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If your mother rocks, you’ll want to check out these six classic rock songs in honor of Mother’s Day!

  • Queen - 'Tie Your Mother Down'

    The studio version of “Tie Your Mother Down” is truly iconic, but if you’re looking to spice things up a bit, seek the version performed during the Freddie Mercury tribute concert featuring Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott on vocals and a blistering guitar solo from Slash.

  • The Rolling Stones - 'Mother’s Little Helper'

    Echoing the themes of “the problem that has no name” in Betty Friedan’s classic book The Feminine Mystique, “Mother’s Little Helper” is the cautionary tale of the daily struggle of medicated housewives of the 1960s who weren’t satisfied with their lives. It’s a song that 50+ years later that still resonates, because sometimes, what a drag it is being a mom and a wife.

  • Slade - 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'

    You might be more familiar with the Quiet Riot version, but never forget that Slade are the originators and an essential influence in all things glam.

  • Aerosmith - 'Mama Kin'

    “Mama Kin” may not have been a hit out the gate, but its legacy sure has grown in the almost 50 years since its release. The song captures a certain romantism about chasing the rock and roll dream that could only really be written by someone who is young and hungry and yet to reach stardom. After listening to “Mama Kin,” you’d be hard-pressed not to get a bug up your ass and finally take a chance on something. It just has that kind of spark.

  • Three Dog Night - 'Mama Told Me Not To Come'

    Similar to “Tie Your Mother Down,” if you’re looking to spice things up, check out the rendition of “Mama Told Me Not to Come” from Tom Jones and U.K. rock band Stereophonics.

  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - 'Simple Man'

    There are so many incredible songs in the Skynyrd catalog, but this one just might be the sweetest.