed. She calls her mother with updates on her life, questions about home, and pleas to remember her.

4. "Dear Mama" by Tupac

Instead of sugar-coating his mother as an angel who could do no wrong, Tupac keeps it real with a loving tribute to his mother. He recognizes that his mother was human. Tupac's parents were members of The Black Panther Party, and his mother often wasn't around during Tupac's childhood and adolescence because of her activism. Later, she became a crack cocaine addict, eventually undertaking drug treatment.

The emotionally expressive 1995 rap song points out that throughout a struggle-filled life, she was always his biggest champion. It was named one of the 20 Best Hip-Hop Songs of All Time.

5. "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride

This 2003 country song highlights all the good qualities that mothers and daughters find in one another. Daughters perceive their mothers as brave, strong, and heroic whereas mothers see hope in a better world and a reflection of their better selves.

Express your thankfulness for the mothers and other heroes in your life. We are where we are in life because of their helping hands and hearts.

6. "The Hand That Rocks the Cradle" by Glen Campbell and Steve Wariner

From the first moments of life, the guy in this touching country tune from 1987 found comfort in the heart of his dear mother. In addition to her years of nurturing, his mom supplied him with spiritual guidance and lifelong values. For that, he feels eternally thankful:

There ought to be a hall of fame for mamas
Creations most unique and precious pearls
And heaven help us always to remember
That the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

7. "Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard

Not every child turns out to be a superstar. Moms understand that and try to find the value in each of their offspring. Unfortunately, they get a lot of blame for their children's misbehavior. However, the son in this 1968 country ditty wants to set the record straight. His lifetime of bad choices wasn't her fault.

8. "Mama Said" by Metallica

The mother referenced in this 1996 metal song cautions her rebel son that the brightest flame burns the quickest. He pushes back, explaining that he has a wild streak and she just needs to let him go.

Like every rebel son, he must make his own way in the world, and he wants his mother to loosen the apron strings so he can become his own man. We must all learn on our own. Something tells me he'll always be back with a soft place in his heart for his mother.

9. "Mom" by Meghan Trainor (featuring Kelli Trainor)

If your mom's the best, then go ahead and shout it out like Meghan Trainor does in this 2016 pop song. Meghan's mother is her best friend. In addition to giving her unconditional love, she taught her how to love herself.

10. "Oh Mother" by Christina Aguilera

This 2007 pop ballad is a tribute song to a mother who endured years of domestic abuse and left the marriage when her husband turned his anger on his children. The narrator presents her mother as sadly duped by a manipulative lover who turned violent once they married. The daughter encourages her mom never to look back, as she did the right thing not only for her family but also for herself.

11. "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood

This 2010 country song is bound to make you choke up. A daughter reassures her mother that the man she is marrying is worthy. The mother has prayed for a good man who will treat her daughter well and keep his promises. Having found her better half, she doesn't want her mom to worry about her.

12. "Somebody's Hero" by Jamie O'Neal

Mothers are the quiet heroes in our lives, according to this country ditty from 2005. While yours may not have walked on the moon or saved anyone from a burning building, there are significant contributions that moms make each day to make a difference. From fulfilling practical roles in our lives (like chauffer and short-order cook) to nurturing roles, each mother is a larger-than-life hero in someone's eyes, no matter how old that child grows. This song emphasizes the larger-than-life quality that children perceive their moms to have.

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

"All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother." - Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States

13. "Ring Off" by Beyoncé

Mothers inspire their children to spread their wings and fly. In this 2014 pop tune a daughter switches roles with her recently divorced mother to encourage her and affirm her worth. For years, the mom tolerated an unhappy marriage of lies and emotional abuse, but now she's taken her ring off and discovering love again.

14. "Promise to Try" by Madonna

The little girl in this moving rock ballad from 1988 grieves the loss of her mother. She recalls her mom's tenderness and tries to remember her smile, forever frozen in time. Did she kiss her goodbye? It's not fair to blame her mom for dying, She would be with her if she could.

15. "Mother Like Mine" by The Band Perry

Would be world be a better place if everyone had a mother like yours? The woman in this country song from 2013 knows that it would because she'd raise everyone to be friends. Dreams would be deeper and no one would ever wonder if somebody wanted them. Her mother is such a blessing to her life that she'd share her if she could.

Favorite Mom Sayings

You better watch out. Your face will freeze like that.

Beds are for sleeping in, not for jumping on.

"I don't know" is not an answer.

What part of "no" don't you understand?

Because I said so. That's why.

I don't care who started it.

Your hands are not broken.

Don't sit too close to the television. You'll ruin your eyes.

I brought you into this world, and I can take you out of it!

I am not your maid.

Nobody ever said life was fair.

Look at me when I'm talking to you.

Shut the door. We're not heating (or air conditioning) the entire neighborhood.

If I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times...

Think of those poor starving children in Africa.

Money doesn't grow on trees.

If everyone jumped off a cliff, would you do it too?

When you have your own house, you can make your own rules.

16. "A Song for Mama" by Boyz II Men

The guy in this 1997 R&B song isn't shy about declaring his love for his mama, his number one girl. She's his teacher, defender, and personal life coach. He is ever-appreciative for her emotional support and encouragement in the face of challenges in his life:

There were so many times
Looking back when I was so afraid
And then you'd come to me and say to me
I can face anything.

17. "I'll Be There" by Mac Miller

No one has your back like Mom does. In this 2016 hip-hop number, the artist gives a shout out to his loyal mother who not only brought him into the world but also made sure that he was set up to succeed in life. She supplied him with material needs, looked out for his safety, fueled his dreams, and catered to him when he was sick. He looks forward to the day when he can repay the debt by giving her the lifestyle she deserves.

18. "Baby Mama" by Fantasia

Motherhood is hard enough. Single motherhood requires damn near heroic efforts. This 2004 R&B tune is an anthem for single mothers everywhere. Fantasia recognizes how hard it is to raise a child on your own while working multiple jobs and going to school. She sends them the love and respect they deserve.

19. "Tough" by Craig Morgan

In this 2006 country song, a husband pays tribute to his wife's strength of character. She is a breast cancer survivor who is an active mom. Last in the house to go to sleep and up before anyone else, the busy mother gets the kids ready for school, pulls carpool duty, and keeps their household running smoothly.

Her husband is full of admiration:

She's strong, pushes on; can't slow her down
She can take anything life dishes out.
There was a time
Back before she was mine
When I thought I was tough

20. "I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders

This 1973 tune is classic Philadelphia soul, and it's an absolutely perfect way to recognize mom. The narrator declares his devotion to his "favorite girl" who brought him into the world and sacrificed by working hard to provide for him. She taught him manners and lost sleep over her heavy burdens as well as his bad behavior (he's sorry now).

Mamas—you only get one so appreciate yours!

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." - William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist

"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." - William Makepeace Thackeray, British novelist

Even More Songs About Mothers

Know a song about mothers that should be on this playlist? Make a suggestion in the Comments Section below.

SongArtistYear Released

21. If I Could Hear My Mother Pray Again

Ben Harper

2009

22. Mama Knows

Shenandoah

1989

23. Mother

Kacey Musgraves

2018

24. Stay at Home Mother

Sheryl Crow

2013

25. Thank You Mom

Good Charlotte

2003

26. Mother

Ray Charles

2002

27. Mama Used to Say

Junior

1982

28. Turn to You

Justin Bieber

2012

29. Mama

Il Divo

2004

30. I'm the Only Hell (My Mama Ever Raised)

Johnny Paycheck

1977

31. 26 Cents

The Wilkinsons

1998

32. Mama Don't Forget to Pray for Me

Diamond Rio

1991

33. A Mother's Love

Kem

2010

34. The Best Day

Taylor Swift

2008

35. Mother

Ashanti

2008

36. Mama

Spice Girls

1997

37. The Baby

Blake Shelton

2003

38. A Mother's Intuition

Carly Simon

2003

39. Mama Liked the Roses

Elvis Presley

1970

40. Mother

Lita Ford

2012

41. Mom

Lucero

2009

42. Mama Said

The Shirelles

1961

43. The Perfect Fan

The Backstreet Boys

1999

44. Sadie

The Spinners

1975

45. Mother-in-Law

Ernie K-Doe

1961

46. Mother

Tori Amos

1992

47. Every Day Is Like Mother's Day

Shirley Caesar

2005

48. Every Day Is Mother's Day

Tim McMorris

2011

49. The Sweetest Gift

Linda Ronstadt (featuring Emmylou Harris)

1975

50. Mother

LeAnn Rimes

2016

51. Mother's Day

Kellie Pickler

2012

52. Stacy's Mom

Fountains of Wayne

2003

53. Yo Mama Battle of Compliments

Rhett & Link

2013

54. What Mama Say (Life Is Good)

Jason Mraz

2010

55. Mama Say a Prayer

Dolly Parton

2016

56. Flowers for Mama

George Jones

1972

57. Mama's Arms

Joshua Kadison

1993

58. Mom

Earth, Wind & Fire

1972

59. Mama's Hand

Queen Naija

2018

60. Mother

Pink Floyd

1979

61. Rockabye

Clean Bandit (featuring Sean Paul & Anne-Marie)

2016

62. I.O.U.

Jimmy Dean

1976

63. Heaven's Garden

Kieran Brennan

2015

64. House of Gold

Twenty One Pilots

2011

Questions & Answers

Question: What band used the words "mother mother" in a song?

Answer: Since I don't have any more information to go on, I'll have to present you with a couple of possibilities.

1) Fat Freddy's Drop is an eclectic (jazz/R&B/reggae) New Zealand band. Their 2013 song "Mother Mother" features the following lyrics:

... Like a mother mother

Like a mother mother

Like a mother mother

Everywhere I go

Everywhere I go

Like a mother mother

When our time is over

She'll be there to take us on

Like a mother mother...

2) The Veronicas, the Australian punk-pop duo, released a song entitled, "Mother Mother." It had the following lyrics with "mother mother" in it:

"... Mother Mother

Can you hear me?

I'm just calling to say hello

How's the weather?

How's my father?

Am I lonely, heavens no

Mother mother

Are you listening?

Just a phone call to ease your mind

Life is perfect

Never better

Distance making the heart grow blind... "

3) The legendary American rock band, Bon Jovi, released a 1992 song, "If I Was Your Mother, that contained the following lyrics:

... There's no one else you'll ever need

If I was your mother, mother

If I was your mother, mother ...

4) Danzig, an American heavy metal band, released a dark 1994 song called "Mother" with the following lyric excerpts:

"... Mother

Tell your children not to walk my way

Tell your children not to hear my words

What they mean

What they say

Mother, mother ..."

While I'm thinking Bon Jovi is probably the song/band you're referring to, if none of these are it and you want to provide more information to me, you can do so in the Comments Section of the playlist article. Be sure to include whether it's a pop, rock or country song and any details you can (e.g., popular in what decade, what the song was about, an all-girl band, whatever clues are relevant and potentially useful).

Question: What group used the words "miss you mama" in a song?

Answer: There are several songs and groups with "miss you mama" in the lyrics: 1) "I Miss You Mama" by War & Peace (1993), 2) "So Alone" by Men at Large (1992), and 3) "Miss You Mama" by N2You (1994).

Question: What song has lyrics about a hearse carrying away your mother?

Answer: There is a classic hymn covered by many artists called "Will the Circle Be Unbroken (By and By)." Originally, in 1935, it was covered by the Carter Family. Depending on who sings it, the lyrics vary slightly, but here are the lyrics with Johnny Cash as well as the Carter Family:

I was standing by my window,

On one cold and cloudy day

When I saw that hearse come rolling

For to carry my mother away

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, lord, by and by

There's a better home a-waiting

In the sky, lord, in the sky

I said to that undertaker

Undertaker please drive slow

For this lady you are carrying

Lord, I hate to see here go

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, lord, by and by

There's a better home a-waiting

In the sky, lord, in the sky

Oh, I followed close behind her

Tried to hold up and be brave

But I could not hide my sorrow

When they laid her in the grave

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, lord, by and by

There's a better home a-waiting

In the sky, lord, in the sky

I went back home, my home was lonesome

Missed my mother, she was gone

All of my brothers, sisters crying

What a home so sad and lone

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, lord, by and by

There's a better home a-waiting

In the sky, lord, in the sky

We sang the songs of childhood

Hymns of faith that made us strong

Ones that mother Maybelle taught us

Hear the angels sing along

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, lord, by and by

There's a better home a-waiting

In the sky, lord, in the sky

Will the circle be unbroken

By and by, lord, by and by

There's a better home a-waiting

In the sky, lord, in the sky.

Question: What song has the lyrics at the end, "Paid in full with three little words. Mom, I love you"?

Answer: The song you're looking for is a country ditty by Jimmy Dean from 1976 called I.O.U. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXvwgNVhz88

Many people look through their wallet or their pocketbooks

And way down at the bottom, past the credit cards and baby pictures and so on

You usually find a little 'ol piece of dog-eared poetry.

I was cleaning out my wallet the other day and ran across a whole bunch of I.O.U's

Some of 'em 35 years overdue.

And you know the funny thing, all these I.O.U's are owed to one person

And I kinda felt like that maybe now would be a pretty good time for an accountin'.

Mom, I sure hope you're listenin'.

Sweet lady, I.O.U. for so many things ...

A lot of services, like night watchman, for instance...

Lyin' awake nights, listenin' for coughs and cries and creakin' floorboards

Hah-hah, and me comin' in too late.

Boy, you had the eye of an eagle and the roar of a lion

But you always had a heart as big as a house.

I.O.U. for services like, uh, short-order cook, chef, baker...

For makin' sirloin out o' hamburger an' turkey out o' tuna fish,

And big ol' strappin' boys out of leftovers.

I.O.U. for cleanin' services,

The daily scrubbing of face and ears, all work done by hand.

And for the frequent dustin' of a small boy's pants

To try to make sure that you led a spotless life.

And for washin' and ironin' that no laundry could ever do.

For dryin' the tears of childhood and ironin' out the problems of growin' up.

I.O.U. for services as a bodyguard,

For protectin' me from the terrors of thunderstorms and nightmares

Hah, And too many green apples.

And Lord knows, I.O.U. for medical attention,

For nursing me through measles, mumps, bruises, bumps, splinters, and spring fever.

Oh-oh, let's not forget medical advice, important things like,

"If you keep on scratching that, it'll never get well,"

Or, "If you cross your eyes, they're gonna stick like that".

And probably the most important advice of all,

"Boy, you be sure you got on clean underwear, in case you're in an accident".

And I.O.U. for veterinarian services,

For feeding every lost dog that I dragged home at the end of the rope,

And for healing the pains of puppy love.

And I.O.U. for entertainment

Entertainment that kept the household goin' through some pretty rough times

And for wonderful productions at Christmas, the Fourth of July, Birthdays

And for making make-believe come true

And you did it all on such a limited budget.

I.O.U. for construction work, for building kites and confidence, hopes and dreams an'

Somehow you made them all touch the sky

And for cementin' together a family

So it would stand the worst kind of shocks and blows

And for layin' down a good strong foundation to build a life on.

I.O.U. for carrier charges

For carryin' me on your books for the necessities of life

That a growin' boy somehow, well, they just gotta have.

Things like, hah-hah, a pair of high top boots

With a little pocket on the side for a jack-knife.

And one thing, Mom, I'll never forget

When there were two pieces of pie and three hungry people

You were always the one who decided, well, I'm not really that hungry anyhow.

These are just a few of the things for which payment is long overdue

The person that I owe 'em to worked very, very cheap

She managed by simply doin' without a whole lot o' things that she needed herself

My I.O.U's add up to more than I could ever hope to repay

But you know the nicest thing about it all

That I know, that she had marked the entire bill "Paid In Full"

For just one kiss and four little words, "Mom, I Love You!"

Question: Can I have a song for my mom to tell her I will be here for her?

Answer: I don't know what your mother is facing but "At Your Side" by The Corrs (1999) is a comforting song that reassures someone that you'll be there for them.

© 2018 FlourishAnyway

Comments

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 06, 2020:

Laura - A very placid, beautiful song. I added this. Be safe in these times and protect those you love.

Laura on July 04, 2020:

Heaven's Garden (The Mothers Song) by Kieran Brennan (2015) You can find it on YouTube. I highly recommend to add it to this list. It had brought me and so many others such healing

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 03, 2020:

Hilary - An artist named Donna Lewis has a song called "Mother" (1996). Look it up on YouTube.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 03, 2020:

Chloe - I like the Glen Campbell and Steve Wariner song the best ("The Hand that Rocks the Cradle") but it depends on your purpose and preferred genre.

Hilary on July 02, 2020:

I am looking for a song that I sent my mom in 1999 that has the lyric you are my mother. It is sung by a female artist and it's a slower, melodic tune.

Chloe on July 02, 2020:

Is there a best song

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on April 03, 2020:

Peggy - Aww, she sounds like she was a sweet, giving soul. I know she is looking over you, proud and loving you.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 03, 2020:

My dear mother has now been gone for over 10 years. She was an angel who gave so much of herself to help others. I miss her. She was wise, kind, and loving.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on July 04, 2019:

Annie - I'm sorry about your family circumstances. If you need to contact a crisis resource, keep this number handy: National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). Highly trained advocates are available 24/7 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking information or resources, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Please know that you can overcome your circumstances and that there are other people with less-than-perfect parents, too. You may find that a clinical psychologist or other licensed therapist can help you learn healthier behaviors and work through issues related to both the abuse and your birth. I wish you the best.

Annie on July 04, 2019:

To answer the poll:

My birth mother is verbally and slightly physically abusive to me and my brother and slightly mentally off. My bio mother (egg donor) is very much like me, we even have the same dream job (although i`ve never met her i like reading her application from the donation. it brings me comfort that i will not be as messed up as my birth mother`s family)

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 12, 2019:

Buddy Smith - If what you mean to say is that you recommend this song, then I can add it.

Buddy smith on May 12, 2019:

How is mother by Pink Floyd not on here?

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 20, 2018:

Suhail - I'm so sorry you're not able to be with your dear mother very often. I hope you can at least Facetime or Skype with her frequently to bridge the distance.

Suhail Zubaid aka Clark Kent from Mississauga, ON on May 20, 2018:

What a beautiful compilation! I apologize for belated visit to this article. I have been keeping very busy lately.

This was very emotional piece for me. Since I am usually not able to see my mother, who still lives in Pakistan, I listen to 'mom' songs with tears in my eyes.

Regards,

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 18, 2018:

Heidi - I have a friend whose teen daughter's name is Stacy, and we were talking about how our kids always get embarrassed about everything we do. She threatened to put a big old sticker on the back of her minivan that said "Stacy's Mom" and pick her daughter up from school that way if her daughter didn't stop the shenanigans with being embarrassed over everything. I cracked up. The kid missed the joke though.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 18, 2018:

Liz - In the US, Fathers Day is mid-June. It sounds like they line up.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 18, 2018:

We get to celebrate Fathers Day in June. I'm not sure how that works out with celebrations in the USA.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 17, 2018:

A little bit late to commenting for this Mother's Day playlist! Have to admit I don't know many of these, except for Stacy's Mom. Wow. Rare that happens for me.

Hope your Mother's Day was wonderful!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 17, 2018:

Linda - Thanks for stopping by. Moms are so special that everyone wants to sing about them!

Linda Bilyeu from Orlando, FL on May 17, 2018:

Oh my! I had no idea there were so many songs about mothers! I am glad to see Carrie Underwood made the list. Mama's Song is so beautiful!! Great job as always.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 17, 2018:

Liz - I just looked up why there's a difference in the US' May holiday and Europe's March holiday and it's quite interesting. Thanks for your comment. Have a wonderful weekend.

Liz Westwood from UK on May 17, 2018:

I'm impressed by the comprehensive list of songs about mothers. We're a little out of synch in the UK as we celebrated Mothers Day in mid-March.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 16, 2018:

Margie - Me too! I don't try it hide it either!

Margie's Southern Kitchen from the USA on May 16, 2018:

I am pretty crazy most day! Ha,Ha!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 16, 2018:

Margie - What a sweet story. I have that song listed on my Crazy in Love or Just Plain Crazy Playlist: https://hubpages.com/playlists/Songs-About-Being-C... Glad you're still going strong!

Margie's Southern Kitchen from the USA on May 15, 2018:

Hi, what a great playlist for mothers! I did not see this one listed "Mama He's Crazy" by The Judds. That was actual a song my sweet hubby said was our song! Great hub as usual!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 15, 2018:

Jo - I'm so sorry about your mom. I'm glad some of these songs bring comfort.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on May 15, 2018:

My mom died way too young and I'm still sad for the times in my life she wasn't there. Some of these songs bring her back.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 15, 2018:

Linda - Those mom phrases just seem to come with the territory. It's funny how nearly every mom says them.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 14, 2018:

This article is a lovely tribute to mothers. I love the lyrics of the first song. The favorite mom sayings sound very familiar to me! Many of them were favorite sayings of my mother.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2018:

Ann - I love ABBA. I need to figure out the right playlist for that awesome song.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2018:

Bill - I had almost put that on there but I thought it was more about the cowboys than the mothers. We're not grading though!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2018:

Mary - Aww, didn't mean to do that. I do hope she still lives on in your heart.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2018:

Yves - Thank you for sharing thoughts on your own beautiful mother. She sounds like a fabulous lady. I hope your Mother's Day weekend was a good one!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2018:

Frank - Thank you, my kind and talented friend.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2018:

Catherine - Isn't it funny how we revert to those time-tested sayings under stress? There was good reason for them!

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 14, 2018:

Dora - You're so right about keeping loved ones' memories alive. My great grandmother raised my mom and was such a dear person. She died more than 25 years ago, but we still talk about her warmly like she's just a phone call away. I hope you have the same thoughts about your dear mother. Thinking of you.

Yves on May 14, 2018:

I happen to love "Mama" by Il Divo. I got a little misty-eyed the first time I heard it. Not to mention, I was smitten by the four handsome men singing the song. (I saw Il Divo's show, recorded live, on PBS.)

Anyhoo, there is nothing like a good mother. My own would and did give the shirt off her back, not just to her children, but to strangers in need. A remarkable woman, she was. Thank you for this tribute to mothers everywhere, Flourish. And a happy belated Mother's Day to you.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on May 14, 2018:

Great tribute to moms everywhere. Singing these songs keeps those who have passed on, alive in our minds, and remind us to appreciate those who are still here.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on May 14, 2018:

It's amazing how popular music can reflect our lives back to us. Another great playlist. And I have to add how much I liked your list of "mother says" quotes. So funny and so true.

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on May 14, 2018:

Oddly, all I could think of was Willie Nelson "Mamma don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys." LOL I think I flunked this one.

Frank Atanacio from Shelton on May 14, 2018:

Flourish thank you for this playlist.. God Bless you big time and Happy mother's day to all the moms you know and including yourself..:) bless you again

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 14, 2018:

Flourish, you made me miss my Mother. There's always a part of me that is not complete without her around.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 13, 2018:

Natalie - Thank you! Have a wonderful week.

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 13, 2018:

Nikki - I hope you're having a good Mother's Day. You have a beautiful little girl. Thank you for stopping by.

Ann Carr from SW England on May 13, 2018:

Thanks, Flourish. Yes, Mum lives on, in my two girls as well as in me. Mother's Day for us is in March and this year was a great one as I'd only just got back from being away for 10 weeks! Great reunion!

I've thought of one song which was a hit here - Abba's 'Does your mother know that you're out?' (sung in 'Mama Mia' too!)

Ann

FlourishAnyway (author) from USA on May 13, 2018:

Ann - That's a brand new song, and I love it, too. It's so sincere. I'm sorry about the loss of your mother. I'm sure that the love and valuable lessons she imparted still live on. Have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Ann Carr from SW England on May 13, 2018:

Love the words of number 1; my Mum certainly did all those things. She died 10 years ago but is still with me every day. She was talented in many ways and taught me to be confident, look people in the eye when I said hello, shake a hand firmly and always try to be kind.

I don't know many of these songs and I'm trying to think of one that was in the British charts but I can't - I'll have a look and see what I can find!

Great hub as always!

Ann

Nikki Khan from London on May 13, 2018:

This is an interesting list of some great songs on mothers.

A mother faces all the difficulties with a smile and never let her kids know about what she’s gone through.

Today is the day to celebrate and pay our tribute to all mothers on this planet.

May God bless them all!

I loved the songs, they perfectly fit on today’s date.

Bless you dear!

Natalie Frank from Chicago, IL on May 13, 2018:

What a lovely tribute for Mother's Day.