Mother’s Day is around the corner and so is the process of finding that perfect Mother’s Day gift to show your love and appreciation for that special woman in your life. Like many of us, the idea of classic gifts like roses, dinners, and many other sentimental gifts have come but have you ever thought about music? Curating the perfect Mother’s Day playlist may be the way to go to put the icing on the cake for whatever it is that you may have in store for your mother. Whether it is the set the mood and uses the songs as background music, or whether you’ve decided to go old-school and gift her a physical playlist just for her, here are a few songs that must be on any Mother’s Day playlist:

Because You Loved Me – Celine Dion

You can never go wrong with a Celine Dion classic. The Canadian singer is perhaps one of the most beloved vocalists throughout the Caribbean and that is what makes her single Because You Loved Me, the perfect addition to any Mother’s Day playlist. A powerful song about everlasting love, Celine Dion’s beautiful vocals make this song just the right pick.

A Song for Mama – Boyz II Men

I can guarantee that you have heard this song sometime in your childhood and is the epitome of nostalgia. The soulful track by Boyz II Men is one of the anthems of motherly appreciation and really is a great addition to your playlist. From start to finish, the song is truly a beautiful ode to all mothers out there on their special day.

Mama Liked the Roses – Elvis Presley

The King of Rock and Roll and the heartthrob of the 1950s through to the 60s, Elvis Presley released a soulful and resounding song dedicated to his mother, who had passed away. Presley, who had a very close relationship with his mother, wrote the song in her honor, and it remains a touching sentiment of a son’s love for his mother. Presley’s iconic vocals and raw emotions in the song make this single a good choice for your mother’s day playlist.

Dear Mama – Tupac

No relationship is perfect, even the ones we have with our mothers and rapper Tupac speaks about this in his song Dear Mama. Genuine, impactful, and lyrically potent, this track is a perfect way to express your love for your mother no matter the topsy-turvy relationship you may have, after all, it is just like what Tupac says in the song, “Ain’t a woman alive who could take my mama’s place.”

Strength of a Woman – Shaggy

A more upbeat choice than the others, if your mother has a love for reggae and/or Shaggy, then this song is one to consider. Shaggy carries a powerful message with this song about female empowerment and care. A song dedicated to the powerful, caring, and beautiful women all around the world, the song will put a smile on your mother’s face when she hears this one being played for her.

Mama – Garnett Silk

Garnett Silk’s love for his mother is undoubtedly strong, and this song is just one of the ways he told the world. Mama has all the nostalgic reggae feel, and it is a great addition to your mother’s day playlist with its impactful and meaningful lyrics. The strength of the song becomes even more apparent with you remember that Garnett Silk passed away at age 28 while trying to save his mother from a burning building. May he rest in peace; his song immortalized as a son’s love and dedication to his mother.

Thank You Mama – Sizzla

If there was ever a song that truly encapsulates your love and appreciation for your mother, then Sizzla’s Thank You Mama truly hits the nail on the head. The smooth rendition finds the perfect words to express the struggles of a mother and the appreciation from a child and is an instant classic for the genre. This song is a must-have to have when you go about creating that perfect playlist.

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