12 Songs For Mom This Mother’s Day!

As part of our Music and Music Video Services for Restaurants and Bars, we make it easy to create the best playlists for any occasion and Mother’s Day is no exception. Our playlist specialists have put together a list of 12 songs dedicated to moms everywhere!

Have a great weekend and from all of us at Control Play, Happy Mother's Day!

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12 Songs For Mom This Mother’s Day

*This article was originally posted in 2015 but has been updated for 2019.*

Here's a look at a dozen tracks that are available in your player that help celebrate Mother's Day!

1. Madness – Our House

Control Play rating: Everyone

This 80’s classic pays homage to the hard working mother. The lyrics recall a childhood where mom kept order in the family, among other happy memories of days gone by.


2. Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely

Control Play rating: Everyone

The Motown legend penned this song in the mid-70s. It's about the birth of his daughter and the woman who brought her into this world. Mother’s Day isn’t just about your mom, but appreciating all mothers!


3. Miranda Lambert – Mama’s Broken Heart

Control Play rating: Adult (Lyric Video rating: Everyone)

Sometimes mom doesn’t tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear. Miranda Lambert’s country-rock song about her mom basically telling her to “walk it off” is one that everyone can relate to. Of course, this ain’t Mama’s Broken Heart, but every kid thinks they’ve got it tougher than their parents, amirite?


4. Taylor Swift – The Best Day

Control Play rating: Everyone

The video for this classic includes home movie footage of the Swifts, featuring Taylor spending “the best day” with mommy. Heart-warming for sure!


5. Carrie Underwood – Mama’s Song

Control Play rating: Everyone

One of the tough jobs of a mom is to teach children right from wrong, then send them out into the world and hope for the best. Carrie Underwood penned this track about cutting the apron strings and telling mommy dearest not to worry, that everything’s going to work out just fine.


6. Spice Girls – Mama

Control Play rating: Everyone

A classic look at the mother-daughter relationship; teenage adolescence and rebellion giving way to the realization that mom was right all along. This song may be from the late 90s, but the theme certainly hasn’t gone out of style. Moms and daughters everywhere know this story—always have, and always will!


7. Boyz II Men – A Song For Mama

Control Play rating: PG

Boyz II Men exclaim that mom will always be “the girl in my life.” A love song to mothers everywhere, the Boyz credit their mothers as the “driving force” behind their success, thanking mom for everything she’s done. Isn’t that what Mother’s Day is all about?!


8. Backstreet Boys – The Perfect Fan

Control Play rating: Everyone

The Backstreet Boys named the perfect fan in 1999. No, it wasn’t Cindy from school with the BSB trapper keeper, pencil case and shirt that had seen them in concert 3 times this year already—it was mom! The Backstreet Boys know that the one fan who will always cheer for you is good ol’ mom.


9. Beyoncé – Ring Off

Control Play rating: PG

Beyoncé sings a song for all the mothers who put up with dad for too long. The theme doesn’t make for the peppiest of tracks, but it’s a musically upbeat song for all those single moms out there who had the courage to get themselves out of an abusive relationship.


10. Garth Brooks – Mom

Control Play rating: Everyone

Slow things down a bit with this country tearjerker. With lyrics that'll bring back memories from when you were just a lil' babe, this song is sure to bring the nostalgia, the love, and all the sweetness. 


11. 2 Pac – Dear Mama

Control Play rating: Adult

An adult Tupac Shakur looks back on his childhood and stands in awe of how his mother managed to do it all. The details are probably a little different between your life and 2 Pac’s, but the theme is still the same: when you have that moment where you realize “wow, my mom did a LOT!” 2 Pac knows what’s up.


12. Danzig – Mother

Control Play rating: Adult

The Misfits founder performed this alternative look at Moms, warning them to not let her children “walk my way.” Probably a good idea, since not everyone can pull off the mesh shirt and leather pants look. A 90’s classic for that rockin’ mom in your life.


We hope you enjoyed this list and have a wonderful Mother's Day! 

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