Announcing Thrillist's 'Mother's Day Anthem Challenge'

Mother's Day is sorely lacking in an official holiday anthem. Here's your chance to change that.

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Are you a musician? Do you love your mom? If you answered "yes" to both of these questions, Thrillist has a challenge for you.

Halloween has the (immortal) Monster Mash. Christmas has Mariah Carey (among others). But Mother's Day is sorely lacking in an official holiday anthem. 

So! Thrillist is holding an open call for original Mother's Day songs, jingles, ditties, beats, riffs, bops, and jams from amateur and professional musicians. We'll post our favorites across our social media platforms and document the search on Thrillist's Best Podcast. The journey will culminate when I (with help from my own Mother) crown an official Mother's Day anthem that will live forever on the second Sunday of May. Send submissions to with the subject line: I LOVE MY MOM.

Songs can be any length, submission deadline is 6pm EST on May 5, 2020. Videos are encouraged.

Good Luck and make her proud!

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