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15 songs inspired by celebrities' moms that get us every freaking time

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Try not to tear up a little bit while listening to these songs celebs have written about their moms

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and in honor of the holiday, we've rounded up some of the best songs that artists have lovingly dedicated to the women who raised them. Below, check out 15 great tracks that pay tribute to moms everywhere.

1. "Hey Mama," Kanye West

West's deeply personal song (from his second studio album Late Registration) describes his love and appreciation for his mother, Donda West, who raised him in the midst of personal hardships. After her death in 2007, West performed the song as a tribute to his mom during several of his concerts.

2. "Mama's Song," Carrie Underwood

Underwood features her real-life mom in the video for this track, in which she thanks her mother for teaching her to do the right thing and assures her not to worry as she gets married and enters her next chapter.

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3. "Ring Off," Beyoncé

This Beyoncé song pays tribute to her mother, Tina, and specifically her handling of her divorce from her now-former husband (and Beyoncé's dad) Mathew.

4. "Best Day," Taylor Swift

Swift's emotional ode to her mom will leave you and your own mother feeling teary and appreciative.

5. "Mom," Meghan Trainor

Trainor's sassy and upbeat tune, which was featured in the movie Mother's Day, features an actual recording of her mother, Kelli Trainor.

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6. "Mama," The Dream

In his debut album, Lovehate, The Dream mourns his late mother in this melodic tribute song, "Mama."

7. "The Perfect Fan," Backstreet Boys

Throw it back to the '90s with this BSB song, in which the boy banders declare their love and appreciation for their moms.

8. "Dear Mama," 2Pac

In this song, the late 2Pac pays tribute to his mama, Afeni Shakur, who passed away earlier this month.

9. "Oh Mother," Christina Aguilera

Aguilera's down-tempo piano and string ballad pays ode to her single mother and thanks her for being strong enough to leave her abusive ex-husband.

10. "Look What You’ve Done," Drake

Not every mommy tribute has to be a ballad, as Drake proves on this track, in which he thanks his mother and the rest of his family for making him the man he is today.

11. "Coat of Many Colors," Dolly Parton

Parton's classic song tells the story of a coat her mother sewed her that was made of rugs but stitched with love.

12. "Mama," The Spice Girls

The concept for this '90s hit from the Spice Girls was initially conceived by Mel C., who was going through a rough patch with her mom at the time. The song discusses how moms are the best friends anyone has, no matter how much you may disagree at times.

13. "Turn to You," Justin Bieber

Bieber released this song for his mom, Patricia Mallette, two days before Mother's Day 2012.

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14. "Like My Mother Does," Lauren Alaina

Alaina performed this song on American Idol as her debut single, which expresses gratitude for all the things her mother taught her.

15. "Till We Meet Again," Typhoid Rosie

Just in time for Mother's Day, Brooklyn-based indie pop-rock band Typhoid Rosie released a tribute to front-woman Rosie Rebel's late mother.

16. "A Song for Mama," Boyz II Men

Finish the Mother's Day-themed playlist with this beautifully harmonized ballad that pays tribute to the No. 1 woman in everyone's lives: Mom.

Now listen to the entire playlist on Spotify:

Before you go, check out our slideshow below.

Try not to tear up a little bit while listening to these songs celebs have written about their moms
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