A Perfectly Crafted Mother's Day Playlist For Your Mom

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Sometimes, there just aren't enough words in the dictionary to describe how important moms are. While pampering them with lovely gifts and beautiful flower arrangements is always foolproof, putting together a specially-curated playlist is another thoughtful way to express your love and gratitude when its hard to verbalize it. Fortunately, musicians of all genres have also been tackling the issue of how to show mom some love over the years, so there are plenty of beautifully-crafted tunes that perfectly encapsulate what she means to you. With hits by artists from Céline Dion, The Beatles, and Taylor Swift, here are the best songs to play, send, or serenade your mom with this Mother's Day.

"Mama Said" by The Shirelles

The 1960 song became an instant classic with the pop group offering up advice their 'mama said' to fans everywhere.

"Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood

We highly recommend playing her Carrie Underwood's "Mama's Song" to let her know you'll always be her little girl–even as your start a family of your own.

"The Best Day" by Taylor Swift

Not only did Taylor pen this touching tribute to her mom, she filled the music video with adorable home-videos of the two together over the years talk about daughter of the year!

"In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride

Being a mom can, on most days, be a thankless job, but Martina McBride reminds us of all the simple joy and happiness she gets from being a mother in her song, "In My Daughter's Eyes".

"Because You Loved Me" by Céline Dion

No one says it better than Céline–for everything your mother's love has done, let her know how much it's meant to you this Mother's Day.

"A Song For Mama" by Boyz II Men

If you can't find the words to describe your love on Mother's Day, Boyz II Men can help. The lyrics from their song "A Song For Mama" will put your love and appreciation for your mom into words.

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"You Can't Lose Me" by Faith Hill

When looking for appropriate Mother's Day music look no further than Faith Hill's rendition "You Can't Lose Me" talking about a mother's unconditional love.

"You Raise Me Up" by Josh Groban

Let Josh Groban's dreamy falsetto and tear-jerking lyrics repay your mom all the years she was there for you, from the carpool days to college move-ins.

"Like My Mother Does" by Lauren Alaina

Lauren Alaina perfectly explains the mother-daughter relationship in her song, "Like My Mother Does." Plus for a bonus, watch the music video complete with touching home-videos that will pull at your heartstrings.

"Blue" by Beyoncé

As a new mother Beyoncé dedicated this song to her daughter, Blue Ivy, as a way to put her newfound love into words–the singer even included her baby girl in the music video and recorded her laugh in the mix for a personal touch.

"The Perfect Fan" by Backstreet Boys

In one of their songs The Backstreet Boys thank their most loyal and devoted fans: their mothers. You don't have to be a pop star to give your mom a thank you, though. Play it on Mother's Day and let Nick, Kevin, Brian, AJ, and Howie deliver the message for you.

"Wind Beneath My Wings" by Bette Middler

She's been the one who guided you, picked you up when you fell, and watched in delight when you were able to fly– your mother is definitely the wind beneath your wings.

"Where You Lead" by Carole King and Louise Goffin

While originally a song about marriage, this sweet tune was reimagined for the hit show Gilmore Girls as an anthem about a strong mother-daughter bond. King even sang this version with her own daughter, Louise Goffin. If you're in the mood for an impromptu Mother's Day duet, this song surely fits the bill.

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"Look What You've Done" by Drake

In this track, Drake thanks his mother and family for their influence on his life. The chorus features the sweet line, "After all the things that we've been through, I've got you." The song even ends with a touching voicemail from Drake's grandmother.

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"Somebody's Hero" by Jamie O'Neal

This heartfelt country ballad is guaranteed to make you want to grab your mom and hug her close.

"Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

Although Rod Stewart sings this song (a cover of Bob Dylan) about a father and son, mothers will be able to relate as well, making it an upbeat yet tearjerking selection.

"I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

This Mother's Day follow Womack's advice and "when you get the choice to sit it out or dance," we hope you'll grab your mom and dance along to this 90's hit.

"Mama Liked the Roses" by Elvis Presley

The heartwarming ballad in which Elvis memorializes his late-mother Gladys serves as a reminder to us all that mothers show their love in a million tiny ways.

"In My Life" by the Beatles

The classic song by the Beatles is an all around great song to play for your family gathering.

"(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You" by *NSYNC

There's nothing quite like a classic 90's ballad. This *NSYNC hit touched many listeners when it first came out, and still remains a heartwarming track. While the song is not explicitly about mothers, the band dedicated it to their moms as a thank you.

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"There You'll Be" by Faith Hill

Your mom has been with you through good times and bad and is sure to love the caring and loyal sentiment in Faith Hill's "There You'll Be."

"Dear Mama" by Tupac

Sometimes what mom needs to hear most is the simple statement Tupac opens this track with, "You are appreciated." The legendary rapper penned these lyrics as a way of paying homage to everything his mother did for him and all the struggles she withstood. Even if rap and R&B isn't your mom's favorite, it's hard not to love this song.

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"Mama" by the Spice Girls

If you grew up '90s, your mom probably endured many car rides with the Spice Girls CDs on repeat. If so, this sweet ballad dedicated to the Girls's moms was likely one of her favorites—even if you asked her to skip it every time.

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"Don't Forget to Remember Me" by Carrie Underwood

This country song about a girl leaving home for the first time will give you and your mom major nostalgia.

"You'll Be In My Heart" by Phil Collins

The perpetual tear-jerker, Phil Collins's song from Tarzan will surely cause your mom to well up.

"Hero" by Enrique Iglesias

She's the woman who gave you life, on Mother's Day of all days, she deserves a reminder that you'll be there for her like she's been there for you.

"93 Million Miles" by Jason Mraz

Your mom has been your biggest cheerleader throughout the year– Jason Mraz's cheerful folk song is a great way to thank her for all of her support.

"I'll Always Love My Mama" by The Intruders

The Intruders's upbeat track from the 1970's soul group is sure to liven up any Mother's Day festivities.

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"Mom" by Meghan Trainor

If you consider your mom one of your best friends then Meghan Trainor's ode to her mother is the perfect hit to play on Mother's Day.

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"The Mother" by Brandi Carlile

Carlile's soulful crooning and heartfelt words inspired by her own experience with motherhood are a meaningful message to moms everywhere.

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"Sweetest Devotion" by Adele

All moms love Adele. It's a fact. So, naturally, your mom will love this Adele track about motherhood. The pop superstar had her son, Angelo, in 2012, and recorded this lovely song for her 2016 album, 25.

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"Mama Tried" by Merle Haggard

For anyone who's well-aware that they gave their mom a little hell growing up (and maybe to this day), allow Merle to tell her she did everything right.

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"Julia" by the Beatles

Although a milder slow tempo song, you can feel the love that Lennon, who wrote it in memory of his late mother Julia, had for his mother.

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"Always Love You" by Tori Kelly

Written and released on YouTube when Kelly was still relatively unknown, she dedicates this power ballad to her best friend, her mama.

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