The Best Songs About Sons And Moms

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You're looking for the best songs about sons and moms — for the mother-son dance in your wedding (congrats!!), a mothers day celebration for the strongest woman you know, or any other occasion to celebrate your mom. We have you covered: from sweet, emotional, slow songs like Boyz II Men's “A Song For Mama” to upbeat, raucous, fun songs like Guns ‘n’ Roses' “Sweet Child of Mine,” our list of mother-son songs are the perfect thought starters for the playlist you're putting together. 

The songs about sons and moms on our list span basically every genre: from early Mowtown hits like “Mama Said” by the Shirelles, to recent independent bangers like “I Loved Being My Mother's Son” by Purple Mountains (RIP), there's something here for everyone. So if you and your mom like classic rock, 90s alternative, twee pop, even rap — you'll find something perfect for your occasion here. 

  • Simple Man — Lynard Skynrd (1973)
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    Simple Man — Lynard Skynrd (1973)

    This classic rock jam's narrator is a parent giving advice to their son. 

    "Oh, take your time, don't live too fast / Troubles will come and they will pass / You'll find a woman and you'll find love / And don't forget son, there is someone up above”


  • Forever Young — Rod Stewart (1988)
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    Forever Young — Rod Stewart (1988)

    A great song about growing up — but staying young. 

    Forever young / I want to be forever young / Do you really want to live forever / Forever young 

  • Mother Like Mine — The Band Perry (2013)
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    Mother Like Mine — The Band Perry (2013)

    A deep, emotionally resonant track with a country vibe, The Band Perry's “Mother Like Mine” honors the strength of mothers everywhere.

    "So the wars would all be over / 'Cause she'd raise us all as friends / And no one would ever wonder if somebody wanted them / We'd walk on grass that's greener / And our cares would all be freer / If the world had a mother like mine”


  • 93 Million Miles — Jason Mraz (2011)
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    93 Million Miles — Jason Mraz (2011)

    A heartrending, acoustic ballad perfect for a mother-son slow dance.

    “Oh, my my how beautiful, oh my beautiful mother / She told me, / “Son in life you're gonna go far / If you do it right you'll love where you are / Just know / Wherever you go / You can always come home”