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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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.


  • The Smashing Pumpkins, "For Martha"
  • The dB’s, "Happenstance"
  • Macy Gray, "I Want to Be Your Mother’s Son-in-Law"
  • The Rolling Stones, "Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows"


  • John Lennon, "Mother"
  • Jay-Z, "December 4th"
  • Shangri-La’s, "I Can Never Go Home Anymore"
  • Kate Bush, "This Woman’s Work"

00:33:04 Listeners

We always get great suggestions from you listeners out there. Here are more Mother’s Day selections.

  • Eric from Chicago: Paul Simon, "Kodachrome"
  • Lorraine from Los Angeles: Kanye West, "Hey Mama"
  • Dave from Clarendon Hills, IL: Liz Phair, "Only Son"
  • Josh from Chicago: Justin Townes Earle, "Mama’s Eyes"

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