Hope you all had a great weekend, and those that celebrate Mother’s Day had a fabulous day, too. It is Monday, right? Anyone having their days kind of merge together, yet?
Since it is Monday, that means music! For the month of May, our Spotlight Dancer is Cynthia from Ccol4him’s Claymania! She has chosen the theme for this week, which is “Songs about Moms or Family” – let’s get this party started!
Between what mama provided you genetically and through years of rearing you, it’s hard not to end up like her mini-me. For the artist in this song, many of the defining characteristics that make her special come from her mother: her laugh, determination, and even her short fuse. The artist regards her mother as a role model, friend, and protector—an angel.
Give a listen to Lauren Alaina with “Like My Mother Does”:
Next up, this song is bound to make you choke up. A daughter reassures her mother that the man she is marrying is worthy. The mother has prayed for a good man who will treat her daughter well and keep his promises. Having found her better half, she doesn’t want her mom to worry about her.
Grab the tissues, here’s the inimitable Carrie Underwood with “Mama’s Song”:
If your mom’s the best, then go ahead and shout it out like this artist does in this pop song. Her mother is her best friend. In addition to giving her unconditional love, she taught her how to love herself.
Give a listen to the amazing Meghan Trainor with “Mom”:
Who’s always been your biggest champion and the chief fixer of problems large and small? Who has enveloped you in unconditional love and acceptance even through the most difficult of times? Who has listened, taught, and encouraged you? This song is a beautiful tribute to mothers everywhere.
She’ll take you in, feed your friends / Her open arms are welcoming / She’ll rub your back all night when you’re crying / She’ll listen to you tell your story / Hold your fear and all your worries / Help you find the truth when they’re all lying / Even when it’s hopeless, she keeps trying
Without further ado, here’s Sugarland with “Mother”:
Last, but certainly not least – grown-up daughters can appreciate one of this artist’s early songs about leaving home and discovering how much you really miss the people you left, especially mom. The artist recalls how she left home as an 18-year-old with her mother’s advice, and mom’s pleas to remember her.
Now that the artist is established and on her own, she finds that their roles have reversed. She calls her mother with updates on her life, questions about home, and pleas to remember her.
Here’s Carrie Underwood with “Don’t Forget to Remember Me”:
That’s a wrap for this week – have a great Monday and see you on the dance floor! Please stay safe and healthy!
I have the supreme honor and privilege of being a co-host with the inimitable Xmas Dolly and our musical cohort, the awesome Cathy from Curious as a CAThy, Callie of JAmerican Spice, and Alana of Ramblin’ with AM!
Want to join in the fun? It’s easy – just find a tune that rocks your boat, post it and link up – don’t forget to grab Xmas Dolly…er, um, I mean her button…over at her place here. Check out Xmas Dolly’s sidebar for the random themes we sport each week – and you can always ask for a specific theme of music you like, too. Check out the other music lovahs and let’s jam!
Cynthia from Ccol4him’s Claymania