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Many cultures acknowledge the mother’s special role in society and, throughout the centuries, have honored her with celebrations. In 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill declaring the second Sunday in May as Mother’s Day. Today, families gather to celebrate Mom with a special meal, gifts and even songs. Find a Mother’s Day song that expresses how you feel about your mother.

Children’s Songs

Children like singing songs and often use familiar tunes to express their feelings. It’s commonplace for kids to pair familiar music with new lyrics on special occasions. The song, “On Mother’ Day” for instance, is sung to the tune of “Oh Christmas Tree.” The author is unknown, but the lyrics are simple for even little ones to remember. Another good song children sing for mothers is “A Mom’s a Special Lady.” This bouncy tune is sung to the music of “Eensy Weensy Spider.”

Inspirational Songs

For families who like a moving, emotional tune for Mother’s Day, inspirational songs are ideal. A song like “Wind Beneath My Wings” is the best song for Mom’s celebration. This hit tune was written by songwriting duo Jeff Silbar and Larry Henley. Bette Midler introduced her rendition of the song in the movie “Beaches.” The song “Moms” by Ron Brown is another catchy tune that many people know. This tune carries you back to your youth and how important Mom’s nurturing was to you.

Classic Radio Tunes

Many women, including mothers, like listening to pop tunes. Create a CD of music you’ve dedicated to your mom. Present your compilation with a fragrant Mother’s Day flowers. Songs she might know and love include Stevie Wonder’s “I Just Called to Say I Love You” or Kenny Roger’s “Through the Years.” Other music she’ll like listening to are “A Song for Mama” by Boyz II Men, “The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” by Roberta Flack, or “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole.

Country Grandmothers

You can’t forget to celebrate grandmothers on Mother’s Day. Play or sing these country songs for your grandmother. Try “My Wish” by Rascal Flatts, “You Can’t Lose Me” by Faith Hill, or “The Wonder of You” by Elvis Presley. More songs grandmothers will love include Trace Adkins’ “You’re Gonna Miss This” or “In My Daughter’s Eyes” by Martina McBride. Personalize your CD by adding a photograph of you and your grandmother together along with a thoughtful message.