Mother's Day is coming up, and while we're sure you have the flowers and the card and breakfast in bed ready -- this is your five day warning -- there's no way to celebrate your mom that is quite as evocative as music.
With our mothers in mind, we've compiled a list of eight of our favorite songs written to or about moms, by artists ranging from Tupac to Etta James to the Spice Girls. Whether you'll be brunching with your mom this Mother's Day or really wish you were, one of these tracks should be just right for your Sunday.
LISTEN: Our Favorite Songs For Mother's Day
1. The Shirelles -- Mama Said
2. The Spinners -- Sadie
3. The Rolling Stones -- Mother's Little Helper
4. Etta James -- Tell Mama
5. Tupac -- Dear Mama
6. Scissor Sisters -- Take Your Mama
7. Spice Girls -- Mama
8. Taylor Swift -- The Best Day