It’s Mothering Sunday tomorrow – a special day to celebrate and pay tribute to the Mothers in our lives. From songs about motherhood to songs appreciating all that Mums do, we’ve put together a playlist to enjoy even if you can’t physically be with your loved ones.
Are any of your favourites on our list?
Let It Be – The Beatles
Though not often associated with motherhood, McCartney penned Let It Be about a moment his mother (named Mary) – who passed away when he was still a teen – comes to him in a dream to give him advice and reassurance.
Our House – Madness
Perfectly capturing the chaos and joy of family life, Our House is a delightful tribute to mothers as the heart of the home.
Little Green – Joni Mitchell
Joni Mitchell’s beautiful Little Green looks back on her unplanned pregnancy as as 21-year-old singer songwriter and the difficult decision to give up her child for adoption, in hopes she’d have a better future.
Mother – John Lennon
John Lennon’s Mother is actually a song about both his parents, and the experience of losing both young – his father left when he was a young boy, and his mother passed away while Lennon was still a teen.
Mama – Spice Girls
Charting the relationship with their mothers from childhood to adulthood, this popular Spice Girls song is a lovely tribute to the unwavering support they received from their mums at every stage of life. The music video features cameo appearances from their respective mothers, too.
Mama – Il Divo
This song tells the story of a child’s expression of gratitude to the beloved mother.
Mother’s Little Helper – Rolling Stones
This tongue-and-cheek ode to stressed-out mums everywhere is reflective of the time it was written in, simultaneously taking aim at the rise of prescription drugs of the 60s.
What are your favourite songs about motherhood?