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With Mother's Day 2016 arriving, it is the perfect time to fill your playlist with songs celebrating one of the most important women in your life. From the Spice Girls' 1997 classic Mama to more modern tracks like Justin Bieber's Turn To You, musicians have been dedicating songs to their mothers for decades.
As millions pamper, wine and dine and spoil their mothers on Mothering Sunday (6 March 2016), IBTimes UK has created the perfect playlist to serenade the most treasured woman you know.
Mama – Spice Girls
Sweetest lyric: "Back then I didn't know why, why you were misunderstood/ So now I see through your eyes, all that you did was love."
Dear Mama – Tupac
Sweetest lyric: "There's no way I can pay you back, But the plan is to show you that I understand/ You are appreciated."
Turn To You – Justin Bieber
Sweetest lyric: "So when you're lost and you're tired/ When you're broken in two, Let my love take you higher."
Mama's Song – Carrie Underwood
Sweetest lyric: "Mama there's no way you'll ever lose me, and giving me away is not goodbye/ As you watch me walk down to my future, I hope tears of joy are in your eyes."
Hey Mama – Kanye West
Sweetest lyric: "See you're, unbreakable, unmistakable/ Highly capable, lady that's makin loot/ A livin legend too, just look at what heaven do, Send us an angel, and I thank you."
Thank You Mom – Good Charlotte
Sweetest lyric: "I'll always love you, there's nothing I won't do to say these words to you/ That you're beautiful forever."
The Perfect Fan – Backstreet Boys
Sweetest lyric: "You showed me how to love, you showed me how to care/ And you showed me that you would always be there, I wanna thank you for that time/ And I'm proud to say you're mine."
A Song For Mama – Boyz II Men
Sweetest lyric: "And no one else can be what you have been to me, you will always be/ You will always be the girl in my life, for all times."
Somebody's Hero – Jamie O'Neal
Sweetest lyric: "She's never pulled anyone from a burning building, She's never rocked Central Park to a half a million fans... She's never made a solo hot air balloon ride, around the world/ No, she's just your everyday average girl (but), she's somebody's hero."