Dear Mama Playlist: 20 Songs for Mother's Day
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From 2Pac appreciating his mother to Danzig belting "Mother" at a full-throated, hard-rock howl, there are plenty of ways to toast the women who gave us life on Mother's Day, this Sunday (May 12). Raise a glass this Mother's Day, and let these songs be your soundtrack.

2Pac's "Dear Mama"

In the late, great 2Pac's tribute to his mama, Afeni Shakur -- who gave birth to him a month after being released from jail -- the late rap icon says the words that every mother wants to hear: "You are appreciated."

The-Dream's "Mama"

On his 2007 debut album, "Lovehate," The-Dream mourns the passing of his mother in "Mama," a heart-filled, melodic and auto-tuned dedication to her. Reminiscing on loving memories, the "Radio Killa" dreams of bringing his mother back to life.

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The Backstreet Boys' "The Perfect Fan"

In this soft rock piano medley, the Backstreet Boys declare their love and appreciation for their mothers. With lyrics like "You showed me when I was young just how to grow," Hallmark could learn a thing or two from these gentlemen. When the song debuted in 1999, fans and mothers everywhere swooned.

Drake's "Look What You've Done"

In candid disclosure of the hardships he went through with his mother and family, Drake gratefully thanks them for helping him become the man he is today on 2011's "Look What You've Done." Ending with a recording of a loving voicemail from his grandmother, this "Take Care" track sentimentally greets "Happy Mother's Day."

'N Sync's "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"

'N Sync's pop ballad "God Must Have Spent (A Little More Time On You)" could be written about any woman in the boys' lives, but they dedicated it to their moms. The video features a mother and child, from birth to adulthood, growing and making memories while the boys croon in white suits.

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