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11 alternative songs that show appreciation for all forms of motherhood

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, which means it’s time to celebrate and honor all of the badass moms and motherly figures in our lives.

A mother’s love is unmatched. They bring us into the world, guide us through life and yell at us to make our bed and pick up our clothes.

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Because we don’t know how to celebrate without music, we decided to make a playlist of 11 songs about motherhood and moms. Play these for the moms and maternal influences in your life to show your gratitude.

“Stacy’s Mom” – Bowling For Soup

Even though this is a cover, Bowling For Soup‘s version of “Stacy’s Mom” is a must-listen for all the pop-punk mamas in your life. Play this song to let your mom know that she has it going on.

“My Mother & I” – Lucy Dacus

Lucy Dacus will tug at your mom’s heartstrings with this ode to mother-daughter relationships. “My Mother & I” is an emotional track about the similarities that moms share with their daughters, and it will definitely make your mom want to give you a hug.

“Thank You Mom” – Good Charlotte

Nothing shows your mom how thankful you are for everything she does better than this Good Charlotte banger. Nearly every lyric on this song would also make an adorable Instagram caption to accompany a photo of your mom, so it’s a win-win.

“House” – KAINA

KAINA writes an ode to immigrant mothers in “House,” which is heavy and heartfelt. It will probably make you tear up, but you’ll recognize the beautiful lyrics and message behind it.

“Mama, I’m Coming Home” – Ozzy Osbourne

You can’t pass up the opportunity to play a little Ozzy Osbourne this Mother’s Day. It’s basically a way to tell your mom she’s always right, even when you disagree. And it’s perfect for a mother-child karaoke session.

“High Hopes” and “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” – Panic! At The Disco

Mothers just want the best for their kids, or you could say they have “High Hopes.” This Panic! At The Disco banger is perfect for celebrating your wins with your mom because you wouldn’t have been able to do it without her. Plus, their other high-energy track “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” is also perfect for celebrating when you’ve achieved a major milestone.

“Vacant Home” – Movements

Movements‘ “Vacant Home” is the song to put on to cry with your mom. It’s written from the perspective of someone who lost their mom and feels like they don’t have a sense of home anymore. It’s a good track to remember that life is temporary, so we need to appreciate the ones we love, especially mom.

“Mama Said” – Metallica

If you have a mom in your life who’s a metalhead, you’re obligated to play some Metallica on her special day. This song is all about a mom letting her son go and be his own person, taking the lessons she taught him along for the ride.

“House Of Gold” – twenty one pilots

twenty one pilots‘ anthem “House Of Gold” was a huge hit when it was released, but it’s also one of the most underrated Mother’s Day jams. It’s all about honoring your mom like a queen and taking care of her in return.

“I Prefer Your Love” – St. Vincent

St. Vincent‘s “I Prefer Your Love” is all about craving the love and care that only comes from a mother. It tugs at your heartstrings and will let your mama know that her love is one in a million and can’t be replicated by anyone else.

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