The Ultimate Black Girl Playlist


I love music. Not to be confused with an “I love French fries” type of love (which I do in fact love, however my love for the fry is more of conditional type of love. For instance I love fresh out of the grease with two shakes of salt McDonald’s fries. I’ll rock with a lukewarm, half crispy, half squishy batch of Wendy’s fries and can settle for Burger King fries if there’s no there are no fast food options within a 3 mile radius. All are cool in there own right, but three very different levels of love nonetheless).

But when it comes to music, it’s more of a can’t eat, can’t sleep, can’t workout, can’t drive, can’t wakeup without a melody type of love. Basically, if I could live my life like this, I totally would. And I imagine most of you are the same. Music isn’t just the backdrop for a stellar start to your morning routine; it’s the soundtrack to our lives, always right on time to perfectly compliment our daily ebb and flow of emotions.

So in honor of, well living life, and living it goldenly, we’ve put together the ultimate music playlist for whatever mood life throws your way.


In case you needed a reminder, you got this! Here’s the perfect mix of positivity, crunk and swag to get you, the werking woman off to a great start.

  • Ambitious Girl – Wale
  • Put Your Records On – Corrine Bailey Rae
  • Shut Up and Dance – Walk the Moon
  • P.Y.T. – Michel Jackson
  • Feeling Myself – Nicki Minaj & Beyonce
  • Closer – Goapele
  • So Good – Destiny’s Child
  • Good Morning – Nichole “Nikki” Humphrey
  • Poison – Bell Biv DeVoe
  • You Gotta Be – Des’ree
  • It Was a Good Day – Ice Cube
  • Independent – Ne-Yo
  • I Wanna Dance w/ Somebody – Whitney Houston
  • Nobody to Love – Alex Newell
  • Formation – Beyonce


With cuffing season right around the corner, these are bound to come in handy for you and your cuddy buddy, bae, boo, hubby or Mr. Right Now (we don’t judge).

  • All Night Long – Beyonce
  • Treat Me Like Fire – Lion Babe
  • Send it On – D’Angelo
  • The One – Tamar Braxton
  • Part II (On the Run) – Jay-Z ft. Beyonce
  • Back to Sleep (Remix) – Chris Brown ft. Usher & ZAYN
  • Sumthin’ Sumthin’: Mellosmoothe – Maxwell
  • Always Be My Baby – Mariah Carey
  • You Mean the World to Me – Toni Braxton
  • Weak – SWV
  • S.O.P. – K. Michelle
  • Tell Me – Keith Corbett ft. Amel Larrieux
  • Can We Talk – Tevin Campbell
  • Late Nights & Early Mornings – Marsha Ambrosius
  • Adorn – Miguel
  • Slow Motion – Juvenille
  • In Common – Alicia Keys
  • Cross My Mind – Jill Scott

Break-up with no Chance of a Make-up

Eff them.

  • Don’t hurt Yourself – Beyonce
  • Sorry – Bryson Tiller
  • L.A.N.C.E. – June’s Diary
  • Tyrone – Erykah Badu
  • Ex-Factor – Lauryn Hill
  • Sorry – Beyonce
  • 10 Seconds – Jazmine Sullivan
  • Caught Out There – Kelis
  • Hello – Adele
  • No Problem – Chance the Rapper
  • Kitty Kat – Beyonce
  • F**k You – Cee Lo Green
  • Shoulda Been There – Sevyn Streeter ft. B.o.B.

Twerk Session

Girl you look good, so back that thang up.

  • Trap Queen – Fetty Wap
  • Work – Rihanna
  • Back that Azz Up – Juvenile
  • One Dance – Drake
  • Crush On You – Lil’ Kim
  • All the Way Up – Fat Joe & Remy Ma ft. feat. French Montana & Infared
  • Shawty Swing My Way – KP & Envy
  • Party – Beyonce
  • Trini Dem Girls – Nicki Minaj ft. Lunchmoney Lewis
  • Murder She Wrote – Chaka Demus & Pliers
  • My Boo – Ghosttown DJs
  • Work from Home – Fifth Harmony ft. Ty Dolla $ign
  • Once Upon Time – Mariahlynn
  • For Free – DJ Khaled ft. Drake
  • Down in the DM – Yo Gotti ft. Nicki Minaj

Just One of Them Days

Take a deep breath. Know that you’re amazing and play these.

  • Pieces of Me – Ledisi
  • Blue – Beyonce ft. Blue Ivy
  • Champion – Kanye West
  • Worth Fighting For – Brian Courtney Wilson
  • Hopeless – Dionee Farris
  • My Name is Victory – Jonathan Nelson & Purpose
  • Just One of Them Days – Monica
  • What Doesn’t Kill You – Kelly Clarkson
  • Wanna Be Happy – Kirk Franklin
  • Bi**h Betta Have My Money – Rihanna
  • Go Get It – Mary Mary
  • Superwoman – Alicia Keys
  • Break Free – Ariana Grande
  • Freedom – Beyonce ft. Kendrick Lamar
  • Young, Wild & Free – Wiz Khalifa & Snoop Dogg
  • New Day – Alicia Keys
  • Let it Go – Idina Menzel

 Time for Praise & Worship

Turn down for what? Well, Jesus. Don’t wait until Sunday morning to give reverence as these songs are guaranteed to give you the boost you need to push through any situation.

  • Worth – Anthony Brown & group therapy
  • Happy – Tasha Cobbs
  • Imagine Me – Kirk Franklin
  • Incredible God, Incredible Praise – Youthful Praise
  • This Battle is the Lords – Yolanda Adams
  • In Your Hands – William Murphy
  • Overflow – Kevin Vasser
  • Press in Your Presence – Shana Wilson
  • Bless the Lord Oh My Soul – Judith Christie McAllister
  • Amazing – Ricky Dillard & New G
  • Jesus Will – Anita Wilson
  • Put a Praise On It – Tasha Cobbs ft. Kierra Sheard
  • Thank You for Being God – Travis Greene
  • All of My Help – Geoffrey Golden
  • Different – Tasha Paige-Lockhart
  • This is the Day – Fred Hammond
  • Indescribable – Kierra Sheard

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