Songs about Moms: Mommies in Music


As the unsung heros, huggers, naggers, worry-warts and well-wishers, moms sometimes even get to play muse for talented musicians and song writers. Here we've summed up all the songs that remind us of mom's sweet words, apply pie smell and oh-so huggable exterior. Mom may not really appreciate the karaoke you belt out for her, but she sure will act like it, cuz that's what moms do.
Mom rocks out to baby concert
Mom Mention Index
Stacy's Mom - Fountain's of Wayne
Mama - the Spice Girls
A Song for Mama - Boyz II Men
Dear Mama - 2Pac
Hey Mama - Kanye West
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus - Jimmy Boyd
Mama - Chris Brown
Thank You Momma - Sizzla
Mama - Gyptian
Can I Live? - Nick Cannon
Mom - Earth, Wind and Fire
The Perfect Fan - Backstreet Boys
Goodbye's the Saddest Word - Celine Dion
I Want a Mom - Cindy Lauper
Mama - Il Divo
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
You're Gonna Be - Reba
In my Daughter's Eyes - Martina McBride 



Stacy’s Mom

Fountain’s of Wayne

Tune Tidbit
Although the lyrics of the song speak about a boy who has a crush on his friend’s mom, the lyrics were inspired by one of the band members... who  had a crush on his friend’s grandmother. Maybe Fountain's of Wayne Grandma crush was drinking from the fountain of youth...    

Lyrical Mommy Love
‘Stacy’s mom has got it going on’…

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Mama

The Spice Girls

Tune Tidbit
The video for this song shows the girls as young children playing and dancing as if they grew up together.  Time machines may have been to blame for the cheestastic flashback video. Considering that the group just revved up its career again after a 10 year break, that time machine theory may also explain their still-hot, post-pregnancy physiques.

Lyrical Mommy Love
Mama, I love you, Mama I care…

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A Song for Mama

Boyz II Men

Tune Tidbit
Boyz II Men are the fourth artists to replace themselves with a number one song on the Billboards Hot 100. The artists to do it before them are: Elvis, The Bee Gees and The Beatles.

Lyrical Mommy Love
There isn't anything, Or anyone I can be, And it just wouldn't feel right, If I didn't have you by my side

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Dear Mama­

2Pac

Tune Tidbit
A biographical song about the life of Tupac Shakur, the video was filmed while he was incarcerated. A look-a-like had to be in some parts of the video to compensate for Tupac's absence. This song is #4 on the top 100 greatest rap songs of all time according to Tupac's mom (and maybe some other reputable sources, too)

Lyrical Mommy Love
The plan is ta show ya that I understand. You are appreciated.

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Mama

Chris Brown
Lyrical Mommy Love
For all the things you used to do…I dedicate this one to you.

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I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus

Jimmy Boyd

Tune Tidbit
The original version of this song was sung in 1952, and it reached #1 on the billboard charts. So how come Santa gets all the chicks? We're bettin' it's the cookies.

Lyrical Mommy Love
If daddy had only seen…mommy kissing Santa Claus last night!

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Hey Mama

Kanye West

Tune Tidbit
Kanye West dedicated this song to his mother, who was his producer until her death in 2007.  Rap music has been known to penetrate the walls of Heaven from time to time in order to communicate with loved onns. Too bad that sound doesn't carry well in space.

Lyrical Mommy Love
Hey Mama, I wanna scream so loud for you…Cuz’ I’m so proud of you!

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Thank You Momma

Sizzla
Lyrical Mommy Love
Thank you momma for the nine months you carried me through…

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Mama

Gyptian
Lyrical Mommy Love
Mama don’t cry no more… better days are there for sure…

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Can I live?

Nick Cannon

Tune Tidbit
Biographical song about life with Nick's struggling mom, who was a teen when she gave birth to him.

Lyrical Mommy Love
If I could talk I’d say to you, Can I live? …

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I Want a Mom

Cindy Lauper

Tune Tidbit
This song was featured in the children’s film “Rugrats- In Paris!” for the character Chuckie who’s mom died.  Au revoir Mom!

Lyrical Mommy Love
I want a mom that will last forever; I want a mom who will love me whatever…

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The Perfect Fan

Backstreet Boys

Tune Tidbit
This song was written in dedication to the super supportive moms who helped the Backstreet Boys throughout their careers. We're hoping that these guys don't think of "the perfect fan" as the kind of gal who would throw her unmentionables on stage.

Lyrical Mommy Love
Cuz’ mom you were always there…the perfect fan.

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Goodbye’s the Saddest Word

Celine Dion

Tune Tidbit
Celine dedicated this song to her mom and included her childhood home in Quebec, Canada, in the video. Her mom, also a singer and musician, was actually the one to jump-start her career, taking her to auditions and meeting with agents.

Lyrical Mommy Love
Momma, all you had to offer was the promise of a lifetime of love…

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Mom

Earth, Wind and Fire
Lyrical Mommy Love
Mom, her face is still the same, she never seems to change, her love will still remain

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Mama

Il Divo

Tune Tidbit

The first original song ever released by Il Divo.

Lyrical Mommy Love
Mamma, Thank you for who I am

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You’re Gonna Be

Reba

Tune Tidbit
Reba has one son in real life, although TV and movies appearances frequently show her with multiple children. That's some force-fed momhood! This song was written as a dedication to her son.

Lyrical Mommy Love
6 pounds and 9 ounces staring up at me, like I have all the answers, I hope I got the ones you need

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In My Daughter’s Eyes

Martina McBride

Tune Tidbit
Martina is a mother of two and the voice of one of her daughters is actually heard on one of the versions of this song.

Lyrical Mommy Love
I see who I want to be…In my daughter’s eyes.

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Queen

Tune Tidbit
Over time this song has become a classic, and perhaps the most well known Queen song out there. This tune wasalso featured in the movie Wayne’s World, Mike Myers’ debut movie. Baby boomer moms have been known to "rock out" to this song in cars, at weddings and in the privacy of their own shower stalls.

Lyrical Mommy Love
Mamma, ooohoo, didn’t mean to make you cry


* Have we missed any mommerific songs? Send them along to heidi (at) happyworker (dot) com
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