Welcome Interstate Managers, Virgin, 2003)
To start things off, what better way to make Mom feel special than this anthem of inter-generational infatuation?
Mamma Mia! The Movie Soundtrack Featuring the Songs of ABBA, Decca, 2008)
It pains me that I couldn't get away with a playlist about mothers without this eponymous Abba hit, but at least I have the option to use the voice of the greatest living actress rather than the overplayed shrillness of the Swedish group.
A Night at the Opera, EMI, 1975)
How better to show Mom how much you really love her than to admit to some heinous capital sin, like, oh, killing a man?
Elephunk, A&M, 2004)
I don't quite think will.i.am and company had in mind the women who bore them when they wrote and recorded this dance hit, but we'll take it anyway.
Back to Basics, RCA, 2006)
All right, this one actually IS about someone's mother, and it's very sweet and pretty, too. Too bad it's about said matron getting beaten up by a now-deceased father figure.
Sublime, MCA Records, 1996)
I included this simply because of the lyric "I don't get angry when my mom smokes pot." Because really, who could?
Me Against The World, Interscope, 1995)
This anthem to late rap icon Tupac Shakur's single mother has become the go-to rap song for Mother's Day efforts. Hey, those guys love they mamas better than most of y'all ever thought possible, so simma down!