As Memorial Day has passed, it’s not too late to prepare music playlists for upcoming summer holidays and this year’s events. In honor of June’s Black Music Month, and with the double whammy Juneteenth and Father’s Day on Sunday, June 19, here’s a list of some popular hits that will most likely be played at a Black BBQ.
–“Before letting go” by frankie beverly and maze is probably the song that gets everyone on the dance floor. This 80s classic transcends all generations; some consider it “the black anthem”.
–“Before letting go” by Beyonce is a more than adequate revival of the original, if for some reason the young BBQ crowd thinks they’re too good for the oldies.
–“September” by Earth, Wind & Fire will definitely keep the party going. Grandparents could pick up their grandson or daughter to “dance with me baby,” as they would say, while kicking their old school two-step.
–“never too much” by Luther Vandross is a hit that most likely everyone knows the lyrics to – or maybe just the chorus – and will have the whole party singing, “a thousand kisses from you, it’s never too much.”
–“Candy” by Cameo lights up and the scream and groove begins. This timeless 80s classic is as important to moms and dads as it is to Gen Z kids who love TikTok.
–“Cupid’s Mixis probably the #1 line dance song that gets people to put their plates down so they can dance.
–“do i do” by Stevie Wonder could bring out the romance of family couples and make aunts and uncles remember their love journey.
–“How are you” by Mary J. Blige does exactly what the song says, makes you “want to move”, makes you “want to have fun”.
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