Music Mama: iPod Playlist for Moms

By Jackie Helton, the Music Mama

Well, it wouldn’t be a website birthday party without a little music, right? So this playlist is just for all the mamas out there as well as those women who are “like a mom” to people in their lives who really need one. Just in time for Mother’s Day, we hope you enjoy this list of old and new songs that celebrate moms. Keep these suggestions handy and visit your favorite online music store (like iTunes) to put this playlist on your iPod.

Special thanks to Lisa Mac of Lisa Mac Photography who let us use some of her sweet photos of moms and kids to dress up our playlist. For more info on Lisa’s photography, click the photos to visit her website.lisamac1.jpg

Mother and Child Reunion, by Paul Simon

That’s Alright, Mama, by Elvis Presley

Your Mama Don’t Dance, by Loggins and Messina

Mama Said, by The Shirelles

Mother’s Little Helper, by The Rolling Stones

Momma Told Me Not To Come, by Three Dog Night

Mama Said Knock You Out, by LL Cool J (choose wisely, there’s an explicit version and an edited version)lisamac3.jpg

Wild Flower, by The New Birth

Sylvia’s Mother, by Dr. Hook

Mama Said, by Dusty Springfield

Mamma Mia, by Abba

Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys, by Willie Nelson

Up Against The Wall, Redneck Mothers, by Jerry Jeff Walker

Mama, by Connie Francis

lisamac9.jpgShop Around (My Mama Told Me), by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles

Mother, by Pink Floyd

Mama Tried, by Merle Haggard

Mama, by B.J. Thomas

Song for Mama, by Boyz II Men

Mammy, by Al Jolsen

Rock and Roll Lullabye, by B. J. Thomas

Because You Loved Me, by Celine Dion

The Music Mama is back at the beginning of each month with a new playlist. If you have requests for a certain type of playlist, send us an e-mail at and we’ll see if we can compile something special for publication on the website.