“Take Your Mama” is the second track from American glam rock band the “Scissor Sisters” and their self-titled debut album, which was released in 2004. The track was written by Scissor Sisters members Babydaddy (Scott Hoffman) and Jake Shears, with production done by the group as a whole, featuring band member Ana Matronic.
“Take Your Mama” was written in Jake Shears’ parent’s horse farm in West Virginia in the US, and was inspired by Shears’ experience of him coming out to his mother. The Scissor Sisters’ self-titled album helped in creating a space through music in the early 2000’s for those who identify as LGBTQI+, and allowing them to have a space in mainstream culture that they were so isolated and pushed away from. The track details a young gay man showing their mother the gay nightlife and community and attempt to bond with their mother again after coming out.
The music video for the track was uploaded to the Scissor Sisters’ YouTube channel on the 23rd February 2010. The music video features the group in a variety of scenes that change, from a desert to a farm, to outer space and a deserted wood. As of the end of March 2020, the video has 7.3 million views and 32 thousand likes.
Release Date: 29th March 2004
Songwriter/s: Babydaddy (Scott Hoffman) & Jake Shears
Producer: Scissor Sisters
Music Video Release Date: 23rd February 2010
Chart Rankings, Certifications & Accolades: “Take Your Mama” reached many charts around the world when it was initially released, ranking #40 in Australia, #12 in Denmark, #99 in Germany, #44 in Greece, #25 in Ireland, #80 in the Netherlands, #11 in New Zealand, #10 in Scotland, #53 in Sweden, and #7 and #23 on various US Billboard charts. “Take Your Mama” is certified Silver in the UK, and in 2004, Australian station “Triple J” ranked the song as #23 on their “Hottest 100 of 2004” list.
The lyrics to “Take Your Mama” can be accessed here: