Top Best Songs for Mother
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2Pac – Dear Mama
2Pac’s attitude to women in his music has always been a complicated one. On the one hand, he offered a surprisingly fresh feminism in tracks like ‘Brenda’s Got A Baby’, ‘Keep Ya Head Up’, and ‘Dear Mama’. Unfortunately, this progressive lyricism is offset by rather violent misogyny of songs like ‘Wonda Why They Call You Bitch’, ‘All About You’, and ‘Young Black Male’. What is not in question, is 2Pac’s love and respect for his mother. A Black Panther, she struggled to to maintain her family in the face of addiction, poverty, and isolation. ‘Dear Mama’ is a tribute to her struggle, in which 2Pac declares his love and respect for her efforts.
The Beatles – Julia
John Lennon’s mother, Julia, was killed by a car driven by a drunk off duty police officer. Their’s was an unusual relationship. After Julia broke up with John’s father, John was taken in by his aunt Mimi, and Julia started a family with a new man. John didn’t see her for a number of years, even though she lived just a few miles away from his home with Mimi. When he got a little older their relationship improved, and Julia bought him his first guitar and encouraged his interest in music.
Johnny Cash – There’s Always A Mother Waiting At Home
The Man in Black had been very close with his mother. She helped to teach him guitar, and he learned many old hymnals and gospel songs from her. In 2004, Cash’s estate release My Mother’s Hymn Book, a collection of songs that Cash learned from his mother as a child. Before he died, Cash had declared that it was his favourite album he had ever recorded. ‘There’s Always A Mother Waiting At Home’ is not included on that collection, but I feel it sums up what he loved about his mother.
Sun Kil Moon – I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love
Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon is famed for his blunt, and vulnerable lyricism. It doesn’t really get any more up front than his track ‘I Can’t Live Without My Mother’s Love’. As with much of his music, the first time I heard the track I was silenced and taken aback. I genuinely had to stop and just listen to the music and the words. “My mother is seventy five / she’s the closest friend I have in my life. Take her away, I’ll break down and bawl / wither away like old leaves in the fall”. Beautiful, and gripping, stuff.
Westlife - You raise me up
Aside from winning Josh Groban his first Grammy for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance in 2003, this song also fits as a beautiful mother son song as it becomes an ode to that one person who raised us up to more than we can be.
The Band Perry - Mother like mine
This song is a 2013 country song performed by The Band Perry. It tells us the adoration of a son towards his mom, saying that the world would be a little brighter, the grass greener, and kids more free if the world had a mother like his.
Good Charlotte - Thank you mom
It is but rightful to dedicate a song for your mom on your very first successful album and that is what the English boy group Good Charlotte did in 2000. This song entirely talks of gratitude of sons to their moms in ways more than she knows and more than they show.
Sugarland - Mother
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If I had to choose the best mother daughter song in the list, this song wins. The song tells the story of mom and all she does for you. It will bring you to tears. When you listen to the lyrics, it feels like home. Your mind will wonder to all she's done and meant to you. Nostalgia will consume you, and you won't be able to get enough of this song. You'll see your mother's face in every word. If you have children, this song confirms what you already know, that you'd go to the ends of the earth for your kids. Your heart will simultaneously hurt and be grateful when you listen to this one. Get ready. It's near perfect.
Lauren Alaina - Like My Mother Does
This is an absolutely gorgeous song. If you're looking for a song that completely honors all who your mother is and all she has done, this is the one. It's a big song that starts off with moving lyrics in an upbeat tone and ends on a huge high. If you appreciate a powerful song to honor mom, choose this one. Be sure to listen to it. It's featured below.
Celine Dion - A Mother's Prayer
A Mother's Prayer is Celine Dion's re-recorded solo version of the famous song 'The Prayer' by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. The song is an ideal choice for a mother to dedicate to a daughter setting off on her own journey in life. The lyrics are a prayer that she be watched over and be safe in this life. She prays you'll be her eyes, are beautiful lyrics that speak to how mom is holding on to faith that her daughter will be alright.
Taylor Swift - Never Grow Up
It’s nothing fancy. It’s actually a song the mega pop star wrote when she was a teenager. But its lyrics, profound in their simplicity, just age with meaning. As the years go by, lines like, “It could stay this simple” and “You got nothing to regret,” begin to hit Daughter in the gut the same way they got Mom tearing up when she first heard it.
Donna Murphy - Mother Knows Best
Tangled, a surprisingly dark and twisted animated film based on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale dedicated to the golden-haired Rapunzel, is bolstered by a soundtrack heavily tuned by This Is Us star Mandy Moore. But “Mother Knows Best” give Moore’s vocals a rest and lets costar Donna Murphy take the mic for a wicked performance.
Kacey Musgraves - Mother
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Not that Southern songbird Kacey Musgraves has children, but if she did, she’d have no problem getting them to sleep. The haze of sincerity that embraces each of her songs is calming magic. With “Mother,” however, the artist gets deep. “I started thinking about the cycle of mothers and the fact that I was sitting there in Tennessee missing my mom who was sitting there in Texas missing her mom,” she told Taste of Country.
Carrie Underwood - Mama’s Song
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Where does the time go? It’s the springboard for the string-heavy “Mama’s Song,” sung by girl-power superstar Carrie Underwood, whose lyrics reassure her mama that the man waiting at the end of the aisle for her is one of the good ones. Looking for a mother-daughter wedding dance song? Not sure it gets more on the nose than this one.
The Intruders - I’ll always love my mama
From their 1973 album Save The Children, The Intruders performed this song to describe all the sacrifices mothers make for their kids and family to get by like having to clean somebody else’s house just to buy them a new pair of shoes and how she made it through each week even when she can’t get a good night’s sleep.
Mothers: Beautiful, loving, strong, selfless — the list goes on and on. For many of us, Mom is the most influential and inspiring woman in our life. And fortunately, there's an entire holiday dedicated to thanking her for all she's done.
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