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Songs about Mothers
March 16, 2007
Blog
Column
Writer: Dorian Lynskey

A List

  Song Artist Recommended by
1

Mama Said

Shirelles

Mr Mustard

2

Take Your Mama

Scissor Sisters

TonNL

3

Ms Jackson

OutKast

Blimpy McFlah

4

This Woman's Work

Kate Bush

JoPopster

5

Eat For Two

10000 Maniacs

catcher

6

Mother Sky

Can

Buxton69

7

Motherless Child

OV Wright

ejaydee

8

Brass Buttons

Gram Parsons

ElDerino

9

Holocaust

Big Star

murphsup

10

All That I Got Is You

Ghostface Killah

ejaydee

B List

Song

Artist

Recommended by

1

Julia

The Beatles

ElDerino

2

Mother and Child Reunion

Paul Simon

tarxien

3

Mother's Little Helper

Rolling Stones

ejaydee

4

Mama Used To Say

Junior

Darceys Dad

5

Yonder Comes my Mother

Son House

MrMustard

6

Mama, We're All Crazee Now

Slade

gordonimmel

7

Svefn-g-Englar

Sigur Ros

Darceys Dad

8

Blues in the Night (My mama done told me)

Ella Fitzgerald

frogprincess

9

Ya Mama

Pharcyde

murphsup

10

Requiem For My Mother

Durutti Column

The Letter O

11

Kyle's Mom Is A Bitch

Cartman (from South Park)

earbud

Note: Dorian did not specify songs, just artists, for this list. Specifically he wrote:  "On the increasingly indispensable B-list: The Beatles, Paul Simon, the Rolling Stones (surely the last band in the world that should be ticking off housewives for using drugs), Junior, Son House, Slade (not really about mums, though, is it?), Sigur Ros, Ella Fitzgerald, the Pharcyde, the Durutti Column and Cartman from South Park."  The Beatles had several songs suggested but Julia was the most common one, followed by Lady Madonna. As usual, I have listed the one most often mentioned.

 

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