A Song for Mama

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"A Song for Mama"
A Song for Mama Boyz II Men.jpg
Single by Boyz II Men
from the album Evolution and Soul Food (soundtrack)
Released November 11, 1997 (airplay)
November 25, 1997
Format CD single, 12"
Recorded 1997
Genre R&B
Length Main Version 5:05
Radio Version 4:30
Label Motown Records
Writer(s) Babyface
Producer(s) Babyface
Boyz II Men singles chronology
"4 Seasons of Loneliness"
(1997)
"A Song for Mama"
(1997)
"Can't Let Her Go"
(1998)

"A Song for Mama" is the title of a number-one R&B single by the American R&B group Boyz II Men. The tune, which was written and produced by Babyface, served as the theme song to the 1997 motion picture Soul Food, and spent two weeks at number one on the US R&B chart. To date, it is their last top 10 pop hit, peaking at number 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also appears on the group's album Evolution.

Track listings[edit]

US single
  1. A Song For Mama (Radio Edit) 4:30
  2. A Song For Mama (LP Version) 5:02
  3. A Song For Mama (Instrumental) 5:05
US live version single
  1. A Song For Mama – Live Version (Radio Edit) 4:11
  2. A Song For Mama – Live Version (Main Version) 5:10
Europe Promo CD
  1. A Song For Mama (Radio Edit) 4:30
Europe single
  1. A Song For Mama (Radio Edit)
  2. A Song For Mama (LP Version)
Europe Maxi-CD
  1. A Song For Mama (Radio Edit) 4:30
  2. I'll Make Love To You (LP Version) 3:57
  3. Motownphilly (LP Version) 3:56
  4. Sympin' (Remix Radio Edit) 3:58
Europe Maxi-CD 2
  1. A Song For Mama (Radio Edit) 4:30
  2. A Song For Mama (LP Version) 5:02
  3. Baby C'Mon (LP Version) 4:36
  4. A Song For Mama (Instrumental) 5:05

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Evolution.[1]

Charts and certifications[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boyz II Men - Evolution (CD liner notes) - Motown Records 530 822-2
  2. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1998". Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  3. ^ "American single certifications – Boyz II Men – A Song for Mama". Recording Industry Association of America.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Single, then click SEARCH

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