Mother's Day Playlist: 20 Songs for Mom
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The Rolling Stones' "Mother's Little Helper"

This Rolling Stones classic seems harmless, but a deeper listen actually reveals that the title is a reference to prescription drugs used by lonely housewives.

Crystal Bowersox's "Mama"

Dubbed "Mama Sox" by her fellow season 9 "American Idol" contestants, Bowersox recorded "Mama," an acoustic ballad saying farewell rather than giving thanks. As a young mother herself, Crystal sings passionately and from the heart.

Pink Floyd's "Mother"

On this song from its classic 1971 album "The Wall," Pink Floyd asks, "Mother, do you think they'll like this song?" They certainly did.

LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out"

While we're pretty sure Mama wouldn't approve of violence or forgetting to take out the garbage, she's bound to appreciate an LL classic that samples James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone.

Trace Adkins' "Hot Mama"

Trace Adkins tips his cowboy hat to all the "Hot Mamas" of the world: "You worry about your hips, and you worry about your age/Meanwhile I'm tryin' to catch the breath you take away." Aw.

The Jackson 5's "Mama's Pearl"

Recorded by the Jackson 5 in 1971, "Mama's Pearl" was reportedly called "Guess Who's Making Woopie (With Your Girlfriend)" until the lyrics and title were changed to fit 13-year-old Michael.

John Lennon's "Mother"

John Lennon's song "Mother" is actually a song written for both his parents -- his father left when Lennon was only an infant, and his mother was killed in a car crash when he was 17.

Boyz II Men's "A Song for Mama"

A staple of any Mother's Day playlist, this Boyz II Men ballad is about a family held together by a mother's traditions.

Elvis Presley's "Mama Liked The Roses"

Released in 1970 as a B-side to his classic single "The Wonder of You," Presley's song is in memory of mothers who can't be with their children on the holiday.

The Spice Girls' "Mama"

The idea for this Spice Girls ballad arose in 1997, when Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown thought it would be a good idea to write a tribute for the mamas of the group.

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