Tunesdays Volume 5: Mother's Day Edition

This instalment of Tunesdays is inspired by my own Mother (Muz) who filled our home with love and music. The songs below come from different parts of my life, from road trips to infamous family parties in my parents’ kitchen. I hope you love these tunes as much as I do and that you can make memories to them like we did.

Wagon Wheel by Darius Rucker

When I hear this song I think of Muz dancing with the roommate in my parents’ kitchen. It’s upbeat and extremely catchy. Darius Rucker was one of my favourite artists when Hootie and The Blowfish was still kicking and he doesn’t disappoint with this tune either.

Forever Young by Rod Stewart

Once you clean up your kleenex after sobbing for the duration of the song, you’ll realize that this tune may very well be the favourite song of mothers all over the world. It’s a message of hope for the future but also a reminder that you’ll always be their child and that just hits you in the feels.

Wasn’t Me by Shaggy

Before you close your web browser, hear me out. No, I haven’t lost my mind. Yes, Shaggy really belongs on my Mother’s Day playlist. And yes, my own mother loves this song. The first artist I saw in concert was Shaggy. My sister and I were obsessed with the album Hot Shot (released in 2000) and listened to Wasn’t Me on repeat while dancing (as always) in my parents’ kitchen. The lyrics didn’t make a whole lot of sense to a 9 year old me, but I get it now so that was a bit of an awkward time looking back at it.

I Don’t Feel Like Dancing by The Scissor Sisters

This song was another that we had on repeat and listened to constantly. Muz bought the EP and it was safe to say that we hated every other song on it but they really hit it out of the park on this grooving tune; we were fans of one hit wonders.

5 Days in May by Blue Rodeo

I could’ve picked any of Blue Rodeo’s greatest hits to be on Muz’s playlist; their songs were always playing in our house growing up. I like this one in particular because that harmonica is on point, and a good harmonica elevates any song to the next level.

And a bonus, since it’s Mother’s Day and all…

Any Christmas Carol

Those of you who know Muz personally know that her nicknames are Julie The Cruise Director (for her affinity for planning trips) and Mrs. Christmas (for her healthy obsession with all things Christmas) so to round out this week’s playlist, do Muz a solid and listen to your favourite Christmas tune and have a rum and eggnog (hold the eggnog) in her honour.