Songs About Mom for Mother's Day

Jim and Greg celebrate Mother's Day with their favorite Songs About Mom. And what happens when bands become brands?

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who-tour The big summer concert season is getting underway, and many fans have their sights set on big ticket tours to see their favorite classic rockers. But, Jim and Greg wonder if they are really getting the full band experience? The Who, for example, just kicked off their 2015 tour and are likely to rake in the bucks despite being at half capacity. Drummer Keith Moon and bassist John Entwistle have passed away, so the answer to“Who are The Who?” is merely Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend. That duo brought in $13 million during their 2012-13 tour, far more than Pete or Roger could do solo. So, for incomplete acts like The Who, AC/DC, Smashing Pumpkins and Queen, Jim and Greg suspect the brand is more important than the band.


Songs About Mom

Throughout the year Jim and Greg like to mark special occasions by playing the best and most appropriate music to celebrate. And nobody deserves more love than Mom. Here are some of our hosts' favorite songs for Mother's Day.

Featured Songs

  1. The Who, Reign O'er Me, Quadrophenia, Track, 1973
  2. The Replacements, Left of the Dial, Tim, Sire, 1985
  3. Pink Floyd, Mother, The Wall, Columbia, 1979
  4. John Lennon, Mother, John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, Apple, 1970
  5. The Smashing Pumpkins, For Martha, Adore, Virgin, 1998
  6. Jay-Z, December 4, The Black Album, Roc-A-Fella, 2003
  7. Merle Haggard, Mama Tried, Mama Tried, Capitol, 1968
  8. The dB's, Happenstance, Repercussion, Albion, 1982
  9. The Shangri-Las, I Can Never Go Home Anymore, I Can Never Go Home Anymore (single), Brooklyn Music Limited, 1968
  10. Macy Gray, I Want to Be Your Mother's Son in Law, The Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood (soundtrack), Sony, 2002
  11. Paul Simon, Kodachrome, There Goes Rhymin' Simon, Warner Bros., 1973
  12. Kanye West, Hey Mama, Late Registration, Roc-A-Fella, 2005
  13. Scissor Sisters, Take Your Mama, Scissor Sisters, Polydor, 2004
  14. Earth, Wind & Fire, Mom, Last Days and Times, Sony, 1972
  15. Liz Phair, Only Son, Whitechocolatespaceegg, Capitol, 1998
  16. Justin Townes Earle, Mama's Eyes, Midnight at the Movies, Bloodshot, 2009
  17. Kate Bush, This Woman's Work, The Sensual World, Columbia, 1989
  18. The Rolling Stones, Have You Seen Your Mother Baby, Standing in the Shadow?, Big Hits (High Tide and Green Grass), London, 1966
  19. Animal Collective, Honeycomb, Honeycomb (single), Domino, 2012
  20. Blondie, Hanging on the Telephone, Parallel Lines, Chrysalis, 1978
  21. Ozzy Osbourne, Crazy Train, Blizzard of Ozz, Jet, 1980
  22. Eazy-E, Eazy-Duz-It, Eazy-Duz-It, Ruthless, 1988
  23. Tito Puente, Cha Cha Cha, Putumayo Presents: Latin Jazz, Putumayo World Music, 2007
  24. Snarky Puppy, Lingus, We Like It Here, N/A, 2014

Footnotes Greg on band brands No Logo Jim's favorite Genesis cover band The Stones in drag Kate Bush in She's Having a Baby