Huffpost Entertainment
The Blog

Featuring fresh takes and real-time analysis from HuffPost's signature lineup of contributors

David Wild Headshot

"Mama Said Knock You Out": A Playlist For Mother's Day

Posted: Updated:

"My mother loved children," Groucho Marx once said. "She would have given anything if I had been one." Actually, I may have been a child once, but that was a long time ago, and I was very young at the time. In any case, I recently spoke to a friend who lost their Mom this past year, and since I'm lucky enough to still have mine, I decided to do a playlist for my mother. So I reached out to my 15,001 followers at @wildaboutmusic and asked for their song ideas too because Twitter really is the mother of modern invention. I give them credit below if they suggested a song I didn't already have on my list. As always, please add your own songs for mamas everywhere below. To my mom Carol Wild, and all the other real mothers out there, Happy Mother's Day. I'd also like to wish a Happy Mother's Day to the beautiful mother of my children even though -- as I have told her many times -- "You are NOT my mother."

MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT - @llcoolj
MOTHER AND CHILD REUNION - Paul Simon
MOTHER'S LITTLE HELPER - The Rolling Stones
TELL MAMA - Etta James
MAMA TRIED - The Grateful Dead @mlynchtweets
MOTHER POPCORN - James Brown
MOTHER DIVINE - George Harrison @jena_fuller
MAMA LIKED THE ROSES - Elvis Presley
ONLY MAMA KNOWS - Paul McCartney
MOTHER - John Lennon
MOTHERS TALK - Tears For Fears
DEAR MAMA - 2Pac @belowATL
MY MOM - Eminem
MAMA CAN'T BUY YOU LOVE - Elton John
MA-MA-MA-BELLE - Electric Light Orchestra
TIE YOUR MOTHER DOWN - Queen @we135b
I LOVE MY MOM - The Roches
IT'S ALRIGHT MA (I'M ONLY BLEEDING) - Bob Dylan
MAMA - The Lonely Island @HunterDuesing
YOUR SONG - Garth Brooks @je_matthews
MAMA - Boyz II Men @x0susi0x
MOTHER - Pink Floyd @MWood919
MAMA KIN - Aerosmith @MurrayKing2
COAT OF MANY COLORS - Dolly Parton
MAMA SAID- The Shirelles@bigdkay
YA MAMA - The Pharcyde @Shera_P_rox
I AM YOUR CHILD - Barry Manilow @LopeVA
MOTHER - Danzig @jmikeh
TEENAGE DAUGHTERS - Martina McBride @CJRloveslife2
STACY'S MOM - Fountains of Wayne @Ali_Wilcox