In No particular order but with equal parts love for mama, mother, mother to be and mother from another or not… check out these tunes and the reasons why they make the list… (and before there’s any confusion, my Mom is the best.)
Mama, I’m Coming Home by Ozzy Osbourne – Because what doesn’t scream mother more than Ozzy screamin’ Mama! Maybe it should be, “Sharon!”
Look Mama by Howard Jones – when I was in Middle School at Goddard in Glendora, CA, I put this song on for my mom in the mini-van and had her listen to the lyrics. It was the first time I realized that music had the power to piss off your mom when you try to express yourself with lyrics from a song!
Mother by Pink Floyd – Such a brilliantly dysfunctional lullaby… “Mother did it need to be so… high.”
My Mother Was a Chinese Trapeze Artist by Tarkio (Colin Meloy’s pre-Decemberists jaunt) – For the title alone and the fact that everyone should know who the Decemberists are. Now go check out their songs on iTunes.
Mother’s of the Disappeared by U2 – One of U2’s best songs ever recorded. “Hear their heart beat… We hear their heart beat.”
Mother by Danzig – sing it with me… “Mother!”
The Coffee Song by Ralph’s World – For the lyrics… “Em Oh Em Em Why needs Cee Oh Eff Eff Ee Ee”
Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ by Michael Jackson – Mama Say. Mama Saw. Muh Mah Coo Saw. Do you really need more than that?
Renegade by Styx – “Oh mama I’m in fear for my life from the long arm of the law…” Cuz haven’t we all wanted to sing this to our mother’s and mean it? No? Oh, well, it’s a good song.
Brick by Ben Folds Five – Controversy.
Mama Said Knock You Out by Ladies Love Cool James – Every Mom loves the Ladies Love… and he’s been here for years so don’t call it a comeback!
Mother by the Police – Thank God I never felt smothered by my mother like the Police in this song. “… the telephone is screamin’, won’t she leave me alone!”
Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice – “Word to your Mutha!”
Happy day after Mom’s Day to everybody.