Kanye West owes a lot to his mother Donda West, who retired from her job as an English professor to manage her son's career. This performance, filmed before Donda passed away unexpectedly in 2007, is a testament to their close bond.
Christina Aguilera's "Oh Mother"
Christina Aguilera is celebrating her third Mother's Day as a Mom with three-year-old Max, but this 2006 single addresses her own early childhood, as she thanks her mother for leaving her abusive father.
The Backstreet Boys' "The Perfect Fan"
In this soft rock piano medley, the Backstreet Boys declare their love and appreciation for their mothers. With lyrics like "You showed me when I was young just how to grow," Hallmark could learn a thing or two from these gentlemen. When the song debuted in 1999, fans and mothers everywhere swooned.
'N Sync's "(God Must Have Spent) A Little More Time on You"
'N Sync's pop ballad "God Must Have Spent (A Little More Time On You)" could be written about any woman in the boys' lives, but they dedicated it to their moms. The video features a mother and child, from birth to adulthood, growing and making memories while the boys croon in white suits.
2Pac's "Dear Mama"
In the late, great 2Pac's tribute to his mama, Afeni Shakur -- who gave birth to him a month after being released from jail -- the late rap icon says the words that every mother wants to hear: "You are appreciated."
The Spice Girls' "Mama"
Elvis Presley's "Mama Liked The Roses"
Boyz II Men's "A Song for Mama"
John Lennon's "Mother"
The Jackson 5's "Mama's Pearl"
The Rolling Stones' "Mother's Little Helper"
Crystal Bowersox's "Mama"
Pink Floyd's "Mother"
Drake's "Look What You've Done"
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