17 Best Songs About Mothers and Daughters

Consider this the perfect Mother's Day playlist.

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Mothers and daughters share a special bond unlike any other, and the lyrics in these meaningful songs perfectly describe it. On May 12, moms are celebrated for everything they’ve done and continue to do for us. To make the day extra special, play these songs about moms and daughters for the number one woman in your life (but not before giving her a wonderful present with a heartfelt card).

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1 "In My Daughter's Eyes" by Martina McBride

This sweet song speaks about how having a daughter can completely change how a mother sees herself and the world. It also reminds us that the relationship between a mother and daughter is a two-way street.

2 "Because You Loved Me" by Celine Dion

Celine graced us with the ultimate mother-daughter '90s ballad (even if it was intended as a romance song). "You saw the best there was in me. Lifted me up when I couldn't reach. You gave me faith 'cause you believed. I'm everything I am because you loved me."

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3 "I'll Be" by Reba McEntire

Raise your hand if your mom's been your trusty shoulder to cry on through every stage of your life. The country music legend sings, "I'll be your shoulder when you need someone to lean on. Be your shelter when you need someone to see you through. I'll be there to carry you."

4 "Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

Mom knows that part of her job is to help you grow up, but you know that in her heart, you will always be "forever young."

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5 "You Can't Lose Me" by Faith Hill

When life gets you down, there's one thing Mom wants you to remember: You can't lose her. And once in a while, she might need to be reminded that the feeling is mutual.

6 "Where You Lead, I Will Follow" by Carole King

Easily recognized as the theme song for the cult classic show Gilmore Girls, the lyrics couldn't be more perfect for a mother and daughter growing together: "If you need, you need me to be with you. I will follow where you lead."

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7 "God Only Knows" by The Beach Boys

A catchy, classic song, this tune might not be specifically about moms and daughters, but "God only knows what I'd be without you," feels pretty fitting.

8 "Mama's Song" by Carrie Underwood

Carrie sings heartfelt lyrics telling her mom that although she's heading off to a new future with her husband, "There's no way you'll ever lose me. And giving me away is not goodbye."

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9 "Sweetest Devotion" by Adele

"The song is all about my kid," Adele said in an . "The way I've described it is that something much bigger has happened in my life. I love that my life is now about someone else." All mothers can get behind this sentiment.

10 "Blue" by Beyoncé

In this 2014 song, Queen Bey reflects on her daughter and wishes she could stay young forever. Of course, Blue Ivy makes an appearance on the track (and in the video)!

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11 "The One Thing" by Shakira

Shakira is an international superstar who's accomplished a lot in her life, including becoming a mother. She memorializes this monumental moment with a song dedicated to her son, Milan.

12 "The Best Day" by Taylor Swift

Before she was a pop star, Taylor was just a girl who loved spending time with her mama. It doesn't get sweeter than this video which features footage of her as a child.

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13 "Teenage Daughters" by Martina McBride

Listen to this hit single about raising a teenage daughter, and then promptly apologize to Mom for all the tough times you put her through.

14 "Promise" by Tori Amos

Tori Amos asked her daughter to join her for a special duet, where they promise to be there for each other no matter what life throws at them.

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15 "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack

All mothers ever want is for their children to be happy and Lee Ann shares this wish through her lyrics: "I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance," and "Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance."

16 "Somebody's Hero" by Jamie O'Neal

Mom might not be famous, but she's definitely a hero. This song is all about how special moms are in our lives.

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17 "Speechless" by Alicia Keys featuring Eve

This mellow R&B jam was and her husband Swizz Beatz shortly after they became parents. Any mother can relate to feeling speechless and filled with love when looking at her child.

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