A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men
A staple for the occasion, the song was produced by Babyface and was set as the theme song for the 1997 movie, Soul Food. The song talks about a family bond, held together by the mother.
Mama’s Pearl – Jackson Five
Penned in 1971 by the songwriting team The Corporation, which was led by Motown founder, Berry Gordy, Mama’s Pearl peaked at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was originally called, Guess Who’s Making Woopie (With Your Girlfriend)
Mama Liked the Roses – Elvis Presley
Released on both the B-side to The Wonder of You and Elvis’ Christmas Album in 1970, Mama Liked the Roses was written in memory of mothers who can’t be with their children during the holidays.
Mother – John Lennon
This beautiful tribute was written for both of Lennon’s parents. The father left when John was just an infant and his mother – Julia Lennon – died in a car crash when the singer was only 17.
Mamma Mia – ABBA
A staple from the foursome, Mamma Mia was written at the home of group members Agnetha Fältskog and Björn Ulvaeus. The song, which later inspired a film and a Broadway show, was never intended be released as a single.