Dubbed "Mama Sox" by her fellow season 9 "American Idol" contestants, Bowersox recorded "Mama," an acoustic ballad saying farewell rather than giving thanks. A staple of any Mother's Day playlist, this Boyz II Men ballad is about a family held together by a mother's traditions. In candid disclosure of the hardships he went through with his mother and family, Drake gratefully thanks them for helping him become the man he is today on 's "Look What You've Done. Kanye West owes a lot to his mother Donda West, who retired from her job as an English professor to manage her son's career. The idea for this Spice Girls ballad arose in , when Melanie "Scary Spice" Brown thought it would be a good idea to write a tribute for the mamas of the group. John Lennon's song "Mother" is actually a song written for both his parents -- his father left when Lennon was only an infant, and his mother was killed in a car crash when he was Years after Justin Timberlake sang a tribute to his mom with 'N Sync, the pop star-turned-actor joined Lonely Island in celebrating their Oedipal complexes in the comedy single and corresponding music video , "Motherlover. The video features a mother and child, from birth to adulthood, growing and making memories while the boys croon in white suits. Christina Aguilera is celebrating her third Mother's Day as a Mom with three-year-old Max, but this single addresses her own early childhood, as she thanks her mother for leaving her abusive father.