Since this is Mother’s Day weekend, let’s have some songs for Mom! This weekend playlist is inspired by my mom, the one who taught me all I need to know about music and then some. She is still going to jazz fest in New Orleans and putting on her new (or old) favorite song and dancing with me in the living room.
1. Louis Armstrong “What A Wonderful World”
This song makes me tear up and think of my parents no matter where I hear it. They are from Louisiana where the love of Louis Armstong runs deep, as it should.
2. Three Dog Night “Mama Told Me Not to Come”
Not only is this song dedicated to Mom, it’s also something we ALL did: go to a party mom warned us about. I shouldn’t have come. Mom always knows best.
3. Frank Sinatra “You Make Me Feel So Young”
My mom is turning 60 next month. First of all, she doesn’t even look a day over 45 and secondly she reminds me that age is simply just a number.
4. Etta James “Stormy Weather”
I remember being sad about a boy and my mom would put this song on. I would lament about my love lost and then I would realize that I was over it.
5. The Rolling Stones “Can’t Get No Satisfaction”
Mom always told me to aim for the stars.
6. Billie Holiday “I’ll Be Seeing You”
What a fantastic song. This might be a little much but I’m going to tell you anyway. When I was little my mom always told me to look at the moon and remember her whenever I see it, no matter where I am. I do to this day.
7. Ray Charles “Hallelujah I Love Her So”
This is the type of song my mom would put on when we danced around the living room. They really don’t make music like they used to.
8. Stevie Wonder “I Just Called To Say I Love You”
Shouldn’t we do this more?
I love you Mom! Happy Mother’s day from your favorite daughter (sorry it’s true.)