Sunday, May 9, 2010

Playlist For Yo' Mama

Good morning to all and a Happy Mother's Day to my readers stateside! In honor of the occasion I've put together a brief mom-centric playlist for your enjoyment. But beware before blindly presenting it to mother dearest you may want to scan through the playlist, as there's as much silliness as there is sincerity herein. Enjoy, and call your mother!

1. "Stacy's Mom" Fountains of Wayne (Welcome Interstate Managers, Virgin, 2003)

To start things off, what better way to make Mom feel special than this anthem of inter-generational infatuation?

2. "Mamma Mia" Meryl Streep (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.

3. "Bohemian Rhapsody" Queen (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?

4. "Hey Mama" The Black Eyed Peas (Elephunk, A&M, 2004)

I don't quite think and company had in mind the women who bore them when they wrote and recorded this dance hit, but we'll take it anyway.

5. "Oh Mother" Christina Aguilera (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.

6. "What I Got" Sublime (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?

7. "Dear Mama" 2pac (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!

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