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10 songs for your mom: A Mother's Day playlist

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Loving, beautiful, hardworking, strong, funny, amazing, honest, fearless, protective, smart, and inspirational. If there is one person in your life who fits this description, it is your mom. The list of words to describe your mom is endless.

Mothers are the hardest working in the world. They not only give you life, they nurture and love you, and they take care of you. When you’re sick they care for you, they lie awake beside you when you can’t sleep, comfort you when you’re sad or down and support you in every step you take. They are always there for you.

It is only fair we dedicate a day to appreciate them- although we should remember to appreciate them every day- they deserve this special day to be acknowledged.

There are many ways to present your love and gratitude to your mother this Mother’s Day. If words in a card just don’t seem like enough to do so, you can always turn to music. Music is one of the most common and expressive ways to do so. Many artists used their talents and shared their love for their mothers by dedicating a song to them, giving listeners the opportunity to do the same.

Here is a list of songs dedicated to mothers. With these songs you can make a playlist of your favorites, create a slideshow or video with a special background song or even perform one to show your mom how special she is to you.

Backstreet Boys- ‘The Perfect Fan’
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Backstreet Boys- ‘The Perfect Fan’

BSB describe their moms as the perfect fan and thanks them for always being there and showing them everything they know.

“You were always there for me/ pushing me, guiding me/ always to succeed”

Kanye West- ‘Hey Mama’
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Kanye West- ‘Hey Mama’

This song dedicated to Kanye’s mother illustrates his love and gratitude for his mother as he sings of their difficulties and his mother’s strength through it all.

“See you’re unbreakable, unmistakable, highly capable, lady that’s making loot, a living legend too”

Boyz II Men- ‘A Song for Mama’
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Boyz II Men- ‘A Song for Mama’

“You were there for me to love and care for me/ when skies were grey, whenever I was down/ you were always there to comfort me and no one else can be what you have been to me”

“Mama, you know I love you/ mama, mama, you’re the queen of my heart/ your love is like tears from the stars/ mama, I just want you to know, lovin’ you like food to my soul”

Good Charlotte- ‘Thank You Mom’
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Good Charlotte- ‘Thank You Mom’

“I said I thank you, I’ll always thank you/ More than you would know, than I could ever show/ And I love you, I’ll always love you/ There’s nothing I won’t do to say these words to you that you’re beautiful forever” 

“You were my mom, you were my dad/ The only thing I ever had was you, it’s true/ And even when the times got hard you were there to let us know that we’d get though/ You showed me how to be a man, you taught me how to understand the things people do”

Talib Kweli- ‘Momma Can You Hear Me’
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Talib Kweli- ‘Momma Can You Hear Me’

Whenever Talib Kweli begins to doubt himself, he knows he can turn to his mother for reassurance.

“And I wonder ‘momma, can you hear me?’ when I’m doubting myself… my lips tight, but my body language’s shouting for help”

His mother would encourage him, "She showed me how to shoot for the starts until I put a hole in the sky”

Drake- ‘Look What You've Done’
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Drake- ‘Look What You've Done’

Another song of hardships, Drake thanks his mom for believing in him and helping him become the man he is today. 

“Look what you've done for me now, you knew that I was gonna be something/ we stressed out, and you need some, I got you/ look what you've done”

Spice Girls- ‘Mama’
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Spice Girls- ‘Mama’

This beautiful ballad’s concept reflects our teenage years when we tend to misunderstand our mothers and later grow to realize the love our mothers have for us. 

“Every other day I crossed the line, I didn't mean to be so bad/ I never thought you would become the friend I never had/ back then I didn't know why, why you were misunderstood, so now I see through your eyes, all that you did was love”

NSYNC- ‘(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You’
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NSYNC- ‘(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time On You’

Although this song can be for any woman, NSYNC dedicated this song for their moms.  The music video featured a mother and son’s relationship from birth to adulthood. 

“Your love is like a river, peaceful and deep/ your soul is like a secret that I could never keep”

Alicia Keys- ‘Superwoman’
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Alicia Keys- ‘Superwoman’

“Superwoman” is an empowering song for all the ladies who stay strong through adversity. This song can be dedicated to our mothers, who are our own superwoman. 

“For all the mothers fighting for better days to come and all my women, all my women sitting here trying to come home before the sun/ And all my sisters coming together, say yes I will, yes I can”

Christina Aguilera- ‘Oh Mother’
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Christina Aguilera- ‘Oh Mother’

Christina sings about her childhood and thanks her mother for being strong and leaving her father. 

She thanks her mother and reassures her, “So mother, I thank you for all that you've done and still do/ You got me, I got you/ Together we always pull through”

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