Single Mom Songs – Best Playlist For Single Moms to Listen To

By Maria Wilcox •  Updated: 08/01/22 •  6 min read
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For single mothers, things can get difficult. That’s why we’ve created this playlist of single mom songs for when the going gets tough. You can play these songs of encouragement to motivate you. We’ve pulled from a variety of genres and artists to deliver you a diverse blend of tunes! So, all you hard-working single ladies go grab your headphones. These songs are for you! 

Songs For Single Moms

As promised, we’ve curated a playlist of all of our favorite songs devoted to single mothers raising children. Raising children is hard–from potty training to development, you’ve got enough things to worry about. We hope these songs bring you a sense of joy in the midst of the stress you may be feeling!

To make things easier, we’ve broken these songs up into categories. We hope you like them!

A Mother’s Love

Songs About Struggling Single Moms

The following are a few songs that specifically address the struggle of being a single mother:

A Little Bit Stronger- Sara Evans

Sometimes, retaining strength under difficult circumstances isn’t easy. Depending on the dynamics of the relationship, strength may develop over time once you’ve decided to move on. The song “A Little Bit Stronger” by Sara Evans details that struggle in relatable detail. 

“It doesn’t happen overnight but you turn around

And a month’s gone by and you realize you haven’t cried…”

The Strong One- Clint Black

This is another wonderful song written for single mothers out there. Clint Black sings about the beauty of the strength of a woman who carries on after being left alone. As the name of the song implies, the single woman is forced to be strong. She does what she needs to do to ensure the care and safety of her children.

“And there she goes, baby in her arms

World on her shoulders when her day starts

Working a job that don’t pay much

But she thanks God it’s enough…”

“And there she is on her own two feet

He walked out but she still got dreams

And tries to laugh when she feels like crying

Nobody’d blame her if she stopped trying

But she’s got a heart that gives and gives

So you tell me who the strong one is…”

Fantasia – Baby Mama

Fantasia’s “Baby Mama” makes the list as one of the primary anthems of many single mothers. This one relates to the ongoing experiences of many single mothers. This one might be fun to blast when you are in the mood for something upbeat. 

“Cause we the backbone 

I always knew that we could

We can go anywhere

We can do anything

I know we can make it if we dream

And I think it should be a holiday

For single mothers tryin’ to make a way

But until then

Here is your song…”

Songs About Single Moms Raising Sons

Raising a son can be a beautiful experience, especially for mothers. So, we’ve compiled a few of our favorite songs dedicated to baby boys that can easily be your next jam as a single “boy-mom”!

Single Mom Songs For Son

The following are our favorites for single mom songs for sons:

Godspeed (Sweet Dreams)- Dixie Chicks

“Godspeed” by Dixie Chicks is a song most mothers of boys can relate to. With its sweet and tender lyrics that detail the adventurous world of a little boy, this lullaby-esque tune is one you’ll play over and over again. 

“The rocket racer’s all tuckered out

Superman’s in pajamas on the couch

Goodnight moon, we’ll find the mouse

And I love you…”

“Godspeed, little man

Sweet dreams, little man

Oh my love will fly to you each night on angels wings

Godspeed

Sweet dreams…”

I Got You- Ciara

Ciara’s “I Got You” lyrics can be applied to any child (boy or girl). Still, we’ve listed it here as being dedicated to boys because Ciara originally wrote it to her son, Zahid Wilburn. These lyrics are incredibly heartwarming and the video may cause you to shed a tear!

“Hush little baby don’t you cry

Momma’s gonna love you all your life

And if you ever need a friend

Momma’s right there ’til the very end

And if you’re feeling down or weak

Momma’s gonna give you all the strength you need

There’s nothing in this world that I wouldn’t do…”

Single Mom Songs For Daughter

In My Daughter’s Eyes- Martina McBride

This is the perfect song devoted to a mother’s love for her sweet little girl. Martina expresses how her daughter is everything she wishes to be and then some. 

“In my daughter’s eyes everyone is equal

Darkness turns to light and the world is at peace

This miracle God gave to me gives me

strength when I am weak

I find reason to believe

In my daughter’s eyes…”

Single Mom Songs For Child

Thanks For My Child -Cheryll Pepsii Riley

We had to include this old-school classic as it speaks directly to the child of a single-parent home. It details how much a mother loves her child, despite circumstances, and how she vows to be there for her child, even as a one-woman show.

“Thanks for my child

And though your father, He ran away free.

The love I have for you baby, Is the love I have in me

I’ll stay and watch you grow, Yes I will!

I’ll raise you by myself, A one-woman show.”

Single Mom Country Songs

We’ve already mentioned quite a few country classics here but in case you’re in the mood, here’s another really good one! 

He Gets That From Me – Reba McEntire

This one’s a country classic about what attributes, both good and bad, a young boy inherits from his mama.

Best Songs to Thank a Single Mom

Looking for songs to thank the single mother in your life? If so, you’re sure to love these tunes:

Thank You Mom-Good Charlotte

If you love rock, you’ll love this American rock composition by Good Charlotte thanking mom for all she does!

A Song For Mama- Boyz II Men

This R&B ballad will forever be a classic song to thank moms for all the ways they pour into their children’s lives. This song would make a perfect dedication to a single mother. 

Songs About Being a Single Mom: This Is YOUR Playlist, Mama!

Single mothers have special challenges. These arise from having to bear an insurmountable amount of weight on their shoulders alone. Sometimes, it helps to be able to throw on a song that you can relate to. We hope these songs provide you with encouragement.

Until next time.

Maria Wilcox

Former instructor with an M.A. in Education turned grateful stay-at-home mama to one, I look to share helpful insights related to babies, toddlers, kids, and families for the benefit of real people just like you.

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