53 Songs About Mothers – Perfect for Mother’s Day

Sometimes, it is difficult to express to our moms how much we love and care for them.

Music allows us to reminisce or connect with our mothers on a whole different level. Whether your mom enjoys music from the 60s or today's hits, we list songs about a mother's love that you can share with your mom!

So, here are the best songs about mothers, perfect for Mother's Day or any time you feel like sharing the love with your mom.


“Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood

Song year: 2010

There is no better song to get us started than Carrie Underwood's “Mama's Song,” as all mothers can relate to the realization that their child is growing up. This slow country song pulls at your heart while showcasing Carrie's Mother's experience as she gets married.

 This song will give you and your mom tears. So, before you play it, make sure to have tissues nearby because you will need them!

“Oh Mother” by Christina Aguilera

Song year: 2007

As Christina shows off her deep vocals, there is no distraction from the emotional piano ballad that forces you to feel the appreciation she has for her Mother.

This song was written regarding her Mother's strength of leaving her abusive marriage while never leaving her daughter's side. There is truly something special about a daughter's relationship with their Mother after overcoming so much.

“Momma, I'm Coming Home” by Ozzy Osbourne

Song year: 1991

Osbourne co-wrote this song about redemption and the love that Ozzy's wife has for him. It brings back memories of when he decided to give up drugs and alcohol for his family.

If you listen closely, the melody of “Momma, I'm Coming Home” represents the unconditional love that our mothers have for us. Even when we make the most horrendous mistakes, our mothers love us unconditionally.

“There You'll Be” by Faith Hill

Song year: 2001

This American country song was composed by Diane Warren and later performed by Faith Hill. “There You'll Be” is loved by many, especially mothers and daughters who know they will always have each other.

There is a clear sentiment that our moms will be with us at our lowest and highest points, and Faith Hill's song only makes us feel closer to our moms. 

“Because You Loved Me” by Celine Dion

Song year: 1996

If your mom is not a Celine Dion fan, is she even a mom? Celine's powerful voice moves through your soul while her lyrics pull at your heartstrings. This song perfectly expresses how a mother's love can make the most significant difference in the world. 

When you pay close attention to the lyrics, the song captures what it means to have such a loyal and strong person in your life, and what better person to send this to than your Mother?

“Mamma Mia” by Abba

Song year: 1975

Just seeing the song title can make any person want to sing these catchy lyrics out loud! “Mamma Mia” is best known for its appearance in the musical, “Mamma Mia,” but since a film has been produced in the mid-2000s, it has allowed moms and daughters to connect, no matter what their age is.

If you are looking to listen to a nostalgic song with your mom, “Mamma Mia” will bring both you and your Mother down memory lane!

“Mama Said” by The Shirelles

Song year: 1961

This classic tune can make anyone sway back and forth. Whether you are new to the song, it will make you want to jump up and sing!

It is no secret that when you do not listen to your mama, that usually leads to chaos! This song is the perfect reminder that our moms are wise, and we should heed their advice!

“I’ll Always Love My Mama” by The Intruders

Song year: 1973

Look at the title, and that is all you need to know before sending this classic hit to your Mother. When you have a close relationship with your mom, you know you will always love her.

This vintage song will not only make your mom feel the love, but she will be able to listen to music that holds dear to many different people. 

“Mama” by Spice Girls

Song year: 1996

The Spice Girls, at one point, had the world captivated. This hit band made many well-known hits that are still listened to today. Often, “Mama” gets overlooked, but trust me. This song holds such meaning and soul.

When you listen closely to the lyrics, you will notice the singers admitted the mistakes they have made towards their moms, but as they matured, they realized that their moms were only there to help them, and over time they can become your best friends.  

“My Mothers Eyes” by George Jessel

Song year: 1929

This song is one for the books. If you are anything like me, you grew up being told that you had the same eyes as your mom. This song is perfect for those who both share similar physical features with their mom. 

After George Jessel recorded this song, his career took off, and this became a beautiful song that mothers have listened to for years. If you have never heard this song, take a second and listen to the melody that brings you back in time. Not only will you enjoy it, but I can guarantee that your mom will love it just as much. 

“Like My Mother Does” by Lauren Alaina

Song year: 2011

This song exactly describes the relationship between a daughter and her Mother. “Like My Mother Does” is an uplifting song that will bring tears of joy to your Mother’s eyes.

Lauren Alaina put her heart and soul into her dedication for her mom, So, grab some tissues and enjoy this song alongside your Mother.  

“Mother” by Kacey Musgraves

Song year: 2018

Although this song is short, it is filled with a sweet and loving message that Kacey released on Mother’s Day for her Mother.

The melody is simple, just her voice and piano, but that is all she needed to make her listeners feel her vulnerability. It is no surprise that this is a favorite for those who share a pure love for their Mother. The song “Mother” is the perfect song to send to your mom, but beware it is a tear-jerker.

“The Best Day” by Taylor Swift

Song year: 2008

This ballad is by far my personal favorite, so it made our list. Taylor Swift is known for her exceptional talent for producing and creating music that moves everyone. There is no surprise that this is one of her most sentimental songs, with a music video filled with her childhood home videos.

No matter what genre your mom prefers, this song will make your mom reminisce about their younger days with you.

“I Hope You Dance” by Lee Ann

Song year: 2000

Beware, this song is catchy and will make you feel all of the emotions. “I Hope You Dance” is an uplifting song that feels like a warm message any mother hopes their child knows.

This timeless ballad is an important reminder to follow your dreams and never look back. So, turn up the volume, grab your mom’s hand, and dance to this 2000s hit!

“Hey Mama” by Kayne West

Song year: 2005

If you are a Kanye West fan, you would have probably been surprised when he released this vulnerable song about his intense love and connection with his mom. “Hey Mama” is a beautiful piece that fully represents a son’s dynamic relationship with his Mother.

Do not worry if your mom is not an R&B fan. Both of you will love this upbeat song, and she may just become a Kayne West fan!

“Mama” by Genesis

Song year: 1983

Although this may not be someone’s first choice, this hit song is best known for its harsh drums and techno rhythm.

Whether you want a blast from the past or just because you are a hard-core Genesis fan, this song is a classic for many!

“Don’t Forget to Remember Me” by Carrie Underwood

Song year: 2005

Carrie Underwood has our hearts, and your moms too! Her powerful vocals move through you, while her lyrics make you feel the love! This candied song can be perfect for Mother’s Day or anyone you want to feel special in your life.

Before you listen, grab some tissues because this country song is about Carrie leaving her house and spreading her wings. Leaving the nest is a big milestone for both you and your mom. Whether you want to reminisce or prepare her for your departure, play her this song to assure her how loved she is. 

“Julia” by Beatles

Song year: 1968

Oh, how we love the Beatles! John Lennon wrote this song regarding his Mother's passing. After the Beatles picked it up, they beautifully showcased Lennon’s special bond with his Mother.

Lennon wrote this song to memorialize his Mother. If you listen closely to the lyrics, you can recognize the validation that he would not have had the success he has without his Mother's motivation before her death.

“Mother” by Pink Floyd

Song year: 1979

Pink Floyd is celebrated by many for its ability to produce legendary music. This song is about a young boy losing his father unexpectedly in battle and growing up with a single mom. When you look closer at the lyrics, you will notice that it is from the point of view of a boy. He expresses feeling suffocated by his Mother while continuously having new men walk in his life.

The crisp acoustic, along with powerful lyrics, make you feel as though you are the boy. Pink Floyd once again created a memorable song to listen to with anyone, no matter what age!

“Mama’s Pearl” by Jackson 5

Song year: 1971

Who doesn’t love the Jackson 5? This family band took the world by storm with their crisp vocals along with the ability to hit any vocal range. This song is one of their classic hits that are still popular today!

If your mom is a huge Michael Jackson fan like mine, this is the perfect song to send her way!

“You Can’t Lose Me” by Faith Hill

Song year: 1995

This American country song is best known for its lyrics that celebrate having a special relationship with your Mother. There is nothing like having the support and love that we get from our moms, so it is no surprise that this tune became a hit in the mid-90s.

Faith Hills' southern rich voice makes this a catchy toon for anyone to want to sing too. So, turn up the radio, and sing “You Can’t Lose Me” loud and proud with your mom!

“Sweetest Devotion” by Adele

Song year: 2015

Adele has powerful vocals that can make almost any song a hit. Adele directly co-wrote this song on behalf of her.

She has dedicated this song to all mothers who can relate to the life-changing experience of caring for someone other than yourself and loving doing it.

“Mom” by Megan Trainor ft. Kelli Trainor

Song year: 2016

Megan Trainer is a talented musician that is known to break societal standards. She continues this by writing a song for her mom and having her Mother feature on the track!

“Mom” is a pop song that was made for the perfect duet!

“Dear Mama” by 2Pac

Song year: 1995

Tupac has made legendary music, and this is by far one of the most vulnerable pieces he had ever made public.

This ballet showcases a raw image of this Mother and their life on and off the streets. When you focus on the lyrics, he points out his Mother's mistakes, but he did not blame her. He knew that his single Mother did everything that she could do.

“A Song for Mama” by Boyz ll Men

Song year: 1997

“A Song for Mama” is a slow song with a tempo that will melt any mom's heart. This R&B group harmonizes in such a crisp way while sharing their love for their mothers.

Your mom will feel touched once she hears this tune, and rest assured it will make her feel the love! This is an easy song to sing along to, so maybe it is time you pick up a microphone and give her a private show!

“The Mother” by Brandi Carlisle

Song year: 2018

“The Mother” is a heartwarming song that was a personal gift for her daughter, Evangeline. If you take a closer look at the lyrics, you get a sneak peek into Carlisle's unconditional love for her daughter.

These personal details are woven meticulously into the song giving you the perfect image of the bond that she shares with her daughter.

Brandi dedicated this song to all mothers at the beginning of her music videos, making it well known that all mothers should be celebrated!

“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

“You’re My Best Friend” by Queen

Song year: 1976

If your mom is your best friend, then you are not alone! For those of us who are close with our moms, this is the song to share with her!

This beloved band is best known for their catchy songs with a perfect harmonic melody. If your mom is a huge classic rock fan, then she will love hearing this hit again!

“You Are the Sunshine of My Life” by Stevie Wonder

Song year: 1972

Stevie Wonder is a musical legend. He has written and sang some of the most influential songs to date. When Wonder wrote this, he was inspired by his wife and the unconditional love she showed him.

Even sending the title to your mom will make her know that she is the sun to your plant. So, send her over this classic and watch her feel like she is the real sunshine in your life.

“Momma” by Bob Segar

Song year: 1975

There is no surprise that, once again, Bob Segar demonstrates the raw truth of having a mom. If you look closely at the lyrics, he does not shy away from the fact that sometimes our relationship with our moms can be rocky despite the good times.

If you grew up with a no-nonsense mom and had your fair share of disagreements, this is the perfect song to represent your relationship. Even on the roughest days, we still love and cherish our mothers.

“Mother” by Sugarland

Song year: 2018

Sugar Land is one of the most famous American country girl bands today. The song “Mother” tackles many different aspects of what it means to be a mother. This duo shares how special our moms are.

This is the perfect song to share with your mom, as it says everything that your mom needs to hear. Whether you are a country fan or not, you will enjoy this song that comes straight from the heart.  

“The Perfect Fan” by Backstreet Boys

Song year: 1999

The Backstreet Boys recorded a sentimental song all dedicated to their mothers. It was made for them as a reminder that they grew because their moms motivated and pushed them to reach the stars.

If you need the perfect tribute to make your mom feel that you appreciate every sacrifice she has made for you, this is the song for her!

“Always on the Run” by Lenny Kravitz

Song year: 1991

Essentially this song is about everything our moms advise us not to do. When you take a closer look at the lyrics, Lenny Kravitz is singing about all of the wise tips his Mother told him to either follow or avoid.

“Always on the Run” was Kravitz’s first single that put him in the public eye. Maybe, what made this song famous was all the good karma from publicly appreciating his mom!

“Landslide” by Fleetwood Mac

Song year: 1975

This famous ballad is best known for bringing everyone together because once the instrumental begins, it is difficult not to sing along.

“Landslide” was written by Stevie Nicks when she felt as though her life began crashing around her. This song is an excellent reminder that even when we feel like the world is crashing down, our mom is right by our side to keep us standing up.

“Where You Lead” by Carole King & Louise Goffin

Song year: 1971

“Where You Lead” was not originally made as a mother and daughter song. But after the hit show Gilmore Girls made its debut having “Where You Lead” as their intro song, it is now known as an anthem for its many fans.

If you have not heard of the show, this would be the perfect show for you and your mom to binge, and hey, you may just fall in love with the song like everyone else!

“The Baby” by Blake Shelton

Song year: 2003

This song represents the circle of life. At the beginning of the song, it is about a mother's purpose of loving and raising strong children. But despite the child’s growth, her son will always be her baby.

“The Baby” touched all mothers and fathers across the country, making this one of Blake Shelton’s biggest hits from the early 2000s.

“Mama Said” by Lukas Graham

Song year: 2015

If you still call your mom for permission to do something, then you are not alone! This song is a humous take at doing anything once you have your mom's approval!

This is the perfect song to get a good laugh from your mom this Mother’s Day, but beware it is catchy!

“You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban

Song year: 2003

This sentimental song was made to make your mom feel loved and appreciated. It reminds her of how thankful you are that she was there for you, whether it be the first day of kindergarten or getting your tux ready on your wedding day.

Make sure your mom feels thanked, and give her the gift of adding this song to her playlist. Trust me, you will not regret it!

“Stacy’s Mom” by Fountains of Youth

Song year: 2003

This is a fun song that just had to be added to the list. If your mom has a good sense of humor, she will find herself hysterically laughing when you send this on Mother’s Day.

“Stacy’s Mom” is a catchy tune that most people know. Keep your Mother youthful and tell her that she reminds you of Stacy’s mom!

“Two of Us” by Louis Tomlinson

Song year: 2020

Soon after Louis Tomlinson separated from One Direction, his Mother died after battling leukemia. This song is heartbreaking, but it reminds us that we will see our loved ones again.

Take a listen and feel every emotion that is layered within each lyrical line.

“Turn to You” by Justin Bieber

Song year: 2012

Even in our darkest moments, we will always have our mothers in our corner. Justin Bieber has had a much different childhood than most, but that does not mean his mom would treat him differently.

“Turn to You” is not as popular as Bieber's other music, but trust me, this song is one for the books. In his piece, he salutes his Mother for always being there when he needed her most. I guess we do have something in common with Bieber!

“Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)” by The Chicks

Song year: 2003

This powerful ballad will make anyone want to reach for their mom or child. This song was initially written by Radney Foster when his son was across the world, and all he wanted was his son, but he was forced to wait.

If you are far from your mom this Mother’s Day, send her this to assure her that you will be with her soon.

“Thank You Mom” by Good Charlotte

Song year: 2000

Even if your mom never clicks play on this song, she will adore the title. Like anyone, moms love to be honored and thanked for all that they have done. 

A fun fact about this song is that it was written in honor of one of the bandmates' mothers. In the song, he thanks his mom for being his mom and dad. This song is an excellent reminder that our moms can be everything we need them to be! All singles moms should get an extra thanks this Mother’s Day!

“Mama’s Kitchen” by CeCe Winans

Song year: 2005

Some of the best memories are made in our moms’ kitchen. They have the unique ability to make any bad day turn into a good one with their homemade cooking.

Cooking is universally one of the easiest ways to win someone's heart. What better way of telling your mom that she is a fantastic cook than sending her a song that brings you back to the best memories of your mom’s cooking!

“Somebody’s Hero” by Jamie O’Neal

Song year: 2005

This country star has made touching music her whole career. So, her fans were not shocked when she came out with one of the best songs about a mother’s love.

Although this song was not written based on personal experience, it still discusses the sacrifices and hard trials that mothers face for their children.

“Mother Like Mine” by Band Perry

Song year: 2013

Band Perry wrote this song as a group. This country trio teamed up and began writing “Mother Like Mine,” which was focused on why everyone should have a mom like them.  

With a slow tempo, this song kicks off with lyrics that praise how amazing their moms are to them. We all think our mom is the best, and this song is an anthem for all those who believe they have the number one mom by their side.

“In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride

Song year: 2003

Martina McBride is an American country singer who has made countless hits, especially songs built with intense meaning.

“In My Daughter's Eyes” reminds us that although being a mom is hard, it is all worth it at the end of the day. This song has such a deep sentiment that there is no way that your mom won’t enjoy it!

“Superwoman” by Alicia Keys

Song year: 2007

Alicia Keys is no joke, and neither is her musical talents that are demonstrated perfectly in this song!

Our moms are superheroes because they just know how to do everything! Keys showcases how wonderful all moms are, and we agree!

“Blue” by Beyoncé

Song year: 2013

This personal song was made in celebration after the birth of her first daughter. Before her birth, Beyoncé tragically had a miscarriage that broke her.

Following her daughter’s birth, she felt lucky to be able to hold her daughter in her hands. This led her to write a song all about her daughter, Blue.

“Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler

Song year: 1988

Bette Midler is an icon in the music industry that has paved the way for many artists. “Wind Beneath My Wings” is one of the most beautiful yet devastating songs to date.

A different artist initially recorded this song, but Midler was allowed to record it, and to this day is her best hit.

So, go down memory lane with your mom while listening to a song that will move you both.

“Oh, Mother Of Mine” by Temptations

Song year: 1961

Although this song was made in the mid-60s, it is still a great tune! When “Oh, Mother Of Mine” became a beloved hit, their careers began to soar.

This song is the perfect mix of jazz and vocals, making it the best music to get jiggy with! So, be ready to listen to this with your mom, grandma, or anyone that treasures the classics!

“The Wish” by Bruce Springsteen

Song year: 1998

Bruce Springsteen is at it again, and with this legendary song shown to your mom on Mother’s Day, she will get in all of her feels.

Springsteen is loved by many, and this song is one of his greatest hits. Its emotional tempo cuts right into your soul while the lyrics salute his mom and the sacrifices she has made for him to be his best self.

If that sounds like your mom, then you and Springsteen have something in common!

“You’re Gonna Be” by Reba McEntire

Song year: 2005

If this is not a song about a mother’s love, I do not know what is! Reba McEntire carries her personality on and off the screen, and you can sense it in her music. 

“You’re Gonna Be” is the best song to send to a new mother. This song is about a young girl becoming a mother and knowing with her daughter by her side; she will accomplish anything.  

“Baby Mine” by Allison Krauss

Song year: 2007

“Baby Mine” was featured in Disney’s animated film Dumbo. When the song plays, it is when Dumbo’s mom is rocking her child softly to sleep.

Now, if you are a Disney fan like me, this song will bring you back to your most tender memories with your mom. If you decide to take a walk down memory lane and play this song and watch you both reminisce about the love you two share. 

Best Songs About Mothers, Final Thoughts

Making our moms feel special is so important. At times, we have not always treated our moms the best. However, despite it all, our moms still take us in with open arms and are a phone call away. Without our moms, we would not be the person we are today.

Every celebration, argument, and love given to us by our moms were meant to mold us to be the best version of ourselves.

This Mother’s Day, take a moment to call your mom and remind her how special she is to you in your life. Remember, this list is full of songs that will make your mom feel loved and appreciated because there is nothing like a song about a mother’s love.

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