Sure, moms have infinite love to give, but that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve some in return. There are many ways to show your gratitude and devotion to your mom: For starters, you can whip her up a fabulous Mother’s Day brunch or shower her with thoughtful gifts when the holiday rolls around. But we’ve got to say, when it comes to expressing sentiment, nothing delivers quite like music. Of course, picking the right song for the occasion is key.
Fortunately, there are a host of talented artists who have tackled this undertaking to great effect, so you don’t have to take up songwriting yourself. (Phew.) From tongue-in-cheek Merle Haggard to cloyingly sweet R&B ballads—and everything in between—here are our favorite Mother’s Day songs that will definitely sweep your momma off her feet. (Hint: Use ‘em to create a curated playlist for her and thank us later.)