Dedicated to Mom

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If you couldn't tell by our mother-appropriate material and constant discussion of sweaters and tea, we at Impose love moms. From hot moms to old moms to new moms to teen moms, there's nothing better than a woman who is forced forever to deal with one of us. That cannot be an easy task. With Mother's Day coming up this Sunday (do not forget—order some flowers or a cheese plate or whatever!), we asked some of our favorite bands to contribute a song to dedicate to their moms. We got a wide range of artists and an even wider range of songs, making for a mix as diverse and earnest as the lovely ladies in our lives. Big ups to our moms and yours. Happy mother's day, women.

Taraka and Nimai Larson of Prince Rama

The Rolling Stones, “You Can't Always Get What You Want”
She would sing this to me at grocery stores when I would ask for a Reese's or a Life-Sized Barbie. —Nimai

The Incredible String Band, “Sleepers Awake”
She would sing this one to Taraka and me when we wouldn't get out of bed to go to school. —Nimai

Heavy Hawaii

Eydie Gorme y Los Panchos, “Sabor A Mi”


Johnny Cash, “Send A Picture of Mother”

No Joy

Bruno Mars, “When I Was Your Man”
Laura's mom is a big fan. –No Joy

Seth Bogart pka Hunx

The Breeders, “I Just Wanna Get Along”

Sonny of Sonny and the Sunsets

The Outsiders, “I Want To Know”

Criminal Hygiene

James P. Watson:
Jessica Pratt, “Night Faces”

Sean Erickson:
Arlo Guthrie, “City of New Orleans”

Michael Fiore:
Fleetwood Mac, “Dreams”

Suburban Living

Elton John, “Benny and the Jets”

Belle Mare

Amelia Bushell:
Tina Turner, “Simply the Best”

Thomas Servidone:
Blondie, “Heart of Glass”

The Reflections

Darian Zahedi:
The Reflections, “On And On”

Jon Safley
The Beatles, “Julia”


Etsuko Yakushimaru, “Nornir (ノルニル)”


Cat Power, “Metal Heart (original Moon Pix version)”

We Are Loud Whispers

Bibio, “Haikuesque (When She Laughs)”

Shannon and the Clams

Dave Berry, “Mama”

Solar Year

Joni Mitchell, “Songs to Aging Children Come”


Arthur Russell, “Love Is Overtaking Me”

Mood Rings

Olivia Newton John, “Hopelessly Devoted to You”
My mom's favorite song. —Will, Mood Rings


Enya, “Sail Away”
My most memorable Mom song moment was “Sail Away” by Enya. I remember being a kid, maybe 7 years old, and my mom, sister, and I danced around the house to this song. it was all my mom's doing, which was uncharacteristic for her. She was never one for dancing and had no great interest in music that i knew about otherwise, but that afternoon she started moving her arms in these long strokes and bent her legs and moved about the house, like a crane maybe. My sister and i were caught off guard and were excited and joined in trying to mimic her movements and we made each other laugh and laugh. Listened to the song 3 or so times.

The Flowers

George Jones, “Flowers for Mama”

The White Bark Pine

Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson, “Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Cowboys

Sticky and the Bees

Bette Midler, “One More Round”

Case Studies

Joni Mitchell, “River”

The UV Race

Ginuwine, “Pony”

Taylor Hollenbeck of Hospital Ships

The Rolling Stones, “Wild Horses”

Zinzi from Kisses

The Roches, “I Love My Mom”

Yoodoo of GRMLN

Spandau Ballet, “This Much I Know is True”

Tone of Arc

The English Beat, “Mirror in the Bathroom”

Peta Hetkamp

Slayer, “Hell Awaits”

Denis Stockhausen

Bjork, “Heirloom”

Andy Dutz

Brian Eno, “1/1”