Mother’s Little Playlist

It’s Mother’s Day this coming Sunday, so here’s a few songs for your weekend’s soundtrack. Mind you, my mom’s been gone over 14 years now, so this is a more of a playlist of mother-related rock & roll songs of my choosing, for my ears. These are not the songs Mom would have chosen, nor are they as familiar to younger mothers & children. But, hey, it’s my back porch, and I’ll play what I like. So, here, in no particular order, are some songs about mothers that I like:

The Beatles: Your Mother Should Know

The Beatles: Mother Nature’s Son

The Beatles: Lady Madonna


Rolling Stones: Mother’s Little Helper


3 Dog Night: Mama Told Me Not to Come


Merle Haggard: Mama Tried


Merle’s song as covered by the Grateful Dead


Pink Floyd: Mother


The Mothers of Invention (Frank Zappa): Motherly Love


Paul Simon: Mother & Child Reunion


The Band: Rag, Mama, Rag


If these selections seem a bit irreverent for your taste this Mother’s Day weekend, just be glad I didn’t make a list of Mother’s Day movies. Sure, if you reach back, you get the Irene Dunne Classic, I Remember Mama, but more recently, the titles tend towards less loving fare like Mommie Dearest, Throw Momma from the Train, and Big Bad Mama — not to mention the two horror movies simply titled Mother’s Day, one from 1980 and one from 2010.

Wouldn’t Mom be proud?


About bullersbackporch

I am a native Austinite, a high-tech Luddite, lover of music, movies and stories and a born trainer-explainer.
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