From day one our moms have been there showing us the ins and outs of life, making sure we have everything we’ve ever needed to succeed. Where would we be without them? While we can’t thank our moms enough for everything they do, we’ve compiled a list of songs to show our appreciation to them. Happy Mother’s Day!
1. “What I Never Knew I Always Wanted” – Carrie Underwood
Written by Carrie Underwood, Brett James, and Hillary Lindsey, Underwood shares the joy of being a mother. Released in 2015 on Underwood’s album Storyteller, the singer-songwriter shares that she never pictured herself being a mom but now couldn’t imagine her life any other way.
“And now I’m holdin’ what I never knew I always wanted / I couldn’t see, I was blind ‘til my eyes were opened / I didn’t know there was a hole / Something missing in my soul / ’Til you filled it up, oh, with your love”
2. “In My Daughter’s Eyes’- Martina McBride
Written by James T. Slater, “In My Daughter’s Eyes” was released in 2003 on McBride’s album Martina. It’s not only a song about the special bond a mother and daughter have, but it also shows how having a daughter can change a mother’s life for the better.
“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”
3. “Mama’s Song” – Carrie Underwood
Written by Carrie Underwood, Kara DioGuardi, Luke Laird, and Marti Frederiksen, “Mama’s Song,” is a song all moms need to hear before their daughters head down the aisle. Released in 2009 on Underwood’s album Play On, “Mama’s Song” is about a daughter thanking her mother for everything she’s done and teaching her about life, but letting her mother know she’s in good hands going into the next phase of life.
“And he is good, so good / He treats your little girl like a real man should / He is good, so good, he makes promises he keeps / No he’s never gonna leave / So don’t you worry about me”
4. “The Best Day”– Taylor Swift
Written by Taylor Swift herself in 2009 for her album Fearless, “The Best Day,” shares that no matter how tough times got, especially during middle school when her friends turned their back on her, Swift’s mom was always there, isn’t that true about all moms?
“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”
5. “So I Sang” – Darius Rucker
Released in 2015 on Darius Rucker’s album Southern Style, “So I Sang,” shares the message that his mom was ok with him following his singing career. Written by Rucker, Rivers Rutherford, and Tim James, it shares the great message that no matter what you want to be when you grow up, moms always believe in their children.
“No one believed in me as much as Mom/ See, she worked overtime to buy my first guitar”
6. “Angels” – Randy Travis
Released in 2004 on Randy Travis’s album Passing Through, shares the message that all mothers are angels. From making sure you are healthy at birth, to staying up late making sure you were safe, mothers constantly go out of their way to take care of their children, something they don’t get enough credit for.
“Are you telling me that you’ve never seen an angel?/ Never felt the presence of one standing by?/No robe of white/No halo in site/Well you missed the most obvious thing/Aw man, are you blind?/Just look in your mother’s eyes”
7. ”Mother Like Mine” – The Band Perry
“Mother Like Mine” reminds us all that mom is the foundation of the family and without her, we’d fall apart. Written by Kimberly Perry, Neil Perry, and Reid Perry for their album Pioneer, it questions how the world would look if a mom raised it. We think it would look pretty good.
“So the wars would all be over/’Cause she’d raise us all as friends/And no one would ever wonder if somebody wanted them/We’d walk on grass that’s greener/And our cares would all be freer/If the world had a mother like mine”
8. “The Best Part of Me”- Lee Brice
Released in 2017 on Lee Brice’s self-titled album, “The Best Part of Me” while isn’t a direct song about mothers, it shares the greatest joy of being a parent and how children instantly become the best part of you.
Something takes over me / Every moment you hold my hand / Hearts beating time / As the starts all align and I understand / That the best part of me, the best part of me, oh / Yeah the best part of me, part of me is you”
9. “Kingdom” – Carrie Underwood
Off her new album Cry Pretty, “Kingdom” is a song about how not every home is perfect, but it’s where memories are made. Written by Underwood, Chris DeStefano, and Dave Barnes, the song gives us a look inside the singer-songwriters life and how her, her husband and children make their house a home.
“It’s two kids flying down the hall in the morning in our bedroom / It’s a creaky board on the front porch you swear you’re gonna fix it soon / It’s the kitchen table where we say our prayers, give a little thanks to the man upstairs”
10. “Mom” – Garth Brooks
A more unknown Garth Brooks song, but one very close to our Managing Editor, Christina’s heart is “Mom”. A song that is about an unborn baby talking to God before he comes down to earth to meet his mother. Listen to the clip above from Christina chatting with Garth Brooks at a recent iHeart Radio event. about the song before he played it just for her.
“So, hush now baby don’t you cry / ‘Cause there’s someone down there waiting / Whose only goal in life / Is makin’ sure you’re always gonna be alright / A loving angel, tender, tough and strong / It’s almost time to go and meet your mom”
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