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Dear Mom, All The Things I’m Too Shy to Say, These Songs Will Say For Me

We’re oftentimes tongue-tied, but most of the time too busy to even spare a text message. So to make the rather-awkward-but-shouldn’t-really-be-awkward gesture of telling your mom how much you appreciate her a little easy, we searched the entire Spotify library for playlists dedicated to the most beloved woman in our lives—Ma, Mom, Mommy, Nanay. Let the songs in these collections speak the words we can’t seem to find.


Mother’s Day Love


For the Mommy-next-door whose taste in music vary from alternative rock to rhythm and blues. She’s usually rough on the outside but can really cry on the first sign of drama. A tough cookie but a softie when her children starts singing this line from Backstreet Boys,


“You showed me when I was young just how to grow…

You showed me just how to walk without your hands.

Cause mom, you always were the perfect fan.”

"The Perfect Fan," Backstreet Boys



Happy Mother’s Day


This playlist is for moms who love to sing while cooking their signature sinigang. She’s a full on dramatic teleserye mom who cries about every little stuff. But you know what can make her really burst into tears? Lani Misalucha’s version of Anak.


­­Nagdaan pa ang mga araw, At ang landas mo'y naligaw.

Ikaw ay nalulong sa masamang bisyo,

At ang una mong nilapitan.

Ang iyong inang lumuluha.

At ang tanong,"anak, ba't ka nagkaganyan"



Mother’s Day Playlist


The groovy moms a.k.a the Baby Boomers will enjoy this playlist most because it includes timeless music from Tom Jones, ABBA, The Beatles and even the Spice Girls! If you low-key want your mom to know that you appreciate her dance moves no matter how archaic it may seem to look like, here’s what Tina Turner has to say,


“Just as long as I’m here in your arms,

I could be in no better place.

You’re simply the best, better than all the rest…”

"The Best," Tina Turner


Love, Mom


If Celine Dion and Beyonce are your mom’s musical heroes, this playlist is perfect for them. She’s probably the Gen-X mom who likes to sing in the shower and is likely to follow the footsteps of Queen Bey. Being the friendly mom that she is, a simple thank you can make her heart flutter with joy. Dido’s popular song can seal the deal,


Thank you for giving me the best days of my life…”



And while Spotify was thoughtful enough to make special playlists for moms on Mother’s Day, I’m sure our mommas would appreciate it more if we create a personal playlist for them. We took the liberty of creating one that speaks entirely of what our hearts would want to say.


Dear Mommy


Summing all the songs up from this playlist, what we really mean to say is this:


Thank you, Mom. You’re my best friend and the sunshine of my life. My wish is that you stand by me because I won’t last a day without you. And oh, have I told you lately that I love you?