12 Most Popular Mom Songs on YouTube Each Mother's Day: Exclusive

Tupac Shakur photographed in 1994.
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Tupac Shakur photographed in 1994.  

Each Mother's Day, flower shops and restaurants see big boosts in business. But it's not just roses and brunch that people turn to as they celebrate the women who gave them life -- it's YouTube, too. 

Well, sort of. More specifically, it's the songs on YouTube. Each Mother's Day, YouTube sees a big spike in views for many mom-related tunes. In honor of this year's holiday, YouTube shared with Billboard data on 12 songs that, since 2012, have experienced the biggest boosts in daily views. From hip-hop to metal to Latin pop to country, it's an eclectic bunch. No. 1 won't shock you, but the popularity of No. 4 each Mother's Day will probably come as a surprise.

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One entry on this list, "Dear Mama" from 2Pac, will probably be a song many turn to this Mother's Day given the recent passing of the late rapper's mother, Afeni Shakur.

In terms of methodology, YouTube filtered for songs that enjoyed at least twice the amount of views on Mother's Day when compared to their daily average throughout that year. YouTube only looked at well-known tracks that average at least 10,000 views a day to begin with.

Revisit these great musical tributes to ma below. And beneath the list, check out a table that breaks down the year-by-year boost in popularity for each of these songs extending back to 2012. 

12. Danzig – "Mother"

11. Pink Floyd – "Mother"

 

10. Roberto Carlos – "Lady Laura"

 

9. 2Pac – "Dear Mama"

 

8. Carrie Underwood – "Mama's Song"

 

7. Juan Gabriel – "Amor Eterno?"

 

6. Ricardo Arjona – "Mi novia se me está poniendo vieja"

 

5. Jorge & Mateus – "Ciclo"

 

4. The Lonely Island ft. Justin Timberlake – "Motherlover"

 

3. Pesado – "Mi Primer Amor"

 

2. Denise De Kalafe – "Señora, Señora, Señora"

 

1. Boyz II Men – "A Song for Mama"

Full Breakdown Below

Example: 25.1x in 2012 means that song received 25.1 times that song's daily average view count in 2012.

Song - Artist

2012

2013

2014

2015

A Song for Mama - Boyz II Men

25.1x

23.3x

22.7x

19.4x

Señora, Señora, Señora - Denise De Kalafe

9.4x

9.8x

15.8x

111x

Mi Primer Amor - Pesado

n/a

2.5x

4.1x

17.6x

Motherlover - Lonely Island

5.2x

6.4x

6.7x

6.x4

Ciclo - Jorge & Mateus

4.1x

6.7x

6.7x

7.3x

Mi novia se me está poniendo vieja - Ricardo Arjona

6.5x

4.4x

5.5x

9.5x

Amor Eterno - Juan Gabriel

3.8x

3x

3.5x

3.8x

Mama's Song - Carrie Underwood

2.1x

3x

3.8x

4.3x

Dear Mama - Tupac

4.4x

2.4x

2.9x

2.1x

Lady Laura - Roberto Carlos

2.3x

2.6x

3.9x

2.9x

Mother - Pink Floyd

3.2x

2.4x

2.9x

2.5x

Mother - Danzig

2.2x

4.1x

2.1x

2.4x

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