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17 Classic Songs That Gorgeously Capture Motherhood

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Everyone loves music. It bonds people of all generations and backgrounds together. One of my first memories was listening to music with my parents–my dad was (and still is) a huge Elvis Presley fan, and my mom introduced me to amazing bands and musicians like Fleetwood Mac, Janis Joplin, and The Doors.

As a huge music fan (I do everything to music), I realized I had fodder for a list of all the classic songs about moms throughout the ages. Some celebrate motherhood and some, well, are a little more complicated. But that makes them even better.

Here are some of my favorites:

1. Kate Bush – “Mother Stands for Comfort”

2. Tori Amos – “Mother”

3. Patty Griffin – “Burgundy Shoes”

4. 2Pac – “Dear Mama”

5. Ozzy Osbourne – “Mama I’m Coming Home”

6. The Rolling Stones – “Mother’s Little Helper”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tI_mKdihjJc

7. LL Cool J – “Mama Said Knock You Out”

8. The Jackson 5 – “Mama’s Pearl”

9. John Lennon – “Mother”

10. Elvis Presley – “Mama Liked The Roses”

11. Boyz II Men – “A Song for Mama”

12. Alicia Keys (featuring Eve) – “Speechless” 

13. Minnie Riperton – “Lovin’ You” 

14. Bjork – “Mouth’s Cradle”

15. Joan Baez – “Gabriel and Me”

16. Sleater Kinney – “Lions and Tigers”

17. The Shangri-Las – “I Can Never Go Home”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PzIYODcRx_Y

Tell us your favorites in the comments below.

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