Every day needs a soundtrack, and this Mother’s Day is no different. So we’ve dug deep into our Mums’ record collections to put together one tip-top Mother’s Day playlist. Dig in!
What you can expect: Our Mother’s Day playlist feature more than four glorious hours of #MumCertified tunes.
Would any #MumCertified playlist be complete without a sprinkling of everyone’s favourite ’90s (…and let’s face it 2000s, 2010s, and 2020s) heartthrobs The Backstreet Boys. It was hard to pick just one slice of BSB goodness, but, of course, we’ve gone with ‘The Perfect Fan’ – the track Brian wrote about how much the BSB guys love and appreciate their mums *insert heart-melting emoji*
We still aren’t over Beyonce’s guest spot in Megan Thee Stallion’s ‘Savage’ but for our Mother’s Day Playlist we couldn’t go past the beautiful ‘Ring Off’. Dropped in 2014, it was one of the most personal and profound musical moments of Beyonce’s career to date as Beyonce praises her mum for having the courage to free herself from her marriage when it had clearly stopped working.
Boyz II Men
Topping the US R&B Chart and serving as the theme song for 1997 film Soul Food, this Boyz II Men tune is one that is still close to our hearts. With lyrics like “You were there for me to love and care for me/When skies were grey/Whenever I was down/You were always there to comfort me/And no one else can be what you have been to me” is there a more perfect track to dedicate to Mum?
This one is more for the mums to singalong to, because we don’t think you can have a car ride with Mum without her requesting a little bit of Ed Sheeran. It’s not just our mums right? Of course, we’ve got with quintessential Sheeran lovefest ‘Perfect’.
What every playlist needs are tracks that you want to belt out at the top of your lungs, probably off-key, with the people around you. And Human Nature’s ‘Every Time You Cry’ is a 100-percent-certified belter. If you and Mum are big Human Nature fans, make sure you catch them on the road, tickets to their shows in Perth and Wollongong are on sale now.
Besides being one of the funniest people on the internet (seriously, we are not kidding), James Blunt has also released a stack of top-notch tunes. We, of course, had to pick ‘You’re Beautiful’ because – besides being the centre of many Blunt-related memes – it is also one of those songs that is packed-full of Mum-related nostalgia. Blunty will be teaming up with Jason Mraz to take over some of our favourite wineries this November. Tickets are on sale now.
While we absolutely recommend tuning into John Mayer’s weekly ‘Current Mood’ Instagram live stream if you need a Monday arvo pick-me-up, we couldn’t look past his 2003 single ‘Daughters’. With its simple to hum along to melody, Mayer encourages parents to nurture their children before they grow into adulthood.
A short and sweet beauty, Grammy award-winner Kacey Musgraves proves you don’t need a lot of time to hit right at the heart when you know exactly what to say. Absolutely beautiful, vulnerable, and sentimental.
When we think of powerful and inspiring Australian voices, Kate Ceberano is always front of mind. As well as releasing a soundtrack of incredible songs, throughout her career Ceberano has also spoken openly and honestly about being a working mum and her relationship with both her daughter and her own mother. For our Mother’s Day playlist we’ve selected ‘Bedroom Eyes’ – you can hear it alongside a stack of other Ceberano beauties when she joins the APIA Good Times tour next May. Tickets are on sale now.
Every Mum loves Keith Urban, it is a scientific fact. So how could we make a playlist for our mums without including him in it? We’ve added the self-love anthem ‘Somebody Like You’ that Urban wrote back in 2002 when he was trying to love himself like the others around him loved him. If only he knew what our mums were saying about him.
This heartbreakingly-beautiful single from ex-One Direction vocalist Louis Tomlinson was written in honour of his late mother. “I know you’ll be looking down,” Tomlinson sings, “Swear I’m gonna make you proud/I’ll be living one life for the two of us.” – you can’t help but get a little bit choked up.
What more do we really need to say? Of course, we had to include a Rod Stewart singalong. If Mum wants more of them, Roddy’s got some Australian tour dates locked in. Tickets are on sale now.
It’s no secret Taylor Swift knows how to pen a love song or two. But, it might surprise you, that her very best one is about her mum. ‘The Best Day’ talks about the incredible role her mom played for her throughout her life. We hear Swift actually had to remove it from her setlist because her Mum would cry every single time she played it.
Wet Wet Wet
Mum said we couldn’t make this playlist without including Wet Wet Wet’s ‘Love Is All Around‘. So here you go mum, here it is.
There you have it, our perfectly crafted Mother’s Day Playlist. Which songs most remind you of your mum?
Finished with our Mother’s Day Gift Guide but want more Mother’s Day content?
- Be sure to treat Mum by checking out our Mother’s Day Gift Guide
- Check out our favourite Theatre mums
- Or out letter to all the dedicated sports mums out there