43 Best Mama-themed Songs for a Wedding Playlist

Last Updated: November 17, 2023 | Written by Matthew Campbell

Popular musicians have performed mama songs and have songs with mama in the song title. But just how is the word Mama being used in the songs? Do you know Mama? Yes, Mama told me so. Did you hear what she said? I also want Mama to do the hump. I want to tell him I am coming home.

Want to write her a letter that starts with Dear Mama? Mama also has her own song and a song just for her. Uh oh. Mama told me to knock you out too! Hey Mama, did you hear me?

See my list of mother-daughter songs and mother-son songs lists. These will help you to select a song to dedicate to your mom that describes your relationship best.

Best Mama Songs in Title

As an experienced wedding DJ, I’ve assembled a list of songs about mamas. Songs are selected by the meaning of the song and popular hits by today’s couples.

  1. “Mama” by Spice Girls (Pop – 1996)
  2. “A Song For Mama” by Boyz II Men (R&B – 1997)
  3. “Meanwhile Back At Mama’s” by Tim McGraw, Faith Hill (Country – 2014)
  4. “Hey Mama” by Matt Kearney (Rock – 2011)
  5. “God, You Mama, And Me” by Florida Georgia Line, Backstreet Boys (Country – 2016)
  6. “Take You Mama” by Scissor Sisters (Pop – 2004)
  7. “Mama” by Jonas Blue, William Singe (Dance – 2018)
  8. “Dear Mama” by 2Pac (Hip Hop – 1998)
  9. “Hey Mama” by David Guetta, AFROJACK, Bebe Rexha, Nicki Minaj (Dance- 2014)
  10. “Meet You Mama” by James Barker Band (Country – 2023)
  11. “Mama Said” by Lukas Graham (Pop – 2015)
  12. “Mama” by Genesis (Rock – 1983)
  13. “Hey Mama” by Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats (Rock – 2018)
  14. “She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked)” by Carl Carlton (Pop – 2009)
  15. “Ain’t You Mama” by Jennifer Lopez (Pop – 2016)
  16. “Mama’s Song” by Carrie Underwood (Country – 2009)
  17. “Mama’s Broken Heart” by Miranda Lambert (Country – 2011)
  18. “Mamma Mia” by ABBA (Pop – 1975)
  19. “Mama, I’m Coming Home” by Ozzy Osbourne (Rock – 1991)
  20. “Mamas” by Anne Wilson, Hillary Scott (Christian – 2022)
  21. “Hey Mama” by Kanye West (Hip Hop – 2005)
  22. “Your Mama Don’t Dance” by Loggins & Messina (Rock – 1972)
  23. “Mama” by Cam Cole (Rock – 2019)
  24. “Mama” by The Glorious Sons (Rock – 2015)
  25. “MAMACITA” by Black Eyes Peas, Ozuna, J. Rey Soul (Pop – 2020)

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Mamas – Anne Wilson & Hillary Scott
Released in 2022 on the album My Jesus

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

For the knowing that you’re not alone
For the “Darling, don’t you dare give up even when you wanna”
Yeah, that’s why God made mamas

I Called Mama – Tim McGraw
Released in 2020 on the album Here On Earth
Genre – Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And I sung it for the blue sky
And a couple live oak trees
I thought of home, grabbed my phone from my pocket
And I called mama

Baby Mama – Brandy
Released in 2020 on the album b7

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I ain’t with that drama, not that baby mama
Ain’t dependin’ on you, I’m a baby mama
Baby mama, baby mama

Roll Me Mama, Roll Me – Ray LaMontagne
Released in 2020 on the album MONOVISION

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Roll me mama, roll me like only you can, and you can
Roll me mama, roll me like only you can, yes and you can


Your Mama – High Valley
Released in 2020 on the album Grew Up On That

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Life’s gonna fly by
I hope that you realize
Just how blessed we are that she’s
Your mama


Put on your headphones and listen to a mother playlist.

Mama’s Hand – Queen Naija
Released in 2018 on the album Queen Naija

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

There’s not a dream in this world you can’t accomplish or grasp
I will cross any ocean before I let you land
Just hold on to mama’s hand and never let it go

God, Your Mama, And Me – Florida Georgia Line feat. Backstreet Boys
Released in 2016 on the album Dig Your Roots

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You know I’m always gonna be here for ya
No one’s ever gonna love you more than
God, your mama, and me

Mama Said – Lukas Graham
Released in 2016 on the album Lukas Graham

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

When Mama said that it was okay
Mama said that it was quite alright
Our kind of people had a bed for the night
And it was okay

Me and Your Mama – Childish Gambino
Released in 2016 on the album “Awaken, My Love!”

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

This is the end of us
Sleeping with the moon and the stars
I know where you’ve been, oh
You can see us far then near


Hey Mama – David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, Bebe Rexha & Afrojack
Released in 2014 on the album Listen

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I like the dirty rhythm you play
I wanna hear you calling my name
Like, “Hey, mama, mama, hey, mama, ma”

Meanwhile Back At Mama’s – Tim McGraw feat. Faith Hill
Released in 2014 on the album Sundown Heaven Town

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause meanwhile back at Mama’s
The porch lights on, come on in if you wanna
Suppers on the stove, and beer’s in the fridge

I Ain’t Your Mama – Maggie Rose
Released in 2012 on the album Cut to Impress

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ll be your lover
You can be my baby anytime you wanna
But I ain’t your mama

Mama Do The Hump – Rizzle Kicks
Released in 2011 on the album Stereo Typical

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A yeah yeah I love that sound.
So flick your butts at once on a mad one like
Yeah your mama can hump

Hey Mama – Mat Kearney
Released in 2011 on the album Young Love
Genre – Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Singing, hey mama, don’t want no drama
Just a kiss before I leave
Hey lady, don’t say maybe


Mama’s Broken Heart – Miranda Lambert
Released in 2011 on the album Four the Record

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause I raised you better, gotta keep it together
Even when you fall apart
But this ain’t my mama’s broken heart

Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood
Released in 2010 on the album Play On
Genre – Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama, there’s no way you’ll ever lose me
Giving me away is not goodbye
As you watch me walk down to my future
I hope tears of joy are in your eyes

That’s What Mamas Do – Jason Matthews
Released in 2008 on the album That’s What Mamas Do

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And when she bows her head to pray,
You can bet she’s saying one for you
That’s what mamas do

I Got It From Mama – Will.i.am
Released in 2007 on the album Songs About Girls

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Baby where’d you get your body from?
Tell me where’d you get your body from.
I got it from my mama.

Mama – My Chemical Romance
Released in 2006 on the album The Black Parade

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And when you go don’t return to me my love,
That’s right
Mama, we all go to hell


Hey Mama – Kanye West
Released in 2005 on the album Late Registration

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I wanna scream so loud for you
‘Cause I’m so proud of you
Let me tell you what I’m about to do (hey, Mama)

Mama – Il Divo
Released in 2004 on the album Il Divo

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama I hope this makes you smile
I hope you’re happy with my life
At peace with every choice I made

Hey Mama – Black Eyed Peas
Released in 2003 on the album Elephunk

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Hey mama, this that s*** that make you groove, mama
(Hey) Get on the floor and move your booty, mama
(Yaw) We the blast mastas blastin’ up the jamma

Hot Mama – Trace Adkins
Released in 2003 on the album Comin’ On Strong

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Is one hot mama;
You turn me on, let’s turn it up,
An’ turn this room into a sauna.

A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
Released in 1997 on the album Evolution
Genre – R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama, mama, you know I love you
(You know I love you)
Mama, mama, you’re the queen of my heart


Mama Said – Metallica
Released in 1996 on the album Load

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let my heart go
Let your son grow
Mama, let my heart go
Or, let this heart be still

Mama – The Spice Girls
Released in 1996 on the album Spice

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama, I love you, Mama, I care
Mama, I love you, Mama, my friend
You’re my friend

Dear Mama – 2Pac
Released in 1995 on the album Me Against the World
Genre – Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama catch me, put a whoopin’ to my backside
And even as a crack fiend, Mama
You always was a black queen, Mama
I finally understand

Mama Said Knock You Out – LL Cool J
Released in 1991 on the album Mama Said Knock You Out
Genre – Hip Hop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m gonna knock you out (Huuh)
Mama said knock you out (Huuh)

Mama, I’m Coming Home – Ozzy Osbourne
Released in 1991 on the album No More Tears
Genre – Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I could be right, I could be wrong
It hurts so bad, it’s been so long
Mama, I’m coming home


Mama He’s Crazy – The Judds
Released in 1984 on the album Wynonna & Naomi

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama, he’s crazy, crazy over me
And in my life is where he says
He always wants to be

Mama – Genesis
Released in 1983 on the album Genesis
Genre – Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Can’t you see me here, mama?
Mama, mama, mama, please?
Can’t you feel my heart?

She’s A Bad Mama Jama (She’s Built, She’s Stacked) – Carl Carlton
Released in 1981 on the album Carl Carlton

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She’s a bad mama jama
Just as fine as she can be, hey
She’s a bad mama jama, oh
Just as fine as she can be

Mama Can’t Buy You Love – Elton John
Released in 1980 on the album Milestones

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama don’t want you, Daddy don’t want you
Give it up baby, baby, Mama can’t buy you love


Mama Don’t Know – Neil Diamond
Released in 1979 on the album September Morn

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama don’t know
What the preacher man know
But the preacher man know it all right
Papa don’t care

Mama Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys – Waylon Jennings with Willie Nelson
Released in 1978 on the album Waylon & Willie

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don’t let ’em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
Let ’em be doctors and lawyers and such

What’s Your Mama’s Name Child – Tanya Tucker
Released in 1973 on the album What’s Your Mama’s Name Child

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

What’s your mama’s name child?
What’s your mama’s name?
Does she ever talk about a place called New Orleans?

I’ll Always Love My Mama – The Intruders
Released in 1973 on the album Save the Children

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Talking ’bout mama
She’s one of a kind
Talking ’bout mama
You’ve got your yours, and I’ve got mine

Your Mama Don’t Dance – Loggins & Mussina
Released in 1972 on the album Loggins and Messina

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And it’s all because
Your mama don’t dance
And your daddy don’t rock and roll
Your mama don’t dance


Mama Told Me (Not To Come) – Three Dog Night
Released in 1970 on the album It Ain’t Easy
Genre – Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama told me not to come
Mama told me not to come
That ain’t the way to have fun, son

Mama Tried – Merle Haggard
Released in 1968 on the album Mama Tried

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

No one could steer me right but Mama tried, Mama tried
Mama tried to raise me better, but her pleading, I denied
That leaves only me to blame ’cause Mama tried

Tell Mama – Etta James
Released in 1967 on the album Tell Mama

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tell Mama, all about it
Tell Mama, what you need
Tell Mama, what you want

Mama Said – The Shirelles
Released in 1961 on the album The Shirelles Sing to Trumpets and Strings
Genre – R&B

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mama said there’ll be days like this
There’ll be days like this, my mama said

Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Told Me) – Shirley Bassey
Released in 1957 on the album Born to Sing the Blues

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Now the rain’s a-fallin’,
Hear the train a-callin’
Whoo-ee (my mama done tol’ me)


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    1. Hi Sandra. Thank you for the recommendation. The song has been covered by various artists but we added the Shirley Bassey version.

    1. Hi William. Sorry, I am not familiar with the song and I am not able to narrow it down. Please do let us know if you find it.

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