Whether you are a new mum or a seasoned one, motherhood can be completely draining. Every once in a while, you may need something to lift your spirits and improve your energy. Music is an inexpensive way of relaxing and putting you in the mood to conquer the world (and/or a screaming toddler). Here is a list of 10 songs that every mum should have on her playlist.

Happy- Pharell Williams

If there ever is a song that can trick your mind into believing you are happy, it is this one! Danceable beats, witty lines, and Pharell’s crooning voice will give you the energy to face the day. That is why it deserves the top spot on your playlist.

Run the world – Beyoncé

What is better than Beyoncé reminding you of your superpower and that you can run your family, your business, the whole world simply because you are strength-embodied!

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Baby Shark Doo

Baby Shark was initially created for kids, but more than once, adults have been caught jamming to its simple, hilarious lyrics. Have it in your playlist to pacify your kids (it works like a charm), and you can join in the fun too!

I feel like a woman – Shania Twain

There is a part that goes:

“The best thing about being a woman

Is the prerogative to have a little fun”

Sometimes you can get swamped with all the activities that motherhood demands, you need Shania Twain to remind you to loosen up a little, take some time off and have a little fun!

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Sweet love –  Wahu

A mum jam playlist without Wahu’s Sweet Love is no playlist at all! This song got Wahu a MAMA Award, and for a good reason. It is a raw expression of a mother’s love for her child, and even when your children are being little imps, it will remind you of the steadfast love of a mother.

Kuchi kuchi – J’odie

Kuchi kuchi by J’odie is a marvelous work of art. It is like she downloaded the unspoken thoughts from the minds of mothers and put in down in a song. Along with her sultry voice and Afrobeats, this song should never leave your playlist. Below are some of the catchy lyrics:

Rockabye – Anne-Marie, Clean Bandit

This song captures the struggles and fears of single motherhood, and the resolution to go all lengths to make life easier for the child. When feeling low and downtrodden, this song will put everything into perspective and remind you why you are doing it all.

Mama’s Song – Carrie Underwood

If you are just months away from handing your daughter over in marriage and you are both happy and worried for her, you should have this song on repeat. In this song, Carrie assures her mum that she raised her right to recognize a good man. Thus, she should not agonize over her impending nuptials because her daughter is in good hands.

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Your love is king – Sade

This song has nothing to do with being a mum per se, but it serves to remind you that the love you have for your children tramples over everything. It is also slow and smooth and will put you in just the right mood to face the day.

A song for mama – Boys II Men

Sometimes the best encouragement you can ever get is being reminded of your mum, and that is precisely what this song will do.

And that there, is the full list of 10 songs that every mum should have on her playlist.