The Stones

The 1966 Rolling Stones song “Mother’s Little Helper” was written about the hypocrisy of middle-age housewives, who often criticized the spread of drugs, but often popped prescribed pills like valium to get through the day.

It first appeared as the opening track to the United Kingdom version of their 1966 album Aftermath. It was released as a single in the United States and peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in 1966.