Top songs with Mother or Mama in the title — pop and rock

Mother’s Day is coming fast. Here are the top songs with Mother or Mama in the title in pop music from 1960 to date. (Scroll down for top Mama rock songs.)

That other mother — the mother-in-law — takes the cake as the top Mother or Mama song in pop chart history. Blue numbers are the pop chart peak. Click the peak to find the song on the chart at its pop peak.

1 Mother-In-Law Ernie K-Doe
1961
2 Mama Connie Francis
1960
3 Mama Told Me (Not To Come) Three Dog Night
1970
4 Hello Mudduh, Hello Fadduh!
(A Letter From Camp)
Allan Sherman
1963
5 Your Mama Don’t Dance Ken Loggins With Jim Messina
1973
6 Mama’s Pearl The Jackson 5
1971
7 Hey, Leroy, Your Mama’s Callin’ You Jimmy Castor
1967
8 Sylvia’s Mother Dr. Hook And The Medicine Show
1972
9 Hey Mama The Black Eyed Peas
2004
10 Mama Said The Shirelles
1961
11 Mothers Little Helper The Rolling Stones
1966
12 Mama Can’t Buy You Love Elton John
1979
13 Mother And Child Reunion Paul Simon
1972
14 A Song For Mama Boyz II Men
1998
15 Motorcycle Mama Sailcat
1972
16 I Got It From My Mama Will.I.Am
2007
17 Mother Mother Tracy Bonham
1996
18 Mama Didn’t Lie Jan Bradley
1963
19 Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby? (Standing In The Shadow) The Rolling Stones
1966
20 Dear Mama 2Pac
1995
21 Mother Popcorn (You Got To Have A Mother For Me) James Brown
1969
22 I’ll Always Love My Mama The Intruders
1973
23 From Her Mama (Mama Got Ass) Juvenile
2001
24 Mama, I’m Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne
1992
25 Does Your Mother Know Abba
1979
26 Sexy Mama The Moments
1974
27 Mama Said Knock You Out LL Cool J
1991
28 Your Mama Don’t Dance Poison
1989
29 My Mother’s Eyes Bette Midler
1981
30 Mamma Mia Abba
1976

And for the rocking mamas and their children, here are the dozen top mothers in rock chart history, 1980 to present. The blue numbers here are the rock chart peaks and take you to the weekly rock chart.

1 Mama, I’m Coming Home Ozzy Osbourne
1992
2 Mother Mother Tracy Bonham
1996
3 Mama Weer All Crazee Now Quiet Riot
1984
4 The Mother We Share Chvrches
2014
5 Mother Mary Foxboro Hottubs
2008
6 Mama Genesis
1983
7 Treat Me Like Your Mother The Dead Weather
2009
8 Mother Danzig
1994
9 Mama’s Fool Tesla
1994
10 Mama Help Me Edie Brickell & The New Bohemians
1990
11 Motherless Child Eric Clapton
1994
12 Mothers Talk Tears For Fears
1986
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