7 Chinese Songs About Mothers (Printable Lyrics and Videos)

Betty Choi and kids; Chinese Songs About Mothers

It’s 3am on Mother’s Day, and I’m sitting on my couch trying to learn a few new Chinese songs about mothers, crying my eyes out while typing this run-on sentence.

Many years ago, my parents both coincidentally passed away on Mother’s Day weekend. Listening to music in their language is comforting and triggers so much nostalgia.

But it’s time to finish typing this post and share the song lyrics – my kids are going to wake up in a few hours! 弟弟 (dìdì) and 姐姐 (jiějiě) have told me that when they wake up, they’re planning on singing and dancing to Chinese Mother’s Day songs for mommy!

So hope takes over my grief as I look forward to enjoying these Chinese songs with my children and your families, too!

Chinese Songs About Mothers; Mother's Day Mandarin and Pinyin printable lyrics

7 Chinese songs about mothers

I’ve compiled 7 Mandarin Chinese songs about mothers that are relatable for all ages!

These “Chinese mom songs” include nursery rhymes plus some modern R&B and rap!

Although they range in length and difficulty, each song celebrates a mother’s love and sacrifice for her family.

Chinese Songs About Mothers; Mother's day songs in Mandarin with videos and lyrics

YouTube videos of Chinese Mother’s Day music

Since most of you have children who are learning Mandarin Chinese like my family, I have included Chinese YouTube videos that have clear audio with visuals that compliment the song lyrics.

The YouTube videos in this post feature live music performances or realistic animation, and I hope they can help your family!

If the singing is too fast for you, remember you can slow the playback speed on YouTube.

Also, you can download the Anytune app to slow down each Chinese song on your phone.

  1. 妈妈宝贝 / 媽媽寶貝 by Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷
  2. 我的好妈妈 / 我的好媽媽
  3. 妈妈的眼睛 / 媽媽的眼睛
  4. 妈妈!加油! / 媽媽!加油! by Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷
  5. Listen to Mom 聽媽媽的話 by Jay Chou 周杰倫
  6. Mother 老母 by Namewee 黃明志和他媽
  7. 世上只有妈妈好 / 世上只有媽媽好

1. 妈妈宝贝 / 媽媽寶貝 by Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷

I’ll start off this list with Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷’s 妈妈宝贝 / 媽媽寶貝 song since it’s one of the easier ones to learn.

Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷 has so many wonderful Chinese songs about every day life that are relatable to young children.

妈妈宝贝 / 媽媽寶貝 is about how the world is beautiful, mother and child hand in hand.

Subtitles are in traditional Chinese.

2. 我的好妈妈 / 我的好媽媽

I love this adorable Chinese nursery rhyme because it features a working mother!

The child acknowledges that the mother has had a hard day at work and wants her to have a seat and drink tea! Wow, sounds like a dream right? Let’s have our children learn to act out these song lyrics right away! 😛

Video subtitles in this video are in simplified Chinese.

3. 妈妈的眼睛 / 媽媽的眼睛

I love this this beautiful song from a child’s perspective. She sings about her mother’s beautiful eyes which are filled with stories that she tells her child.

小臭臭 is also an adorable and talented little girl! My kids were inspired by her performance!

Video subtitles are in simplified Chinese.

4. 妈妈!加油! / 媽媽!加油! by Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷

I had to include another song by by Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷.

Although this one is also sweet, it also walks through the various responsibilities and worries that mother’s experience from the day a child is born.

The chorus is especially relatable with how a mother wonders when her child will listen and respond to her! And the child says she understands, she loves her mom and they’ll learn together!

Video subtitles are in traditional Chinese.

5. Listen to Mom 聽媽媽的話 by Jay Chou 周杰倫

If you grew up with strict parents, you’re going to find yourself nodding in agreement to this song by Taiwanese musician, Jay Chou 周杰倫.

Listen to Mom 聽媽媽的話 begins from the perspective of a younger child who doesn’t understand why he or she has to play piano and study while others are enjoying comics.

Fast forward to adulthood, now we understand our mom and honor her; we don’t want to hurt her heart. (Okay now I’m crying again!)

Video subtitles are in Traditional Chinese.

6. Mother 老母 by Namewee 黃明志和他媽

Although Malaysian rapper, Namewee 黃明志, has stirred up controversy in the past, his song 老母 featuring his own mother is heartwarming.

His Mother’s Day song, 老母, is a story about his relationship and reconciliation with his mother, and he has performed live with her. His lyrics are sung in Mandarin while hers are in Taiwanese.

Please note that he mentions being hit and yelled at by his mother in the past, so you may want to consider whether this song is appropriate for your children.

Video subtitles are in traditional Chinese.

世上只有妈妈好 CHINESE WRITING WORKSHEETS; Mandarin song about mothers

7. 世上只有妈妈好 / 世上只有媽媽好 In This World, Only Mama Is Good

世上只有妈妈好 is one of the first Chinese songs I learned with my daughter!

Please click here to watch YouTube videos and download printable lyrics for 世上只有妈妈好.

Printable Chinese songs about mothers

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  1. 妈妈宝贝 / 媽媽寶貝 by Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷
  2. 我的好妈妈 / 我的好媽媽
  3. 妈妈的眼睛 / 媽媽的眼睛
  4. 妈妈!加油! by Kim Hsieh 谢欣芷
    • SC with pinyin
    • TC with pinyin
  5. Listen to Mom 聽媽媽的話 by Jay Chou 周杰倫
  6. Mother 老母 by Namewee 黃明志和他媽

You can use the Youdao Dictionary Pen to scan and narrate the simplified and traditional Chinese characters!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of the hardworking mamas out there!

These Chinese Mother’s Day songs and printable lyrics are dedicated to you!

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