20 Songs by Black Women That Will Instantly Lift Your Mood

The music Black women create speaks to every mood. While they can tap into our deepest sorrows, the...

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The music Black women create speaks to every mood. While they can tap into our deepest sorrows, they also remind us of the joy that surrounds us. I, personally, owe my favorite artists an enormous debt of gratitude for their contributions to my life. Thy've carried me when things got hard. And here's a list of 20 of the songs that have the power to life any mood. Turn on one of these songs the next time you're feeling down.

"Alright" - Ledisi

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"Always Be My Baby" - Mariah Carey

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"Best of My Love" - The Emotions

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"Dancing in the Street" - Martha Reeves and The Vandellas

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"Electric Lady" - Janelle Monae feat. Solange

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"Feeling Good" - Nina Simone

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"Finally" - CeCe Peniston

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"Golden" - Jill Scott

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"Happy Face" - Destiny's Child

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"I Feel For You" - Chaka Khan

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"I'm Coming Out" - Diana Ross

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"I'm Every Woman" - Whitney Houston

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"Love on Top" - Beyoncé

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"Love Will Never Do (Without You)" - Janet Jackson

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"Milkshake" - Kelis

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"Never Knew Love Like This Before" - Stephanie Mills

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"Push It" - Salt-N-Pepa

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"Right Here (Human Nature Mix)" - SWV

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"We Are Family" - Sister Sledge

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"You Brought the Sunshine" - The Clark Sisters

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