Meet your new favorite playlist.

By Betsy Cribb
December 09, 2018
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"I'm not here to be your friend; I'm your mother." Growing up, I heard this refrain from my dear mama all the time—usually when I was pleading with her to change her mind about something that she was 100% right about or begging her to let me go to a party that she was never, ever, ever going to let me go to. Fast forward several years, and my mom (though she's still always right) has also become my most fun, encouraging, and loving friend. Here, we've rounded up 35 songs that every mother-daughter duo will love, whether it's a sentimental tune for the Big Day or a girl-power anthem for a spontaneous singalong in the kitchen.

For Milestones and Special Occasions

"I Hope You Dance" – Lee Ann Womack

"Slipping Through My Fingers" – ABBA

"Days Like This" – Van Morrison

"The Best Day" – Taylor Swift

"What A Wonderful World" – Louis Armstrong

"Isn't She Lovely" – Stevie Wonder

"Do You Believe in Magic?" – The Lovin' Spoonful

"I Say A Little Prayer for You" – Aretha Franklin

"My Wish" – Rascal Flatts

"Never Grow Up" – Taylor Swift

For Road Trips and Adventures

"I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles)" – The Proclaimers

"Soak Up the Sun" – Sheryl Crow

"Life Is a Highway" – Rascal Flatts

"Mustang Sally" – Wilson Pickett

"Head Over Heels" – The Go-Go's

"A Thousand Miles" – Vanessa Carlton

"Ain't No Mountain High Enough" – Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell

"There She Goes" – The La's

"Wide Open Spaces" – Dixie Chicks

For Impromptu Dance Parties

"Walk Like an Egyptian" – The Bangles

"Dancing Queen" – ABBA

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" – Cyndi Lauper

"Man! I Feel Like a Woman!" – Shania Twain

"Jessie's Girl" – Rick Springfield

"I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" – Whitney Houston

"Walking on Sunshine" – Katrina & The Waves

"You Make My Dreams" – Hall & Oates

For Bad Days and Pick-Me-Ups

"I'll Be There" – The Jackson 5

"Landslide" – Fleetwood Mac

"This One's For the Girls" – Martina McBride

"Where You Lead" – Carole King

"Don't Worry Be Happy" – Bobby McFerrin

"Here Comes The Sun" – The Beatles

"Hold On" – Wilson Phillips

"Hold My Hand" – Hootie & the Blowfish

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Consider this your mother-daughter bucket list!