The ultimate Mother's Day Playlist

(L-R) John Lennon, LL Cool J, and Drake. (Reuters/WENN.com file photos)

(L-R) John Lennon, LL Cool J, and Drake. (Reuters/WENN.com file photos)

John Williams, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 11:43 PM ET

It's that time of year when we celebrate that wonderful lady that changed your diapers, shaped you into the person you are, and still fires up the best meals you'll ever eat.

With that in mind, don't even think about getting your mom dollar store scented candles, a new vacuum cleaner or the framed photo of yourself (she sees you enough already) -- we've got the best present you can offer - the gift of music.

And since there are all kinds of moms in rock song history -- whether it be tough love moms, Harley ridin' mothers or hot mamas -- we have a little something for everyone... and she'll stay in the same room with you as you're listening -- she may even have you turn it up.

Here's our Mother's Day playlist:

Mama, Genesis

Sure, frontman Phil Collins is singing about an obsession with a prostitute, but she won't know the difference. With lines like "Now I can't see you mama/but I know you're always there," it will come across as a nice, wholesome ode to ma.

Mother, John Lennon

John Lennon's dad took off when he was a baby, and his mom tragically died in a car accident when he was 17 - this somber and beautiful track was written for both of them.

Mother's Little Helper, The Rolling Stones

We suggest skipping the various pills in which Dr. Jagger is singing about and bring a bottle of red wine for mom instead.

Mother, Pink Floyd

"Mother, do you think they'll like this song?," the band asked. We did.

Motherlover, Lonely Island

This is one for the buddy who scopes out your old lady when he invites himself over for family dinners.

Always On the Run, Lenny Kravitz

We think Lenny treats his mom real well after her advice netted him a top 10 hit in 1991.

Tie Your Mother Down, Queen

We wouldn't suggest this, but this Freddie Mercury-fronted rocker is still a nice addition to the list.

Mama Said Knock You Out, LL Cool J

You didn't think we'd leave this one out, did you? After LL had trouble coming up with fresh rhymes, his grandma gave him some advice - "Knock them out." The rest is history.

Treat Your Mother Right, Mr. T

We may pity Mr. T for creating this ear-bleeding song, but he's no fool -- he gets his point across: treat your mom like a queen.

Look What You've Done (Take Care), Drake

Even Drizzy has a full appreciation for the ladies that raised him, and helped him get to where he is today. The track ends with a candid voicemail from his late-grandmother at the end of the song.

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