Songs about Moms

Erica Palan
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This weekend, we celebrate Mother’s Day, a chance to say thanks to the main ladies in our lives. The holiday was created on this date in 1908 when a woman named Anna Jarvis held a memorial for her mother in Grafton, West Virginia. Since then, it’s become a national celebration. Here, some songs about the importance of motherhood to get you in the mood for Mother’s Day.

"To Zion"

Lauryn Hill wrote this introspective song about her choice to have a baby while people encouraged her to put her career first.

"Dear Mama"

The Library of Congress called this song "a moving and eloquent homage to both the murdered rapper's own mother and all mothers struggling to maintain a family in the face of addiction, poverty and societal indifference."

"Treat Your Momma Right"

In 1984, Mr. T recorded a motivational video called Be Somebody... or Be Somebody's Fool!. This song appeared in the video.


This song was written about the terrifying premature birth of band member Corin Tucker’s son Marshall.

"My Mother"

Cohorts of Alvin, Simon and Theodore, the Chipettes appeared in many cartoons, including this one where they sang about loving Mom.

"What Day Is Today?"

On an episode of Full House, Jesse tried to make Rebecca’s Mother’s Day special by teaching the boys a song.