Echoing the themes of “the problem that has no name” in Betty Friedan’s classic book The Feminine Mystique, “Mother’s Little Helper” is the cautionary tale of the daily struggle of medicated housewives of the 1960s who weren’t satisfied with their lives. It’s a song that 50+ years later that still resonates, because sometimes, what a drag it is being a mom and a wife.
Slade - 'Mama Weer All Crazee Now'
You might be more familiar with the Quiet Riot version, but never forget that Slade are the originators and an essential influence in all things glam.
Aerosmith - 'Mama Kin'
“Mama Kin” may not have been a hit out the gate, but its legacy sure has grown in the almost 50 years since its release. The song captures a certain romantism about chasing the rock and roll dream that could only really be written by someone who is young and hungry and yet to reach stardom. After listening to “Mama Kin,” you’d be hard-pressed not to get a bug up your ass and finally take a chance on something. It just has that kind of spark.