Mother’s Day Every Day: Popular Rock Songs About Your Mom

Today, over at Pitchfork, Perfume Genius (the stage name of solo artist Mike Hadreas) premiered the video for “Dark Parts,” a song off his excellent and most recent record, Put Your Back N 2 It. The video, below, is extra special because not only is it for a song about Hadreas’ mother, but it also stars her.

This isn’t the first time that a musician we love has penned an ode to dear old mom, however. Here are four of our favorite tracks, just in time for Mother’s Day.

1. Danzig – “Mother”
Super spooky former Misfit Glenn Danzig’s pean to, well, someone’s mother has been a hard-rock mainstay for year, even if it might not be the type of tune that most moms want to listen to.

2. The Bouncing Souls – “I Like Your Mom”
Sometimes you’re not the only one who thinks your mom is the best. From this poppy punk number from The Bouncing Souls, we learn that sometimes your friends can like her too—in a very, very different way.

3. Babes In Toyland – “Mother”
The Minneapolis-based three-piece, one of the most ferocious acts of the ‘90s, were best known for a babydoll obsession, from the dresses they wore to the Cindy Sherman pictures of the creepy toys that graced some of their most memorable album covers. But this song, from 1992’s Fontanelle, isn’t about kids—it’s all about mom.

4. Fountains of Wayne – “Stacy’s Mom”
You might very well think you’re all that, but in certain cases it’s actually your mom who’s really the main attraction. Poor Stacy might be young, but in this alt-rock classic, it’s her cougar mom that everyone really wants


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