32 Best Mother-themed Songs to Celebrate Her

Updated November 25, 2023 | Author: Matthew Campbell

In celebration of all mothers, Mother’s Day, I created a list of mother songs that have mother in the title of the song. I included many different eras in our list of mother songs from 1966 all the way through today.

Discover many different music genres including Rock, Country, Christian, Country, and Pop.

Best Mother Songs in Title

We celebrate the day with themes like a song just for her, a reunion between a mother and her child, a description of a mother’s love, we tell a story about the way our mother does, what is a mother without a father, and how we like to help our mother.

If you think we should add a Mother song to our list, be sure to add it to the comments section at the bottom of the page.

  1. “Mother” by Meghan Trainor (Pop – 2023)
  2. “Mother” by Danzig (Rock – 1988)
  3. “Mother We Just Can’t Get Enough” by New Radicals (Pop – 1998)
  4. “Mother” by Charlie Puth (Pop – 2019)
  5. “Mother” by Pink Floyd (Rock – 1979)
  6. “Mother” by Sugarland (Country – 2018)
  7. “Mother Mother” by Tracy Bonham (Rock – 1996)
  8. “Mother and Child Reunion” by Paul Simon (Singer-Songwriter – 1972)
  9. “Mother Knows Best (From “Tangled”/Soundtrack Version)” by Donna Murphy (Musical – 2010)
  10. “No Sugar Tonight/New Mother Nature” by The Guess Who (Rock – 1970)
  11. “Mother’s Daughter” by Miley Cyrus (Pop – 2019)
  12. “Does Your Mother Know” by ABBA (Pop – 1979)
  13. “Mothership Connection (Star Child)” by Parliament (R&B – 1975)
  14. “Mother” by Natalie Maines (Rock – 2013)
  15. “Bad Mother F*cker” by Machine Gun Kelly, Kid Rock (Hip Hop – 2015)
  16. “Motherlover” by The Lonely Island, Justin Timberlake (Comedy – 2011)
  17. “Mother” by John Lennon (Rock – 1970)
  18. “Mother Like Mine” by The Band Perry (Country – 2013)
  19. “You Never Met A Motherf**ker Quite Like Mine” by Kid Rock (Rock – 2006)
  20. “The Mother We Share” by CHVRCHES (Alternative – 2013)

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Bad Mother Trucker – Eric Church
Released in 2020 on the album Bad Mother Trucker

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

A real gear jammer, a white line wonder
Yeah, you only get one, and I wouldn’t want another
‘Cause mama was a bad mother trucker

Mother Please Don’t Be Sad – The Flaming Lips
Released in 2020 on the album American Head

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And so would I
Remember to let the dogs outside
‘Cause I won’t be there tonight
Mother, please don’t be sad

Mother’s Daughter – Miley Cyrus
Released in 2019 on the album SHE IS COMIN

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I came up to get me some
I’m nasty, I’m evil
Must be something in the water
Or that I’m my mother’s daughter

The Mother We Share – Chvrches
Released in 2019 on the album The Bones of What You Believe

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

And the mother we share will never keep your proud head from falling
The way is long but you can make it easy on me
And the mother we share will never keep our cold hearts from calling


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Mother – Sugarland
Released in 2018 on the album Bigger

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

As long as she’s alive
you’re not alone
you’ve got each other
That’s your mother


The Mother – Brandi Carlile
Released in 2017 on the album By The Way, I Forgive You

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’ll never hit the big time without you
So, they can keep their treasure and their ties to the machine
‘Cause I am the mother of Evangeline

Bad Mother F*cker – Machine Gun Kelly feat. Kid Rock
Released in 2015 on the album General Admission

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Gold teeth like the Nolia, keep ’em on, yeah
I be rolling stoned, yeah I should be on the cover
With my middle finger screaming, I’m a bad motherf*cker

Mother Like Mine – The Band Perry
Released in 2013 on the album Pioneer
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tonight would be easier
And our dreams would all be deeper
If the world had a mother like mine

A Mother’s Prayer – K. Michelle
Released in 2013 on the album Rebellious Soul

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I would’ve been dead and gone
But I found purpose when I brought you home
And even though I’m not there to tuck you in everyday
I’m not far away
This is what a mother prays

Like My Mother Does – Lauren Alaina
Released in 2011 on the album Wildflower
Genre: Country

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

When I’m weak and unpretty
I know I’m beautiful and strong
Because I see myself like my mother does


A Mother’s Love – Mark Masri with Jim Brickman
Released in 2010 on the album Ultimate Love Songs
Genre: Christian

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

There’s no power like it on this earth
No treasure equal to its worth
The gift of a mother’s love


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Oh Mother – Christina Aguilera
Released in 2006 on the album Back to Basics

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Oh mother, we’re stronger
From all of the tears you have shed
Oh mother, don’t look back
Cause he’ll never hurt us again
So mother, I thank you (Thank you)

A Mother’s Prayer – Celine Dion
Released in 2004 on the album Miracle
Genre: Pop

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Every mother’s prayer
Every child knows
Lead her to a place
Guide her with your grace
To a place where she’ll be safe

Mother Earth – Within Temptation
Released in 2000 on the album Mother Earth

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She gives and she takes
She rules
Until the end of time
She goes her way

Mother Mother – Tracy Bonham
Released in 1996 on the album The Burdens of Being Upright

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mother, mother, can you hear me?
Sure I’m sober, sure I’m sane
Life is perfect, never better
Still your daughter, still the same


Mother Love – Queen
Released in 1995 on the album Made in Heaven

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

All I want is to know that you’re there
You’re gonna give me all your sweet
Mother love ah ha (mother love)

Mother Earth – Neil Young
Released in 1990 on the album Ragged Glory

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Respect Mother Earth
And her giving ways
Or trade away
Our children’s days
Or trade away
Our children’s days

Mother – Danzig
Released in 1988 on the album Danzig
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Tell your children not to hold my hand
Tell your children not to understand
Oh mother

Mothers Of The Disappeared – U2
Released in 1987 on the album The Joshua Tree

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Midnight, our sons and daughters
Cut down, taken from us
Hear their heartbeat
We hear their heartbeat

Mother, Father – Journey
Released in 1981 on the album Escape
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

She sits alone, an empty stare
A mother’s face she wears
Where did she go wrong, the fight is gone
Lord help this broken home


Mother – Pink Floyd
Released in 1979 on the album The Wall
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mother do think she’s good enough for me
Mother do think she’s dangerous to me
Mother will she tear your little boy apart
Oooh aah, mother will she break my heart

Does Your Mother Know – ABBA
Released in 1979 on the album Voulez-Vous

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Well, I can dance with you, honey, if you think it’s funny
Does your mother know that you’re out?
And I can chat with you, baby, flirt a little maybe
Does your mother know that you’re out?

Tie Your Mother Down – Queen
Released in 1976 on the album A Day at the Races

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

I’m gonna make out all right
I’ve got a sweetheart hand
To put a stop to all that
Snipin’ an’ grousin’ goin’ on all night
Tie your mother down

Mother and Child Reunion – Paul Simon
Released in 1972 on the album Paul Simon
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

No, I would not give you false hope (no)
On this strange and mournful day
But the mother and child reunion
Is only a motion away

Mother Freedom – Bread
Released in 1972 on the album Baby I’m-a Want You

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Hey tomorrow
You’re not so far away
Mother freedom
We’ll know you well someday


Sylvia’s Mother – Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show
Released in 1972 on the album Doctor Hook

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Sylvia’s mother says Sylvia is marrying
A fella down Galveston way
And Sylvia’s mother says, “Please don’t say nothing”
“To make her start cryin’ and stay”

Mother – John Lennon
Released in 1970 on the album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Mother, you had me
But I never had you
I, I wanted you
You didn’t want me
So, I
I just got to tell you

No Sugar Tonight / New Mother Nature – The Guess Who
Released in 1970 on the album American Woman

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

‘Cause it’s the new Mother Nature taking over
It’s the new splendid lady come to call
It’s the new Mother Nature taking over
She’s gettin’ us all

Mother Popcorn – James Brown
Released in 1969 on the album It’s a Mother

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

You gotta be boss
The way you do your little thing
Step in a small ring
And jump back baby!
James brown gonna do his thing!
Popcorn! yeah! yeah! yeah!


Mother Nature’s Son – The Beatles
Released in 1968 on the album The Beatles

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Find me in my field of grass
Mother Nature’s son
Swaying daises sing a lazy song beneath the sun

Your Mother Should Know – The Beatles
Released in 1967 on the album Magical Mystery Tour

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Let’s all get up and dance to a song
That was a hit before your mother was born
Though she was born a long long time ago
Your mother should know (your mother should)

Mother’s Little Helper – The Rolling Stones
Released in 1966 on the album Aftermath
Genre: Rock

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

They just don’t appreciate that you get tired
They’re so hard to satisfy, you can tranquilize your mind
So go running for the shelter of a mother’s little helper

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing In The Shadow? – The Rolling Stones
Released in 1966 as a single

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

Have you seen your mother, baby, standing in the shadow?
Have you had another baby, standing in the shadow?
You take your choice at this time
The brave old world or the slide to the depths of decline, of decline

Mother in Law – Ernie K-Doe
Released in 1962 on the album Mother-In-Law

Most Meaningful Lyrics:

If she’d leave us alone
We would have a happy home
Sent from down below
Mother-in-law, mother-in-law


Do you have a favorite mother song? Please share your song below in the comments!

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3 years ago

Your Mother Should Know by The Beatles 
Mother by Pink Floyd

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Thanks G M S. Two great songs. We have them on the list!