Who runs the world? Moms do. As a loving tribute to the moms who raised the music nerds that we have all somehow become, the staff at Discogs decided to share songs that remind them of their mothers. It’s quite an eclectic list, one that skips the expected cliches, instead opting to include no less than two tracks from Bat Out of Hell. Yeah, we know, pretty sweet. This is also as good a time as ever to drop a note about Discogs Tracks, a relatively new feature (one that’s still in beta, so go easy) on the site. It uses Discogs data to connect a song to every release it can be found on. You’ll find that I linked all songs to their respective Tracks page, so have some fun in there and leave us feedback on how you think we can improve it. The Tracks section of the site is currently accessible on the website only, through Artist pages. Hope you enjoy!
Listen to our Staff Picks for Mother’s Day
Staff Picks for Mother’s Day
My mom is a huge Harry Chapin fan. She used to blast Short Stories on the weekends and I remember being so moved by the intensity and tenderness in his storytelling. He was such a force and I think about my mom every time I have the pleasure of listening to his music.
– Bailey, Integrated Marketing Manager
My mom used to play this song all the time when I was a kid. We were living in Austin, TX at the time and my mom would drive up to way to Houston to find the Taiwanese singer’s CDs. Both of my parents are from Mainland China, where her music is especially popular. I’m increasingly fascinated by Teng’s story, the more I delve into it. She was a polyglot who sang in Mandarin, Taiwanese, Cantonese, Japanese, Indonesian and English. She ended up cultivating a huge following across Southeast Asia! As a kid, I wasn’t really partial to Teresa Teng’s music, but nowadays I definitely can appreciate its significance, not to mention that it makes me a bit nostalgic, too. Anyways, happy Mother’s Day!
– Aaron, Community Success Coordinator
My mom pretty much only listens to the Beatles and a handful of other 60s/70s rock bands. It’s a tradition in our house (usually over the holidays) that I get out the acoustic and we sing this and other Beatles songs together. Hi mom!
– Jon, Senior Systems Engineer
This could also be ‘Bat out of Hell’ I guess, but they don’t play that as much on the radio… With every Meat Loaf song, the volume would be turned all the way up and mom would be singing along from behind the wheel. In the meantime, me and my brother would try to blend in with the back seat. Thanks mom!
– Yoram, Community Success Coordinator
It’s my mum’s favourite song ever. Last year, we went to see Brian Wilson play in Utrecht. It was the first time we saw him play live and a very special moment when he played God Only Knows. I felt so lucky to be able to share that with her.
– Lilian, Community Marketing Regional Lead
While I’m 110% sure my mom doesn’t know who Ghostface Killah is, this song always reminds me of the hard work she did to keep a roof over our heads despite serious poverty and mental/emotional obstacles. It’s almost unbelievable looking back that we were never homeless. Ghostface Killah brings me back, remembering all the good she did, and “I’m so thankful I made it through”.
– Nicole, Product Owner
God, I hate Dr Hook, but I sure love my mum and she bloody loves them. And she’s a Sylvia, so, figures. You could hear this blasting from our house from down the road on Saturday mornings. While I firmly believe this song sucks, I kinda love it because it reminds me of my mum.
– Jess, Community Marketer with Metaogs
My mom rarely listens to music (yeah, I know, that’s… somewhat unbelievable?), and one of the few memories I have of her around music is her happily singing and humming along this song when I was a kid. So here’s to you, mom!
– Coumba, Community Success Coordinator
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