9 Of The Best Songs About Motherhood


The bond between a mother and child is like nothing else you will experience. And it seems they grow up so fast - one moment you’re installing nursery furniture, and the next they’re begging you for a race car bed. Music captures emotion in a way not much else can so here’s a few songs that will help you relive the best moments of being a mother.

1. Elvis Presley | Mama Liked The Roses

The best place to start a celebration of mother’s is with every mum’s favourite man, thank you very much.

When I hear the Sunday bells ringing in the morning
I remember crying when she used to sing
Oh, mama liked the roses but most of all she cared
About the way we learned to live and if we said our prayers

2. Good Charlotte | Thank You Mom

Not even a punk rock band can hold back when it comes to letting their mum know how important she is in their life.

I said I thank you
I'll always thank you
More than you would know
Than I could ever show
And I love you
I'll always love you
There's nothing I won't do
to say these words to you
That you're beautiful forever

3. Taylor Swift | The Best Day

Croon with Taylor as she sings about all the best memories she has with her own mum.

I don't know who I'm gonna talk to now at school
But I know I'm laughing
On the car ride home with you
Don't know how long it's gonna take to feel okay
But I know I had the best day with you today

 4. Adele | Sweetest Devotion

This song is perfect when you want to show your kids what it means to be a mother.

 I'll forever be whatever you want me to be
I'll go under and all over for your clarity
When you wonder if I'm gonna lose my way home
Just remember, that come whatever, I'll be yours all alone

5. Martina McBride | In My Daughter’s Eyes

Every child looks up to their mother but deep down every mother is made stronger by her children.

 In my daughter's eyes,
I am a hero,
I am strong and wise,
And I know no fear,
But the truth is plain to see,
She was sent to rescue me,
I see who I want to be,
In my daughter's eyes

6. Il Divo | Mama

This Il Divo ballad will stay in your heart and mind long after the music fades away.

Mama I hope this makes you smile
I hope you're happy with my life
At peace with every choice I made
How I've changed
Along the way
And I know you believed in all of my dreams
And I owe it all to you, Mama

7. Kathryn Beaumont | Your Mother and Mine

It’s hard to look past this classic from Disney’s Peter Pan when looking for the best motherhood songs.

What makes mothers all that they are
Might as well ask what makes a star
Ask your heart to tell you her worth
Your heart will say, heaven on earth

8. Celine Dion | A Mother’s Prayer

No matter how this classic song is interpreted, it always speaks to the emotions of a mother.

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

 9. Doris Day | Que Sera Sera

Perhaps not an obvious song for this list but it definitely needs a mention. Follow one woman’s journey from child asking mother to mother telling child.

When I was just a little girl
I asked my mother
What will I be
Will I be pretty
Will I be rich
Here's what she said to me