e are so many delightful melodies to choose from, and here are 10 of the best songs about mothers and daughters. Known that mothers and daughters normally have a very close bond, lyrics over the years have made homage to mothers and given hopes for good and happy lives to daughters.
- "M-O-T-H-E-R (A Word That Means The World To Me)" was copyrighted back in 1915. It is amazing that this song has survived almost 100 years and is still popular! Eddy Arnold ("the Tennessee Plowboy") was the best known of the singers of this song, and it was included in his hits of the 1940's and 1950's
- "My Yiddishe Mama" is another song that goes way back. Sophie Tucker was one of the popular singers of this 1928 hit song, She began singing it after her mother died in 1925.
- "Mama From The Train (throw mama from the train a kiss, a kiss)" was sung by Patti Page. The 1987 film "Throw Momma From the Train" featured this 1956 hit song and featured such actors as Billy Crystal, Danny DeVito, Rob Reiner, Oprah Winfrey, and others.
- "Coat of Many Colors" is one of Dolly Parton's most popular songs. It is the true story of the coat her mother made for her from multi-colored pieces of cloth and contained her mother's love for her.
- "In My Daughter's Eyes" is sung by Martina McBride. As a mother, she sings hopes that her daughter will always be aware of how happy she has made her. The daughter sees her mother as her hero.
- "I Hope You Dance" by Lee Ann Womack showcases a mothers hope that her daughters (featured in the video of her song) will always strive for whatever their dreams are.
- "Somebody's Hero" is a tribute sung by Jamie O'Neal to a mother that covers her lifetime. In early years the mother takes care of the daughter, and in later years the daughter goes to the nursing home to take care of her mother.
- "Don't Forget To Remember Me" is a more current song by Carrie Underwood. A young girl leaves home for the very first time, and her mother asked her not to forget her.
- "Mama Said (There'll Be Days Like This)" was sung by the Shirelles. They were one of the first female groups of the rock era and blended pop, rock, and soul in their very successful songs.
- "Mother and Child Reunion" was featured in the second studio album released in 1972 by Paul Simon. This was two years after he split with his long-time partner Art Garfunkel. Originally released by Columbia Records, it is now issued by Warner Bros.
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